Get the Coast app for fashion at your fingertips
Download now

COAST STORIES WINNER

NATALIE at Kensington Palace Gardens

This summer has seen the launch of our Coast Stories competition, where we’ve asked our customers to share their Coast looks at their big events and tell the tale behind the picture. With ball season in full swing, we found our first winner in Natalie (@nat.bowen), who turned to us for a perfect red carpet look…

“I had been invited to celebrate the launch of a very special charity watch by a luxury Swiss watch brand in association with The Prince’s Trust. It was an exclusive black tie event held at Kensington Palace Gardens.

The evening opened with a private tour of the king’s apartments, followed by a gala dinner at The Orangery - one of my favourite venues in London.”

Why were you drawn to the Sophie Scuba Maxi Dress?

“I have always loved an off the shoulder cut as I find it is a flattering neckline for me. I had recently come back from holiday so I knew the true red of the dress was the perfect colour to make my tan pop.

I also love a classic style with a twist , so the demure 50’s silhouette combined with the contemporary scuba fabric was the perfect mix.”

“I had been invited to celebrate the launch of a very special charity watch by a luxury Swiss watch brand in association with The Prince’s Trust. It was an exclusive black tie event held at Kensington Palace Gardens.

The evening opened with a private tour of the king’s apartments, followed by a gala dinner at The Orangery - one of my favourite venues in London.”

Why were you drawn to the Sophie Scuba Maxi Dress?

“I have always loved an off the shoulder cut as I find it is a flattering neckline for me. I had recently come back from holiday so I knew the true red of the dress was the perfect colour to make my tan pop.

I also love a classic style with a twist , so the demure 50’s silhouette combined with the contemporary scuba fabric was the perfect mix.”

SHOP NATALIE’S LOOK

"When I have a special occasion to attend, I like to make the most of the opportunity to dress up"

“I like to accessorise brightly coloured outfits with neutral tones so I opted for a nude heel and a beige bag with gold detailing to accessorise with the dress. I wore a black and gold lamé jacket draped over my shoulders on arrival.

For special occasions I often turn to brands I can rely on for a good fit. I have worn Coast since my teenage years, so when the invitation came through the door, I automatically hit up the nearest Coast store with my sister for a trying on session. After deciding on a dress, I scoured Instagram and Pinterest for styling ideas to complete the outfit.”

SHOP SIMILAR LOOKS

“I like to accessorise brightly coloured outfits with neutral tones so I opted for a nude heel and a beige bag with gold detailing to accessorise with the dress. I wore a black and gold lamé jacket draped over my shoulders on arrival.

For special occasions I often turn to brands I can rely on for a good fit. I have worn Coast since my teenage years, so when the invitation came through the door, I automatically hit up the nearest Coast store with my sister for a trying on session. After deciding on a dress, I scoured Instagram and Pinterest for styling ideas to complete the outfit.”

How would you describe your personal style?

“I’m quite feminine and classic in my style, but I always look for a way to add an edge to my look. I suit a fitted silhouette, so I tend to go for outfits that show off my waist or elongate my legs.

I like to own my look so it’s important for me to wear clothes that feel good on the body, so I often consider fabrication when making a purchase.”

SHOP SIMILAR LOOKS

Have a story to tell with your Coast look? Enter our competition using #MyCoastStyle for your chance to win a year’s supply of vouchers.

FIND OUT MORE