We're approaching the time of year when you may be forced out of your jeans and into something a lot more formal, be it for a wedding, christening or trip to The Races. But how do you make that stuffy, wedding-appropriate dress work for other events? If you're not usually one for nude court shoes and huge fascinators, dressing for weddings can prove tricky, but I think Mango's lacy dress has definite potential. Add a silky jacket and simple accessories and it's formal without being too old-fashioned. Add some bold colour in unexpected places to make it perfect for a party (blue and green - don't knock it 'til you've tried it) or toughen it up with a leather jacket and boots for a workable daytime look. Here are three ways to get your money's worth out of this timeless green/turquoise frock!

Lace edge dress (throughout) £69.99 at Mango

Look One: Fab Formal


Snake print platform court shoes £24.99 New Look
Crepe unstructured jacket £55 Topshop
Koh Lanta teardrop necklace £12 Accessorize
Turquoise clutch bag £7.99 New Look

Look Two: Bold Colour


Pack of painted bangles £8.99 New Look
Pink snakeskin effect cross-body bag £17.99 MissGuided
Turquoise teardrop earrings £10 Accessorize
Blue skinny patent belt £12 Topshop
'Celeste' colourblock suede heels £59 Miss Selfridge

Look Three: Toughen Up


Imitation leather jacket £29.99 H&M
Head Over Heels 'Giulia' boots £27 Shoe Studio
Multi stud dome belt £22 Kew 159
Modalu loren leather grab bag £115 ASOS