GMD stylist pick

Melanie Wilkinson - Stylist and Consultant
Every week our Stylist Picks features dresses from the GMD wardrobe handpicked by some of the most discerning eyes in fashion, from stylists to bloggers. Each style-savvy contributor comments on their favourite styles, and gives tips on how to achieve a complete, occasion-ready look whether you are renting a prom dress, a wedding guest dress or a cocktail dress. To contribute to Stylist Picks email

This week's Stylist Picks are from Melanie Wilkinson, a freelance stylist and consultant in London. She has previously worked for the Observer and the Evening Standard and regularly contributes to publications such as Stylist Magazine and the Guardian, styling celebrities, and fashion stories featuring the latest trends and must-haves. You can follow Melanie on twitter via @melwilkinson for shopping tips and fashion insights: look out for news on her upcoming style blog.  

hire Fendi dresses FENDI
"If you're not into busy prints then colour-blocking is a great way to introduce some bold shades into your look. I love this turquoise and green silk dress from Fendi and would wear it with a pair of bold yellow sandals. Fresh and fun."


hire Suno dresses SUNO
"I am in love with this latest offering from New York label Suno. Such a beautiful print, relaxed, yet still luxurious. Team with some chunky tan wedges and a couple of delicate gold chains for the perfect luxe summer look."


hire Marchesa Notte dresses MARCHESA NOTTE
"If you are hankering after a touch of 'fairytale' for a certain event then this Marchesa Notte gown will most certainly fit the bill. In the most beautiful shade of cornflower blue, wear with metallic accessories, a vintage style up-do and a slick red lip. Killer."


hire Carven dresses CARVEN
"I'm a pretty neutral girl myself and love nothing more than a classic navy dress with a twist. This dress from Carven, sporting it's oh-so-on-trend peplum, is the perfect multi-tasker and will take you effortlessly from a daytime event into night. Either wear with nude accessories and a statement necklace, or opt for a pop of colour with a pair of green or orange statement heels."


hire By Malene Birger dresses BY MALENE BIRGER
"This striped maxi dress is the ultimate wardrobe essential. Perfect for the daytime with flats and a wide-brimmed straw hat, simply add an embellished bib necklace and it will take you into the evening too. This little ditty is most definitely on my shopping list!"