My cruise capsule wardrobe!


Twist detail maxi dress by Ingenue London with Clarks wedge sandalsHello again!

As I told you last week, it took no time at all to say yes when I was asked whether I'd like to fly to Dubai to board the Cunard Queen Elizabeth for a couple of days. It was to check out the cruise ship for our new Imagine Cruising holiday shows, which started yesterday and continue every Tuesday in May, and also on QVC Extra.

But then came the troublesome part – what to wear?


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Packing for a holiday is always the worst part for me (except, perhaps, the laundry on our return!). However, the buying team at QVC fashion came to my rescue – with our new summer fashion styles ready for you, we've picked a few pieces that make up the perfect Cruise Capsule Wardrobe.

Indeed, these clothes would work for any holiday, as going away gives us the perfect excuse to dress up a little. Dresses, in fact, are the simplest way to stay looking cool and gorgeous, so I've included a few different styles. But separates have their place too, with cropped cotton trousers being the perfect way to show off your ankles but not too much leg!

I was photographed in each outfit when I got home – just click on an image to get a closer look.

Latte sleeveless fade dye dress, The Sak tote, Vionic Cathy sandals Pomodoro T-shirt, Latte cropped trousers, Vionic Cathy sandals Vionic Cathy sandals, Latte trousers, The Sake tote, Isaac Mizrahi Live! tunic Clarks Lucia sandals, Ronen Chen chiffon dress (snake option) Clarks Lucia sandals, Ronen Chen drape cardigan, Chelsea Muse crepe de chine printed trousers, M by Marc Bouwer sleeveless top Amita Raithani tunic, Vionic Cathy sandals, Women With Control cropped trousers Ronen Chen printed chiffon drape side dress (black option), Smith & Canova Posy crossbody bag, Skechers sandals The Sak tote, Latte sleeveless tunic, Skechers sandals Vionic Cathy sandals, Latte cropped trousers, Ronen Chen hem detail tunic Vionic Cathy sandals, Latte sleeveless fade dye dress Clarks Lucia sandals, Printed palazzo trousers from Ingenue London, M by Marc Bouwer sleeveless top (black) Floral print tunic by Elisabetta Villa, Clarks Lucia sandals, Pomodoro capri jeans 



















































Designers like Ronen Chen combine natural fibres and flowing shapes to give effortless elegance and comfort, and there's nowhere better to look than new-to-QVC Amita Naithani for the essential 'relax on board ship' kaftan.

But my favourite of all is the gorgeous sunset print dress from Ingenue that I'm wearing in the clip above and the photo at the top. Even on the most relaxed cruise you'll want at least one dress that makes you feel special, and this one does it for me!

There are a couple of items that are on their way but not quite ready to order just yet, but keeping checking our website – they won't be long and might be showing as 'Out of Stock' until we've got them ready for shipping to customers. You can shop for most of the items straight away though:

Women with Control set of two pairs of cropped trousers (I'm wearing the white pair!)
Vionic Orthotic Cathy adjustable strap sandals with FMT Technology
Pomodoro capri jeans
Pomodoro Santa Monica printed T-shirt
Isaac Mizrahi Live! short sleeve split V-neck lace tunic
Clarks Lucia Coral strappy textured wedge sandals
Chelsea Muse by Christopher Fink crepe de chine print crop trouser
M by Marc Bouwer front lace sleeveless top
Amita Naithani printed keyhole tunic
Smith & Canova Posy Leather crossbody bag with tassel details
Ronen Chen printed chiffon dress with slip
Ronen Chen panel hem detail drape tunic
Ronen Chen drape panel cardigan
Latte sleeveless tunic with embellishment details
The Sak Beale large crochet tote
Printed smocked detail wide leg palazzo trousers by Ingenue London
Printed sleeveless twist detail maxi dress by Ingenue London
Ronen Chen printed chiffon drape side dress
Floral print panel detail batwing tunic by Elisabetta Villa
Skechers Beaching It toe post sandals
Latte City cropped pants with button details – details coming soon
Latte sleeveless fade dye tiered dress – details coming soon

I've accessorised with my own personal jewellery from Bronzo Italia, Bibi Bijoux, Honora, LoveRocks and Lola Rose – not all in stock at the moment but you'll find similar styles on our website.

And then it might be the question: which came first, the cruise or the wardrobe? If you have the outfits, maybe it's time to pick the holiday to show them off! Don't miss Imagine Cruising next week at 4pm on Tuesday.

Take care, Kathy x

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  1. Dawn Bridge May 8, 2014 at 9:08 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy the long silver necklace you are wearing with your long blue maxi dress, is this an item from Bibi Bijoux that isn’t in stock yet? You look amazing in everything by the way, FAB.
    Thank you.

  2. Kathryn Sheehan May 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    Just to say you look amazing in all the photo’s, hope you had a wonderful time trying out the cruise’s.And you are the perfect person to highlight what is available for us. Watched the show with Dale the other day, look fabulous.
    We have never been on a cruise, but maybe after seeing these show’s we might give it a try, and yes it is difficult choosing what clothes to take away with you on holiday, like many i’m sure we alway’s take to much. !
    Take care hope to see you on many more show’s.
    Kathy x

  3. Kathy Tayler May 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathryn
    Thanks for your comment, I glad you enjoyed watching the cruise shows. I have to say, I enjoyed helping to make them! The final three holidays will be shown next Tuesday at 2pm so have a look to see whether one of them is the one for you!
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  4. Kathy Tayler May 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dawn
    The necklace is from Bibi Bijoux and it is old rather than new. It will be in stock again soon, I hope – if not, then something similar. I prefer the long length necklaces – although they cost a bit more I think the shape they create is more flattering than one that sits higher on the neckline.
    I hope you find one that you like.
    Best wishes
    Kathy x

  5. Debbie May 28, 2014 at 10:26 am -  Reply

    Hi there kathy the long blue dress you are wearing please can you tell me which brand it is I can’t seem to find it thankyou Debbie

  6. Kathy Tayler May 29, 2014 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Don’t worry toy haven’t missed it – it hasn’t been on sale yet – it’s coming up on Morning Style next Wednesday. It’s from the Latte range, item number 121313. It says on our website that it’s sold out but that’s because it isn’t yet ready for us to send to you – keep looking as it should be available to buy in the next few days.
    Hope you like it!
    Best wishes

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