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Met Gala 2021 – Best Dressed

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual “Met Gala” returned on Monday, after a year off in 2020 due to the pandemic! To say we were excited would be an understatement! This year’s theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”. It would be impossible to pick a single favourite look, so here are a few that we just couldn’t stop thinking about! Emily Ratajkowski Emily Ratajkowski turned heads in a custom, romantic red dress by Vera Wang. The fitted floor-length gown featured a strapless corset and separate mesh and lace sleeves... Read More


National Television Awards – Best Dressed 2021

After much anticipation due to Covid delays, the National Television Awards finally took place on September 8th, and the red carpet looks did not disappoint! Maura Higgins  The Irish model and Love Island Series 5 contestant turned heads in a Grecian-inspired design by Celia Kritharioti. The fitted shimmering rose gold two-piece featured a beautiful crop top and coordinating ruched maxi skirt. The crystal covered fabric caught the light all evening, reminding us of an ethereal, mermaid’s tail!  Laura Whitmore The Love Island presenter (and new mum!) wore a stunning metallic... Read More


Stunning Wedding Dresses Under £300

It’s a complete myth that your wedding dress has to cost you thousands! When you start looking in the right places, you’ll quickly realise that the price of a gown doesn’t always determine its quality or stylishness.  Turn off “Say Yes to the Dress”, put down that wedding magazine and open your eyes to the wonderful world of affordable luxury style wedding dresses! Below are some of our all-time favourite wedding dresses, all under £300 and available to “buy-now-pay-later” if you choose! The Fitted Lace Wedding Dress This elegant fishtail... Read More



Discover which shapes work best for you and which to avoid with our refreshingly simple dress shapes guide! When you first visit our Cornish boutique in Penryn you’ll be faced with dresses, dresses and more dresses! Knowing which colour to look for is one thing, but what about styles and shapes? Being faced with so many decisions at once can be overwhelming, but with our quick jargon-free guide those feelings are easily avoided.  To work with your body type, you’ll need to first understand what that type is! If you... Read More


Prom Shopping Tips

Most people begin shopping for Prom at least 2 months in advance. Why, you ask? Certain styles cannot be re-ordered – This means that once a size and/or colour is gone, it’s gone for good! The earlier you shop, the less likely you are to miss out on your dream dress. Some stores (Cargo Clothing included) will not sell the same style of prom dress to two students from the same school This is to ensure that every prom customers’ experience is totally unique and special!  However, exceptions can be... Read More


Your POWER Colour (According To Your Zodiac Sign)

Everyone loves a good horoscope, but have you ever wondered what your POWER COLOUR is? Every zodiac sign has a different one, and it’s believed that once you incorporate these colours into your life, positive things will come your way! Surrounded by gorgeous gowns, we were thinking why not start with an evening gown?! If you’ve got a special event coming up, it’s got to be worth a try! ARIES RED stirs your soul and enhances your passion, energy & initiative. Aries’ ruling planet, Mars, is known as “The Red... Read More


Most Popular Bridesmaid Colours 2021

From lunch dates full of planning to the big day itself, bridesmaid life is exciting! Now that you’ve come across this post, you’re going to be the bride’s favourite as we’ve found the MOST popular Bridesmaid dress colours for 2021 + different styles to consider – all available here at Cargo Clothing! You can thank us later! Navy Blue   An incredibly versatile colour, Navy is a great choice for casual and formal weddings alike. Like black warmed up, this popular blue hue complements all skin tones and seasonal themes.... Read More


Luxury Evening Gowns – From £25!

Starting from as little as £25 we’re offering up to 85% off selected items – while stocks last of course! Treat yourself to luxury quality and designer style for high street prices. From prom dresses to bridesmaid gowns, grab an incredible bargain! BEADED TULLE DRESS BY MASCARA LONDON – £50 Available in elegant taupe, this flowing style features a chic illusion sweetheart neckline and subtle mesh overlay with “floating” floral embroideries and crystal embellishments.  This intricately decorated design features a fashionably low back and delicate straps, adding an extra touch... Read More


Mother of the Bride Dresses 2021

From the moment your daughter announces her engagement, your role in her life begins to change. You have been upgraded from Mother to Mother of the Bride! With this brand new role comes new emotions as well as new responsibilities!  With all of the support and wisdom expected from you during this exciting (and stressful) time, it’s easy to forget that you ALSO deserve the perfect dress! A dress that matches the theme and season, of course, but also one that celebrates your personal style and unique features.  As a... Read More

Summer wedding guest dresses 2021 23/07/2021

What To Wear To A Summer Wedding 2021

Picture this. You’ve just received a summer wedding invite and you’re brimming with excitement! After what feels like a lifetime of lockdowns and cancelled plans, you finally have something to look forward to! You’re in a daydream of Polaroid selfies, champagne re-fills and drunken dancing, until you realise you have nothing to wear! Luckily for you, dear reader, our store is bursting with dresses to wear to a summer wedding! The first thing to remember before searching for beautiful wedding guest dresses, is that there are most likely going to... Read More