Party Dresses & Evening Gowns

Be inspired by the latest eveningwear from some of the finest occasionwear brands such as Coast, Phase Eight, Gina Bacconi, Adrianna Papell, Chesca, Eliza J, L. K. Bennett, Ariella and Hobbs. Discover glamorous Mother of the Bride evening outfits in shimmering brocade, lace, taffeta and silky satin for the ultimate after-dark dressing.


Roman Mother of the Bride outfits and occasion dresses under £50

New Season Evening Occasionwear

Sequin high low gowns lace flapper and bardot party dresses under £50


For extra sparkle, there’s fabulous floor-length gowns and cocktail dresses adorned with sequins and beads. Dress and jacket outfits work perfectly for weddings and formal daytime events. For the evening slip off the jacket and change the look with heels, an evening clutch and a sheer cover-up.


Roman eveningwear cold shoulder occasion dresses red blue cream evening party gowns


Wedding Reception & Mother of the Bride Evening Dresses

Winter Purple Sequin Maxi Dress, Violet
Winter Purple Sequin Maxi Dress, Violet
LK Bennett

was: £499.00

£249.00

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Gina Bacconi Shirley Maxi Dress With Embroidered Sequin Bodice Colour: Rose Gold
Gina Bacconi Shirley Maxi Dress With Embroidered Sequin Bodice Colour: Rose Gold
Yumi

£299.00

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Black Chiffon Dress with Embroidered Sequin Mesh Overtop
Black Chiffon Dress with Embroidered Sequin Mesh Overtop
Chesca

£225.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Metallic Jacquard Sleeveless Maxi Dress, Light Gold
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Metallic Jacquard Sleeveless Maxi Dress, Light Gold
John Lewis & Partners

£595.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Stretch Mikado Mermaid Dress, Ocean Blue
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Stretch Mikado Mermaid Dress, Ocean Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£395.00

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Goddiva Sequin Flutter Sleeve Maxi - Wine
Goddiva Sequin Flutter Sleeve Maxi - Wine
Goddiva

£180.00

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Ink Crush Pleat Satin & Chiffon Dress
Ink Crush Pleat Satin & Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Gina Bacconi Florence Keyhole Neck Sequin Lace Fit and Flare, Navy
Gina Bacconi Florence Keyhole Neck Sequin Lace Fit and Flare, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£270.00

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Hobbs Women's Tatiana Sequin Dress - Midnight Navy
Hobbs Women's Tatiana Sequin Dress - Midnight Navy
Hobbs Ltd

was: £199.00

£169.00

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Maud Neon Garden Print Organic Cotton One-Shoulder Dress, Blue
Maud Neon Garden Print Organic Cotton One-Shoulder Dress, Blue
LK Bennett

was: £279.00

£209.00

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Gina Bacconi Caitlin Sleeveless Maxi Fit And Flare Sequin Gown Colour: Grey
Gina Bacconi Caitlin Sleeveless Maxi Fit And Flare Sequin Gown Colour: Grey
Yumi

£299.00

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Phase Eight Women's Natalya Sequin Floral Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Natalya Sequin Floral Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £329.00

£263.20

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Diagonal Stripe Green Twist Midi Dress
Diagonal Stripe Green Twist Midi Dress
Oliver Bonas

£80.00

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Gina Bacconi Michaela Embroidered Sequin Lace Dress Colour: Blue
Gina Bacconi Michaela Embroidered Sequin Lace Dress Colour: Blue
Yumi

£120.00

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Phase Eight Women's Viviana Sequin Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Viviana Sequin Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £299.00

£239.20

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Gina Bacconi Courtney Sequin Maxi Dress, Sky Blue
Gina Bacconi Courtney Sequin Maxi Dress, Sky Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£390.00

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Gina Bacconi Nancy Gown, Champagne
Gina Bacconi Nancy Gown, Champagne
John Lewis & Partners

£360.00

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Black/Pink Orchid Print Mesh Maxi Dress with Beaded Neckline
Black/Pink Orchid Print Mesh Maxi Dress with Beaded Neckline
Chesca

£295.00

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Closet London Blush Pink Draped Neck Midi Dress
Closet London Blush Pink Draped Neck Midi Dress
Closet London

£140.00

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Tranquil Floral Green & Blue Midi Dress
Tranquil Floral Green & Blue Midi Dress
Oliver Bonas

£80.00

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Hobbs Women's Adrianna Midi Dress - Rouge Pink
Hobbs Women's Adrianna Midi Dress - Rouge Pink
Hobbs Ltd

was: £199.00

£159.20

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Phase Eight Women's Hilary Embellished Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Hilary Embellished Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £349.00

£279.20

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Hermia Green Crepe Maxi Dress, Green
Hermia Green Crepe Maxi Dress, Green
LK Bennett

was: £329.00

£246.00

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Orange/Multi Aztec Print Mesh Maxi Dress with Beaded Neckline
Orange/Multi Aztec Print Mesh Maxi Dress with Beaded Neckline
Chesca

£295.00

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Inky Spot Puff Sleeve Blue Midi Dress
Inky Spot Puff Sleeve Blue Midi Dress
Oliver Bonas

£85.00

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Phase Eight Women's Marigold Tapework Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Marigold Tapework Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £350.00

£280.00

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Robyn Green And Red Spot Print Dress, Green
Robyn Green And Red Spot Print Dress, Green
LK Bennett

was: £359.00

£269.00

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Floral Purple Crinkle Midi Dress
Floral Purple Crinkle Midi Dress
Oliver Bonas

was: £78.00

£35.00

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Closet London Red Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
Closet London Red Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
Closet London

£115.00

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Closet London Pink Floral Pleated Dress
Closet London Pink Floral Pleated Dress
Closet London

£110.00

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Phase Eight Women's Darby Silk One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Darby Silk One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £349.00

£279.20

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Closet Gold Black  2-In-1 Dress
Closet Gold Black 2-In-1 Dress
Closet London

£125.00

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PAIGE Miren Maxi Slip Dress, Desert Dusk
PAIGE Miren Maxi Slip Dress, Desert Dusk
John Lewis & Partners

£365.00

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Closet London Navy Blue Strapless Maxi Dress
Closet London Navy Blue Strapless Maxi Dress
Closet London

was: £95.00

£37.99

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Roman Swirl Print Pleated Maxi Dress in Red
Roman Swirl Print Pleated Maxi Dress in Red
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Halter Neck Maxi Dress, Navy
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Halter Neck Maxi Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£395.00

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Lena Red Crepe Fit and Flare Dress, Aurora Red
Lena Red Crepe Fit and Flare Dress, Aurora Red
LK Bennett

was: £359.00

£269.00

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Gina Bacconi Maybelle Sequin Embellished Maxi Dress, Navy
Gina Bacconi Maybelle Sequin Embellished Maxi Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£380.00

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Leonidas Sleeveless Cocktail Dress
Leonidas Sleeveless Cocktail Dress
La Redoute UK

was: £229.00

£194.65

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Closet London Pink Floral Jacquard Wrap Pencil Dress
Closet London Pink Floral Jacquard Wrap Pencil Dress
Closet London

£100.00

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Goddiva Long Sleeve Aztec Sequin Maxi - Gold
Goddiva Long Sleeve Aztec Sequin Maxi - Gold
Goddiva

£126.00

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Maxi waist tie dress
Maxi waist tie dress
Paisie

£98.00

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Closet London Forest Green Strapless Maxi Dress
Closet London Forest Green Strapless Maxi Dress
Closet London

£100.00

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Maxi waist tie dress
Maxi waist tie dress
Paisie

£98.00

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Closet London Turquoise Blue Wrap Dress
Closet London Turquoise Blue Wrap Dress
Closet London

£110.00

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Dusk Fashion Sequin Tassel Midi Stretch Dress in Green
Dusk Fashion Sequin Tassel Midi Stretch Dress in Green
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Maxi waist tie dress
Maxi waist tie dress
Paisie

£98.00

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Dusk Fashion High Neck Dipped Hem Midi Dress in Red
Dusk Fashion High Neck Dipped Hem Midi Dress in Red
Roman Originals

£90.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Strapless Organza Ball Gown Maxi Dress, Navy
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Strapless Organza Ball Gown Maxi Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£425.00

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Goddiva Sequin Flutter Sleeve Maxi - Gold
Goddiva Sequin Flutter Sleeve Maxi - Gold
Goddiva

£180.00

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Gina Bacconi Claire Embroidered Shift Evening Dress Colour: Cream
Gina Bacconi Claire Embroidered Shift Evening Dress Colour: Cream
Yumi

£230.00

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Hobbs Women's Heligan Floral Midi Dress - Cream Pink
Hobbs Women's Heligan Floral Midi Dress - Cream Pink
Hobbs Ltd

was: £239.00

£191.20

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Full Long Sleeve Dress
Full Long Sleeve Dress
La Redoute UK

£320.00

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Gina Bacconi Demi Cap Sleeve Midi Length Sequin Lace Dress Colour: Blue
Gina Bacconi Demi Cap Sleeve Midi Length Sequin Lace Dress Colour: Blue
Yumi

£250.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Flared Maxi Dress, Faded Azalea
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Flared Maxi Dress, Faded Azalea
John Lewis & Partners

£410.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Floral Print Jacquard Maxi Dress, Red/Multi
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Floral Print Jacquard Maxi Dress, Red/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£495.00

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Phase Eight Women's Lainey Shimmer Sequin Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Lainey Shimmer Sequin Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£260.00

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Azure Multi Layered Dress With Sequins Embellishment
Azure Multi Layered Dress With Sequins Embellishment
Chesca

£255.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell One Shoulder Burnout Maxi Dress, Royal Sapphire
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell One Shoulder Burnout Maxi Dress, Royal Sapphire
John Lewis & Partners

£495.00

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Double Second Lace Wrap Front Midi Dress Colour: Green
Double Second Lace Wrap Front Midi Dress Colour: Green
Yumi

£76.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Portrait Column Gown Dress, Navy
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Portrait Column Gown Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£495.00

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Religion Maxi Olsen Dress- Orange
Religion Maxi Olsen Dress- Orange
very.co.uk

£100.00

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Gina Bacconi Tanya Embroidered Sequin Dress, Shell
Gina Bacconi Tanya Embroidered Sequin Dress, Shell
John Lewis & Partners

£290.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Strapless Floral Jacquard Maxi Dress, Rust/Multi
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Strapless Floral Jacquard Maxi Dress, Rust/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£510.00

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Religion Maxi Olsen Dress- Blue
Religion Maxi Olsen Dress- Blue
very.co.uk

£100.00

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Aldous Purple Diamante Buckle Belted Jumpsuit, Purple
Aldous Purple Diamante Buckle Belted Jumpsuit, Purple
LK Bennett

was: £359.00

£179.00

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Phase Eight Women's Anna Jumpsuit
Phase Eight Women's Anna Jumpsuit
Phase Eight

was: £189.00

£129.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Stretch Mikado Maxi Bandeau Dress, Matador Red
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Stretch Mikado Maxi Bandeau Dress, Matador Red
John Lewis & Partners

£410.00

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Gina Bacconi Sephora Shimmer Cape Maxi Dress
Gina Bacconi Sephora Shimmer Cape Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Phase Eight Women's Kelsey Layered One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Kelsey Layered One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £299.00

£239.20

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Gina Bacconi Jacynda Sequin Wrap Front Maxi Dress
Gina Bacconi Jacynda Sequin Wrap Front Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£399.00

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£219.00

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Closet London Navy Sequin Kimono Sleeve Midi Dress
Closet London Navy Sequin Kimono Sleeve Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £95.00

£37.95

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£219.00

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Chi Chi London Knot Detail Maxi Dress - Champagne
Chi Chi London Knot Detail Maxi Dress - Champagne
very.co.uk

was: £95.00

£46.50

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Phase Eight Women's Tasha One Shoulder Jacquard Dress
Phase Eight Women's Tasha One Shoulder Jacquard Dress
Phase Eight

was: £159.00

£79.00

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Phase Eight Women's Roxanna Pleated Diamond Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Roxanna Pleated Diamond Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £189.00

£149.00

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Gina Bacconi Sacha One Shoulder Chiffon Spot Dress, Ivory/Multi
Gina Bacconi Sacha One Shoulder Chiffon Spot Dress, Ivory/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£290.00

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Closet London Orange Pleated Tie Sleeve Dress
Closet London Orange Pleated Tie Sleeve Dress
Closet London

was: £70.00

£28.00

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Phase Eight Women's Kaia Pleated Tulle Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Kaia Pleated Tulle Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £185.00

£74.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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Gina Bacconi Imola Lace Cocktail Dress
Gina Bacconi Imola Lace Cocktail Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£180.00

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Gina Bacconi Libbie Midi A-Line Sequin Knee Length Dress
Gina Bacconi Libbie Midi A-Line Sequin Knee Length Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£399.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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HotSquash Sequin Embellished Dress, Purple
HotSquash Sequin Embellished Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£129.00

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Gina Bacconi Imola Lace Cocktail Dress
Gina Bacconi Imola Lace Cocktail Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£180.00

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Gina Bacconi Claudine Sequin Maxi Dress, Royal
Gina Bacconi Claudine Sequin Maxi Dress, Royal
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Phase Eight Women's Allesandra Sequin Jumpsuit
Phase Eight Women's Allesandra Sequin Jumpsuit
Phase Eight

was: £179.00

£143.20

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Gina Bacconi Paisley Frill Bardot Maxi Dress, Azalea
Gina Bacconi Paisley Frill Bardot Maxi Dress, Azalea
John Lewis & Partners

£220.00

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Phase Eight Women's Mari Diamond Sequin Midi Skirt Co-Ord
Phase Eight Women's Mari Diamond Sequin Midi Skirt Co-Ord
Phase Eight

was: £85.00

£65.00

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HotSquash Frill Detail Bodycon Dress
HotSquash Frill Detail Bodycon Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£115.00

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£219.00

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Hobbs Women's Rosie Floral V Neck Dress - Rasp Red Ivory
Hobbs Women's Rosie Floral V Neck Dress - Rasp Red Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

was: £179.00

£139.00

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Closet London Beige Long Sleeve Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London Beige Long Sleeve Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London

£85.00

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Gina Bacconi Libbie Midi A-Line Sequin Knee Length Dress
Gina Bacconi Libbie Midi A-Line Sequin Knee Length Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£399.00

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Phase Eight Women's Ballie Floral Ruffled Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Ballie Floral Ruffled Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Dusk Fashion Metallic Zig Zag Tiered Midi Dress in Gold
Dusk Fashion Metallic Zig Zag Tiered Midi Dress in Gold
Roman Originals

£70.00

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Phase Eight Women's Mia One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Mia One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £139.00

£111.20

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Monsoon Lilibet Lace Maxi Bridesmaid Dress
Monsoon Lilibet Lace Maxi Bridesmaid Dress
very.co.uk

£130.00

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The Great Gatsby Charleston Vintage 1920s Embellished Flapper Dress in Black
The Great Gatsby Charleston Vintage 1920s Embellished Flapper Dress in Black
Roman Originals

£90.00

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HotSquash Sequin Maxi Dress, Green
HotSquash Sequin Maxi Dress, Green
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Dusk Fashion Sparkle Embellished Fit & Flare Dress in Black
Dusk Fashion Sparkle Embellished Fit & Flare Dress in Black
Roman Originals

£80.00

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HotSquash Sequin Stripe Shift Dress, Multi
HotSquash Sequin Stripe Shift Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£179.00

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Phase Eight Women's Molly Short Sequin Dress
Phase Eight Women's Molly Short Sequin Dress
Phase Eight

was: £250.00

£189.00

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Phase Eight Women's Adele Sequinned One Shoulder Dress
Phase Eight Women's Adele Sequinned One Shoulder Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£179.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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HotSquash Frill Detail Bodycon Dress
HotSquash Frill Detail Bodycon Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£115.00

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Phase Eight Women's Genevieve Tapework Lace Dress
Phase Eight Women's Genevieve Tapework Lace Dress
Phase Eight

was: £199.00

£139.00

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Phase Eight Women's Marcelina Twist Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Marcelina Twist Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £225.00

£136.00

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HotSquash Sequin Sheath Dress, Bottle Green
HotSquash Sequin Sheath Dress, Bottle Green
John Lewis & Partners

£134.00

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Black and red party dresses occasion shoes bags and eveningwear Halloween outfit ideas

Make a style statement in classic black and red perfect for the party season. Star embroidery chiffon dress with layered, asymmetric hem. Gina Bacconi black and red party dress with floral abstract mesh overlay. Coast graphic design halter dress. Finish with Karen Millen embellished fringe stiletto heels Chesca rose embroidered bag.

Damsel in a Dress eveningwear maxi and cocktail gowns purple lace party dresses


Ted Baker eveningwear pink floral pleated party dresses


Eveningwear for Mother of the Bride/Groom

After the worry of what to wear for your daughter’s or son’s wedding is over there is a sense of relief that everything went so perfectly, including your own ensemble. With the toasts and wedding celebrations of the day finished it’s time to let your hair down, well maybe not literally.

Raishma occasion evening beaded dresses with sleeves knee and midi length


Raishma Mother of the Bride Evening Dresses Maxi Gowns Beaded Sequin Embroidered occasionwear

Mother of the Bride Evening Dresses

Evening wear for the Mother of the Bride can be just as stunning as day attire but in a different way. Cocktail dresses, skirt suits, long or shorter gowns and trouser suits can have more glitz and sparkle that you would normally wear during the day.

Younger mums can take to the dance floor in a trendy outfit while the mature mum can show off her style technique in a classy choice of partywear. The evening wedding reception is a fab time to chill out and take in the events of the glorious day. It’s best to choose an outfit that you feel relaxed and comfortable in and of course, look just as glamorous.

Designer Dresses

Occasionwear is found in most online catalogues as well as department stores and wedding shops. There are designer labels, celebrity fashion choices and style advisors all with a helping hand to create a unique look. Experiment with bolder colours and accessories for an evening wedding gown and heeled shoes or sparkly sandals for extra glam.

It is less stressful buying clothes for the evening event because you haven’t the worry of trying to complement wedding colours or attendants. You can enjoy wearing your favourite colours and style of clothes you feel confident in.

Author Debra Binns
Curated by Debra Binns

Debra Binns is the co-founder of MotherOfTheBrideOutfits.org.uk. Debra has been creating and sharing relevant content about women's occasionwear since 2009, bringing together fabulous fashion from the high street and online stores for that special occasion.

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