Occasion Dresses, Maxi Gowns & Eveningwear

There’s a sea of styles and colours throughout the spring, summer, autumn and winter line up of occasion dresses. You’ll find floral, paisley prints, 2 in 1 styles, shift dresses and long flowing maxis, plus wrap over jersey dresses, elegant eveningwear and party dresses. Every season has its favourite style and trend that offers a dress to suit everyone. The latest fashion frenzy channels iconic looks from the fifties with vintage occasionwear and prom dresses with nipped in waists and full gathered skirts. We hope you like our selection of occasion dresses.


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Occasion Dresses Suits and Evening Gowns

Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Black
Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Black
Goddiva

£126.00

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Goddiva Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Rose Gold
Goddiva Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Rose Gold
Goddiva

£126.00

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Goddiva Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Red
Goddiva Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Red
Goddiva

£126.00

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Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Red
Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Red
Goddiva

£126.00

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Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Rose Gold
Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Rose Gold
Goddiva

£126.00

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Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Royal Blue
Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Royal Blue
Goddiva

£126.00

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Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Emerald
Goddiva Plus Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Emerald
Goddiva

£126.00

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Goddiva Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Emerald
Goddiva Scalloped Hem Starburst Midi Dress - Emerald
Goddiva

£126.00

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Goddiva Wrap Style Sequin Midi Dress - Emerald
Goddiva Wrap Style Sequin Midi Dress - Emerald
Goddiva

£113.00

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Goddiva Wrap Style Sequin Midi Dress - Purple
Goddiva Wrap Style Sequin Midi Dress - Purple
Goddiva

£113.00

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Goddiva Wrap Style Sequin Midi Dress - Champagne
Goddiva Wrap Style Sequin Midi Dress - Champagne
Goddiva

£113.00

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Goddiva Dangling Sequin Flapper Midi Dress - Black
Goddiva Dangling Sequin Flapper Midi Dress - Black
Goddiva

£98.00

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Champagne Rosé Crush Pleat Layered Dress
Champagne Rosé Crush Pleat Layered Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Gina Bacconi Elia Embroidered Dress with Chiffon Jacket, Hydrangea
Gina Bacconi Elia Embroidered Dress with Chiffon Jacket, Hydrangea
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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Roman Pleat Textured Bodycon Shift Dress in Light Grey
Roman Pleat Textured Bodycon Shift Dress in Light Grey
Roman

£50.00

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Jade Pleated Dress With Chiffon Flower Details
Jade Pleated Dress With Chiffon Flower Details
Chesca

£195.00

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Roman Scallop Edge Plain Shift Dress in Lilac
Roman Scallop Edge Plain Shift Dress in Lilac
Roman Originals

£50.00

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Roman Scallop Edge Plain Shift Dress in Navy
Roman Scallop Edge Plain Shift Dress in Navy
Roman Originals

£50.00

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Roman Sleeveless Textured Bodycon Dress in Light Blue
Roman Sleeveless Textured Bodycon Dress in Light Blue
Roman Originals

£50.00

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Roman Floral Cape Detail Stretch Dress in Ivory
Roman Floral Cape Detail Stretch Dress in Ivory
Roman Originals

£58.00

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Gina Bacconi Nadia Chiffon Printed Jacket And Midi Dress, Blush
Gina Bacconi Nadia Chiffon Printed Jacket And Midi Dress, Blush
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Roman Sleeveless Textured Bodycon Dress in Pink
Roman Sleeveless Textured Bodycon Dress in Pink
Roman

£50.00

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Roman Floral Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress in Cerise
Roman Floral Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress in Cerise
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Roman Floral Print Ruched Shift Stretch Dress in Ivory
Roman Floral Print Ruched Shift Stretch Dress in Ivory
Roman Originals

£55.00

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Black Sleeveless Plisse Pleat Dress
Black Sleeveless Plisse Pleat Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Black Bias Cut Crepe Chiffon Dress
Black Bias Cut Crepe Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Royal Blue Pleated Dress With Chiffon Flower Details
Royal Blue Pleated Dress With Chiffon Flower Details
Chesca

£195.00

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Jet Blue/Beige Abstract Print Sleeveless High-Low Dress
Jet Blue/Beige Abstract Print Sleeveless High-Low Dress
Chesca

£145.00

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Black/White Scribble Flowers Mesh Cut-Out Detail Sleeveless Dress
Black/White Scribble Flowers Mesh Cut-Out Detail Sleeveless Dress
Chesca

£175.00

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Roman Pleat Textured Bodycon Shift Dress in Black
Roman Pleat Textured Bodycon Shift Dress in Black
Roman

£50.00

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Azure Bias Cut Chiffon Dress
Azure Bias Cut Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Roman Floral Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress in Orange
Roman Floral Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress in Orange
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Black Crush Pleat Satin & Chiffon Dress
Black Crush Pleat Satin & Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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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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Blurred Floral Print Green Midi Dress
Blurred Floral Print Green Midi Dress
Oliver Bonas

£85.00

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Luv Forever Floral Puff Sleeved Side Slit Maxi Dress Colour: Pink
Luv Forever Floral Puff Sleeved Side Slit Maxi Dress Colour: Pink
Yumi

£187.49

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Gina Bacconi Tessa Midi Tiered Dress With Shoulder Trim Colour: Pink
Gina Bacconi Tessa Midi Tiered Dress With Shoulder Trim Colour: Pink
Yumi

£240.00

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Adrianna by Adrianna Papell Crepe Midi Dress, Lipstick
Adrianna by Adrianna Papell Crepe Midi Dress, Lipstick
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Adrianna Papell Floral Jacquard Flared Dress, Blush/Multi
Adrianna Papell Floral Jacquard Flared Dress, Blush/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£249.00

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Adrianna Papell Bell Sleeve Tie Front Midi Dress
Adrianna Papell Bell Sleeve Tie Front Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£149.00

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Gina Bacconi Nadine Midi Length Dress
Gina Bacconi Nadine Midi Length Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£360.00

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Gina Bacconi Hayley Embroidered Dress, Rose Pink
Gina Bacconi Hayley Embroidered Dress, Rose Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£399.00

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Adrianna Papell Sequin Leaf Sheath Dress, Hot Pink
Adrianna Papell Sequin Leaf Sheath Dress, Hot Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£179.00

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Adrianna Papell Floral Print Midi Dress, Pink/Multi
Adrianna Papell Floral Print Midi Dress, Pink/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£179.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Stretch Taffeta Midi Dress, Petunia
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Stretch Taffeta Midi Dress, Petunia
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Halter Midi Dress, Red/Multi
Adrianna Papell Blouson Halter Midi Dress, Red/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£159.00

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HotSquash Contrast Pleat Midi Dress
HotSquash Contrast Pleat Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£119.00

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Alie Street Lila Floral Lace Shift Dress, Vintage Rose
Alie Street Lila Floral Lace Shift Dress, Vintage Rose
John Lewis & Partners

£169.00

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Adrianna Papell Watercolor Floral Midi Dress, Light Blue/Multi
Adrianna Papell Watercolor Floral Midi Dress, Light Blue/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£159.00

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Gina Bacconi Philippa Midi Floral Lace Dress, Rose Pink
Gina Bacconi Philippa Midi Floral Lace Dress, Rose Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£330.00

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Alie Street Grace Midi Dress, Blushing Blooms
Alie Street Grace Midi Dress, Blushing Blooms
John Lewis & Partners

£189.00

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Gina Bacconi Frederica Lace Dress
Gina Bacconi Frederica Lace Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£340.00

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Closet London Green High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London Green High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London

£80.00

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

£85.00

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Closet London Teal Long Sleeve Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London Teal Long Sleeve Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London

£85.00

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Closet London Purple Floral Print Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
Closet London Purple Floral Print Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £95.00

£37.99

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Closet London Multi Printed Puff Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London Multi Printed Puff Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £90.00

£44.95

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Closet London Green Zebra Printed Kimono Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London Green Zebra Printed Kimono Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £90.00

£35.99

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Closet London Gold Red 2-In-1 Midi Dress
Closet London Gold Red 2-In-1 Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £114.00

£56.99

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Pink High Neck Midi Dress
Pink High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £102.00

£50.99

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Closet London Red Satin Stripe Midi Wrap Dress
Closet London Red Satin Stripe Midi Wrap Dress
Closet London

was: £94.00

£46.99

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Closet London Black Satin Stripe Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London Black Satin Stripe Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £94.00

£37.99

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Purple Puff Sleeve A-line Midi Dress
Purple Puff Sleeve A-line Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £106.00

£52.99

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Closet London Multi High Neck Front Split Midi Dress
Closet London Multi High Neck Front Split Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £88.00

£44.00

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Closet London Blue Printed A-Line Midi Dress
Closet London Blue Printed A-Line Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £90.00

£35.95

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Closet London Blue A-Line Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London Blue A-Line Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £80.00

£40.00

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Closet London Ivory Split Sleeve V Neck Midi Pencil Dress
Closet London Ivory Split Sleeve V Neck Midi Pencil Dress
Closet London

was: £80.00

£40.00

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Closet London  Pencil Bodycon midi dress
Closet London Pencil Bodycon midi dress
Closet London

was: £82.00

£40.99

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Closet London Peach Stripe Sleeveless Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London Peach Stripe Sleeveless Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £90.00

£35.99

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Colour Block Illusion Dresses

Petite & Plus Size Panel Dresses

 

Yumi Multicolour Rainbow Stripe Sequin Midi Dress Colour: Multi
Yumi Multicolour Rainbow Stripe Sequin Midi Dress Colour: Multi
Yumi

£75.00

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

£80.00

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HotSquash Halterneck Contrast Panels Maxi Dress, Red/White
HotSquash Halterneck Contrast Panels Maxi Dress, Red/White
John Lewis & Partners

£155.00

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Roman Striped Cotton Blend Shift Dress in Lime
Roman Striped Cotton Blend Shift Dress in Lime
Roman Originals

£38.00

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Hobbs Women's Jilly Fit And Flare Dress - Navy Blue Ivory
Hobbs Women's Jilly Fit And Flare Dress - Navy Blue Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

was: £179.00

£139.00

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Phase Eight Women's Petite Sophia Colour Block Belted Dress
Phase Eight Women's Petite Sophia Colour Block Belted Dress
Phase Eight

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Hobbs Women's Cecilia Fit And Flare Dress - Navy Pale Blue
Hobbs Women's Cecilia Fit And Flare Dress - Navy Pale Blue
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£129.00

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Gina Bacconi Lorah Stripe Maxi Dress, Black/White
Gina Bacconi Lorah Stripe Maxi Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£130.00

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Lk Bennett Womens Colour Block Box Pleat Midi A-Line Skirt - 12 - Multi, Multi
Lk Bennett Womens Colour Block Box Pleat Midi A-Line Skirt - 12 - Multi, Multi
Marks and Spencer UK

£199.00

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Lk Bennett Womens Cotton Blend Striped V-Neck Midi Column Dress - 8 - Multi, Multi
Lk Bennett Womens Cotton Blend Striped V-Neck Midi Column Dress - 8 - Multi, Multi
Marks and Spencer UK

£359.00

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Mint Velvet Colour Block Jersey Midi Dress
Mint Velvet Colour Block Jersey Midi Dress
very.co.uk

£109.00

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Phase Eight Women's Sophia Colourblock Belted Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Sophia Colourblock Belted Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Boden Panelled Bodice Stripe Midi Dress
Boden Panelled Bodice Stripe Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£125.00

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HotSquash Pleated Polka Dot Midi Dress, Navy
HotSquash Pleated Polka Dot Midi Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£119.00

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Brakeburn Toni Stripe Knee Length Dress, Multi
Brakeburn Toni Stripe Knee Length Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£49.99

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New Look Black Stripe Belted Midaxi Dress
New Look Black Stripe Belted Midaxi Dress
very.co.uk

was: £33.99

£16.50

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Thames Sleeveless Shirt Dress in Striped Cotton
Thames Sleeveless Shirt Dress in Striped Cotton
La Redoute UK

was: £99.00

£59.40

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Phase Eight Women's Isla Printed Skirt Ruffle Top Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Isla Printed Skirt Ruffle Top Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £179.00

£143.20

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Flattering Slimming Outfits

By adding panels to a simple shift dress, designers have created an extremely effective optical illusion. Figure flattering styles to look out for are colour block, panelled, ottoman, and tiered jersey dresses, plus the iconic bandage body-con.

Take a look at the latest colour block slimming dresses >>

Day to Evening Wedding Dress Styles

Favourite dresses include modern and ultra-feminine styles for day and evening glamour. Figure flattering gathers, pleating detail and shape enhancing seams in all the right places. Matching bolero jackets, clutch bags and other essential accessories can also be found to complete the look.

Hobbs Dress Suits and Jackets

Trendy outfits for a wedding event can be found at high street stores such as Hobbs, Monsoon, Reiss, Coast and Phase Eight. They have a delightful selection of dreamy going-out dresses for day-to-night events. There are more traditional styles from Windsmoor, Jacques Vert and Planet. If you are looking for a touch of glamour look to Damsel in a Dress, Gina Bacconi and Adrianna Papell.

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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