Purple Occasionwear

The wonderful mix of red and blue brings one of the most popular shades associated with weddings and regal events. Purple in all its glory offers a majestic warmth with cool undertones combined to deliver a universal colour full of purpose and energy. Those drawn to its rich hues will love the various shades of light and dark purple. These include amethyst, violet, lilac, plum, mauve, mulberry, wine, lavender, magenta and indigo. We hope you like our selection of purple occasionwear.


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

Purple Occasionwear

chesca Crush Pleat Satin and Chiffon Midi Dress, Dark Amethyst
chesca Crush Pleat Satin and Chiffon Midi Dress, Dark Amethyst
John Lewis & Partners

£195.00

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Closet London Maroon Purple High-Low Wrap Dress
Closet London Maroon Purple High-Low Wrap Dress
Closet London

£95.00

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Closet London Magenta Purple Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London Magenta Purple Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London

£85.00

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Roman Floral Print Chiffon Midi Dress in Purple
Roman Floral Print Chiffon Midi Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£50.00

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Phase Eight Women's Juliette Floral Wrap Midaxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Juliette Floral Wrap Midaxi Dress
Phase Eight

£139.00

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Scarlett & Jo Isabelle Angel Sleeve Maxi Dress, Purple/Pink
Scarlett & Jo Isabelle Angel Sleeve Maxi Dress, Purple/Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£95.00

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Hobbs Women's Maribella Silk Floral Dress - Burgundy Multi
Hobbs Women's Maribella Silk Floral Dress - Burgundy Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £349.00

£279.00

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

£199.00

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Ro&Zo Allegra Purple Crepe Midi Dress, Purple
Ro&Zo Allegra Purple Crepe Midi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£159.00

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Ghost Harper Midi Dress, Pink/Multi
Ghost Harper Midi Dress, Pink/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£189.00

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Ro&Zo Petite Geo Print Ruched Front Midi Dress, Purple/Multi
Ro&Zo Petite Geo Print Ruched Front Midi Dress, Purple/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£129.00

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Boyd Lilac and Red Cherry Blossom Print Silk Jacquard Dress, Purple
Boyd Lilac and Red Cherry Blossom Print Silk Jacquard Dress, Purple
LK Bennett

was: £399.00

£266.00

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Roman Abstract Aztec Gathered Stretch Dress in Purple
Roman Abstract Aztec Gathered Stretch Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£38.00

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Part Two Ornina Smocked Bodice Midi Dress, Sunlit Allium
Part Two Ornina Smocked Bodice Midi Dress, Sunlit Allium
John Lewis & Partners

£139.95

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Gerard Darel Edna Paisley Print Midi Wrap Dress, Purple/Multi
Gerard Darel Edna Paisley Print Midi Wrap Dress, Purple/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Closet London Bodycon Midi Dress, Purple
Closet London Bodycon Midi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£68.00

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Roman Wrap Draped Crepe Stretch Dress in Purple
Roman Wrap Draped Crepe Stretch Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£52.00

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Double Second Satin Strappy Midi Wrap Dress Colour: Purple
Double Second Satin Strappy Midi Wrap Dress Colour: Purple
Yumi

£58.00

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Ghost Rose Cut-Out Detail Satin Midi Dress
Ghost Rose Cut-Out Detail Satin Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£195.00

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Closet London Purple Lilac Print Pleated Dress
Closet London Purple Lilac Print Pleated Dress
Closet London

£115.00

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Closet London Cut Out Waist Midi Dress, Lilac
Closet London Cut Out Waist Midi Dress, Lilac
John Lewis & Partners

£95.00

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Roman Sleeveless Pleated Tiered Chiffon Dress in Purple
Roman Sleeveless Pleated Tiered Chiffon Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£55.00

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Closet London Purple Maroon A-Line Dress
Closet London Purple Maroon A-Line Dress
Closet London

£95.00

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Brigette Green And Purple Graphic Stripe Print Silk Dress, Multi
Brigette Green And Purple Graphic Stripe Print Silk Dress, Multi
LK Bennett

was: £429.00

£214.00

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chesca Rose Devoree Sleeveless Midi Dress, Violetta
chesca Rose Devoree Sleeveless Midi Dress, Violetta
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Closet London Purple Pleated Print Midi Dress
Closet London Purple Pleated Print Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £110.00

£43.99

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Scarlett & Jo Isabelle V-Neck Maxi Dress, Solid Purple
Scarlett & Jo Isabelle V-Neck Maxi Dress, Solid Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£95.00

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Roman Sleeveless Frill Detail Chiffon Dress in Purple
Roman Sleeveless Frill Detail Chiffon Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£45.00

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Closet London Purple Print High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London Purple Print High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £110.00

£65.99

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FS Collection Floral Print Long Sleeve Maxi Dress In Purple Colour: Purple
FS Collection Floral Print Long Sleeve Maxi Dress In Purple Colour: Purple
Yumi

£38.69

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Celtic & Co. Printed Pleat Front Knee Length Dress, Purple/Black
Celtic & Co. Printed Pleat Front Knee Length Dress, Purple/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£135.00

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Closet London Purple Pleated Dress
Closet London Purple Pleated Dress
Closet London

£110.00

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Phase Eight Women's Lenora Embroidered Dress
Phase Eight Women's Lenora Embroidered Dress
Phase Eight

£160.00

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Gina Bacconi Chaselynn Crepe Shift Dress, Plum
Gina Bacconi Chaselynn Crepe Shift Dress, Plum
John Lewis & Partners

£180.00

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Gerard Darel Enza Metallic Print Midi Wrap Dress, Purple/Multi
Gerard Darel Enza Metallic Print Midi Wrap Dress, Purple/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£345.00

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Phase Eight Women's Amberlyn Purple Fit And Flare Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Amberlyn Purple Fit And Flare Midi Dress
Phase Eight

£110.00

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Hobbs Women's Rosaleen Lace Shift Dress - Berry Purple
Hobbs Women's Rosaleen Lace Shift Dress - Berry Purple
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£99.00

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

was: £359.00

£239.00

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Closet London Burgundy Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London Burgundy Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London

£115.00

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Closet London Curves PURPLE Kimono Midi Dress
Closet London Curves PURPLE Kimono Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £75.00

£39.99

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Closet London  Magenta Purple Pleated A- line Dress
Closet London Magenta Purple Pleated A- line Dress
Closet London

£115.00

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Closet London Purple A-Line Dress
Closet London Purple A-Line Dress
Closet London

£70.00

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Closet London Maroon Purple Pleated Cape Dress
Closet London Maroon Purple Pleated Cape Dress
Closet London

£110.00

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Closet London Pleated Midi Dress, Purple
Closet London Pleated Midi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£110.00

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Ophelia Purple Cherry Blossom Print Ruffle Dress, Purple
Ophelia Purple Cherry Blossom Print Ruffle Dress, Purple
LK Bennett

was: £359.00

£239.00

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Closet London Purple Collared A-Line Dress
Closet London Purple Collared A-Line Dress
Closet London

was: £70.00

£27.99

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HotSquash Damson Floral Print Asymmetric Neck Midi Dress, Purple
HotSquash Damson Floral Print Asymmetric Neck Midi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£109.00

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Dusk Fashion Sparkle Embellished Wrap Dress in Purple
Dusk Fashion Sparkle Embellished Wrap Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£60.00

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Phase Eight Women's Nessa Embroidered Dress
Phase Eight Women's Nessa Embroidered Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Gina Bacconi Genny Sequin A-Line Midi Dress, Lilac
Gina Bacconi Genny Sequin A-Line Midi Dress, Lilac
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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HotSquash Damson Floral Print Maxi Dress, Purple
HotSquash Damson Floral Print Maxi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£115.00

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Phase Eight Women's Nessa Embroidered Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Nessa Embroidered Midi Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Gina Bacconi Trysta Bugle Beaded Tiered Dress, Aubergine
Gina Bacconi Trysta Bugle Beaded Tiered Dress, Aubergine
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Roman Textured Frill Hem Dress in Purple
Roman Textured Frill Hem Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£40.00

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Gina Bacconi Ruby Floral Tiered Maxi Dress, Mauve
Gina Bacconi Ruby Floral Tiered Maxi Dress, Mauve
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Phase Eight Women's Julissa Ruffle Wrap Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Julissa Ruffle Wrap Midi Dress
Phase Eight

£120.00

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Phase Eight Women's Bailey Pleated Dress
Phase Eight Women's Bailey Pleated Dress
Phase Eight

£159.00

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Phase Eight Women's Carmen Pleated Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Carmen Pleated Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

£150.00

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Roman Metallic Lace Sequin Midi Dress in Purple
Roman Metallic Lace Sequin Midi Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£55.00

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chesca Rose Print Pixie Hem Longline Coat, Violetta
chesca Rose Print Pixie Hem Longline Coat, Violetta
John Lewis & Partners

£275.00

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Closet London  Purple Kimono Pencil Midi Dress
Closet London Purple Kimono Pencil Midi Dress
Closet London

was: £65.00

£32.99

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Adele Lilac Recycled Crepe Shift Dress, Lavendula
Adele Lilac Recycled Crepe Shift Dress, Lavendula
LK Bennett

was: £299.00

£199.00

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Phase Eight Women's Selene Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Selene Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

£325.00

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Phase Eight Women's Layla Bow One Shoulder Dress
Phase Eight Women's Layla Bow One Shoulder Dress
Phase Eight

£225.00

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Phase Eight Women's Zahara Jacquard Dress
Phase Eight Women's Zahara Jacquard Dress
Phase Eight

£120.00

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

£129.00

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HotSquash Abstract Print Ruched Waist Crepe Maxi Dress, Matisse Navy/Lilac
HotSquash Abstract Print Ruched Waist Crepe Maxi Dress, Matisse Navy/Lilac
John Lewis & Partners

£140.00

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Phase Eight Women's Sofia Beaded Bodice Dress
Phase Eight Women's Sofia Beaded Bodice Dress
Phase Eight

£295.00

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HotSquash Gemma Floral Print Maxi Jersey Dress, Purple
HotSquash Gemma Floral Print Maxi Jersey Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£127.00

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Phase Eight Women's Abbiana Cotton Floral Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Abbiana Cotton Floral Midi Dress
Phase Eight

£140.00

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Phase Eight Women's Zoelle Bow Detail Jacket
Phase Eight Women's Zoelle Bow Detail Jacket
Phase Eight

£99.00

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Phase Eight Women's Electra Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Electra Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

£325.00

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Phase Eight Women's Eydie Fluted Sleeve Jumpsuit
Phase Eight Women's Eydie Fluted Sleeve Jumpsuit
Phase Eight

£125.00

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HotSquash Ponte Jersey Floral Knee Length Dress, Grape/Purple
HotSquash Ponte Jersey Floral Knee Length Dress, Grape/Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£112.00

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Roman Textured Floral Ruched Waist Dress in Aubergine
Roman Textured Floral Ruched Waist Dress in Aubergine
Roman Originals

£40.00

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Gina Bacconi Elda Floral Print Maxi Dress, Lilac
Gina Bacconi Elda Floral Print Maxi Dress, Lilac
John Lewis & Partners

£240.00

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Closet London Geometric Wrap Dress, Purple/Multi
Closet London Geometric Wrap Dress, Purple/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£130.00

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Closet London Polka Dot Pleated Midi Dress, Purple
Closet London Polka Dot Pleated Midi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£130.00

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Hobbs Women's Rochelle Floral Fit And Flare Dress - Purple Multi
Hobbs Women's Rochelle Floral Fit And Flare Dress - Purple Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£109.00

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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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Phase Eight Women's Estella Dark Purple Ombre Midaxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Estella Dark Purple Ombre Midaxi Dress
Phase Eight

£159.00

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Summer & Winter Purple Occasionwear

Just as nature has its own corner of pretty blooms of lavender, iris, orchid and violets, we too can enjoy the display. A wardrobe can be filled with bright jewel tones of winter or take on a lighter show for spring. Whatever the season there’s a shade of purple to match any occasion. There’s feminine combinations such as pink with purple, or sophisticated partners of gold and taupe plus mixes of yellow, coral and white for a cheerful summertime look.

Colour Block Trend

For a mix of your favourite colours, this latest trend will suit fashion-forward ladies. The chic look will break up the one colour theme and give a fresh approach to formal wear. For an evening occasion try a purple colour block shift dress, matching jacket and sling-back wedges. The smartly tailored dress is an elegant choice for any event and the wave of colourblock dresses keeps it bang on trend.

Purple Floral Print Dresses

A purple multi print dress is a great choice for informal daytime events and garden parties. The floral print gives a softer appearance than the latest trend of colour blocking and makes accessorising easy. Picking out different shades from each individual piece can form the basis of many outfits. Pair with a plain fine knit bolero, crochet shrug or shimmer jacket in contrasting colours for maximum effect.

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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