The Ultimate Occasion Dresses Style Guide: What To Wear To Any Occasion

Cowl Neck Satin Slip Cami Midi Dress Green
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You’ve got the occasion, we’ve got the outfit. From baby showers to the races, weddings to cocktail parties, your outfit inspiration is here. Get ready to be the best-dressed guest. 


#1 Invest in the ultimate wedding guest dress

Pretty and practical, this emerald green number will turn heads for all the right reasons. With spaghetti straps, a cowl neck and satin-feel finish, this midi dress ticks all the style boxes. If you’re dipping your toes into the world of colour, this is the perfect way to do it. Emerald green is a great colour to wear all year long – if you’ve got wedding invitations piling up, this is the dress to invest in.

Cowl Neck Satin Slip Cami Midi Dress Green

#2 Wedding guests jumpsuits are here to stay

Some of us will never be mates with dresses, no matter the occasion. Why wear something you don’t feel comfortable in? This mauve jumpsuit is just as special as an occasion dress, unbelievably comfortable and has the bonus of being as easy as pie to accessorise. All you need to add is a faux pearl hair clip and some killer heels. Even if you have a love affair with dresses, this is a great choice.

Frankie One Shoulder Bow Sleeve Jumpsuit Mauve

#3 A christening dress you can’t help but love

Love white dresses? A polka dot junkie? Well, prepare yourself to fall in love with your new favourite wrap dress. You can’t wear white to a wedding, but a christening is a perfect opportunity to embrace it. Polka dot is a great print for spring and summer, especially as an alternative to ultra-feminine florals. Find yourself a straw bag and you’re ready to go!

Zyler Dress In White Dot

#4 Can you wear a jumpsuit to a christening? Absolutely!

Let’s get real – churches can be chilly. If you want to take a more covered up approach to dressing for a christening, look no further than a jumpsuit with sleeves. Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking, but they sure look good. If you have a christening to attend in spring or summer, a floral jumpsuit is ideal. Keep your accessories simple and let the jumpsuit do all the talking.

Floral Geometric Print Kimono Jumpsuit

#5 Place your bets on this race day dress

No matter how much you love placing bets, we all know one of the best reasons to go to the races is to get dressed up. No matter whether you’re heading off to Ascot or Aintree, looking your best is a must at the races. A navy midi dress is a simple but elegant choice, perfect for nailing race course dress codes whilst still looking great. Make sure you pair your dress with a pair of sturdy heels or wedges – if you sink into the grass, you might spill your drink (and no one wants to see Prosecco go to waste).

Natalya Pleated Plunge Lace Bodycon Midi Dress Navy

#6 What do you wear to a baby shower? (Hint – this dress)

Baby showers are a relatively new phenomenon in the UK and are a great excuse to get dressed up. If you’re unsure of what to wear, we’re here to help. This floral wrap dress is not only pretty but figure flattering too. Wrap style dresses are great at highlighting your figure by cinching you in at the waist. Even better, they can be loosened to fit a baby bump if you’re the mum-to-be. Simple gold coloured jewellery is all you need for a finishing touch.

Wrap Front Midi Tea Dress In Floral Print

#7 A baby shower jumpsuit you won’t want to take off

Want to wear ‘jeans and a nice top’ but worried it won’t be special enough? Pick a smart casual jumpsuit instead. This pinstriped jumpsuit isn’t just limited to a baby shower, it can be worn anywhere and everywhere! Pair with a faux leather jacket for a trip to the pub, heels for a night out and sandals for a barbecue. For the baby shower, simply pair with statement earrings and a straw bag. With a piece as versatile as this, what’s not to love?

Pinstriped Buttoned Detail Strappy Light Green Jumpsuit With Tie Back

#8 The cocktail dress with the ‘wow’ factor

Ready to channel your inner Bond girl? This is the dress for you. Plunging neckline? Check. Thigh high split? Check. You can’t get much sexier than this, but the long sleeves and maxi length keep it classy. Add stilettos to elongate your legs and emphasise the split detail. Warning: you will turn heads.

Black Asymmetric Knot Front Maxi Dress
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