Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Dresses For Every Occasion

You no longer have to be a girly girl to wear dresses, and with such a vast array of styles and designs available, you’re guaranteed to find a dress for every occasion and budget that suits your own unique style! 

1. Work Dress

geometric work dress

If you work in an office, in retail or somewhere you’re required to look well presented, a couple of decent work dresses are a good wardrobe staple. Go for a pencil or shift dress in a one of this season’s stylish panel designs, or opt for a neutral black or grey for a smart, professional look. You can brighten it up with a colourful cardi and accessorise with scarves and jewellery.

2. Casual / Daytime Dress


Pineapple print maxi

Many of us automatically reach for our jeans at the weekend, but now that Spring is here, mix it up with a comfortable daytime dress or two to add a feminine touch. There are so many styles at really affordable prices, from the playful fit and flare dresses to George at Asda’s cheap maxi dresses, which will take you right through into summer. If you want to be on-trend as well as comfy, icy pastels and bold primary colours will be prominent this season.

3. Evening / Formal Dress



black lace evening dress

You never know when you might land an invitation to a formal event, such as a wedding or christening – or if you’re really lucky, maybe your other half will whisk you off for a classy meal in a fancy restaurant (live in hope!) It can be stressful having to make a rushed purchase for a formal dress at the last minute, so keep an eye out for something classic that won’t date, such as an empire line or a tailored style. It’s worth spending a bit more on a formal dress in order to get one that’s well cut and in a quality fabric - and you’ll feel all the more fabulous for it. You can often get good discounts on designer dresses in the sales, so try and bag a bargain when you spot one.

4. Party Dress

body con party dress

We all like to party when we get the chance – maybe you have a birthday bash or hen night coming up soon? Your party dress is probably the dress which expresses you the best – whether that be glamorous and sexy, or sequins and bling – so choose something that reflects your personality. A party outfit isn’t complete without stylish shoes and accessories, so how about a pair of embellished sandals or funky court shoes, and some chunky metal jewellery to really make you stand out from the crowd!

5. Little Black Dress


classic little black dress

Such a classic it needed to be a listing on its own! Forget diamonds, the LBD (as it’s fondly known) is a girl’s best friend – a versatile garment that you can wear in almost any setting and dress up or down, depending on the occasion. You may choose to invest in a silhouette hugging, long sleeve style, which looks great with boots, or a slinky little number, teamed with your best killer heels. Black is such an easy colour to wear as it goes with anything as well as being slimming - ideal if you’ve got bulges you’d rather hide. Pair it with some colourful, statement jewellery to add contrast and you’ll look a million dollars without having blown the budget!

Dresses really are easy to wear, so don’t be afraid to ditch the jeans! Have the right dress hanging in your wardrobe and it will quickly become your number 1 style saviour.

Do you have a favourite dress? What do you think of the dresses I have picked?

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  1. I really like the little black dress. I have a navy one very similar

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    1. Every girl should have one in their wardrobe and navy is the new black.

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  2. I love the maxi dress - perfect for summer!

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  3. I think I have one LBD and that's it. Really must update my wardrobe!

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    1. It's good to update your wardrobe every year I think.

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  4. I'm not a dress person but I am trying to wear more than just my usual black trousers lately x x

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    1. It's good to have a change now and again.

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  5. I love maxi dresses. And that little black dress is just gorgeous.

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  6. I love a maxi dress, cover a multitude of sins! :) x

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    1. They do, I find it difficult to find one that fits as I am short.

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  7. I love the shape of the last little black dress. I have one from Monsoon that I adore. I love dresses, I wish I had more!

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    1. I have a lovely little black dress from Coast but Asda has really great value dresses for those on a budget.

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  8. I don't own any dresses :( I am not really a dress person, never have been and now don't have the confidence to try!

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  9. The little black dress has to be my favourite - I have even used mine as a top.

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  10. I don't wear dresses...but I like that maxi one! The lace black one looks pretty too

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    1. I love the pineapple print on the max dress and its so bright and cheerful.

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  11. I love both maxi dresses and little black dresses. But I also love my maxi skirts, roll on summer I can't wait to get them out :-) x

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    1. I have never worn a maxi skirt. It is hard to find one the proper length being short.

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  12. I do forget how much a dress makes you feel better (even with flats), I am looking forward to maxi-dresses this summer.

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  13. Oooh - some sexy little numbers there! I'm a real lover of dresses and go for ones like the casual longline floral dress.
    Love Vicky
    http://www.aroundandupsidedown.co.uk/

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    1. I think I need a maxi dress, will have a look for one soon!

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  14. Being a curvy girl I am not a huge dress fan but I would love to wear them. Lovely post and gorgeous dresses xx

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    1. I think dresses can be very flattering.

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  15. I am not much of a dress kind of girl but I do like the little black one you picked.

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  16. I don't get to wear dresses often, but do love a nice maxi dress for the summer

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    1. I think that dress has a fantastic pattern.

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  17. The maxi dress is my favourite out of them all. I am a dress girl and wear a dress every day!!! x

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    1. I think dresses are flattering and feminine.

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  18. love the maxi dress! staple for summer! x

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  19. I really like the daytime dress, totally rocking those summer vibes. x

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    1. Yes the pineapple print it rather cool.

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