Evening Dress Ideas for All Occasions

Getting dressed to the nines takes a whole lot of effort, and every woman knows the almost primal panic that can set in when you find yourself with nothing to wear and a super important event creeping closer and closer on that social calendar. Why not save yourself the stress, trouble and time, and just find yourself a few gorgeous evening wear outfits that you can pull out anytime you feel like heading out or when you’re invited to the next big exciting event? These evening dress ideas are going to work for everything from your work Christmas party to your best friend’s wedding, and everything in-between…

Clean and Classic

You can never go wrong with some clean, classic lines when you’re putting together your evening looks. Keep things strong, simple and structured with a strapless crepe or jersey floor length gown in a bold, eye-catching colour. This piece is going to be a real jaw-dropper and it requires little to no effort when it comes to putting the outfit together. Wear your hair tousled and loose, add some minimal gold chain jewellery and step into some nude pumps for the perfect stunning event look. 

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Old World Glamour

Why not channel the grace and glamour of the silver screen sirens of a time gone by at your next special occasion? Step into a cowl neck cut satin dress and embellish with a simple string of pearls. Add a bright red lip, neat curls and a silky shawl in the same tonne for a lovely ladylike look that’s as timeless as it is chic. Some pointed toe heels or satin mules will finish this outfit off flawlessly. 

Boho Babe

Go a little bohemian on a summer’s evening by adding a silky or lace kimono over a simple black or white slip dress. Step into some black platform wedges, layer on as much jewellery as you can muster and weave your hair into a side braid. Extra points for a macrame bag and a floppy felt hat in a matching colour! Keep makeup pared back and glossy to stick with the eclectic vibe that you’re going for with your beautiful boho ensemble. 

Modern Romance

Get romantic with your event wear styling by picking a gorgeous lace gown in an off the shoulder cut. Accessorise with rich textures such as silk, velvet, shining gold and patent leather. All of these elements play so beautifully together and create an interesting, rich effect. Up the drama with dark, moody makeup and an intricate hair style. 

Cute and Co-ord

Co-ord sets are amazing for those events where you know you want to be dressed up, but you don’t want to necessarily have to slip into a full on evening gown. This also breaks up your silhouette and flaunts your waist, which is always going to look fab on any woman. Choose a playful colourful pattern to add to the energetic and youthful feel of your co-ord set!

How to find the perfect dress…

Now that you’re sufficiently inspired, it’s time to actually get out there and find that dream dress of yours. Look for styles that are cut to enhance your shape, high quality and relatively classic. Investing in timeless evening wear will mean that you always have an option that you know suits you and you know that you love to wear hiding somewhere in your wardrobe! Get searching for your perfect evening dress today!