5 occasion dresses to be seen in this summer

Summer’s here and with it, a whole load of plans. From weddings and christenings to baby showers and the races, our diaries are looking pretty full already – and we’re here for it! So when you’ve RSVP-ed yes, it’s only natural to want to find the perfect dress, right? And lucky for you, we’ve done the searching with our pick of the occasion dresses to be seen in this summer, with no white lace in sight…

We’ll admit, we love a wedding. We’re all about celebrating our favourite couple with friends and family, welling up at the speeches and dancing the night away long after midnight (sorry Cinders). Whether the wedding is at home or away on a dreamy beach, this satin pleated dress is the only plus one you’ll need. In a dusty pink, it’s light and breezy enough to keep you cool in the heat and still look all kinds of chic. Wear with strappy heels and a clutch bag for the tissues. Because let’s face it, we’ll need them!

Finding race day dresses should never be left to luck. You want something super stylish yet comfortable that you’re going to feel like a winner in, right? A little black bodycon dress is the one we’re backing! Simple yet effective, this one is perfect for a day spent sipping a cocktail (or three!) and it won’t show any spills – which is always a bonus in our eyes! Wear with a fascinator or headband and your go-to comfy heels.

Is it just us or does there seem to be so many more parties in summer? Not that we’re complaining. Whether it’s a garden party, birthday drinks or bottomless brunch, a swing dress is the heatwave-friendly dress your summer dress wardrobe needs. With a halter neck and gold buckle detail, we’ll be wearing this dress with a statement coral lip, matching gold hoops and animal print court shoes. We’ll see you at the bar!

If you look up summer dresses in the dictionary, you’ll find a maxi dress. And this white floral maxi dress is top of our wishlist! The dress to see you from baby shower to sunset dinner by the beach, you’ll want to wear it again and again (and who could blame you?!) Dress it up with black heels and red lipstick or swap the heels for sandals and sunnies, so all that’s left to do is perfect your pose and post on the gram!

Is it even summer if you don’t wear a white dress? We think not! This one ticks all of our boxes with off the shoulder detail and cute skater fit, it’s the prom dress you’ve been scrolling endlessly for! Made for twirling on the dancefloor with your girl group, wear with your favourite heels and a statement clutch bag.