Thursday, 20 August 2015

Occasion Dresses on a Budget

There's nothing I like better than to dress up in a nice dress to go to a party, I bought a beautiful dress for my best friend's engagement party at the beginning of this month and it's given me a bit of a bug for pretty dresses I think. I'd got myself into a bit of a rut of buying quite plain 'nothing' dresses for whenever I went out anywhere and it felt so nice to be wearing a dress that really stood out of the crowd. I will admit though, that finding a dress wasn't an easy task; I must have spent hours and hours trawling through different online stores and then I spent a day in a shopping centre so it did end up being quite time consuming so I've put together a collection of some of my favourite dresses for different special occasions to save you some time if you've got something coming up on your calendar:

The Ball/Prom

When you think prom style dresses I think you automatically think they're going to cost an absolute fortune but they don't have to if you shop in the right places. There are hundreds of prom dresses under £100 to be had on*; here's a selection of my absolute favourites...

I love how this one is cut; because it falls lower I think it would be so flattering if you're conscious about the bottom part of your stomach (I know that's the part of my body that I'm insecure about) and it comes in over 30 different colours.

This also comes in over 30 colours but I think that white is really beautiful, I'm really into grecian dresses and I love the embellishment detail on the straps of this one. 

Again we've got a bit of beaded embellishment going on here, I absolutely love the cut of this and the simple skirt teamed with the beaded top.  

The Wedding 

You've got to be careful not to upstage the bride and I definitely wouldn't recommend wearing white at a wedding; luckily, ASOS have been very helpful and they've put together a collection of wedding guest dresses and there's some real beauties...

Dusty Pink Floral Pencil Dress (£52.00)
I'm loving floral prints because you don't have to spend as long considering accessories I don't think, as you can see on the model you could team this with a pair of simple black strappy shoes and I'd probably wear quite a simple fascinator.

Drape Midi Dress (£55.00)
I think this is my favourite of the 3 from ASOS, I love the colour and the drape effect.

Off Shoulder Printed Dress (£70.00)
This is quite different to what you normally see with it being a 'high-low' kind of hem but I really like it and I like the print.

Where are your favourite places to get occasion dresses from?

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