Evening dresses can sometimes be tricky to get right, but with a little helping hand, you can ensure you always look amazing, no matter the occasion. If you follow three simple rules, you’ll never get evening wear wrong again. Here are our top tips for buying evening dresses and what to look for to nail evening wear…
Tip #1: Choose a maxi evening dress
Classic, flattering and the right side of sexy, you can never go wrong with maxi evening dresses…
Halter Neck Buckle Maxi Dress in Cerise
As part of our Vicky Pattison Collection, the Halter Neck Buckle Maxi Dress in Cerise – £85, is beautiful and timeless, with a modern twist. Simple and chic, this dress features just the right amount of detail. With a keyhole and halter neckline finished off with a striking diamante buckle and in an eye catching cerise shade, you’ll turn heads in this for all the right reasons.
Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress in Black
This classic dress is sure to win you style points. The Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress in Black – £65, has allover lace and hugs the waist and the hips, before skimming the thighs to finish with a scalloped hem at the ankles.
Buckle Front Maxi Dress in Cerise
Another showstopper from our Vicky Pattison collection – the Buckle Front Maxi Dress in Cerise – £75, is an evening dress you can really rely on. In an on-trend cerise shade, this dress is perfectly balanced with a low neckline, thigh split and maxi cut. You can’t go wrong with long evening dresses, and this style is certainly a winner.
Knot Front Halter Maxi Dress in Black
This classic evening dress is perfect for all sorts of occasions – even for the most formal of events. The Knot Front Halter Maxi Dress in Black is super flattering. The knot detail at the front draws the attention to the waist, while the low neckline and thigh split makes this a really sexy evening dress.
Tip #2: Choose a classic style
You can’t go wrong with a timeless dress in a classic style. Opt for a long evening dress, and stick to a palette of black, champagne or gold if you want an evening dress that you can wear time and time again…
Fishtail Maxi Dress with Pleating Detail in Black
This timeless style is a true joy to wear. With a figure hugging cut, the Fishtail Maxi Dress with Pleating Detail in Black – £49, is flattering, simple and chic. You can’t go wrong with black evening dresses, and this off the shoulder style shows just the right amount of skin, while keeping the look classy.
Deep V Neck Metallic Maxi Dress in Gold
As one of our most highly sought after styles from the Stephanie Pratt collection, the Deep V Neck Metallic Maxi Dress in Gold – £89, is a real show stopper. Featuring a full skirt, halter neck, deep v and nipped in waist, this feminine yet modern style makes for the perfect evening dress.
Sequin and Lace Scalloped Neckline Maxi Dress in Black
Got an extra special event coming up? Why not go for a combination of sequin and lace for an important occasion. The Sequin and Lace Scalloped Neckline Maxi Dress in Black – £65, perfectly balances eye catching details with a classic cut. With the scalloped neckline and lace detail to the top, the fitted black maxi skirt and black shade keeps this look demure while also being sexy and stylish.
Sequin and Embellished Maxi Dress in Gold
Another striking dress from our Stephanie Pratt collection, the Sequin and Embellished Maxi Dress in Gold – £89, is the perfect investment piece. This sexy evening dress has just the right amount of drama. With sequins all over in gold with black details, the dress hugs the figure for a flattering cut that will turn heads.
Tip #3: Focus on the detail
If you want to make a real statement, choose a dress with unique detail, From sequins or lace, to ruffles, a low back or a bright and bold shade, evening dresses can be timeless and modern at the same time, it’s all about getting the balance right…
Fishtail Maxi Dress with Open Back and Waterfall Frills in Emerald
Go for something a little bit different for your evening dress, with a bold yet on-trend emerald green shade. The Fishtail Maxi Dress with Open Back and Waterfall Frills in Emerald – £75, is the perfect statement dress. If you’re looking for cheap evening dresses, this style doesn’t break the budget, but it does look high-end with the open back and frill detail.
Open Back Bow Detail Maxi Dress in Magenta
With a racer neckline, the Open Back Bow Detail Maxi Dress in Magenta – £69, is super flattering and unique. Low at the back and figure hugging, this dress skims the figure for a super flattering cut. Finally, all of the drama is focused to the back, with the low cut back and bow detail.
Sleeveless Frill Maxi Dress in Emerald
Another striking emerald style, this is a great option if you’d prefer a dress that has more detail to the front. The Sleeveless Frill Maxi Dress in Emerald – £78, has a really flattering cut. With the attention focused to the waist, the wrap over and diamante detail adds that extra special something, while the full length frill adds drama.
Sequin V Neck Maxi Dress in Cerise
Pretty in pink – the Sequin V Neck Maxi Dress in Cerise – £89 is certainly a striking style. The on-trend cut hugs the hips and flares out just above the knee in a fishtail style, finishing at the ankle with a layered effect. Head to toe sequins are ideal for a special occasion, and the cerise shade makes this dress unique.
As you can see, choosing an evening dress can be made simple. Don’t forget to consider your own tastes, and choose something that you love and will feel confident in. Click here for more evening dresses to view our full collection.