When it comes to occasion wear, we prefer to make minimal effort, whilst staying effortlessly stylish. Discover our five favourite summer occasion dresses (you’ll be pleased to know that they’re all in the sale too), along with our styling tips to help you bring your outfit to life.

Five summer occasion dresses: our favourites from the sale

summer occasion dresses

MEENA: The lunch date dress

Light, floaty and easy to throw on, the Meena Shirt Dress is ideal lunch (or brunch) date attire that requires minimal effort. It’s crafted from smooth Tencel chambray and has a flattering tie waist. Slip it on with some sandals, and a basket bag – and if you’re feeling fancy why not add some chunky earrings or a head scarf too?

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SHONAGON: The wedding guest dress

If you’re into statement prints then you’ll certainly be into our Japan-inspired Shonagon Dress. It comes in a simple shift shape with wide, 3/4 length sleeves and cute button detailing at the back of the neck. It’s smart yet comfortable, perfect for wearing at a wedding but can also be dressed down for other occasions later down the line. Pair it with your favourite heeled sandals and some minimal bangles for a unique, easy look.

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IRVETTE: The garden party dress

A true must-have (and a best-seller) from our summer collection, The Irvette Dress. This versatile little number is perfect for all sorts of occasions, available in white and black. With embroidery detailing, a scalloped hem, feminine buttons up the back and a clever, detachable inner singlet it is easy to wear with flat sandals or to dress up with heels. Accessorise with a colourful tassel bag and some earrings that match.

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SAKURA: The evening dress

Another Japan-inspired statement piece, our Sakura Dress. Slightly more casual that the Shonagon Dress, but just as eye-catching, this style is ideal evening wear. It features a contrast back with a dropped hem and capped sleeves, in a relaxed fit. Throw it on with your favourite red shoes, some red lipstick and head out for the evening!

summer occasion dresses

TAHITI: The family occasion dress

We’re all about easy, comfortable pieces that don’t compromise style. And the Tahiti Dress is just what we mean. This floaty, feminine dress is an update of our best-selling, repeat shape and features a placement print sourced from our vintage archive. In a breathable, Tencel and organic cotton fabric, it’s ideal for slipping on at family occasions and barbeques in the sun. Pair it with minimal sandals and a bright headscarf for a fun, arty style.

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What are your go-to summer occasion dresses? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @wearethought.

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