Women's Occasion Dresses


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Women's Occasion Dresses

Going somewhere special? Say yes to a dress that will turn your next event into the most memorable one yet. We’ve got all the events on your calendar covered with our range of occasion dresses.

Now trending? Red and lilac. Meet two of the season’s most lively colours and introduce them to your occasionwear wardrobe. Create a look that exudes an air of modern femininity with a bright and bold marriage of two striking shades. For a more pared down look, subtly pick out florals that sit against a dark background. It’s easy to style, easy to wear and oh-so easy to love.

The social season is ramping up and it’s time to transform into the lady in lace. The intricacies and delicate detailing of a lace dress lends itself to an elegant long-line silhouette that evokes a sense of timeless sophistication. Simple but infinitely classy, this fabric works for day or night events. From weddings, to cocktail hour and everything in between, it’s not a party without a little lace in it.

Be the best dressed guest in spring blooms set against vibrant hues. Embrace florals whole-heartedly with all-over print, or relish understated patterns for a lady-like look that won’t disappoint. Twirl in a floaty, full-bodied skirt, show off your curves in a pencil cut or get the garden party started in a floor-skimming number. This is the hero piece you’ll keep coming back to all-year round.

Cap off your shopping spree with our range of exuberant wrap dresses. Channel holiday vibes with the wrap front bodice and an overlying skirt. Pretty broderie detailing is this season’s feminine trend and a welcome addition to any rotation. Introduce this to your work wardrobe for a change in scenery during your on-duty hours. Style with wedges and a cute clutch to complete your warm weather look.

When in doubt, always go with the traditional code. The mix of black and white is a Derby Day darling and works for any party, be it day or night. Accent your dress with printed perfection – white florals on a black background is the epitome of mono magic. Or simply invert the colours with an all-white dress punctuated with a statement black belt. Looking to stand-out in the crowd? Jumpsuits make all the difference.

From weddings and birthdays to Spring Racing Carnival and Christmas parties, elevated event dressing has never been more essential. Portmans is the one-stop destination for all your dress-up needs.