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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. From going out dresses, jacket dresses, satin dresses and more, we’ve got all the events on your calendar covered.

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 back look, subtly pick out florals that sit against a dark background. It’s easy to style and easy to infuse into your workwear wardrobe too.

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 wedding dress guests 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 midi dress. This is the hero piece you’ll keep coming back to all-year round. When the temperature drops, pair with a cosy coat or leather jacket to winter-proof your outfit.

Looking for a bridesmaids dress or a dress for a wedding? One style that’s proving popular this season is a wrap dress. Elegant, classy and timeless, it works in any season. Universally flattering these dresses are both comfortable and adjustable meaning they fit the brief of flattering all your bridesmaids’ different body types. Sophisticated but easy, this style evokes major elegant vibes. Happy confident bridesmaids’ means one less thing to worry about on the big day. Cue the group shot!

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. 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.