Whether you've got a few weddings penciled in this summer or just need to find a new dress for a special occasion - here's our top picks under £80:
Lipsy £65 This monochrome strapless bodycon is what's known as an illusion dress. The embroidered circular detail draws the eye to your waist, the smallest part of your figure, whilst the vertical stripe elongates the body. So you'll appear thinner and taller in one quick outfit change - the dream!
M&S £79 Although it's just shy of the £80 bench mark - look at it!!! An absolutely gorgeous rose print tiered maxi. Pair with pillar box red lippy and a black net facinator for maximum impact. However, be sure to avoid this layered floor length style if you are on the shorter side as the amount of fabric can swamp you.
New Look £19.99 Summer is the time to step out of your colour comfort zone; we're all guilty of sticking to black way to often. An occasion is the perfect time to dress up and switch up from your normal look. Take this fuchsia v-neck (which is an absolute bargain!), stick on a pair of killer heels, some statement jewels and own it!
Topshop £55 The little black dress has had an edgy overhaul thanks to Topshop - and we love it! The crinkled edges add interest, with the cut out and side split adding that nonchalant sex appeal. A simple yet effective design that'll hug your curves - notch up the glam with glitzy accessories and you'll be good to go.
La Redoute £55 Channel Parisian chic with this pinstripe a-line dress. The classic silhouette will flatter hourglass shapes best, with the skirt skimming over your hips and the belt extenuating the waist. Team with tan wedges and an ice cold glass of bubbly!
Glamorous £41 Dress up this stunning deep-v maxi with strappy heeled sandals and a clip in floral hair facinator to compliment the print. Of course with the addition of a stylish clutch to finish off the look; we'd go for a box shape with the option of a cross body chain, to allow for hands free dancing and drinking well into the night! Plus you'll have total bragging rights about shopping in the same places as Kate Middleton!
M&Co £29 Tropical esc prints are a major trend for this season. We love the colours in this design that really pop from the black background. Wear with your hair in an up-do or a high ponytail and a simple necklace for understated elegance. Whether a wedding, dinner or work do this dress will suit!
Debenhams £60 This print may mess with your mind a little as it's another illusion dress! To take it one step fufurtherlace a black belt around your waist to enhance effect. Keep accessories to one accent colour - a punchy red or pink will look great in the classic bag and shoes combo.
Miss Selfridge £75 Oh we do love a floral frock! This is one of our faves; high neck, great fit and flare shape and a beautiful print. Wear with nude patent heels and a post holiday tan, or failing that a little fakery!
This lace number is ideal for a wedding in the summer sunshine! Pick out a colour from the detailed hem and sleeves to match your accessories to. For extra togetherness choose a similar shade lipstick and hue for your eyeshadow.
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