Occasion dresses aren’t an every day buy, which means searching for ‘the one’ can be tricky. But you’re in luck, because finding a gorgeous floor-sweeper to suit your style and budget is pretty much our forte. From bejewelled beauties to sleek maxi slips, here are 50 black tie gowns that’ll have you feeling fabulous in no time.
Stun guests at your next posh party with Coast’s encrusted pale pink maxi dress. We’re in love with the beaded strips that add gorgeous detail to the straps.
For a fashion fabulous option, Karen Millen’s sheer mesh top and oversized skirt combo will ensure you’re the envy of the night.
Sizzle the night away in this drop dead gorgeous red lace maxi dress from Phase Eight. Lush.
We’re already obsessed with the delicious lemon shade of Coast’s one-shoulder dress. Want occasionwear that seriously packs a punch? It’s right here.
Opt for a strapless maxi dress with Lipsy’s embellished gown in a gorgeous hue of midnight blue. The sexy thigh-split will have you feeling like Angelina in minutes. Now, if only we had our very own Brad…
Indulge in a more unusal print to really stand out in the evening. We’re obsessed with the cool, retro china print on Eliza J’s halterneck frock.
Do Gatsby glamour like a pro in this bedazzled pink maxi dress from Phase Eight.
Miss Selfridge’s embellished floral maxi dress is so uh-mazing it wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet.
We love the slinky lines of Ghost’s leg-lengthening gown. This bias cut is bound to show off your figure in its most feminine form.
Love Grecian styles? Dorothy Perkins has reworked the stunning style by dying the chiffon fabric in a seriously cool colour combination.
Coast’s incredible neckline will have us saving our pennies pronto, because we can’t go to another black-tie event without wearing this amazing purple dress. We just can’t.
Sequin and chiffon go hand-in-hand when it comes to stunning eveningwear. Snap up Adrianna Papell’s sleek, glitzy gown to amp up the glamour.
Be pretty in Ariella’s hot pink strapless gown. This plush creation is Disney film worthy, and we want in!
Looking for the ultimate in opulence? You can’t go wrong with a fishtail frock and Ariella have crafted this complete and utter stunner out of dusky blue lace. Divine.
Champagne is one graceful hue that’s totally underrated, but think how incredible this Biba gown would look with glossy locks and a warm holiday tan.
Want to dazzle the crowd? It’ll be effortless in French Connection’s black and grey gown decorated with glittering sequins.
Forever Unique’s cobalt maxi dress deserves pride of place in your occasionwear wardrobe, even if it is the only dress in there…
Inject some pretty florals into your occasion wear with Eliza J’s dove grey gown featuring dainty, glistening petal shapes on top.
Ellen Tracey’s sassy floorsweeper comes in the most glamorous shade of all time with a waist-slimming knot and floral detailing, all at under £100. What’s not to love?
We can’t imagine you looking anything less than breathtaking in this truly beautiful crepe gown from Mango. For under £120, it’s a dream dress come true.
One of the most elegant gowns we’ve found on the high street, Ghost’s nude floor-sweeper features a draped back and buttons, adding an extra hit of opulence.
Self conscious of your arms? Don’t feel uncomfortable on your big night, cover up in Hedonia’s sleek, long-sleeve red gown and still feel totally fabulous.
Little Mistress’ glittering grey gown will no doubt bring out your inner glamour puss. Promise.
Be divine in Adrianna Papell’s glistening beaded gown. The dainty camisole top is perfect for scorching summer evenings out.
Be beautiful in Lipsy’s rose-printed bandeau dress covered with gorgeous watercolour shades. It’s even got an encrusted neckline to add extra opulence. We’re in love!
On a budget? We literally can’t believe this awards-worthy, plunging red gown is under £50!
Look lovely in sugary lavendar at your next posh ‘do. Ariella’s chiffon floor-sweeper uses ladylike fabric and a feminine hue to create the perfect girly gown.
Cash in on the monochrome trend with Fashion Union’s lace insert dress in the on-trend colour combo.
Grecian styles are always a big hit on the red carpet. Steal a slice of glamour for yourself with Coast’s spicy orange embellished maxi dress.
Sculpt your dream hourglass figure with the clever trickery of this double-wrap dress by Coast. Plus it comes in shade that’s taking over this spring.
Metallic fabric is a big way to make a statement this season. Be brave and shimmer in this gorgeous silver gown by Dorothy Perkins.
Look pretty in pink at your next special occasion with Miss Selfridge’s foilded lace maxi. We. Love.
Take a closer look to spot the subtle polka dots on this chic Biba floor-sweeper. Once you’ve seen them, you’ll be head over heels for this dress, trust us!
Make sure all eyes are on you with Miss Selfridge’s lush embellished tier maxi dress. With a frock like this you don’t need anything else.
Love the ultra-feminine look? Then this light violet maxi dress from Lipsy needs to be added to your online shopping basket right now.
Phase Eight will have you looking stunning no matter where you’re going in this gorgeous lace maxi. This is one LBD you can’t live without.
This bold blue Mango maxi dress has just shot to the top of our fashion wish list. Check out the beaded collar.
Coral is the colour to be wearing this season so snap up Coast’s on-trend maxi dress before it sells out.
LOOK loves the pretty pleated fabric that’s featured as part of Ted Baker’s soft camomile maxi dress. Beautiful.
Flaunt your figure in Phase Eight’s slinky and sexy draped dress. You’ll turn heads everywhere you go.
Love a sweetheart neckline? Little Mistress’ draped chiffon gown should be top of your eveningwear wishlist.
Mango’s criss-cross back, hot red maxi dress exudes glamour. You’ll feel like a screen siren in this beauty, trust us.
Keep chic in Dorothy Perkins’ cream and black cross-over maxi dress. You’ll be batting off attention in this stunning floor-sweeper.
Bag the ultimate girly dress from Forever Unique. With it’s cinched-in waist, draped back, Grecian straps and soft rose petal colourway, feeling amazing is only one step away.
The in-built neckace is the ‘it’ accessory of the moment. Adrianna Papell’s rich midnight blue gown features gorgeous jewels so you don’t have to splurge on extra gems.
We’re in love with the dusty nude pink of Forver Unique’s slinky side-split dress. A true showstopper.
Ted Baker’s mint maxi dress is one we can’t take our eyes off. With its floating skirt, modest neckline and sugary sherbet hue, we’re pretty much in love already and we haven’t even tried it on yet!
For an evening dress with serious amounts of sass, Ted Baker’s lacy strapless gown is one slinky number you’re sure to get noticed in.
Untold’s heavenly halterneck features a delicate bow-back detail which adds a sweet summer touch, perfect for a garden party or even a wedding.
Lipsy’s gold-encrusted one-shoulder maxi dress will guarantee you’ll totally wow the crowd.