Dylan Queen: Our New Occasionwear Hotspot

Dylan Queen Strapless Bowknot Chiffon Homecoming Dress, £44.93

Dylan Queen One Shoulder Ruffles Sleeveless Chiffon Dress, £54.23

Uh oh. It’s that time of year again when you realize that you still have one or two semi-formal events coming up (friend’s wedding, day at the races, graduation) and you haven’t put aside the time, or cash, to find something decent for the occasion in question.

We’ve all been there right? Well, don’t panic just yet because we’ve found THE ultimate one-stop shop for all your occasionwear needs, and guess what? It’s super affordable too. Smiles all round.

Online retailer Dylan Queen has been providing it’s customers with high quality dresses since the brand founded in 1995, and with new stock being added to the site every day, it’s 100% guaranteed that you’ll find the perfect dress to suit whatever occasion it is you are trying to shop for.

From flippy skater dresses to full on floor sweepers Dylan Queen really has something for everyone, and because most of the dresses are exclusively made-to-order using your own personal measurements, you can order safe in the knowledge that the dress will be cutsom made to fit you like a glove. Plus, they also provide accurate tailoring and delivery timings just in case (oops) you have left everything until the very last minute. Oh, and they also offer a great selection of heels and accessories too.

We’re particularly loving these chiffon and applique skater style dresses with their intricate bodices and flirty skirt length. The monochrome number would look fabulous paired with classic ballet flats and an elegant chignon updo for a timeless and uber chic race day look – you’ll be channeling your inner Audrey Hepburn in no time. Cobalt blue is a fantastic way to inject a pop of bold primary colour into your occasionwear warbrobe repertoire, and can ultimately be worn again later in the year with metallic accessories for jaw-dropping christmas party look.

> Both of these dresses are priced under £100 – which we like very much

Dylan Queen Organza Applique Dress, £64.81

Dylan Queen Applique Chiffon Dress, £70.42

And if you are looking for something floor-length to wow at a summer ball or evening garden party, Dylan Queen have a great selection of bespoke gowns that will bring instant red carpet appeal. This silver Grecian goddess style frock looks like something from a Hollywood movie set, and would look breathtaking teamed with ornate sandals and statement jewellery. We’ve also fallen in love with this mid-length tulle dress with its flattering bandeau neckline and cute bow knot waist. Made-to-order in a variety of colours, you will ultimately be creating something as individual as you are – can we have one in every colour?

> These longer length gowns are real show-stoppers

Dylan Queen Half Sleeve Sweep Trailing Chiffon Dress, £74.09

Dylan Queen A-line Strapless Tulle Dress, £73.68