Evening Dresses: The Must-Have Party Frocks

Evening dresses can be a nightmare to hunt down, so we’ve rounded up the best occasion frocks for weddings, galas and balls for you to shop now. 

From maxi dresses to vintage-inspired classic gowns, flick through our edit of the very best evening dresses on the high street this summer. 

Ticking all of this season’s smartest trends, including sheer overlays, lace, off-the-shoulder cuts and feather detailing, you’ll be dazzling alongside the best of them, with these could-be-designer evening dresses. Watch out Cannes, we’re in town. 

These show-stopping dresses will have you feeling red carpet ready, no matter what your special occasion entails. Get ready to feel like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez or Kate Middleton, but without the designer price tag. Fabulous. 

If you’re on the hunt for bridesmaid dresses, there’s a number of offerings here that could work, as well as the gowns that are included in our, more extensive, pick of the best.

We’ve also got a designated gallery for prom dresses, although this selection could also include something you might like to twirl around for your date in. 

And if you’re on the hunt for the perfect frock to see you to that summer wedding in style, this edit may include your perfect partner, or alternatively our pick of wedding guest dresses may help you on your search. 

Whether you’re looking for full or midi length, or a bodycon or a floaty style, our edit of the high street’s hottest evening styles is sure to include something you’ll love. 

With styles from Topshop and H&M, as well as Coast, Ted Baker and M&S, all of the go-to favourites have been covered. 

And every fancy dress requires a glamorous hair style to match, and these celebrity updos are sure to provide you with endless inspiration. 

Get ready to get your glam on. 

By Laura Jane Turner