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Occasion dressing

Occasion dressing

*some of the links in this post are affiliate, gifted items tagged.

The weather seems to have finally got the memo that it’s mid may and in my mind that means that wedding / races / garden party season is fast approaching. I thought I would put this mini post together as there are some fab bits around from both the high street retailers and more high end labels, plus there are some deals to be had at the moment!


Boden currently have 25% off until this Thursday (24th), use code R7R2 at checkout


Dress gifted, find it here.


Whistles currently have 20% off the whole website including sale. You can snap up the dress I’m wearing below that I bought for the races last summer which is now £60 down from £249. It fitted nicely over my bump in Mauritius and I am really hoping I can do the same on holiday next week!



You may remember me spamming you last summer with the dress below. From ASOS?

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As always there is a wide range of floral embroidered options for you to pick this year too.


Topshop had a cracking dress season last year with several styles going viral and selling out ridiculously fast. They seem to be following suit this year and at really good price points too. I love the main image below and the fact it’s just £55!

Dress,  here

Dress, here


River island is one of those shops where I rarely find anything I like when I go in but love lots of bits when I look online. Again some fab prints and styles at competitive prices!

High end

I couldn’t write this post without talking about a few designers which are pretty pricey but have the most beautiful and unique dresses. If you are thinking about pushing the boat out I can definitely suggest looking at the likes of Ebay and Depop and buying second hand. Particularly with occasionwear as people often tend to wear dresses like this once and sell them on after they have plastered pictures on instagram. Not only will you save some pennies it’s more sustainable too. I’ve bought a second hand self portrait dress on depop which I won’t get any wear out of this summer for obvious reasons but will sit waiting patiently in my wardrobe for the right occasion.



Rixo London burst onto the scene a few seasons back and their signature prints are still going strong

Needle & thread

Will we every tire of the whimsical mid summer night dream vibes from needle and thread?

Hope you have enjoyed this mini post, let me know if you see any other retailers killing it on the occasionwear front!

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