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How To Wear Occasion Dress

Instead of talking about how to style a very specific item today, we want to have a really broad and interesting topic and how to wear an occasion dress in general, whether it’s a super chic and formal dress for a prom or a semi formal and refreshing dress for a cocktail party. It is so interesting for me to write this blog post because I can show a wide range of beautiful clothes. It’s like seeing a plate of different kinds of sushi that looks colorful and attractive. Now let me show you some of the best outfit ideas for occasions.

Pink Fit and Flare Floor-Length Flowy Occasion Dress


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To start this list of outfit ideas, let me first show you a chic long dress that is perfect for a formal occasion or a prom. To achieve this look, you can wear a floor length ball gown with a blush pink fit and flowing flare that has a sexy cut out back design. Wear silver heels with open toe straps for the shoes to complete the look.

Sleeveless dress with red belt and flare midi occasion dress

sleeveless fit with a red belt and a flared midi dress
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To get this more youthful and refreshing outfit that can be worn as a cocktail outfit, let’s wear a red sleeveless flared midi dress with a black belt that will make your waist look slimmer. A light yellow clutch and black rounded toe heels is a neat pairing of this outfit.

Burgundy Off The Shoulder Bodycon Midi Ruffle Occasion Dress

Burgundy, off-the-shoulder, figure-hugging midi frill dress
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To get that mature and low-key sexy outfit that will show off your beautiful shoulders and collarbones, you can wear a dark red strapless midi bodycon dress with a ruffle shoulder design. For the shoes, just wear a pair of black open toe heels to look sleek and feminine.

Red Deep V Neck Fit and Flare High Low Midi Occasion Dress

red deep V-neck fit and flared high-low midi dress
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Now let’s look at a super classic way to dress for a formal event. It’s supposed to wear a bright red, sleeveless, flared midi dress with a deep V-neckline that features a subtle high, low, and ruffled hemline. For the shoes, you can wear a pair of black open toe heels to complete the outfit in a classic and attractive way.

White lace fit and flare mini dress with open toe heel

white lace dress and flared mini dress with open toe heels
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This is a very refreshing and ladylike two-tone cocktail dress. In detail, it is a white lace and silk mini cocktail dress with fit and flare that makes you look very attractive and approachable. For the rest of the outfit, you can simply wear a pair of light pink open toe ankle straps to wrap the outfit up ladylike.

Red sleeveless midi lace dress with sequin straps

red sleeveless midi lace dress with sequin strappy heels
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To achieve this sharp and eye-catching outfit, you can wear a bright red sleeveless flared mini dress with upscale and elegant lace details. Wear a pair of silver sequin strappy sandals for the shoes. Add a white clutch wallet to the mix to look even more elegant.

White sweetheart neckline spaghetti strap shift dress

white spaghetti strap shift dress with sweetheart neckline
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To achieve a formal and refreshing look, wearing something white is often a very good idea. For example, you can simply wear a white dress with a deep V-neckline and white spaghetti strap as the core of the outfit. Pair it with a pair of white strappy open toe sandals to complete this all-white attractive look.

Black floral print mermaid occasion dress

black floral mermaid occasion dress
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To shape this mature and elegant look, you shouldn’t just wear a plain black dress, but a dress with sophisticated floral details. In detail, the dress here is a floor-length mermaid dress with which you can also show off your curves. You can easily pair it with black open toe heels with ankle straps to look sleek and elegant.

Dark blue mermaid sequin dress with low scoop neckline

Navy blue mermaid sequined occasion dress with low scoop neckline
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To create that sexy and formal prom look, here is an outfit that can make you look shiny and eye-catching. The dress here is a dark blue floor length sequin dress with a plunging cut and a square neckline that you can use to show off your curves. Wearing a pair of silver metallic heels with an open toe ankle strap would be perfect.

Dark blue and white floral mini skater dress

dark blue and white floral mini skater dress
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If you are going to a semi-formal occasion rather than a formal one, wearing a mini skirt is a good idea to look more youthful and energetic. For example, you can wear a navy and white floral fit and a flared sleeveless mini dress. Pair it with a black clutch and two pink heels to complete the look.

Burgundy Long Sleeve Shape Fitting T Shirt Dress with Thigh High Boots

Burgundy, long-sleeved, figure-hugging T-shirt dress with over-the-knee boots
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You don’t always have to wear a costume for a cocktail party. Sometimes less is more. For example, you can wear a simple burgundy long-sleeved t-shirt that is body-hugging. This can make you look slim and youthful. Just pair it with black suede over the knee boots and a black collar to complete the look.

Rose Gold V Neck Mini Bodycon Dress with Black Open Toe Heel

Rose gold colored, figure-hugging mini dress with V-neck and black, open toe heels
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Here is another very eye-catching, youthful and sexy cocktail dress that you might want to try. In this case, the dress is a figure-hugging mini dress made of rose gold silk with short sleeves and a narrow, deep V-neck that allows you to look sexy in a feminine and natural way. For the shoes, you can simply wear a pair of black open-toe platform heels to complete the outfit in a clean and feminine way.

Lemon Yellow Midi Sheath Occasion Dress

Lemon Yellow Midi Sheath Occasion Dress
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To achieve this cheerful and elegant look, you can simply wear a lemon yellow sleeveless V-neck sheath dress as the core of your cocktail party outfit. For the shoes, you can wear a pair of silver metallic heels with open toes to make yourself stand out even more.

Hope you enjoyed the casual dress outfit ideas I just provided above. These ideas have been specially hand-picked to make you look gorgeous without being overly fancy or unnatural.

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