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statement dresses mainWe all know the feeling of having a packed social diary and nothing to wear for each event, so, dress-associated naturally panic sets in!

Weddings, summer barbecues, birthday parties, or just a good old knees up with friends; a statement dress will be your go-to sartorial savour for all of these occasions.

The right dress speaks volumes about your style, and where you’re going with it: ample length is key for a day on the beach, as nothing beats a floaty maxi, and embellishment paired with the right length is a winning formula for the perfect summer wedding guest look.

So, to take the drudgery out of dress shopping, we’ve rounded up 7 of this season top statement dresses guaranteed to turn heads. We’ve carefully selected striking options with different occasions in mind, (so you don’t have to worry about that bit), and all you have to do is click your fave home and slip into it!


Consider this two-tone crystal dress from Mango the answer to your wedding guest wardrobe prayers. A smattering of crystal embellishment on the neckline and the beautiful, two-tone colour detail make this dress a stand out addition to your wardrobe.


Nothing says summer quite like a head-turning floral print, and we love the dizzying effect this botanical floral print dress from Topshop  has! Perfect for adding a splash of colour at a late afternoon barbecue, wear with summer sandals for day, or pair with heels to take the look from barbecue to bar.


A subtly sexy LBD is the way to go when it comes to date night, and we love the eye-opening detail this deep plunge keyhole bodycon dress from Asos has. Pair with a statement clutch,  and you’re good to go.


So versatile, thanks to its flesh-flashing detail and bold colour, we want to wear this low back maxi dress from Asos all day long, and you should too! Pair with flat sandals for the beach, or wear with sky-high heels and a cocktail ring for an elegant evening look with a daring edge.


Perfect for partying in, the soft silver shade of the drape Iona dress from River Island makes a great option for adding your favourite accessories. The flattering drape detail has a waist cinching effect, and just add statement heels and a clutch to finish the look.


If you’re after a chic companion for a garden tea party, this pleat crochet dress from Topshop will bring a dash of summer charm to your look. With a quintessentially British feel to it, the pretty pleats and delicate crochet detail are a bit like scones and clotted cream: a true match made in heaven!


Another great dress for a summer wedding, but you could also slip into this beautiful ruffle detail maxi from Reiss for a formal evening do. The ruffle detail on the upper half commands attention, so keep your top accessory-free and opt for a statement gold clutch or chunky bracelet.

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