From the prettiest prom dresses to the most elegant evening gowns, LittleBlackDress.co.uk is sure to have the perfect little number for your occasion. Team LBD knows how important it is for you to look and feel a million dollars. So, to help your search for that unforgettable party dress, we have compiled an exclusive edit of our top five occasion dresses for SS13.

MADE IN MONO

 

Get the Dress: Bernshaw Erica Monochrome Dress Was £375 Now £262.50.

Who could forget Marc Jacobs’ swinging sixties stripes and Louis Vuitton’s checkerboard patterns for SS13? Monochrome is without doubt the definitive colour scheme of the season, and you can invest in the trend with our Bernshaw monochrome evening dress (was £375, now £262.50) for a party dress that is perfect for a formal occasion. Plus, as monochrome has been reincarnated for AW13 by the sartorial heavyweights of Valentino, Christian Dior and Chloé you can be safe in the knowledge that this trend looks set to stay. If you can’t bear the thought of sacrificing colour completely, Team LBD recommends updating this trend with bright, punchy accessories for a fun and quirky take on the well-rehearsed look.

LADY IN LACE

Get the dress: Gorgeous Couture Evita Maxi Dress in Red £238.

Lady-like lace featured in the SS13 collections in a multitude of ways. From the delicate lace accents embellishing the creations at Just Cavalli to the extravagant lengths of lace at Dolce & Gabbana, this was certainly the fabric of choice for making an impact. Make lace the main attraction of your party dress with our Gorgeous Couture evening dress (£238). The paneling detail at the bust of this red carpet worthy dress will nip and tuck your frame, making this evening dress the perfect choice for a classic, feminine look for that special occasion.

PRETTY IN PRINT

Get the dress: Forever Unique Georgie Dress in Coral £220.

The SS13 runways overflowed with graphic prints and vivid colours, which acted as a stark contrast to the minimalism of monochrome. A trend strictly not for sartorial wallflowers, patterned pieces are perfectly suited to those who want to make an impact and stand out from the crowd at garden parties or summer soirées. Work this trend with our coral skater dress (£220) from celebrity favourite, Forever Unique at LittleBlackDress.co.uk. Team LBD loves how this occasion dress will take you anywhere from a summer barbecue to a night on the town. Plus, our sources tell us that coral shades are set to be huge for AW13, giving us all the more reason to be pretty in pink this summer!

ASYMMETRIC ATTITUDE

 

Get the dress: Roc and Doll Kelly Nuclear Maxi Dress £125.

Asymmetry is back in vogue this season and what better way than this to truly make an impact on that special occasion? Chanel the lop-sided, flamenco-inspired, ruffled skirts of Balenciaga’s SS13 collection with our unforgettable party dress from edgy and directional brand Roc and Doll (£125). The thigh is the limit.

CULT CUT-OUTS

 

Get the dress: HMH Couture Euterpe Dress in Navy £200.

New York’s designer of the moment, Alexander Wang, wowed with his futuristic collection at the SS13 shows. By pulling items apart and reconstructing them in a linear yet fluid manner, Alexander Wang’s range of seductive pieces marked ‘cut-outs’ as a trend in its own right. Emulate the cut-out trend of the season by opting for our made-to-measure HMH Couture evening dress with hip-flashing detailing (£200) to be subtle yet suggestive simultaneously.

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