The very best brands for party dresses 2018
From billowing boho dresses to layers of maximalist tulle, these are the best brands to buy party dresses for 2018
Spanish brand Intropia takes inspiration from the colourful Mediterranean, with a hint of Arizona desert edge. Expect interesting plays on classic silhouettes and effortless femininity. Those after elegant evening wear can pop in to their store on Sloane Square or order online. Browse their website here.
Rixo London's rise to dizzying popularity seemed to happen overnight. The print-packed, retro dresses are flattering, beautiful, and made from luxury silk – all with an affordable price tag. Bloggers aplenty are floating around the capital in these designs, and we reckon the label will be on the backs of the 'best dressed' come wedding season 2018. Browse the Rixo London website here.
Ba&sh was founded by friends Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief – with LVMH as a major investor – who shared a penchant for the boho aesthetic with a tinge of rock'n'roll. We're seriously lusting after these dresses – and can hardly imagine a better destination to pick up an outfit for a countryside wedding or a glamorous garden party. Pop in to one of the brick and mortar stores in Marylebone, Mayfair or Kensington, or browse the website here.
This affordable womenswear label comes from the sandy shores of Australia, as so many covetable brands do, and has crossed the ocean to be stocked on ASOS. Founder and designer Valentina Coppola – who previously worked for Versace, Dolce & Gabanna and Alberta Ferreti – draws inspiration from vintage pieces and thrusts them into the modern by way of silhouette. Browse the website here, or shop the ASOS collection here.
THREE FLOOR is a contemporary British brand that deals in show-stopping party pieces with a sports-luxe edge. With plenty of pastel, laser-cut mesh and extravagant detailing, these attitude-filled designs are for those looking to make a statement. Pop into their Hoxton outlet, or browse the website here.
LoveShackFancy is a NYC-based lifestyle brand founded by former stylist Rebecca Hessel Cohen, and the project was born from her desire to design the perfect bridesmaid dress for her own ethereal summer wedding. The airy, seventies pieces draw inspiration from the French countryside, Victorian lace and vintage fashion. Worth noting is that LoveShackFancy has a line for little girls, making it the perfect choice for flower-girls. Throw on one of these dresses, and a modern fairytale it will make. Browse Farfetch UK's LoveShackFancy range here.
Needle & Thread
Needle & Thread is a British contemporary brand (which has now gone global) that has serious credentials if you're looking for OTT, embellished dresses. Founded by Hannah Coffin, previously the Womenswear Director of All Saints, the hyper-feminine brand specialises in beautifully adorned pieces through sensitive colours and artisan decoration – it's a firm blogger favourite. Browse the website here.
Ganni is the relaxed, Danish brand that deals in every kind of print imaginable, from leopard print to geometry. The Ganni Wrap Dress, in particular, has garnered a reputation as a 'cult buy', or so says Net-A-Porter, largely due to its flattering credentials on all body shapes. The silhouttes and design of Ganni dresses are in keeping with the hygge of its native land, and are less fussy than some of its counterparts in this article. If you're a minimalist, go Ganni this wedding season. Browse the website here.
Anna Mason London
Anna Mason London is still largely an undiscovered secret, but ticks all the right boxes for both upscale, bespoke, occasion dress and luxury casuals. The brand boasts a stunning ready-to-wear collection, as well as offering a 'made-to-order' option. Anna worked with Karl Lagerfeld in Paris as well as in the design studios of Valentino and Amanda Wakeley. Browse the website here.
While many may think of Free People as somewhere one should consider if they're jetting off to Mykonos or Coachella, the brand should be in the running for your events wardrobe. Fusing seventies earth-child vibes with modern romance, have a browse of their 'Party Dresses' collection here, or stop in to their King's Road boutique.
This Parisian label makes hazy, dream-like dresses that are a soft take on evening dress. Billowing, sheer fabrics in summery hues create a laid-back, warm aesthetic. Browse the collection on Matches here.