I Just Found 24 Affordable Designer Dresses Perfect for Summer Occasions

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Is it just me, or is summer on another level this year? The diary is well and truly jam-packed with more weddings than we care to count on a single hand, and wondering what to wear to them is simply too time-consuming. But it's not just weddings we have to look forward to. There are holidays, garden parties, celebratory lunches and all sorts of soirées to consider, too.

So what do we wear to all of our summer occasions? The answer lies in dresses—it always does. Dresses and summer are as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly or Justin and Hailey. You can't really picture one without the other. So finding those key styles that you can elevate or dress down with a simple change of accessories, lipstick and a blow-dry is the best way to get the most out of your wardrobe.


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THE OUTNET's summer occasion edit is the solution to all of the above and then some. The much-loved designer-discount site (and a Who What Wear favourite, may I add) is once again delivering luxury goods at a fraction of their original retail prices. Be it a romantic ruffled number by Zimmermann, a classic wrap from wrap-dress queen Diane Von Furstenberg or a '90s-inspired, sleek satin slip dress from Nicholas, there's a plethora of styles to suit. And brides, don't feel left out—there's a selection of gowns and low-key bridal options perfect for the night before, the morning after and of course, the main event.

So no matter how full your summer diary may be, you can check dressing-up off the list because THE OUTNET's occasionwear edit will ensure it's fuss-free… apart from having to make a decision, that is.





Want to discover more designer occasionwear? Head to THE OUTNET's edit.

Rebecca Rhys-Evans is a London-based fashion and beauty editor with a decade of branded content and editorial experience. She started working at Who What Wear UK in the summer of 2022, where she was hired to lead all branded content for the UK site. Be it appearing on-camera to showcase how to style the latest designer collections, or reviewing the most recent beauty skincare products, Rebecca is the voice (and often face) for Who What Wear UK’s commercial partnerships. A self-confessed internet obsessive, she loves all facets of content creation—be it writing, filming, art directing or styling—and revels in collaborating with brands to help harness their product and tell their story. After graduating from University of Liverpool in American Studies, she travelled around North and South America before moving to London to pursue her career as a fashion journalist. Before she landed her position at Who What Wear, she was a freelance writer and content consultant, writing for Polyester, Screenshot, Marie Claire, Refinery29 and Culture Trip, reporting on everything from internet culture, vintage shopping across the world, sustainability and sex work. Adding to this, she has also held editor positions at FLANNELS.com, BURO., Koibird and SHOP Magazine.