30th Mar 2022
There's something that we don't talk about nearly enough, and it's finding the right dress for a family occasion. Not only do we have to contend with the usual stresses of shopping for occasions (looking for something that's comfortable but still looks good, something that's fitted but doesn't show up every little lump and bump, not to bright but still not too dark either, something that hides the tummy but shows off my waist, or a little on-trend cut out moment that's still appropriate. Sound familiar?) but then there's the whole deal of family pictures, that are going to be your mum's cover photo on Facebook for the next decade and are going to be framed over the fireplace, so there's the added pressure of feeling that you have to look your best. And to be perfectly honest, it can be a little bit of a hassle for some! But fear not, your hunt is almost over, as the GTT Team have taken it upon ourselves to search for the perfect occasion dresses (it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!) and I think we may have done it with these picks!
Can it be summer already so we can have a chance to wear this stunning button down midi dress! The flowy material and light colours of this one gives us such a romantic feel that we can't help but love! The flutter sleeves are always super flattering and slimming on the arms, while the skirt is slightly longer than the knee length lining underneath it, which always has a similar slimming effect on the arms. All while this is going on, the tie waist adds definition and shape to the outfit which contrasts the loose, lightweight material in such a beautiful way!
We've found a major love of satin dresses in the past few months, so it's no secret that this midi dress will be a popular one for occasions this year! This again has a tie waist to add definition and lift the bust to create the illusion of curves in such a subtle way. Satin is one of our faves as it skims over the stomach and hips in such a beautiful way, while the slit at the front adds the perfect amount of movement for maximum comfort!
After our years long love affair with ditsy florals, it's all about big floral patterns this year! It's really a case of bigger, brighter and bolder is better! This is the ideal way to stand out from the crowd when posing for family photographs and this dress will leave you feeling totally comfortable all at the same time. You already know that we're huge lovers of the wrap dress due to it's universally flattering style (hello, defined waistline that also lifts the bust) while also being super comfortable and best of all, breast feeding friendly for all new mums out there!
Pleated skirts are a major trend this year and honestly, we're not even complaining about it! This is the perfect way to hide the stomach and mid section while still looking AMAZING, making it the perfect option for wearing all day. Maximum comfort and maximum style points? Yes please! This one also features a criss cross pattern on the top to really draw attention to the waistline!
Looking for something with a pop of colour? How very 2022 of you! Brighter colours are a major trend this year and we're obsessed with this blue printed mini dress as the perfect way to stand out! The shorter hemline is always a great way of elongating the legs, and is even better when paired with heels! This is a super simple look that will guarantee to turn heads at your next occasion!