Stunning dress ideas that will put you in the spotlight

The perfect evening dress is an essential investment for any wardrobe. Whether you are looking to dress to impress for a glamorous works function or planning for an unforgettable romantic weekend- most readers at World of Women would agree that finding and investing in the perfect gown is well worth your while.

Why do we love evening dresses so much?

This enduring classic epitomizes post-World War 1 changes in society when modern women first began to venture out and mix in clubs and lounges. The new emerging café society followed quickly on the heels of Chanel’s Little Black Dress. But rather than diminish the desire for gowns it has only made them even more desirable. Ever since the world of stylish gowns encased in soft beautiful fabrics has continued to bring out the princess in all of us.

How do you find the perfect dress?

The key to finding the perfect evening dress is in finding your signature style. Whether you’re an apple, pear or an hourglass shape, there is a perfect gown for everyone. Once you understand your shape, you can find the perfect dress to compliment you and add balance.  Take a look at this weight loss guide for further information on finding your shape. Make sure your outfit is in keeping with the venue dress code too. One important aspect of this is to be sure to accessorize in the correct color and theme! It’s important that everything comes together as a whole as well as suiting your looks.

What’s your perfect look?

Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or Julia Roberts when she bought THAT cocktail dress, you definitely should check out the beautiful range by Nookie Dresses. It’s amazing how they have managed to squeeze so much diversity into this range.

Here are just a few examples from the 24 stunning dresses in this collection that are guaranteed to give you your desired look.

The ambition gown

This beautiful strapless gown speaks of comfort, elegance and style. With an exaggerated sheer mermaid hem and fully structured bodice to enhance and support. With chiffon mesh over classic super-soft jersey fabric. Coming in red, black or navy gives this stunning garment the possibility of working with a variety of looks and occasions

The shine gown in ruby

For guaranteed glamour, try this stunning stretch sequin fitted gown. Wear it floor trailing or fishnet style? You decide! With the sequin embellishments throughout this dress it literally shines and sparkles and if you intend to make an entrance and be noticed then you won’t go far wrong here. The clear choice for those looking to make a statement that pops.

The angel frill maxi in wine

If you’re after a softer more romantic look, the off the shoulder maxi dress with gorgeous frills over the shoulder and on the hem up the side leg slit is a great option. It’s also available as a flouncy mini dress with floaty frills over the shoulder and hem.

For a classic white body on dress, try the boulevard range available in midi or mini length with halter neck-straps.

Fever fringe- maxi and mini

If you are going for a catwalk look, try the fever fringe range available in mini or maxi. Made from figure-hugging scuba crepe with a halter top, keyhole cut out and slit. The fact that they give you the choice of styles within this style is a stroke of genius here, you’re covered for casual or formal, it’s fabulous!

French chic

For a classic French lace look, go for the white mon cherie gown with front slit and delicate shoulder straps. Now it’s not to say that some of the other dresses we’ve mentioned here are anything other than great but this one is really a step above, it’s timeless design and grace make it absolutely top drawer stuff. If pushed we’d pretty much have to say this one is very close to being crowned the outright winner of the lot.

Prefer simple elegance?

Try the muse mini collection in black or powder blue. This is a simplistic look that can look good on any number of occasions, it’s versatility is it’s strength. You can easily accessorize this kind of garment with a light jacket or discreet bag.

Don’t forget, whichever dress you opt for, wear what makes you feel good, fitting to the occasion and reflect your unique personality.