The Independent’s journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission.

10 ways you can dress to impress whatever the occasion

Whether you’re looking for the perfect summer outfit or something to wear to a wedding,  I Saw It First has you covered

With summer here, online fashion retailer I Saw It First wants to make sure your warm-weather style is hassle-free, whatever the occasion. Whether you’re going to the races, your best friend’s garden party or a summer wedding, I Saw It First is showing you how to celebrate by rounding up some of the season’s best dresses. Here are 10 that won’t break the bank.

Pretty in pink

Pink is the colour of the season and with added ruching, this dress is spot on for your holiday wardrobe. Perfect for a night on the town.

Pink ruched dress, £5, Buy now

Little white dress

When you’re heading to a party but it feels too bright and summery to wear the classic little black dress, turn to white. This long-sleeved, high-neck lace dress is elegant without being too formal – perfect for summer.

White crochet mini dress, £25, Buy now

Shop more day dresses

Little black dress

It’s iconic for a reason: the little black dress is just one of those things you need in every wardrobe. A party failsafe, the lbd will never let you down.

Black dress, £6, Buy now

Shop more black dresses

Mellow Yellow

Perfect poolside or wandering around the shops, a maxi dress is a summer wardrobe staple.

Yellow maxi dress, £8, Buy now

The beach babe

Looking for a dress that can take you from the beach to the bar? Look no further. This white crochet midi-dress can be thrown on over a bikini to instantly glam up your look.

Crochet dress, £22, Buy now

Lemon bright

Summer dressing doesn’t have to mean totally overhauling your style, but it is a good excuse to mix things up – especially on holiday. After all, if you can’t wear lemons in the summer, when can you?

Lemon print dress, £18, Buy now

Shop more holiday dresses

Best dressed guest

The eternal debate over what to wear to a wedding is never stronger than in the summer, when weddings can take up every weekend. A stylish, but safe, option is a maxi-dress such as this pale-pink halterneck.

Halterneck maxi-dress, £18, Buy now

Flower power

Received wisdom states that you should avoid white if you’re going to a wedding, but the rules have relaxed over the years and now something such as this floral patterned dress would be a flawless guest look.

Floral dress, £25, Buy now

Shop more wedding guest dresses

Going for gold

Metallics are one of those perfect party options that work year-round but especially in summer. Keep it casual with flip flops or go for all-out glamour with heels. Either works.

Sequin dress, £25, Buy now

Seeing red

Want to stand out from the crowd this summer then this red dress, with keyhole cut out and flared sleeves, is definitely the one to go for.

Keyhole dress, £10, Buy now

Shop more party dresses

For more of the latest trends, go to isawitfirst.com or follow @isawitfirst on Instagram

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in