Dreaming Of The Perfect Going Out Dress

Dreaming Of The Perfect Going Out Dress

I’m not much of a party animal, gone are the days of going out and getting drunk in a local club most weekends. That being said if I do out for a special occasion it’s always nice to make an effort as my general everyday look is very casual and it’s rare you’ll find me in anything nicer than a pair of skinny jeans and some vans. For me I’ve always struggled to find the perfect going out dress, what looks beautiful on the rails or on the models in the shops can look the total opposite when I try it on, especially as I’m not a stick thin size 8. Where I live in Watford there aren’t a huge amount of choices when it comes to going out clothes but one of my go to places to explore is always Quiz. The sparkles and glitter always draw me in and I have had a few beautiful dresses from there in the past, including one which I bought which I never quite fit into (one day I promise).

With a few weddings’ coming up this year and some special occasions and birthdays’ I thought it was about time I made up a going out dress wishlist so I know exactly the kind of things I’m looking for, which you can see above. There’s pretty much a theme going on and yes I know they’re all reasonably dark (although only one is actually black) this is just what I feel more comfortable in. I love the flowing bottoms of the dress on the far left which has a cream top and a black bottom, a good compromise, but the navy and floral top left dress is absolutely stunning and I could imagine it being perfect for a wedding.

Next up on the top row is a very similar navy and floral dress but this is a skater version with a higher neck because sometimes it’s appropriate to be a bit more covered up. On the far right we have the brightest of all the dresses which is a mid-calf bodycon dress and while it’s floral it does have a navy edging to it. On the bottom row there’s a beautiful black lace dress which I love because it has that little poof out, although I don’t always find them flattering on me, and finally a white and navy patterned mid-calf bodycon dress, yes again I’m a creature of habit.

What is your go-to going out dress style?
This post was created in collaboration with Quiz but all opinions and thoughts are my own


  1. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    January 31, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I need to go out to have need for a dress!! I like something knee length though so I can wear heels and tights

  2. Beautyqueenuk
    February 1, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I have the floral dress on the right handside and just absolutely love it, it is so flattering x

  3. February 1, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    I love the floral skater dress in navy – it looks gorgeous and very flattering x

  4. Gareth Torrance
    February 1, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Obviously not the person to wear a dress, lol… But I really like the black lace one. I love that sort of style!

  5. February 1, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I love the dresses you have featured here. I don’t go out that often but when i do it normally a dressy top and skinny jeans teamed with heels, I do make a massive effort with Weddings etc. I adore the black lace dress above, its my taste to T x

  6. February 1, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    My favourites are the cream top with flowing black bottom and the navy with the floral accent on the top left. I love they flowing bottoms on both of them. I like the black lace one too, though x

  7. Hannah Latoya Bond
    February 1, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    I like that black and white dress best out of all of them x

  8. danasia
    February 1, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    My favorite is the navy one with the mesh tail in the back. It reminds me of something one of the women from Mad Men would wear.

  9. February 1, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I do love Quiz they have some great pieces! For me I am loving that black lace dress it is gorgeous.

  10. Jodie Whitham
    February 1, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Not visited Quiz for a while but these look lovely. I’d not say I had a set going out style as depends on the company. Sometimes I can get away with jeans and a fancy top or keep it safe with a black dress of some sort x

  11. February 2, 2017 / 9:32 am

    mines the first one i love the plain floaty type dresses hides all my lumps and bumps x x

  12. Sarahjane
    February 2, 2017 / 10:19 am

    I absolutely love the two bodycon dresses you have above, they are so pretty! I’ve recently lost a bit of weight and have become more comfortable wearing tight fitted clothes

  13. February 2, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I never know what I want but when I find something the price tag is normally into the 100’s lol I do need to find a dress as I have a wedding to go to in August. I love the bottom right dress xx

  14. Emma White
    February 2, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    oh I love my dresses and have to say a nice figure hugging one with added support is always top of my list

  15. Sam Bresnahan
    February 2, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    So many pretties! I love the left black and white dress so much. My poor bank card, I am off to buy one

  16. February 3, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Black dresses are usually the safest option for me. Lovely pieces here.

  17. lianne
    February 3, 2017 / 11:00 am

    My favourite is the black one at the bottom, although I’m not sure I could pull it off nowadays

  18. fashion-mommy
    February 3, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    I love the off the shoulder dress you have featured, it is just so pretty.

  19. Jessica Lynn Martin
    February 3, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    The dresses in the picture are beautiful! My go to dress is a polka black dress that I have. I also like to wear either blue or purple. I like look of the black dress with the floral design at the collar. That style is flattering on me. I love any reason for buying a new dress.

  20. Clarissa
    February 3, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Oh there lovely, for me I’d go for the bottom right navy lace but I would have to cover my arms up x

  21. Little B & Me
    February 4, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Some lovely styles here.
    I love a mix of body con, a-line & ball gown. Got to love switching it up

  22. February 4, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    These are really lovely party dresses. Perfect for an evening out.

  23. February 4, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Ooh so many pretty dresses here! I love bodycon midi dresses myself.

  24. Jessica Dearnley
    February 5, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Those dresses are all so pretty. I love skater dresses for me personally as they flatter my curves.

  25. February 5, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    I love the dresses with the flower details on- they’re so pretty!

  26. Naomi JC
    February 6, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I forgot what my style isn’t since I haven’t been out in that long lol even when I did though I didnt really dress up to though.

  27. Angela Milnes
    February 6, 2017 / 9:51 am

    i’m also a creature of habit. I have a certain style thats suits me and i tend to stick to it with all clothing as well as dresses. I like the body con dress!

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