Your Guide to Occasion Dresses

Forever New

You've RSVP'd to the event, now to find the perfect dress. No matter the occasion, cocktail dresses will turn heads for all the right reasons. Here, we take a look at Forever New's evening dresses to help you find your special something. 

Dinner reservations

Whether for birthday celebrations or date-nights, dinner reservations call for an elevated look. Though they're more often associated with formal events, evening dresses are perfect for such plans. We suggest opting for short evening dresses with relaxed silhouettes. Details like ruffled skirts and flutter sleeves add a playful air and eliminate any fear of being overdressed.

  1. Lana Short-Sleeve Split Front Dress
    Lana Short-Sleeve Split Front Dress
  1. Rory Linen Halter Midi Dress
    Rory Linen Halter Midi Dress
  1. Heather Belted Midi Dress
    Heather Belted Midi Dress
  1. Cecilia Wrap Midi Dress
    Cecilia Wrap Midi Dress
    As low as 377.00kr Regular Price 1,071.00kr

Nights out

Styling for an end-of-week night out means finding the perfect evening dress to take you from relaxed sunset drinks to bars after-dark. As for length and shape, anything goes. Opt for a structured cocktail dress with puff sleeves for the perfect on-trend design, or radiate timeless femininity in a floaty midi dress. Our only rule when styling for a night out is that prints never fail. Channel the landscape with oversized florals in pink and sunset corals for effortless dusk-to-dark appeal. In colder months, dark-based blooms in pinks, blacks and wilted browns are ideal. Add an over-the-shoulder pouch bag and low strappy heels for a look that will see you through the night with ease. 

  1. Veronica Puff-Sleeve Sun Dress
    Veronica Puff-Sleeve Sun Dress
    As low as 275.00kr Regular Price 714.00kr
  1. Frankie Cut Out Midi Dress
    Frankie Cut Out Midi Dress
  1. Saffron Mini Sundress
    Saffron Mini Sundress
  1. Bonnie Bow Mini Dress
    Bonnie Bow Mini Dress
    As low as 347.00kr Regular Price 816.00kr

Party plans

Parties and cocktail dresses: a match that will last the test of time. The key to a show-stopping party look is statement features. Imagine vibrant colourways, luxurious fabrications and embroidered details. For a trending silhouette, look to oversised bow details, puff sleeves and fitted designs. In sun-soaked months, tones of lemon, blush pinks and porcelain are ideal, while cool-season parties call for rich berry, black and plum colourways. Accentuate your bold look with sparkling drop earrings and strappy heels.  

  1. Franca One-Shoulder Midi Dress
    Franca One-Shoulder Midi Dress
    As low as 418.00kr Regular Price 1,122.00kr
  1. Flora Sweetheart Mini Dress
    Flora Sweetheart Mini Dress
  1. Seattle Broderie Shirt Dress
    Seattle Broderie Shirt Dress


When a wedding is on your social calendar, embrace your inner romantic and step out in a glamorous cocktail dress. Long evening dresses are a must for formal evening weddings - think midi and maxi length styles. Our tip? The secret is in the silhouette. Drape, wrap and asymmetric dresses are our style heroes for wedding guests. These styles are fitted to the figure with waterfall or ruffle features to create a dreamy shape. An embellished clutch, barely-there heels and delicate jewellery will add the perfect finishing touches to your RSVP look. 

  1. Amaya Ruched Glitter Midi Dress
    Amaya Ruched Glitter Midi Dress
  1. Haidee One-Shoulder Midi Dress
    Haidee One-Shoulder Midi Dress
  1. Layla Cut Out Midi Dress
    Layla Cut Out Midi Dress
  1. Jasmine Batwing Wrap Midi Dress
    Jasmine Batwing Wrap Midi Dress