Womens Dresses & Playsuits

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Ladies’ occasion, daytime and work dresses

Whether you’re heading out for the weekend with the kids, hitting the town with the girls or being whisked away overseas, we’ve got dresses for every occasion. What’s more, our dress collection comprises mini, midi and maxi lengths to complement all shapes and sizes.

Daytime dressing

Combining comfort with a chic appeal, our day dresses range from casual swing dresses, soft jersey dresses, pretty tea dresses and feminine wrap dresses. Whether it’s brunch with family, lunch with the girls or a weekend away with your other half, we’ve got styles to suit all settings and seasons. The great thing about day dresses, they’re a true wardrobe staple as they’re so easy to dress up or down. Plain designs look great layered beneath throw-on jackets and teamed with trainers to create a stylish laid-back look. When it comes to prints, go bold with vibrant florals, pay homage to nautical inspiration with heritage stripes or unleash your wild side and look fierce in animal print.

Best dressed

Whether you’re looking for a dazzling sequin embellished party dress, an elegant lace mother of the bride dress, a charming floral wedding guest dress, a classy tailored races dress or a smart and sophisticated corporate event dress, our stunning evening dresses have got every special occasion and formal function covered. After all, who doesn’t love an excuse to get all dolled up? Our occasion dresses range from figure-flattering midi length pencil and shift dresses to floaty twirl-worthy swing and tea dresses. In addition to our Papaya dress collection, we pride ourselves on premium brands exclusive to Matalan including FWM by Fenn Wright Manson and Soon. Once you’ve found ‘THE’ dress, elevate your look with a pair of simply stylish strappy sandals or classic courts if you prefer a timeless feminine finish.  

Catwalking through 9-5

Give your workwear a well-deserved promotion and be the boss in a statement power-dress. The signature pencil dress remains a firm favourite when creating a polished look, making it a great choice for the office. Cut in a midi length with a figure-hugging fit, this timeless shape works to effortlessly sculpt your silhouette. Similar to pencil dresses, the classic shift dress remains a staple in your work wardrobe. Again styled below the knee, our selection of smart shift dresses have been crafted with added stretch to gently hug your figure. Team with a sleek blazer or suit jacket to create a timeless tailored look perfect for business meetings, the boardroom and corporate events. If you prefer something a little more relaxed, a floaty shirt dress might be right up your street.

 

Here comes the sun

Whether you’re jetting off to warmer climates or enjoying a summer garden party, we’ve got a selection of summer dresses to keep you cool and comfortable, all the while looking ever so chic. Cut with a billowing longline silhouette, our maxi dresses have the style power to be dressed-up or down, making them a simple must on your holiday checklist. Short sun dresses and cover-ups are perfect for layering over swimwear when heading to the beach and look great paired with straw or woven accessories. With a nod to bohemian influences, the effortlessly elegant Bardot dress remains a key player in your holiday wardrobe.

Matchy-matchy mummy and me style

Having taken the social media world by storm, we can’t seem to get enough of the adorable mini me trend. Not only can big and little sister match, so can mum and daughter with these super sweet styles. From pretty floral skater dresses perfect for special occasions such as weddings and christenings to novelty jersey dresses ideal for family parties, our varied range of matching mini me dresses certainly amp up the cute factor.

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