The Dresses

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  • Lauren Ralph Lauren

    Lauren Ralph Lauren One Shoulder Floral Georgette Gown

    $295

     

    A little bit country; a whole lot of pretty. The white on black floral motif is subtle and chic. The A-line, floor length silhouette says formal, but the one-shoulder bow and tiers of crinkle georgette fabric make it light and fun. Sizes 2 to 18. Buy from Macy's.

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  • Kay Unger

    Kay Unger Floral Jacquard One Shoulder Drape Puff Sleeve Gown

    $388

     

    Shopping for something blue? Here's a way to get the look and make it interesting in a jacquard floral print. We love this variation on the one shoulder with the puff sleeve. Sizes 0 to 18. Buy from Dillard's.

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  • Chiara Boni La Petite Robe

    Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Side Slit Embellished Column Gown

    $1,090

     

    Comfort meets elegance—and that's no small feat. Three-quarter length sleeves, ruched details, and rhinestone embellishment at the neckline. Effortlessly chic. Sizes 2 to 16. Buy from Neiman Marcus. 

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  • Tadashi Shoji

    Tadashi Shoji Sequin Off Shoulder Column Gown

    $558

     

    We love an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline for its beautiful lines combined with arm coverage. That deep red—they call it pomegranate—is unexpected, but not too bright. The sparkling pattern and floor-sweeping hemline bring the drama. Sizes 2 to 16. Buy from Neiman Marcus.

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  • Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon

    Teri Jon Floral Beaded Flutter Collar Gown

    $780

     

    Rare for a dress to be as forgiving as it is delicate, which is only one of the many reasons we are swooning over this gorgeous design—from beaded collar and elbow-length flutter sleeve to the straight skirt and soft peach floral. A beauty in silk charmeuse. Sizes 0 to 22. Buy from Teri Jon. 

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  • Zac Posen

    Zac Posen One Shoulder Rosette Gown

    $750

    Fresh as the frayed hem rosette at the waist line. We are crazy for this color, the soft pleating and one shoulder silhouette. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Bloomingdale's.

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  • St. John

    St. John Hammered Satin Gown

    $2,295

    Embrace your Greek Goddess in this loose flowing gown—the epitome of relaxed luxury with built-in sparkle, in the form of a sequined neckline. We like the keyhole peek and self tie waist. Sizes 0 to 18. Buy from St. John's.

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  • Aqua

    Aqua Foil Knit Halter Gown

    $288

    From one of our go-to smart buy brands, a gown sure to put the special in your occasion. The foil pattern in gold and pink gives it extra shimmer. We love the banded waist and modern flow of the skirt with front slit. Plus, pockets! Sizes 0-18. Buy from Bloomingdale's. 

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  • Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon

    Teri Jon Embroidered Lace Illusion Gown

    $810

    Classic style, rich details. It checks many boxes with the cap sleeves, illusion neckline, and A-line silhouette. The silver floral and lace makes it extra special. Sizes 0 to 22. Buy from Teri Jon.

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  • Badgley Mischka

    Badgley Mischka Blouson Sleeve Floral Empire Gown

    $890

     

    The softer side of shirt dress gowns. We love the light colors and metallic shimmer, the pleated skirt, empire waist and blouson sleeves. Pop that collar to give it an edge. Sizes 2-16. Buy from Bergdorf Goodman.

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  • Sachin & Babi

    Sachin & Babi Noir Floral Column Gown

    $795

    Sachin & Babi's Spring 2024 collection was inspired by the southwest and that comes through in this v-neck column gown—the backdrop is simple so that the unexpected floral treatment really pops. Like a deconstructed bouquet of wildflowers, each one is hand embroidered. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Sachin & Babi.

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  • Betsy & Adam

    Betsy & Adam Flora Applique V-Neck Chiffon Gown

    $289

    The gold leaf applique on this chiffon gown is like magic: instant waist slimmer. Yes, the V-neck is deep, but with an illusion inset to keep it tasteful. So easy to wear, you'll forget your dressed up! Sizes  4-16. Buy from Nordstrom.

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