The Dresses

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  • Alice + Oliva

    Alice + Olivia Short Sleeve Sequined Maxi Dress

    $895

    We're here for a preppy-glam moment. Love this comfy silhouette, from polo-style top to A-line tiered skirt, done up in sequins. Could be a fun way to dress up for day, or night. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Neiman Marcus.
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  • Milly

    Milly Asymmetric Strapless Botanical Jacquard Gown

    $795

    How perfect this print would be for a garden wedding. Or a vineyard. Or a beach. Basically, any place where you want to rock a formal silhouette in a cool and unexpected lush print. The asymmetrical strapless neckline is another cool touch. Sizes 0-12. Buy from Neiman Marcus. 

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  • Mac Duggal

    Mac Duggal Sequin Flounce Sleeve Tulle Dress

    $578

    The flounce sleeve is like the cool, older sister to the flutter sleeve, and it creates some nice movement on this art deco-inspired sequin cocktail dress. Could blend with virtually any wedding colors, and with the midi length, you could wear this chic sparkler day or night. Sizes 2 to 20. Buy from Nordstrom.

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  • Shoshanna

    Shoshanna Flutter-Sleeve Metallic Chiffon Maxi Dress

    $615

    Shoshanna answers all of our insecurities with a design flourish: flutter sleeve, ruching, A-line skirt. The metallic diamond-pattern on lurex chiffon makes it special. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Neiman Marcus.

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  • Mac Duggal

    Mac Duggal One Shoulder Asymmetrical Hemline

    $398

    One of those instant pick-me-ups—modern and chic with the one shoulder cape sleeve and asymmetrical hemline. We love the subtle wink of glitz with the beading on the sleeve. A good option for petites. See it on mother of the groom Lisa. Sizes 2 to 16. Buy from Mac Duggal. 
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  • Betsy & Adam

    Betsy & Adam Floral Halter Chiffon Dress

    $219

    Show some flair without going over the top. Halter style, cascade ruffle, muted pattern. Special enough to wear for a wedding, but so versatile, you're sure to reach for it again and again. Sizes 4-16. Buy from Betsy & Adam.

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  • Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon

    Teri Jon Off The Shoulder Metallic Dress

    $550

    A dress that will change your mind about knee length. Trust us: it's even better on than on model. The draped sleeve is adjustable—looks great worn shawl-like, a bit higher on the shoulder, as well as all the way off. The fabric has some stretch and shimmers with gold flecks that sit on top of the pink material. This would be great for a daytime wedding, rehearsal dinner, or cocktail party. Sizes 2 to 18. Buy from Teri Jon.

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  • Mac Duggal

    Mac Duggal Beaded Flounce Sleeve Midi Dress

    $498

    You don't have to scream it—your sophistication is obvious in this beautiful hand beaded dress. We love the flounce sleeves. The sage green color is perfect for spring, but muted enough to pass for a neutral. The midi length works day or night. Sizes 2 to 16. Buy from Mac Duggal.

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  • Theia

    Theia Crinkle Strapless A-Line Dress

    $645

    A classic A-line is always the right decision. The allover crinkle material gives the "Ellie" a modern twist, along with the angled neckline. There's rubber in the bodice to help everything stay in place, but keep in mind you mind you might want to have it pulled in tight to really provide support. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue.

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  • Pomander Place

    Pomander Place Gold Embroidered Maxi Dress

    $168

    All it takes is a little gold embroidery to elevate an easy-to-wear black column dress. The "Lillith" dress gives great vintage vibes with so many elevated details, from the puff sleeve to the lace hem. You could wear this day or night. Sizes XS to XXXL. Buy from Tuckernuck.

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  • Shoshanna

    Shoshanna One-Shoulder Floral Jacquard Midi Dress

    $725

    Timeless, yet totally on point with its one shoulder neckline and side bow. The gorgeous jacquard fabric makes it extra special, and that midi length works well for day or night—and especially for petites. Sizes 2 to 14. Buy from Neiman Marcus. 

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  • Adrianna Papell

    Adrianna Papell One Shoulder Metallic Knit Sleeveless Gown

    $199

    Pack it up—this pinkie is ready for your beach wedding. Get that one shoulder gown style you crave in a slightly less formal metallic knit. We're fans of the draping. Sizes 2 to 16. Buy from Dillard's. 
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