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  • M.M. LaFleur

    M.M. LaFluer Stretch Crepe Midi Dress

    $325

    A dress that will move with you from day to night. Tailored fit, but the ruching makes it what the brand likes to call "middle friendly." We'll take it. Sophisticated midi length. The "Ciela" dress is bound to be a wardrobe workhorse. Also comes in a dark green. Sizes 0 to 18. Buy from M.M. LaFluer

  • Pax Philomena

    Pax Philomena Italian Silk Maxi Kaftan

    $815

    Italy meets India and comfort meets style in this striking kaftan dress with its modern spin on traditional ikat design. Made in India of Italian silk crepe, the The "Elegante Vita" features hand beaded drawstring tassels that add a bit of sparkle and make it possible to adjust the fit. One size fits most. Buy from Pax Philomena.

  • Ruti

    Ruti Caped Dress

    $319

    It's called "The Surprising Dress" by this woman-led indie brand, and with good reason: the above-the-knee style is classic, but the cape effect makes it modern and memorable. Also note the subtle slit neckline and adjustable tie at the waist. We love the versatility: pair it with boots for an outdoorsy wedding; or with funky heels for a daytime ceremony. You can be sure you'll return to this chic piece again and again. Sizes XS to XL. Buy from Ruti.

  • Adrianna Papell

    Adrianna Papell One Shoulder Jumpsuit

    $219

    A jumpsuit can look just as dressy as a dress, particular in this modern silhouette with one shoulder flutter sleeve and wide leg pants. Keep the accessories minimal. Consider a metallic open toe heel for a bit of sparkle. Sizes 14-28 (Similar style available in sizes 0-20). Buy from Adrianna Papell.

  • Mille

    Mille Button Down Tiered Maxi Dress

    $309

    When you're trying to keep it casual but still want to look polished, you'll feel great in the "Victoria," a popular silhouette from this boutique brand. The ruffled sleeve mirrors the ruffle placket on the button down top. The tiered maxi skirt gets belted to pull it all together. Plus: pockets! Sizes XXS to XL. Buy from Mille.

  • Diarrablu

    Diarrablu Patterned Maxi Dress

    $215

    Beach, backyard, ballroom—we love this sophisticated maxi wrap dress anywhere. The print will let you stand out without overwhelming the wedding party. Made to order in XS to 3XL. Diarrablu is an African brand committed to sustainable practices. Buy from Diarrablu.

  • ASOS Design

    ASOS Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress

    $110

    Sophisticated need not mean a steep price. The cuffed balloon sleeves and shimmery embellishment give this party dress a special occasion vibe; the midi length is perfect for afternoon or evening. Buy from ASOS Design.