The Dresses

UNDER $300

  • Adrianna Papell

    Adrianna Papell HIgh Low Mikado Gown

    $199

    A fresh twist on the ball gown with just the right ratio of coverage to exposed skin. The high-low hemline is playful; the back is just as interesting as the front, with a train for added drama. Buy from Adrianna Papell. Sizes 0-22.

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  • Betsy & Adam

    Betsy & Adam Ruffle Halter Crepe Gown

    $259

    Proof positive that you can look tasteful and va-va-voom in one fabulous halter style dress. The side slit, ruffles and curve-enhancing cut are everything. Also comes in red if you're really feeling adventurous, and black. Sizes 2-14; available in petites. Buy from Nordstrom.

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  • Lauren Ralph Lauren

    Lauren Ralph Lauren One Shoulder Bow Trim Gown

    $295

    A solid gold choice for a very special occasion. The bow detail is a special touch; we like the figure skimming fit. Sizes 0 to 18. Buy from Bloomingdale's. 

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  • Eliza J

    Eliza J Sequined Wrap Gown

    $268

     

     

    Now it's a party! We love this sequined spin on the wrap style that is friendly to most body types. The v-neck with the wrap makes it a smart choice for those with larger breasts. The slit adds a sexy kick, and sparkling is exactly what you should be on a wedding day. Sizes 0 to 18. Buy from Bloomingdale's.

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  • Kiyonna

    Kiyonna Plus Size Velvet Maxi Dress

    $188

    Luxe fabrication; easy, flattering style. The dolman sleeves, side slits, defined waist line, A-line silhouette, and pockets make this dress a winner. Sizes 0X to 5X. Buy from Macy's. 

  • Maggy London

    Maggy London Asymmetric Pleated Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress

    $178

    When you feel like wearing your favorite LBD...but crave a splash of color. This makes a pretty choice, with its flutter sleeve and asymmetrical below-the-knee hemline. A dress you'll no doubt wear again and again. Sizes 2 to 16. Buy from Nordstrom.

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  • Estelle Plus

    Estelle Plus Glitterland Faux Wrap Dress

    $169

    Here's a great way to sparkle without feeling like a Christmas tree. We love the unexpected deep violet color and flattering wrap style. The sparkle makes it dressy enough for evening; length also works well for day. Sizes 16 to 24. Buy from Bloomingdale's.

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  • Jenny Yoo

    Jenny Yoo Open-Back Velvet Gown

    $295

    Rich color, chic style. A great way to show off your back without feeling overexposed. Who doesn't love a flirty flutter sleeve? Comes in several colors. Sizes 0 to 26. Buy from Anthropologie.

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  • Eliza J

    Eliza J Embellished High/Low Chiffon Dress

    $188

     A flirty, fun way to do the navy thing. The flattering cut will make you feel like you're floating—which you should be. Tasteful and modern, the high-low hemline is always a nice option for shorter women. Sizes 2-18. Buy from Nordstrom.

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  • Betsy & Adam

    Betsy & Adam Plus Size Cape Back Metallic Gown

    $268

    Gold stars for this formal dress! We love the dramatic cape sleeve—a gorgeous moment from the front and back that's also practical: arm coverage, and no concern about tripping. The slim fit is designed to flatter with its ruched detailing. Sizes 14 to 20. Buy from Macy's.

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  • BHLDN

    BHLDN One-Shoulder Asymmetrical-Waist Gown

    $270

    A gorgeous one shoulder moment at a great price. You get the on-trend blouson sleeve and the asymmetrical neckline/bare shoulder—two for one! We love the asymmetrical drop waist, ruched detailing and A-line skirt, too. Sizes 0-18. Buy from Anthropologie.

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  • Renee C.

    RENEE C. Satin One Shoulder Midi Dress

    $90

    Grecian goddess meets modern day style icon. Simple can be the most chic. This one-sleeve asymmetric hemline satin dress comes in nine colors, bright and neutral. Plus, it's a bargain and still well-stocked. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. Buy from Saks Off Fifth.

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