All Dressed Up
Whether there's a special occasion on your agenda or you just want to have something on hand for impromptu events, a selection of evening party dresses will give you some great ideas about what to wear. Evening dresses run the gamut from low key and elegant to seductive and racy. With so many to choose from, you might be tempted to purchase more than one - which is fine, because different occasions call for different looks.
The Long Black Dress
The little black dress is a classic, but there's something to be said for its longer counterpart, too. A sleek style that skims over the body like this looks phenomenal on tall women, and is great for showing off strong shoulders. The Grecian-inspired look is right on trend, too.
Youthful and Sweet
Teenagers and young women can express their youthful side and still look glamorous. A strapless style like this is just made for dancing the night away. The print keeps it fresh and sweet, but the cut is undeniably dressy.
Puttin' on the Glitz
It's practically impossible to go wrong with a metallic dress on an evening out, particularly if you're headed to a nightclub or celebrating New Year's Eve. This glitzy little number shows off legs for miles and looks great with killer heels.
Modestly into the Night
If you prefer to err on the modest side yet still want to show off some skin without going overboard, try a halter dress with thick straps and a full skirt. Not only is this red dress easy to dress up with just a few gleaming accessories, it's also surprisingly versatile - it moves straight to daytime with a pair of flats and a denim jacket thrown on top.
A Little Retro Flair
Proof that everything old is new again: Retro-inspired dresses are as popular as ever! They also make quite a statement and are perfect for women who want to stand out a little and steer clear of basic evening dress styles.
Try Something New
Summer is the perfect time to branch out and experiment with bold colors and fresh styles. With its vibrant teal hue, asymmetrical sheer overlay and comfortable halter neckline, this dress is a breath of fresh air!
The Classic Black Sheath
If you're attending a corporate party, opt for a look that is timeless and easy to accessorize. A black sheath dress is a phenomenal choice that you'll wear over and over again. Bonus: You can wear it to the office with a cardigan over it, then dress it up at night before the party.
Ruffles add a playful twist to the usual evening glitz. Layered tiers are such a fun choice for a young woman, and they look especially eye-catching in a bold hue like this.
Embellished dresses are great for those extra special occasions. Some styles are delicately embellished along the hem and neckline, while others are more generously decorated, like this ethereal look.
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