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Dressing For Dress Codes

Getting an invitation in the mail for a fabulous event with a dress code requirement can be stressful. Dress codes are sometimes difficult to decipher, and can drive you crazy when trying to choose the most appropriate attire.

Thanks to our etiquette expert, DearSugar, who has created DearSugar's Guide To Decoding Dress Codes, we can all rest a little easier knowing that our outfits fall within the guidelines of the proper dress code. Here are some suggestions for what to wear when a dress code has you stumped:

Here's a Business Casual look for a party: Oscar de La Renta is the epitome of class and this tailored, tweed dress and belt are sure to be hit in any conservative crowd. Buy it here for $1,950. The belt is sold separately. You can buy it here for $350.

This Carmen Marc Valvo Taffeta Wrap Top & Skirt is a great choice for a Formal Affair
Buy it here for a total of $855 (jacket and skirt sold separately).

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This gorgeous Notte by Marchesa Bow Dress is perfect for Cocktail Attire when you are looking for something fun and flirty. Buy it here for $780.

This elegant, yet sexy Carmen Marc Valvo Gown is perfect for any winter Black Tie event or gala. The color won't wash you out and the form fitting shape is classic and jaw dropping. Buy it here for $960.

This Carolina Herrera Jersey Draped Gown has just the right flair for a modern White Tie event. It has a short train for a dramatic effect. This dress is representative of something so dressy that you will be doing more standing pretty than partying and dancing. Buy it here for $2,990.

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