14 Cocktail Dresses to Buy Now and Wear All Year Long
Anytime you need a cocktail dress, everything in your closet suddenly seems unworthy. Let's face it, if we're going to a fun event, it's really special to get to wear a new dress, since we haven't been to so many events in the last couple of years. So for all those cocktail parties you've got to attend this season, or summer weddings that seem to pop up before you know it, why not pick up a new dress (or two)? It'll make getting dressed to go out that much more fun.
Right now, our favorite dresses are romantic but still a little sexy. We're also loving brighter colors and unexpected patterns, just to make sure we're keeping it interesting. Plus, sparkles are always a good idea. We love these 14 dresses because they're so versatile; you can go to any kind of party in these dresses, and you're guaranteed to make an entrance. From sexy slip dresses to fun feathered styles and classic black dresses, you can't go wrong with any of these styles. You're going to want to shop these picks before they're gone!
A Wrap Dress: Eloquii Satin Collared Mini Wrap Dress
When in doubt, grab a wrap dress. The silhouette is timeless for a reason; it looks good on pretty much everyone. This Eloquii Satin Collared Mini Wrap Dress ($130) comes in a few colors, but we're into the soft light blue.
A Sparkly Dress: Des Phemmes Exclusive Embroidered Tie-Dye Corset Mini Dress
We gasped when we saw this Des Phemmes Exclusive Embroidered Tie-Dye Corset Mini Dress ($810). It's super sexy without feeling vulgar, and the draping is over the top in the best way. Plus, the sequined skirt is a showstopper.
A Midi Dress: Reformation Twilight Dress
If you want something a little longer, go with this Reformation Twilight Dress ($278). We love the tie straps and the sexy slit at the side. It comes in both solid colors and patterns, but we're partial to this blue floral, especially in the summer.
A Strapless Dress: Superdown Ramona Bustier Dress
If you need something that will make a statement, you need this Superdown Ramona Bustier Dress ($96). How fun are the feathers? It also comes in white, which would be a fun reception dress to change into if you're getting married.
A Metallic Dress: Zara Limited Edition Asymmetrical Dress
If you're going to a party, pick up a fun metallic dress. We're loving the color and silhouette of this Zara Limited Edition Asymmetrical Dress ($119). It's whimsical, sexy, and made for the dance floor.
An Asymmetrical Dress: Fame and Partners The Selene Dress
This Fame and Partners The Selene Dress ($259) is so sexy and fun. We like the asymmetrical straps; they add a little something extra to the style. The straps are also adjustable, so it's easy to find your perfect fit.
A Cocktail Dress Under $100: Endless Rose Swiss Dot Ruched Dress
Got a party to go to, and don't feel like spending a fortune? Grab this beautiful Endless Rose Swiss Dot Ruched Dress ($90). The white swiss dot makes this appropriate for almost any occasion, especially summer parties.
A Backless Dress: Amanda Uprichard Posie Dress
This Amanda Uprichard Posie Dress ($255) looks like a classic cocktail dress from the front, but the back is almost completely open. We love the one-shoulder silhouette, and the cascading ruffles are fun and flirty. Plus, the vibrant blue color is perfect for summer.
A Statement Dress: Alex Perry Orin Knotted Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress
If you're going to splurge on a dress, make it one that fits perfectly. Alex Perry is known for ultra-flattering fits, and this knockout Alex Perry Orin Knotted Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress ($950) is the latest example. It's giving us major Barbie vibes.
A Leather Dress: Lamarque x Revolve Corey Mini Dress
We love all things leather, and we're leaning in to our obsession right now. Colored leather is a fun take on the trend, and we like this pink Lamarque x Revolve Corey Mini Dress ($445). It also comes in black, brown, and cream, if that's more your speed.
A Cutout Dress: Aje Psychedelia Cut Out Mini Dress
This Aje Psychedelia Cut Out Mini Dress ($525) has the cutest exaggerated sleeves. We also like the cutout in the back and at the side, and the tie waist is so flattering. This style also comes in white, if you're looking for a summer staple.