14 Dresses That'll Turn Heads at Your Engagement Party
Finding the right dress for an occasion can sometimes be stressful, but when it comes to your engagement-party dress, you have the freedom to choose a fun option that reflects your personal style. So instead of digging through your closet and trying to make an old dress work for your engagement party, you should get a new piece that you'll remember forever. With dresses that range from small to plus size and come in colors such as white and blue with daring slits and flowy silhouettes, there's bound to be an engagement dress in here for every bride-to-be. In fact, these dresses are so stunning, you might even consider double dipping for your engagement photos, too.
To make the search for the perfect engagement-party dress easier for you, we rounded up a list of both stylish and versatile picks so you can wear them again after the event and get your money's worth. From floral prints to sexy silks and delicate lace and starting in price from under $100, prepare to find an elegant choice that's worth every penny. Ahead, find the best engagement-party dresses on the market.
A Ruffle Engagement Dress: V. Chapman Lily Dress
This V. Chapman Lily Dress ($365) is the perfect balance of playful and sophisticated. Its tiered ruffle design and soft ruching are super flattering. In fact, this dress is stretchy enough to be pulled over your head — no zippers or clasps are needed.
A Lavender Engagement Dress: Saylor Eizelle Dress
If you want to make a statement at your party, pick up this Eizelle Dress ($158, originally $264). The dress is covered in stunning lavender lace with a scalloped hem that adds the perfect touch. It's both elegant and striking, making it the perfect balance for an engagement party.
A Romantic Engagement Dress: Bhldn Marcella Flower Dress
You'll look like a vision in this Bhldn Marcella Flower Dress ($348). The dress's flowy floral silhouette is so elegant, making it perfect for a formal engagement party. Pair it with a simple pair of heels for an unforgettable look.
A Strapless Engagement Dress: Maiah Cream Maxi Dress
Slip on this stunning Maiah Cream Maxi Dress ($90) for your engagement party, and prepare to hear a roar from attendees. This dress's satin material, strapless neckline, and open cowl-neck back packs an unforgettable punch. Pair it with gold jewelry and nude heels for a classic look that'll stand the test of time.
An Elevated Slip Engagement Dress: Elyse Bias Slip Dress
The Elyse Bias Slip Dress ($120) is tactfully designed to accentuate the wearer's natural shape. Its fabric was cut at a 45-degree angle to softly drape over curves in the most flattering way. This isn't an ordinary slip dress, which is why we love it.
A White Engagement Dress: Cecilia Bodycon Midi Dress White
Celebrate your engagement in all white in this Cecilia Bodycon Midi Dress White ($65). The dress features a sexy side slip, an asymmetrical neckline, and a figure-hugging silhouette that pairs wonderfully with sun-kissed skin. Its zip back makes it easy to take on and off, so you can have it for years to come.
A Citrus Engagement Dress: Reformation Embry Dress
This Reformation Embry Dress ($248) is so flattering. We love that the dress is mainly green with just a hint of citrus peeking through. Plus, the slight ruffle at the neckline is flirty and fun, making it a great engagement-party dress.
A Casual Engagement Dress: Hill House Home The Paz Top and Skirt
Hill House Home's bestselling The Paz Top ($95) and Paz Skirt ($95) are back in stock in a bunch of new colors and prints. We're crushing hard on this black set for an engagement party, but it also comes in lilac stripe and rose print. While you can wear this set separately, we personally love it together.
An Engagement Dress Under $100: Eloquii High-Low Wrap Dress
Summer is the perfect time for pastels and light colors, and we think this Eloquii High-Low Wrap Dress ($70, originally $120) is beautiful for a summertime engagement party. The color and silhouette are so flattering, and plus, it's also affordable. The puff sleeves and tulip hem make for an update to a classic shape.
A Formal Engagement Dress: La Femme One-Shoulder Jersey Gown
If you're having a black-tie engagement party, you, of course, need a gown. This La Femme One-Shoulder Jersey Gown ($228) is beautiful and elegant; it'll be in your closet for a long time. We like this emerald-green hue, but it comes in a few different colors.
An Effortless Red Engagement Dress: Show Me Your Mumu Hallie Halter Dress
You'll feel red hot in this Show Me Your Mumu Hallie Halter Dress ($188). The loose silhouette makes it great for particularly warm days. Dress it up with heels and jewelry for your engagement party, and it'll be the perfect combination of casual and dressy.
A Strapless Red Engagement Dress: Vici Collection Strapless Cutout Cotton Midi Dress
If your engagement party is in the summer, this Vici Collection Strapless Cutout Cotton Midi Dress ($89) will be your BFF. The twisted sweetheart neckline is so pretty, and its peekaboo cutout gives it a unique edge. Available in three color options, this dress is hard to say no to.
A Black Engagement Dress: Endless Summer Inma Midi
This Endless Summer Inma Midi ($98) looks like a classic midi dress from the front. The open back and cutout sides, though, are what give it its standout look. Pair it with a slicked-back bun and gold jewelry for a timeless look.