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MICHAEL Michael Kors Ruffled Velvet-trimmed Crepe Halterneck Mini Dress - Black
MICHAEL Michael Kors Ruffled Velvet-trimmed Crepe Halterneck Mini Dress - Black 

If you're looking for a new black party dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors' halterneck style is such a chic option. The soft ruffles, velvet trims and bow give it a vintage '90s feel that's one of our favorite trends at the moment. Wear this crepe piece with a pair of statement earrings.

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James Perse Wrap-effect Ruched Cotton-blend Jersey Dress - Black
James Perse Wrap-effect Ruched Cotton-blend Jersey Dress - Black 

James Perses' black dress is equally versatile and comfortable, making it a perfect choice for everything from cocktail parties and dinners to nights out with friends. Designed for a close fit, it's made from cotton-blend jersey, and has a flattering wrap-effect front and subtle ruching along the side to gently hug your curves.

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Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Soshana One-shoulder Crepe Mini Dress - Off-white
Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Soshana One-shoulder Crepe Mini Dress - Off-white 

Alice + Olivia is known for its fun cocktail designs, and the brand's 'Soshana' dress is the perfect party piece. Cut from crepe, this mini style is designed with a choker-effect neckline and body-skimming silhouette. Wear yours with strappy sandals and sparkly jewelry.

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Self-Portrait Off-the-shoulder Ruffled Crepe-trimmed Guipure Lace Mini Dress - Navy
Self-Portrait Off-the-shoulder Ruffled Crepe-trimmed Guipure Lace Mini Dress - Navy 

Perfect for cocktail events, engagement parties or your next night out, Self-Portrait's dress has an elegant off-the-shoulder neckline framed by black grosgrain straps. It's trimmed with lustrous satin and crepe ruffles and backed in beige to highlight the intricate guipure lace pattern. Contrast the midnight-blue hue with a colorful clutch.

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Alexander Wang Cutout Stretch-modal Dress - Black
Alexander Wang Cutout Stretch-modal Dress - Black 

What we love most about T by Alexander Wang's collections is the cool, unexpected detailing incorporated into each piece. Designed to highlight the waist, this dress is cut from stretchy modal that hugs your curves and has cutouts held together by buttons. The hem hits right below the knee, a length that looks especially good with ankle boots.

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Alexander Wang Cutout Stretch-modal Dress - Black
Alexander Wang Cutout Stretch-modal Dress - Black 

T by Alexander Wang's dress is made from a double layer of stretchy modal fabric for a snug, flattering fit and smooth finish. This style is suspended from delicate, thin straps and has a cutout and gathered bodice that is secured by silk ties. We think it looks equally chic teamed with combat boots or heels.

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Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Simone Stretch-jersey Mini Dress - Black
Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Simone Stretch-jersey Mini Dress - Black 

Alice + Olivia's 'Simone' dress flatters in all the right places – structured shoulders balance out the hips while the grosgrain band draws the eye towards the smallest part of your frame. Closely cut from smoothing stretch-jersey, it has a plunging neckline that's tempered by long sleeves.

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Self-Portrait Tiered Guipure Lace Mini Dress - Navy
Self-Portrait Tiered Guipure Lace Mini Dress - Navy 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Self-Portrait's navy and black mini dress is made from two types of guipure lace for a graphic, paneled finish. It has playful tiered ruffles at the skirt and pretty capped shoulders. The beige lining provides discreet coverage.

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Needle & Thread Embellished Tulle Gown - Ivory
Needle & Thread Embellished Tulle Gown - Ivory 

Needle & Thread's much-anticipated bridal collection is the perfect choice for your special day. From the capsule, this decadent gown is made from layers of wispy tulle and embellished with beads, sequins and light-catching crystals in a pretty floral pattern. For a contemporary bridal look, wear it with the matching cape and metallic heels.

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J.Crew Frida Velvet Wrap Dress - Silver
J.Crew Frida Velvet Wrap Dress - Silver 

One of the reasons we love velvet is that it goes so well with other luxe textures - we'll be pairing J.Crew's 'Frida' dress with satin mules or pumps. This silver midi style has capped sleeves balanced by a waist-flattering wrap front.

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Halston Strapless Crepe Midi Dress - Black
Halston Strapless Crepe Midi Dress - Black 

Halston Heritage's black crepe dress is so versatile and timeless, you can wear it to everything from formal weddings to cocktail parties - try styling it with a choker and classic red lip. It has a supportive built-in bra, flatteringly placed seams and flouncy asymmetric skirt that moves beautifully with every step.

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Elizabeth and James Nevyn Stetch-knit Dress - Black
Elizabeth and James Nevyn Stetch-knit Dress - Black 

Every woman needs a go-to LBD in her closet and Elizabeth and James' 'Nevyn' style is one that you'll turn to season after season. Cut for a close, flexible fit, this piece has a contoured sweetheart neckline that is particularly flattering on smaller busts and a sizable back vent so you can dance comfortably at your next event. The only accessory it needs is a bold red lip.

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By Malene Birger Jannina Wrap-effect Metallic Stretch-velvet Dress - Black
By Malene Birger Jannina Wrap-effect Metallic Stretch-velvet Dress - Black 

Woven with light-catching silver threads, By Malene Birger's plush stretch-velvet 'Jannina' dress is perfect for the holiday season. It has a flattering wrap-effect design that cinches in at the waist and turns to reveal a skin-baring cutout back. Accessorize yours with a clutch and platform sandals.

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Halston Layered Satin Dress - Blush
Halston Layered Satin Dress - Blush 

Halston Heritage's dress is perfect for modern brides, or those who want something shorter and less traditional for the evening of their wedding. Made from satin in a shade of blush the brand calls 'Primrose', this strapless style has a supportive internal bustier to keep it in place and a flattering overlay. The lustrous fabric looks beautiful with metallic accessories.

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Ulla Johnson Lana Bow-embellished Crepe Dress - Black
Ulla Johnson Lana Bow-embellished Crepe Dress - Black 

We first saw Ulla Johnson's 'Lana' dress on the Fall '17 runway - it is a nod to powerful, feminine and strong women. This crepe style has bow-embellished shoulders and a fitted bodice, and fans out to a voluminous midi skirt. Try yours with mules or knee boots, as per the show.

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Elizabeth and James Vanna Off-the-shoulder Velvet Midi Dress - Black
Elizabeth and James Vanna Off-the-shoulder Velvet Midi Dress - Black 

Elizabeth and James's 'Vanna' dress is made from sumptuous velvet in a flattering off-the-shoulder silhouette. It has internal gumming to keep it from slipping and elasticated cuffs that add volume to the blouson sleeves. Dress from the feet up with strappy metallic sandals.

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Needle & Thread Monoliet Embellished Chiffon Mini Dress - Black
Needle & Thread Monoliet Embellished Chiffon Mini Dress - Black 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. We've always been fans of Needle & Thread's eveningwear, so we asked the brand to design this 'Monoliet' dress just for us. It's cut from chiffon and intricately embellished with scores of beads and sequins arranged in a floral pattern. The back panel is left sheer, so opt for an adhesive bra.

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Cefinn - Belted Metallic Striped Cotton-blend Voile Dress - Green
Cefinn - Belted Metallic Striped Cotton-blend Voile Dress - Green 

Samantha Cameron designs pieces for her Cefinn line that transition seamlessly from day to night - so you don't need to pack an extra outfit if you have cocktail plans after work. This midi dress is made from cotton-blend voile woven with teal, black and shimmering gold stripes. Wear it with a blazer or layered over a fitted turtleneck for office events.

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Norma Kamali Goddess Ruched Stretch-jersey Maxi Dress - White
Norma Kamali Goddess Ruched Stretch-jersey Maxi Dress - White 

Inspired by Grecian robes, Norma Kamali's 'Goddess' maxi dress is cut from lightweight stretch-jersey in a flowing silhouette. It's ruched at the waist and through the skirt, and has slim ties that wind multiple times around the front. Slip it over your swimsuit when you go from the beach to sunset cocktails.

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Melissa Odabash Loulou Crochet-trimmed Printed Poplin Maxi Dress - Brown
Melissa Odabash Loulou Crochet-trimmed Printed Poplin Maxi Dress - Brown 

No vacation wardrobe is complete without one of Melissa Odabash's glamorous coverups. Cut from poplin, this plunging piece is printed with zebra-inspired stripes and has waist ties to define the fluid silhouette. Slip it on over your favorite bikini at the beach, or wear it for cocktails with sandals and gold jewelry.

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Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Neely Cape-effect Crepe Dress - Red
Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Neely Cape-effect Crepe Dress - Red 

Alice + Olivia's figure-hugging 'Neely' dress is cut from crepe, with a cape-effect overlay that elegantly drapes across your shoulders and back. The simple lines and deep red hue are elegant and versatile - wear it with your favorite clutch and heels.

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Rebecca Vallance Baha Ruffled Lace Mini Dress - Saffron
Rebecca Vallance Baha Ruffled Lace Mini Dress - Saffron 

The warm saffron hue of Rebecca Valance's 'Baha' dress from the Resort '18 collection conjures images of balmy summer evenings - it instantly makes us want to book a vacation. It's made from spiderweb lace backed in crepe and has a pretty ruffled hem and straps. We like it with heels and flat sandals alike.

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IRO Ekima Asymmetric Draped Crepe Mini Dress - Red
IRO Ekima Asymmetric Draped Crepe Mini Dress - Red 

IRO creates truly effortless pieces like this 'Ekima' dress which will look great at your next cocktail party or dinner date. Designed in a striking red hue, it's made from fluid crepe and falls to an asymmetric hem that sways elegantly as you move. Underpin it with gel petals.

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Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Janice Tiered Ruffled Stretch-knit Mini Dress - Black
Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Janice Tiered Ruffled Stretch-knit Mini Dress - Black 

Alice + Olivia's 'Janice' dress is made from sculpting stretch-knit to smooth your figure. It falls in semi-sheer ruffles to a mini skirt that beautifully flutters as you mingle or dance at parties. Try it with a leather jacket on your next night out.

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By Malene Birger Dessa Off-the-shoulder Stretch-ponte Dress - Black
By Malene Birger Dessa Off-the-shoulder Stretch-ponte Dress - Black 

It goes without saying that an LBD is an essential in any woman's wardrobe and By Malene Birger's 'Dessa' dress is a timeless style you'll be wearing for every type of event. Made from sculpting stretch-ponte, this slim style has a folded one-shoulder neckline and is seamed to enhance the flattering, streamlined fit. All it needs is a bold red lip and simple sandals.

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Elizabeth and James Greene Embellished Crepe Mini Dress - Black
Elizabeth and James Greene Embellished Crepe Mini Dress - Black 

Elizabeth and James' 'Greene' dress is perfect for events and holiday parties. Cut from black crepe in a slightly loose shift silhouette, it's embellished with rows of fringed beads that swish with every step - we especially love how they look when you're twirling on the dance floor. Wear it with point-toe flats or pumps.

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Opening Ceremony Lotus Jacquard Midi Dress - Black
Opening Ceremony Lotus Jacquard Midi Dress - Black 

Opening Ceremony's signature 'Lotus' dress has been updated in a tactile jacquard. This piece has a ribbed scooped neckline and body-hugging fit that's enhanced by perfectly positioned seams. The flouncy ruffled shoulders and fluted midi hem call for minimal accessories - leave your dress to do the talking.

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Helmut Lang Asymmetric Paneled Silk-satin Midi Dress - Silver
Helmut Lang Asymmetric Paneled Silk-satin Midi Dress - Silver 

Helmut Lang's midi dress is made from liquid silk-satin that beautifully skims your silhouette. Cut for a slim fit, this slinky design has frayed, tiered panels that follow the flattering asymmetric hem. We love how easy it is to style - try it solo with ankle boots or layered over wide-leg pants. Outfit 1: Helmut Lang Pants, ATP Atelier Slides, Loewe Pouch, Monica Vinader Ring, Saskia Diez Ring, Charlotte Chesnais Earring. Outfit 2: 3.1 Phillip Lim Ankle boots. -- Silver silk-satin - Slips on - 100% silk - Dry clean - Designer color: Gray Pebble - Imported

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Draper James Metallic Corded Lace Midi Dress - Beige
Draper James Metallic Corded Lace Midi Dress - Beige 

Inspired by the grace and Southern charm of her hometown in Nashville, Tennessee, Reese Witherspoon ensures Draper James' ladylike dresses will make you feel pretty, always. This piece is cut from metallic corded lace and has a fitted bodice that gently flares out to a softly pleated skirt. We like how the carefully placed pointelle details highlight your waist and décolletage.

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Draper James Betty Corded Lace And Duchesse-satin Midi Dress - Teal
Draper James Betty Corded Lace And Duchesse-satin Midi Dress - Teal 

Draper James' ladylike dresses perfectly capture what founder Reese Witherspoon loves most about America's South - its beauty, grace and charm. Made from duchesse-satin, this 'Betty' style is overlaid with delicate corded lace and trimmed with pointelle to highlight the universally flattering fit-and-flare shape.

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Needle & Thread Andromeda Ruffled Embellished Tulle Mini Dress - Black
Needle & Thread Andromeda Ruffled Embellished Tulle Mini Dress - Black 

Needle & Thread draws inspiration from the intricate artistry of Indian embroidery. This black tulle mini dress is embellished with sparkling sequins and iridescent beads to mimic the Andromeda Galaxy. The grosgrain ribbon creates a flattering nipped-in appearance at the waist to balance the ruffled tiers.

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Zimmermann Ruffle-trimmed Washed-silk Midi Dress - Peach
Zimmermann Ruffle-trimmed Washed-silk Midi Dress - Peach 

Zimmermann's midi dress is made from fluid silk that's been washed for an exceptionally soft feel. Trimmed with cascading ruffles, this pretty piece cinches in at the waist and falls to a flattering midi hem. Complement the pale-peach hue with jewel-tone accessories.

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Draper James Kara Pleated Metallic Jacquard And Swiss-dot Tulle Dress - Black
Draper James Kara Pleated Metallic Jacquard And Swiss-dot Tulle Dress - Black 

Perfect for New Year's Eve or holiday season parties, Draper James' 'Kara' dress is woven with a glittering gold pattern, reminiscent of fireworks. This pleated design is cut from jacquard in a classic fit-and-flare shape that's boned to emphasize the waist. Sweep your hair up to highlight the beautiful Swiss-dot tulle yoke.

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Three Graces London - Joan Ruffled Linen Maxi Dress - Antique rose
Three Graces London - Joan Ruffled Linen Maxi Dress - Antique rose 

Catherine Johnson focuses on thoughtful designs and beautiful materials when creating Three Graces London's elegant collections. In 'Vintage Pink', this breathable linen 'Joan' dress is gathered with rouleau ties along the ruffled scooped neck and is pleated from the waist to enhance the A-line shape. Need to save space in your luggage? This will take you effortlessly from beach to cocktail hour.

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Zimmermann Flutter Smock Ruffled Silk Crepe De Chine Mini Dress - Bright orange
Zimmermann Flutter Smock Ruffled Silk Crepe De Chine Mini Dress - Bright orange 

Drawing on bohemian and Victorian designs, Zimmermann creates pieces you'll want to wear well beyond your next vacation. This fluid silk crepe de chine dress has fluttery sleeves and a ruffled mini hem. It's gently gathered along the neck for volume and finished with neat pussy-bow ties. The bright-orange hue is surprisingly versatile - try it with any of your favorite black or metallic heels.

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Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Marilla Embellished Embroidered Velvet Mini Dress - Black
Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Marilla Embellished Embroidered Velvet Mini Dress - Black 

Made from plush velvet, Alice + Olivia's best-selling 'Marilla' dress is embellished with metallic embroidery and shimmering bronze beads to create the illusion of antique brocade. It has a fit-and-flare silhouette and reinforced hem to hold the full mini skirt. The V-neckline is framed by delicate straps that crisscross beautifully at the back.

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Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Launa Lace-trimmed Embroidered Velvet Mini Dress - Black
Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Launa Lace-trimmed Embroidered Velvet Mini Dress - Black 

Tallulah Willis wore Alice + Olivia's 'Launa' dress to the brand's Spring '18 New York Fashion Week show - she was one of eight female artists enlisted to create installations for the night. Cut from plush velvet, this mini style is embroidered with bouquets of flowers and trimmed with lace at the hem. The simple fit-and-flare shape works equally well with heels, or layered over tights and a turtleneck.

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Diane von Furstenberg Satin-trimmed Flocked Chiffon Midi Dress - Black
Diane von Furstenberg Satin-trimmed Flocked Chiffon Midi Dress - Black 

One of Jonathan Saunders' goals when taking on the role of Chief Creative Officer at Diane von Furstenberg was to make the label's iconic dresses feel fresh again. This midi style is cut from panels of airy chiffon and flocked with lustrous velvet polka-dots. It's framed with black satin trims and has a loose, kaftan-inspired silhouette that can be cinched with the tie belt. Detach the slip and wear yours over a camisole and jeans.

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Ulla Johnson Elisa One-shoulder Ruffled Velvet Dress - Chocolate
Ulla Johnson Elisa One-shoulder Ruffled Velvet Dress - Chocolate 

Ulla Johnson's 'Elisa' dress is perfect for all the holiday season parties we're sure are popping up in your diary. Blended with a touch of silk for added luster, this velvet style is designed in a one-shoulder silhouette that's topped with a bow. It's gathered along the bodice and has a ruffled, wrap-effect skirt. Accessorize yours with a clutch and sandals.

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SOLACE London Eila Ribbed-knit Cotton-blend Mini Dress - Black
SOLACE London Eila Ribbed-knit Cotton-blend Mini Dress - Black 

The long-length statement sleeves of Solace London's black mini dress are slit so you can still comfortably hold a clutch or glass of champagne. This short style is made from a ribbed-knit cotton-blend that holds its shape and hugs the body. Be sure to showcase the off-the-shoulder neckline to best effect with a strapless bra.

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