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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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Herve Leger Off-the-shoulder Fringed Bandage Gown - Black
Herve Leger Off-the-shoulder Fringed Bandage Gown - Black 

Cocktail party or gala coming up in the social calendar? Hervé Léger's gown will make you feel so confident thanks to its figure-smoothing bandage fabric. We like how the swishy fringing moves with you, contrasting against the close cut. Keep the focus on the off-the-shoulder neckline and your décolletage with statement earrings.

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Gucci Lace-trimmed Lamé Maxi Dress - Gold
Gucci Lace-trimmed Lamé Maxi Dress - Gold 

Surely you have some glamorous lingerie, but we're willing to bet that none are meant to be worn to a cocktail party quite like Gucci's camisole-style dress. Made in Italy from light-catching gold lamé, this design is cut for a slightly loose fit and has black lace trims along the neckline, hem and waist - a closer look reveals the iconic logo. Try yours with the label's strappy sandals and statement earrings.

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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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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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Naeem Khan Embellished Chiffon Dress - Blue
Naeem Khan Embellished Chiffon Dress - Blue 

Naeem Khan's glamorous clothes are rooted in his grandfather's embroidery business - one of the designer's earliest memories is of his family home being covered in yards of rich fabric. This cocktail dress is cut from mint chiffon and embellished with scores of shimmering sequins and beads that give it a real sense of movement. The plunging V-neckline and low dipped back make it ideal for nights spent dancing.

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Herve Leger Halterneck Bandage Dress - Black
Herve Leger Halterneck Bandage Dress - Black 

Famed for creating pieces that celebrate a woman's curves, Hervé Léger's halterneck dress will instantly make you feel like your best self at cocktail parties and other special events. Cut from the label's unique bandage fabric that smooths your figure, it has a fluted cutout hem to accentuate an hourglass shape.

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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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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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ALEXACHUNG Polka-dot Crepe De Chine Midi Dress - Green
ALEXACHUNG Polka-dot Crepe De Chine Midi Dress - Green 

Alexa Chung is often spotted wearing '40s-inspired polka-dot dresses, so it made sense that she would include one in her own collection. Made from fluid crepe de chine, this midi style has tie-fastening shoulder straps and a plunging neckline and low back - it resembles a style she wore to the Met Gala. Wear yours to an upcoming cocktail party or summer wedding.

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Rick Owens Gathered Lamé Gown - Black
Rick Owens Gathered Lamé Gown - Black 

We love that even Rick Owens' evening pieces have a cool grunge quality to them – you'll never look like you're trying too hard at galas or cocktail parties. Designed with a plunging neckline and racer-back, this gown is cut from light-catching lamé that's gathered at the front to highlight the waist. Let the piece speak for itself with slicked-back hair and minimal jewelry.

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Saint Laurent Sequined Tulle Mini Dress - Black
Saint Laurent Sequined Tulle Mini Dress - Black 

The perfect cocktail dress should make an impact as soon as you walk into the room, and Saint Laurent's style will do just that. Part of the sparkling Spring '18 runway collection that was backlit by the Eiffel Tower, this ultra mini piece is saturated with black sequins. The plunging neckline is best underpinned with discreet gel petals.

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Lisa Marie Fernandez Sabine Ruffled Broderie Anglaise Cotton Dress - Light blue
Lisa Marie Fernandez Sabine Ruffled Broderie Anglaise Cotton Dress - Light blue 

Lisa Marie Fernandez's versatile dress can be worn from breakfast to cocktail hour. Made from lightweight broderie anglaise cotton, this 'Sabine' piece has tiered ruffles and waist-defining ties for a customized fit. Wear yours with a straw hat and sandals. Wear it with: Trademark Sandals, Sensi Studio Panama hat, Chan Luu Necklace, Catbird Ring, Loren Stewart Earrings. -- Light-blue and cream broderie anglaise cotton - Slips on - 100% cotton - Machine wash

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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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Haney - Valentina One-shoulder Sequined Crepe Mini Dress - Black
Haney - Valentina One-shoulder Sequined Crepe Mini Dress - Black 

Mary-Alice Haney often gravitates towards glamorous cocktail dresses, and for Spring '18, she's taking cues from the heroines of '60s cult classic, Valley of the Dolls . Made from black crepe, this 'Valentina' mini dress is drenched in shimmering sequins and woven with a hint of stretch for a slim fit. We like how the elegant gathered shoulder highlights your collarbone.

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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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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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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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Michael Kors Cutout Stretch-jersey Midi Dress - Black
Michael Kors Cutout Stretch-jersey Midi Dress - Black 

Having recently visited the islands of Bora Bora and Hydra, it's clear that Michael Kors still had them in mind when designing his Resort '18 collection. Inspired by the idea of wearing a bathing suit to poolside parties, this column dress is cut from streamlining stretch-jersey with crossover straps and a knotted cutout bodice. Wear yours the same way it was styled at the show – with sandals and stacked bracelets.

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Oscar de la Renta Guipure Lace Midi Dress - Black
Oscar de la Renta Guipure Lace Midi Dress - Black 

Oscar de la Renta's Creative Directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia build on the label's love affair with beautiful eveningwear for the Resort '18 collection. This delicate guipure lace dress is partially lined to highlight the array of intricate motifs, including rows of satin-ribbon diamonds, and left sheer along the hem and neckline for a hint of skin. We like it styled with metallic 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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Rebecca Vallance Baha One-shoulder Guipure Lace Midi Dress - Saffron
Rebecca Vallance Baha One-shoulder Guipure Lace Midi Dress - Saffron 

Rebecca Vallance counts Chrissy Teigen, Joan Smalls and Halle Berry as fans of her award-winning eponymous label. This saffron 'Baha' dress is made from guipure lace with a one-shoulder waterfall ruffle and asymmetric split through the skirt. It's perfect for your next outdoor wedding or garden party, especially when styled with gold accessories.

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Dolce & Gabbana Crepe Mini Dress - Black
Dolce & Gabbana Crepe Mini Dress - Black 

A new LBD is always a good idea, especially when it's designed by Dolce & Gabbana. Cut in Italy from black crepe, this dress has flattering slim straps and is darted at the front in four different places to achieve the brand's signature sculpted silhouette. It's fully lined in satin for a smooth finish and falls to a mid-thigh length that creates the illusion of longer legs - especially when styled with a pair of stiletto heels.

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Antonio Berardi Crepe Dress - Fuchsia
Antonio Berardi Crepe Dress - Fuchsia 

Antonio Berardi's vivid fuchsia dress has been made in Italy from flexible crepe that hugs your curves. The wide V-neckline frames your décolletage and is finished with tacked top stitching - a feature that reminds us of traditional tailoring. Wear it to your next cocktail party with a matching berry lip.

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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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Etro Twist-back Ruffled Asymmetric Floral-print Silk-crepon Midi Dress - Green
Etro Twist-back Ruffled Asymmetric Floral-print Silk-crepon Midi Dress - Green 

Etro's green dress is patterned with royal-blue, claret and pastel-orange flowers inspired by Veronica Etro's global travels and the Art Nouveau movement. Cut from fluid silk-crepon, it's pinched at the bodice to highlight your waist before falling in cascading ruffles to an asymmetric midi hem – the perfect length for weddings and cocktail events. Show off the twisted open back with a discreet adhesive bra.

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Antonio Berardi Crepe Dress - Off-white
Antonio Berardi Crepe Dress - Off-white 

Expertly cut by skilled Italian tailors, Antonio Berardi's dresses are always at the heart of his collections. This off-white version has the designer's signature curve-enhancing silhouette and a universally flattering V-neckline balanced by slightly flared cap sleeves. Wear it to your next event with minimal accessories and a red lip.

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Michael Kors Wool-blend Crepe Dress - Yellow
Michael Kors Wool-blend Crepe Dress - Yellow 

Just as Michael Kors started to design his Resort '18 collection, he headed to Bora Bora and the Greek island of Hydra which explains why the clothes are so vibrant and glamorous. Called a princess sheath dress by the brand, this piece is cut from wool-blend crepe for a close fit and has contouring seams to highlight your waist.

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Stella McCartney Metallic Fil Coupé Silk-chiffon Dress - Gold
Stella McCartney Metallic Fil Coupé Silk-chiffon Dress - Gold 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Stella McCartney's dress is perfect for your next party or wedding reception. Part of a capsule collection designed just for us, it's cut from airy silk-chiffon and beautifully woven with shimmering gold fil coupé dots. It has a flattering wrap-effect top and is cinched at the waist before falling to a soft, flowing skirt.

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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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Juan Carlos Obando Asymmetric Metallic Stretch Silk-blend Maxi Dress - Cobalt blue
Juan Carlos Obando Asymmetric Metallic Stretch Silk-blend Maxi Dress - Cobalt blue 

Juan Carlos Obando's opulent collections are inspired by the vibrant, stylish women he grew up around in his hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia. Crafted from stretch silk-blend, this dress is woven with metallic cobalt-blue threads and has a languid drape. It's ruched along the side and falls to a split asymmetric hem that's perfect for dancing.

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Ashish Sequined Silk-georgette Midi Dress - Silver
Ashish Sequined Silk-georgette Midi Dress - Silver 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. The ultimate celebration piece, Ashish's dress is impossible not to fall in love with. It's made from silk-georgette and drenched with scores of silver and gold sequins – sweep a few the other way to reveal the contrasting iridescent reverse. Choose accessories that complement but don't compete with how glamorous it is.

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Ashish Sequined Silk-georgette Wrap Dress - Red
Ashish Sequined Silk-georgette Wrap Dress - Red 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Ashish Gupta works with sequins every season because of their ability to positively transform the way we feel and think. Made from silk-georgette, this wrap dress is saturated with the light-catching red embellishments, so it's especially suited for the festive season. Knot it at the waist or leave it loose over a camisole and jeans.

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Ashish Sequined Silk-georgette Wrap Dress - Pink
Ashish Sequined Silk-georgette Wrap Dress - Pink 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. We asked Ashish to create a capsule of party dresses exclusively for us, and this peach wrap style is one of our favorites. It's made from silk-georgette and covered in pretty iridescent sequins that change color in the light. With the brand's red version in your wardrobe too, you'll be set for the festive season. Outfit 1: RE/DONE Jeans, Diane von Furstenberg Clutch, Gianvito Rossi Pumps, Tibi Sandals, Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings, Jennifer Fisher Ring. Outfit 2: JW Anderson Shoulder bag, Tibi Sandals. -- Iridescent peach sequined silk-georgette - Ties at side - 100% silk - Specialist clean - Imported

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Stella McCartney Fringed Cady Mini Dress - Black
Stella McCartney Fringed Cady Mini Dress - Black 

Stella McCartney's mini dress is cut from black cady in a slightly loose, shift shape that looks relaxed and effortless on small frames, and balances curvier figures. The sleeves are trimmed with tiers of fringing that sway elegantly as you move. Play on the '70s mood with platform sandals.

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Tibi Two-tone Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress - Claret
Tibi Two-tone Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress - Claret 

Tibi's Creative Director Amy Smilovic references Jonathan Gardner's bold and colorful artwork for the Resort '18 collection. Cut from fluid silk crepe de chine, this midi slip dress has a pink bodice with defined cups and fluid claret skirt. The adjustable straps and clasp-fastening panel at the back are inspired by lingerie.

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Roksanda Color-block Tiered Silk-satin Dress - Pastel pink
Roksanda Color-block Tiered Silk-satin Dress - Pastel pink 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. We love Roksanda's iconic 'Margot' sleeves so much we asked the brand to recreate them for a special capsule collection. Inspired by modernist sculpture, this dress is cut from tiered silk-satin that drapes beautifully over the body in contrasting royal-blue, teal and blush panels. Balance the volume with dainty heels.

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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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Roksanda Satin-trimmed Crepe Dress - Black
Roksanda Satin-trimmed Crepe Dress - Black 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Roksanda has reworked its signature 'Margot' sleeves for us as part of a special capsule collection. Made in the UK from lightly structured black crepe, this dress is fitted at the bodice and has a subtle pink satin neckline. It's the ideal piece for an important business meeting or lunch.

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Fendi Cutout Ruffled Satin Mini Dress - Black
Fendi Cutout Ruffled Satin Mini Dress - Black 

Fendi's mini dress has a skin-baring cutout and turtleneck choker that knots neatly into an oversized bow at the nape of your neck. It's made from lustrous satin in a shift silhouette and has ruffled sleeves that make reaching for a champagne flute feel really glamorous. Dress from the feet up with statement shoes like this pair.

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