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Preen Line Martina Ruffled Chiffon Maxi Dress - Tomato red
Preen Line Martina Ruffled Chiffon Maxi Dress - Tomato red

Preen Line's Pre-Fall '17 collection is inspired by New York's legendary '90s rave shop, Liquid Sky. Made from airy chiffon, this electric tomato-red dress has ruffled trims and smocking at the cuffs and defined waist. The floaty asymmetric hem drapes so beautifully.

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Preen Line Amata Ruffle-trimmed Crepe Midi Dress - Bright blue
Preen Line Amata Ruffle-trimmed Crepe Midi Dress - Bright blue

The unabashedly bold color palette of Preen Line's Pre-Fall '17 collection is influenced by New York's '90s rave scene - specifically the Soho store Liquid Sky. Cut from lightweight crepe, this 'Amata' dress is intended for a loose fit and detailed with cascading ruffles and button fastenings along the sleeves. Complement the bright-blue hue with white mules.

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Preen Line Mia Ruffled Crepe De Chine Maxi Dress - Red
Preen Line Mia Ruffled Crepe De Chine Maxi Dress - Red

The beauty of Preen Line lies in Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi's ability to take signature elements that feature almost every season, and transform them into something that feels so fresh and modern. Cut from fluid crepe de chine, this asymmetric 'Mia' dress is detailed with ruffles at the shoulders and fitted at the dropped-waist and cuffs to define the billowy silhouette. Match your manicure to the paint box red hue.

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SOLACE London Liva Asymmetric Stretch-crepe Gown - Ivory
SOLACE London Liva Asymmetric Stretch-crepe Gown - Ivory

Defined by clean lines, Solace London's eveningwear is both contemporary and completely timeless. Cut from a fluid stretch-crepe to fit very closely, this long-sleeved gown has an asymmetric cutout shoulder and is slit through the side. It's fully lined for coverage and to ensure it sits smoothly on the body.

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Maje Lace-up Stretch-knit Dress - Dark green
Maje Lace-up Stretch-knit Dress - Dark green

Each thoughtful detail of Maje's jewel-toned dress is designed to flatter your silhouette. Made from sculpting stretch-knit, the waist is fitted with a corset-inspired panel and the skirt kicks out to an A-line shape. Highlight the polished silver hardware with coordinating earrings.

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Lela Rose Floral-print Crepe Dress - Purple
Lela Rose Floral-print Crepe Dress - Purple

Lela Rose studied fine art before launching her own label, and the beautiful colors, tactile fabrics and sculptural silhouettes in her collections are inspired by this experience. Designed to flatter every body shape, this crepe dress is fitted at the bodice and falls to an A-line skirt. It's printed with painterly flowers and has neatly pressed seams that create the illusion of multiple tiers.

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Needle & Thread Meadow Embroidered Tulle Gown - Light blue
Needle & Thread Meadow Embroidered Tulle Gown - Light blue

Inspired by Victorian lace, Needle & Thread's 'Meadow' gown is embroidered with beautiful white flowers. This floor-grazing piece is cut from swathes of delicate lavender tulle and trimmed with a grosgrain band at the waist. The integrated slip lining leaves sheer panels at the neckline and shoulders - show them off with an updo.

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Marchesa Embellished Tulle And Stretch-faille Gown - Claret
Marchesa Embellished Tulle And Stretch-faille Gown - Claret

For Fall '17, Marchesa Notte draws inspiration from the bold hues and intricate detailing of Imperial China. Made from embroidered tulle and stretch-faille, this partially lined gown has a crystal-embellished bodice, draped peplum at the waist and body-skimming skirt with a daring side slit. Keep styling pared-back with black accessories.

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Self-Portrait Guipure Lace And Crepe Maxi Dress - Black
Self-Portrait Guipure Lace And Crepe Maxi Dress - Black

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. We love Self-Portrait's party dresses so much we asked the brand to create a selection just for us. Crafted from signature guipure lace, this elegant maxi is partially lined at the bust for coverage and has a sharply pleated crepe skirt. The high neck and ruffled shoulders give it a chic Victoriana feel.

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Self-Portrait Off-the-shoulder Guipure Lace Midi Dress - White
Self-Portrait Off-the-shoulder Guipure Lace Midi Dress - White

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Self-Portrait's white midi dress is a modern and elegant option for city nuptials or summer garden parties. It's made from 3D guipure lace and partially lined so you can see the intricate floral pattern in full focus at the hem. An internal gummed strip keeps this off-the-shoulder style perfectly in place, while the grosgrain belt draws attention to the smallest part of the silhouette.

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Self-Portrait Azaelea Guipure Lace Midi Dress - Sky blue
Self-Portrait Azaelea Guipure Lace Midi Dress - Sky blue

Made from the label's signature guipure lace, Self-Portrait's sky-blue 'Azaelea' dress is an elegant choice for weddings, cocktail parties and other seasonal events. This piece has intricate lattice trims positioned to flatter your bust and waist. The sand tulle lining offers complete coverage.

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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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Zimmermann Mercer Lace-up Floral-print Linen And Cotton-blend Mini Dress - Cream
Zimmermann Mercer Lace-up Floral-print Linen And Cotton-blend Mini Dress - Cream

Best suited to those with sun-kissed skin, Zimmermann's 'Mercer' dress is printed with painterly flowers in muted shades of blush, pink and green. It's made from a smooth blend of linen and cotton and has lace along the ruffled mini hem. Underpin the lattice-inspired open-back with a self-adhesive bra. Wear it with: Chloé Shoulder bag, Chloé Sandals, Chloé Ring, Sophie Buhai Earrings, Chan Luu Bracelet. -- Multicolored linen and cotton-blend - Concealed zip fastening along back - 52% linen, 48% cotton; lining: 100% cotton - Dry clean - Imported

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Self-Portrait Ruffled Cutout Guipure Lace Midi Dress - White
Self-Portrait Ruffled Cutout Guipure Lace Midi Dress - White

Self-Portrait's dress is beautifully cutout at the waist to show just a hint of skin. Made from delicate guipure lace, it's trimmed with sculptural ruffles along the shoulders and partially lined through the skirt to enhance its light and airy feel. Wear yours to garden parties and spring events.

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Self-Portrait Guipure Lace And Poplin Mini Dress - Sky blue
Self-Portrait Guipure Lace And Poplin Mini Dress - Sky blue

Self-Portrait's mini dress is made from delicate floral guipure lace with a lightweight poplin skirt and partial lining at the bust. It's particularly short in length, so works best with flats or slides.

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Cefinn - Striped Metallic Cotton-blend Voile Midi Dress - Green
Cefinn - Striped Metallic Cotton-blend Voile Midi Dress - Green

Founder Samantha Cameron tries on everything in Cefinn's collections, so you can be sure that this dress will feel as comfortable at the end of an evening as it did at the beginning. Lined to just above the hem, it's made from teal cotton-blend voile woven with gold and black stripes. The defined waist, full skirt and sleeve shape give this piece an elegant '40s look.

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Pintucked Printed Chiffon Maxi Dress - Blue
MICHAEL Michael Kors Pintucked Printed Chiffon Maxi Dress - Blue

MICHAEL Michael Kors often draws inspiration from billowy '70s silhouettes and brand muse Lauren Hutton. Made from printed chiffon, this pintucked maxi dress is fully lined and cut for a slightly loose fit that can be tempered using its detachable belt. Keep styling pared-back with black slides.

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Needle & Thread Shadow Embellished Lace Dress - Black
Needle & Thread Shadow Embellished Lace Dress - Black

Needle & Thread's designs are loved by everyone from Helena Christensen to Drew Barrymore, who both wore pieces to events recently. Made from black lace, this long-sleeved 'Shadow' dress is trimmed with raw-edged ruffles and embellished with sparkling beads. We like how slip lining comes in a contrasting beige shade to highlight the intricate florals.

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Stretch-corded Lace Mini Dress - Navy
MICHAEL Michael Kors Stretch-corded Lace Mini Dress - Navy

MICHAEL Michael Kors' dress is made from delicate stretch-lace that's corded to accentuate the floral motif. Lined through the body with smooth satin, this elegant style is fitted through the waist before gracefully falling to a flounced skirt. Just add black pumps and a clutch to complete your look.

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Self-Portrait Off-the-shoulder Guipure Lace And Crepe Midi Dress - Black
Self-Portrait Off-the-shoulder Guipure Lace And Crepe Midi Dress - Black

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Self-Portrait founder Han Chong's accessible eveningwear has earned him a massive celebrity and social media following, as well as a recent spot on The Business of Fashion 's BoF 500 – a definitive list of people shaping the global fashion industry. This crepe midi dress sits elegantly off the shoulders and flares from the waist into a swishy, A-line shape. It's decorated with ruffles and panels of navy guipure lace.

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SOLACE London Ysabel One-shoulder Crepe Gown - Black
SOLACE London Ysabel One-shoulder Crepe Gown - Black

Solace London's 'Ysabel' gown is part of the Pre-Fall '17 lineup shot against Lanzarote's volcanic landscapes – a stark contrast to the clean lines and dramatic cuts in the collection. Made from signature bonded crepe that hugs and flexes with your curves, it has a one-shoulder silhouette and an exaggerated split sleeve. The deep back vent is perfect for showing off a pair of statement heels.

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Needle & Thread Ditsy Pussy-bow Embellished Tulle Dress - Blush
Needle & Thread Ditsy Pussy-bow Embellished Tulle Dress - Blush

Needle & Thread's 'Ditsy' dress is inspired by Picnic at Hanging Rock - a mystery film set in the Victorian era. Cut from blush tulle and tempered with a slip lining, it's embellished with light-catching sequins and beads in a pretty floral motif. We like how the grosgrain ribbon subtly emphasizes the narrowest part of the waist.

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Rachel Zoe Elsa Sequined Cotton-jersey Mini Dress - Gold
Rachel Zoe Elsa Sequined Cotton-jersey Mini Dress - Gold

Rachel Zoe designed this 'Elsa' mini dress to resemble something Brigitte Bardot or Twiggy would have worn on a glamorous getaway to Cotes d'Azur - the inspiration behind the Resort '18 collection. Covered in silver, gold and black paillettes that playfully catch the light, it's made from soft cotton-jersey and lined in smooth satin. Try yours with hoop earrings and platform sandals.

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SOLACE London One-shoulder Stretch-knit Gown - Black
SOLACE London One-shoulder Stretch-knit Gown - Black

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Solace London's designs are influenced by the clean and fluid lines found in architecture and art. Knitted with the perfect amount of stretch to hug and smooth your curves, this black gown has a sweeping neckline and flared sleeves that are thoughtfully slit at the cuffs so you can comfortably hold a clutch or glass of champagne. Apply a hint of illuminating body cream to make your legs appear longer and leaner when peeking through the front split.

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Self-Portrait One-shoulder Cutout Cotton-blend Guipure Lace Midi Dress - Red
Self-Portrait One-shoulder Cutout Cotton-blend Guipure Lace Midi Dress - Red

Self-Portrait's midi dress is one of Creative Director Han Chong's favorites from Pre-Fall '17. Cut from the label's signature cotton-blend guipure lace and lined for opacity, it has a one-shoulder silhouette that's accentuated by a wrapped bodice. The triangular cutout and sheer band highlight the smallest part of your waist.

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Alessandra Rich - Pleated Floral-print Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress - Bright yellow
Alessandra Rich - Pleated Floral-print Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress - Bright yellow

Ruffles and dainty prints are defining features of Alessandra Rich's '80s-inspired Fall '17 collection. A standout style from the line, this midi dress is made from fluid silk crepe de chine that's printed with a vibrant floral motif. It has a shirred neckline and is finished with ruffled cuffs. Wear it to dinner with embellished mules.

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Oscar de la Renta Tiered Embellished Tulle Gown - Cream
Oscar de la Renta Tiered Embellished Tulle Gown - Cream

Oscar de la Renta's tulle gown is the result of over 300 hours of intricate hand-embroidery - it's delicately embellished with paillettes and lamé discs that catch the light from every angle. The tiered skirt is lined for opacity and the bodice is internally structured for support, so you don't need to worry about choosing the right bra. Complement the metallic embellishments with gold accessories.

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The Row Mali Silk-charmeuse Maxi Dress - Black
The Row Mali Silk-charmeuse Maxi Dress - Black

A mainstay in designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's wardrobes, the slip dress has been a signature ever since The Row's debut in 2010. This featherweight silk-satin 'Mali' style is cut on the bias and has delicate double spaghetti straps. It's fully lined for complete coverage.

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Veronica Beard Emory Ruched Plaid Cotton-blend Crepe Mini Dress - Midnight blue
Veronica Beard Emory Ruched Plaid Cotton-blend Crepe Mini Dress - Midnight blue

Veronica Beard's 'Emory' dress has a loosely cut top and fitted skirt, creating the illusion of two separate pieces. Cut from semi-sheer cotton-blend crepe, this plaid style is partially lined to ensure coverage. Emulate the brand's effortless American attitude by pairing yours with white ankle boots.

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Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Karen Broderie Anglaise Cotton Mini Dress - Red
Alice + Olivia Alice Olivia - Karen Broderie Anglaise Cotton Mini Dress - Red

The vibrant poppy hue of Alice + Olivia's 'Karen' dress is a favorite of designer Stacey Bendet, who says it feels really fresh after a winter of dark colors. Cut in the label's signature fit-n-flare silhouette, this broderie anglaise cotton style has scalloped cap sleeves and a white lining that highlights the intricate detailing. Temper the mini length with flat sandals.

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Self-Portrait Pussy-bow Cold-shoulder Fil Coupé Organza Gown - Blue
Self-Portrait Pussy-bow Cold-shoulder Fil Coupé Organza Gown - Blue

Self-Portrait describes its Fall '17 runway collection as snappy, polished and unapologetically grown-up. Crafted from crisp black organza woven with sky-blue and yellow fil coupé flowers, this cold-shoulder gown is traced with ruffles and figure-defining embroidered trims that reveal a lavender crepe lining. Fasten the pussy-bow or leave it draped open.

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Theory Double-breasted Wool-blend Twill Mini Dress - Midnight blue
Theory Double-breasted Wool-blend Twill Mini Dress - Midnight blue

Made from wool-blend twill and fully lined in satin, Theory's double-breasted mini dress is inspired by the tuxedo. It has functioning buttoned cuffs, peak lapels and a buckle-fastening belt that helps define your narrowest point. Try it with ankle boots for less formal occasions.

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Elie Saab Lace-paneled Crushed-velvet Dress - Forest green
Elie Saab Lace-paneled Crushed-velvet Dress - Forest green

Elie Saab's dress is perfect for your next holiday event. This forest-green style has been crafted in Italy from crushed-velvet and is paneled with lace inserts - we love how the beige lining accentuates the delicate pattern. It's fitted through the bodice and fans out to a swishy skirt. Complement it with black accessories.

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Self-Portrait Striped Crochet-knit Midi Dress - Navy
Self-Portrait Striped Crochet-knit Midi Dress - Navy

Self-Portrait's navy and white dress is made from crochet-knit for a slim, figure-skimming fit. It has ruffle-trimmed cutouts at the waist and is lined across the bust and skirt - we like how it is left sheer at the swishy tasseled hem. Wear yours with metallic slides to warm-weather events.

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Valentino Cape-effect Lace Mini Dress - Black
Valentino Cape-effect Lace Mini Dress - Black

Valentino's black dress is as elegant and glamorous as you'd expect from a label that dressed Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the '60s. Made in Italy from exquisitely detailed floral black lace, it is cut in a neat A-line shape and has a dramatic cape-effect overlay to flatter and frame your shoulders. Keep things simple, styling yours with a pair of pumps and a few choice pieces of jewelry.

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Etoile Isabel Marant Yukio Tiered Swiss-dot Cotton Maxi Dress - White
Etoile Isabel Marant Yukio Tiered Swiss-dot Cotton Maxi Dress - White

Isabel Marant ensures she personally tries on every item in her studio before it goes into production - she wants each design to work for everyday life. This maxi dress from the Étoile line is cut from ruffled tiers of breezy Swiss-dot cotton and lightly nipped in at the center by an elasticated waistband. It comes with a slip to ensure complete coverage.

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Marchesa Tiered Tulle And Pointe D'esprit-paneled Lace Gown - Black
Marchesa Tiered Tulle And Pointe D'esprit-paneled Lace Gown - Black

Marchesa Notte's intricate lace dress feels classic, but still has plenty of eye-catching detail. The wispy tulle and pointe d'esprit tiers add flattering volume to the long skirt, while the sand crepe de chine lining ensures coverage. Try yours with gold accessories and swept-back hair.

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The Row Nozu Cady Gown - Black
The Row Nozu Cady Gown - Black

The Row's Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen call this 'Nozu' gown the 'evening tuxedo' - it has the same clean lines and ease of wear as classic formal attire. This elegant style is made from cady and gently flares out at the waist. Keep your accessories just as refined with sandals and a shoulder bag.

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Needle & Thread Bridal Lace-paneled Silk-crepe Gown - Ivory
Needle & Thread Bridal Lace-paneled Silk-crepe Gown - Ivory

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Needle & Thread's floor-length ivory gown is cut from fluid silk-crepe that drapes beautifully. The intricate lace panels are positioned to flatter your bust, waist and hips, and this fully lined piece is slit through the skirt for added movement. It also has ties at the back to ensure the perfect fit.

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Roland Mouret Gildin Fil Coupé Gown - White
Roland Mouret Gildin Fil Coupé Gown - White

When we asked Roland Mouret to describe his design process, he told us I light a fire, put on French music, then I drape all day. This 'Gildin' gown is lovingly made from floral fil coupé that's blended with silk for lightness and shine. It's fitted through the bodice and hips to highlight your figure and fully lined to sit smoothly against the body. The brand's signature zip makes it an especially fitting choice for brides with gold wedding bands.

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