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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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Roland Mouret Maltock Crepe Midi Dress - Crimson
Roland Mouret Maltock Crepe Midi Dress - Crimson 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Roland Mouret creates many of his garments by draping directly onto a mannequin - you can see his unique approach in the origami folds, tucks and visible seams on this 'Maltock' dress. It's cut from contouring crepe and pinched in at the waist to highlight your curves. The rich crimson hue is just as easy to style as navy or black.

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Zimmermann Cold-shoulder Ruffled Silk-satin Mini Dress - Tomato red
Zimmermann Cold-shoulder Ruffled Silk-satin Mini Dress - Tomato red 

The orange hue of Zimmermann's mini dress is the perfect way to complement a sun-kissed glow. Cut from smooth silk-satin, it has a low V-neck and ruffled straps that drape over the shoulders and arms. Wear it to your next destination wedding with sandals, and switch to sneakers when you're back in the city.

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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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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 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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Roksanda Satin-trimmed Crepe Midi Dress - Pastel pink
Roksanda Satin-trimmed Crepe Midi Dress - Pastel pink 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Roksanda has been proving how elegant statement sleeves can look since launching her iconic 'Margot' dress five years ago. Previously designed in a bell shape, they've evolved into a sculptural petal silhouette. This piece is cut from blush crepe with a neat nipped-in waist and flared skirt. It's perfect for all those spring weddings and christenings beginning to pop up in your diary for next year.

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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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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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Roksanda Fuji Two-tone Cady And Crepe Mini Dress - Black
Roksanda Fuji Two-tone Cady And Crepe Mini Dress - Black 

We've been a fan of Roksanda's 'Fuji' dress since it debuted for Spring '16 - the '60s-inspired A-line shape is just so flattering on the figure. Now a brand signature, this black cady mini is color-blocked with white crepe at the back and has a voluminous hem. Make the most of its retro feel with pristine heels or boots.

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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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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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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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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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Tom Ford Off-the-shoulder Cashmere And Silk-blend Midi Dress - Black
Tom Ford Off-the-shoulder Cashmere And Silk-blend Midi Dress - Black 

TOM FORD's dress will never go out of style. Made in Italy, this piece is spun from black cashmere that's enhanced with silk for added softness. It's designed to fit closely around the hips and falls to an elegant mid-calf length. Wear yours off one shoulder or both, depending on your mood or the occasion.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cushnie et Ochs Willa Embellished Velvet Dress - Black
Cushnie et Ochs Willa Embellished Velvet Dress - Black 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. For Resort '18, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs want to capture the beauty and strength of a 'Celestial Goddess'. Made from plush black velvet, this 'Willa' dress has a draped shoulder and halter strap that's embellished with glistening sequins, beads and crystals to mimic constellations and the phases of the moon. It's cut in the label's signature body-skimming shape.

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Ellery Kilkenny Ruffled Crepe Mini Dress - Black
Ellery Kilkenny Ruffled Crepe Mini Dress - Black 

The unraveled ruffles on the sleeves of Ellery's 'Kilkenny' mini dress are a brand signature. It's cut in a classic shift silhouette from structured crepe and paneled to streamline your frame. Make the most of the cropped cuffs and layer your wrists with gold bracelets.

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Roksanda Satin-trimmed Crepe Midi Dress - Royal blue
Roksanda Satin-trimmed Crepe Midi Dress - Royal blue 

EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Roksanda's completely unique approach to color and shape has redefined what eveningwear looks like. Made from structured crepe, this royal-blue dress has statement sleeves and strategically placed seams to emphasize the narrowest part of your waist. Style it with sculptural earrings like this one from the designer's new collection.

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Gucci Embellished Ruffled Stretch-cady Mini Dress - Black
Gucci Embellished Ruffled Stretch-cady Mini Dress - Black 

A gothic take on the turquoise dress we first saw at Gucci's Pre-Fall '17 presentation in Milan, this version is cut from black stretch-cady. It has contrasting ruffled cuffs and a bib that's trimmed with crystal-embellished bows. We love how the thigh-grazing hem is tempered by the modest high neckline.

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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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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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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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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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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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Dolce & Gabbana Paneled Leopard-print Silk-blend Cady Dress - Brown
Dolce & Gabbana Paneled Leopard-print Silk-blend Cady Dress - Brown 

Dolce & Gabbana's animal print has been worn by a host of iconic women, including Naomi Campbell and Isabella Rossellini. In the label's signature hourglass silhouette, this silk-blend cady dress is impeccably paneled to replicate the look of a corset. The sturdy black panel enhances its flattering fit.

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Valentino Ruffle-trimmed Wool And Silk-blend Mini Dress - Red
Valentino Ruffle-trimmed Wool And Silk-blend Mini Dress - Red 

Valentino's red dress is made from a structured wool and silk blend that holds its shape beautifully. Crafted in Italy, this thigh-skimming piece has an elegant dropped waist and pretty ruffles at the cuffs and hem. It's perfect for a host of weddings and evening events.

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Herve Leger Tulle-paneled Bandage Mini Dress - Blue
Herve Leger Tulle-paneled Bandage Mini Dress - Blue 

Hervé Léger's dress is paneled with sheer tulle to reveal a glimpse of your décolletage. Cut from the label's signature bandage fabric, this mini design hugs and sculpts the figure before gently fluting towards the hem. The flattering scooped neckline may reveal a hint of lingerie, so choose a strapless bra or gel petals when styling.

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Proenza Schouler Wrap-effect Cotton-jersey Midi Dress - Black
Proenza Schouler Wrap-effect Cotton-jersey Midi Dress - Black 

The little black dress was named the frock that all the world will wear by Vogue in 1926, and it seems that sentiment hasn't changed since. Proenza Schouler's cotton-jersey midi style has a wrap-effect bodice and waist ties that flatter and define the narrowest part of your frame.

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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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Miu Miu Embellished Ruffled Wool And Silk-blend Mini Dress - Ivory
Miu Miu Embellished Ruffled Wool And Silk-blend Mini Dress - Ivory 

Miu Miu's ivory wool and silk-blend mini dress has been expertly tailored in Italy by the brand's in-house artisans. The ruffled Peter Pan collar is decorated with faux pearls and crystals - a detail loved by Elle Fanning and Naomi Watts, who both wore pieces with bejeweled necklines from the brand's collection recently. It's finished with an adjustable bow-embellished waist belt and buttoned back.

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Valentino Fluted Wool And Silk-blend Mini Dress - Pastel pink
Valentino Fluted Wool And Silk-blend Mini Dress - Pastel pink 

Valentino's shift dress is defined by a dropped waist and fluted cuffs and hem. This ladylike style is cut from structured wool and silk-blend to beautifully hold it's shape. Complement the pretty pastel-pink hue with gold sandals.

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Herve Leger Tulle-paneled Metallic Bandage Dress - Silver
Herve Leger Tulle-paneled Metallic Bandage Dress - Silver 

Metallics are a huge trend this season and what better way to tap it than with Hervé Léger's high-shine silver dress? It's cut from the brand's sculpting bandage fabric and trimmed with light-gray tulle along the shoulders and décolletage. Keep your styling simple with a box clutch and heels.

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

Juan Carlos Obando quickly gained notoriety for his slinky bias-cut dresses - the designer counts Amy Adams and Lily Aldridge among his list of fans. Crafted from jewel-toned stretch silk-blend, this body-skimming piece has a draped cowl neckline and falls to a fluid asymmetric hem that's perfect for dancing. The laced open back demands attention, so sweep your hair up into a sleek chignon or ponytail.

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