The Prettiest Dresses From Fashion Week

We often talk about the everyday, throw-on-and-go dress — a single wardrobe piece so good on its own, it doesn't even require you to wear anything else. And, the 40 looks ahead exemplify this very dress.
In our fantasies, we imagine we'd give work presentations in Armani's pocketed numbers, which are made for avoiding awkward hand gestures. We'd grocery shop in Proenza Schouler, treating every aisle as a reason to let our fringe swish. And, we'd dig into a feast wearing Stella McCartney because, well, wildly mixed prints secretly hide splashes of sauce. As for Delpozo — that, you can bury us in.
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Of course, in reality, these dresses are simply the ones that stood out to us the most during Fashion Month. They're the ones we couldn't take our eyes off of as soon as they appeared on the runway. And — wishful thinking — they're the ones we wish we could "throw on and go," no matter where we're going. After all, these beauties are really too special to wear while watching Netflix.
From New York all the way to Paris, take a daydream through the prettiest dresses from Fashion Month, ahead.
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Photo: Courtesy of Balmain.
Consider this the perfect combination of inside-the-lines and outside-the-box, executed by Balmain.
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Photo: Courtesy of Alberta Ferretti.
Few denim dresses are quite as dreamy as this Alberta Ferretti creation.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Just when we think we've seen every iteration of the sheer overlay, Akris give us this Tetris-like, peekaboo design.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Giorgio Armani makes a strong case for trains, which are so much more badass when they start at the sternum.
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Photo: Courtesy of Burberry Prorsum.
Just take a moment to let this beautiful wave of a Burberry Prorsum dress wash over you. (Bonus: her Berks!)
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Calvin Klein's moody, blue frock is dark, daring, and totally glamourous.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Leave it to Céline to make a wrap dress so much more modern and quirky than all the rest.
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Photo: Courtesy of Christian Siriano.
Somehow this Christian Siriano is dramatic and non-fussy all at the same time. And, it has pockets — genius!
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Céline, take two. Because who can resist that swish?
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Photo: Courtesy of Creatures of the Wind.
Those sunny, sparkly stripes are like a blaze of glory across this half-on/half-off-the-shoulder stunner by Creatures of the Wind.
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Photo: Courtesy of Chloé.
Chloé masters the fine art of delicate, barely-there dresses that make a major impression.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
In an all-over fiery print, we don't mind Altuzarra's cold shoulder. At all.
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Photo: Courtesy of Christian Dior.
Christian Dior needs nothing more than a simple embellishment and swingy skirt to win us over.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elie Saab.
Pockets again! Some (endearingly awkward) starlet will kill it on the red carpet in this Elie Saab gown.
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Photo: Courtesy of Delpozo.
If there's any label that truly owns pretty Fashion Week moments, it's Delpozo. This sheer, oversized, crystalized, wonderfully weird dress is one we can't get out of our heads.
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Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy.
This Givenchy lacy mini dress is so enchanting we almost didn't even realize Cara D.'s famous brows were M.I.A.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Lace, fringe, and red all over at Dolce & Gabbana.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo.
Minimalist on the top and maximalist on the bottom? Bravo for this Kenzo balancing act.
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Photo: Courtesy of Issa.
An Issa slip dress that's flirty in the most subtle of ways.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
A completely ahead-of-the-curve approach to mini dresses from 3.1 Phillip Lim.
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Photographed by Eva Salvi.
Erdem creates the sartorial version of a visit to the conservatory.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
This Lisa Perry dress and the sidekick skirt: the new, asymmetric trends we're crushing on.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Christopher Kane works a bit of magic with these romantic sleeves — and silk so shiny, you'd swear it was liquid.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Florals for spring are actually groundbreaking — as far as this Maison Martin Margiela design is concerned.
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Photo: Courtesy of No. 21.
No. 21 does grunge-glam in a non-derivative way.
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Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta.
That flash of yellow really makes all the difference on this Oscar de la Renta number.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
The beauty of this Dries Van Noten dress is not knowing where one line ends and another begins.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Marni may be the master of ugly-pretty, but in our eyes, this dress is all badass and beautiful.
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The classic shirtdress gets the Jonathan Saunders treatment with a graphic print and sheer overlay.
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Photographed by Eva Salvi.
In some piece of fan fiction, the bride of C-3PO wears this Peter Pilotto dress. (In reality, we'd gladly take it off her hands.)
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Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor.
Ruffles were a huge trend this season, and the ones at Rebecca Taylor were some of the first we fell for.
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Photo: Courtesy of Zimmermann.
On paper, frilly, lacy, pastel dresses sound a bit saccharine for our taste, but this Zimmermann dress gives all those elements an unexpected twist we love.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Though Stella McCartney is an expert at clean, minimal design, she's hardly a slouch when it comes to mixed prints. This breezy frock does it effortlessly.
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Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Comey.
But, really, we could spend all spring in this Rachel Comey look.
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Photographed by Eva Salvi.
Even anti-body-con girls can't resist these beaded, multi-colored pieces from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.
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Photo: Courtesy of Proenza Schouler.
We've been dreaming about this Proenza Schouler fringe from the moment we saw it.
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Photo: MCV Photo.
Prabal Gurung is the king of pretty dresses with an edge. This fabric mashup is just the latest example.
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Photo: Courtesy of Prada.
A Prada silhouette that could make any woman feel like sashaying down a runway.
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Photo: Courtesy of BCBG.
BCBG keeps these waves in place with one sturdy, waist-cinching belt.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mary Katrantzou.
Wild print on a sweet silhouette — a winning combo for Mary Katrantzou.