16 Dresses For Every Black-Tie Event

If your closet consists of primarily jeans and casual wear, a black-tie invite in your mailbox (or inbox, rather) can instantly send you into hiding — right into the back of your closet. Sure, the formal affair will guarantee a good time (and a champagne tower or two, at least), but that's really only the case if you have something actually appropriate to wear — and we're not talking about your standard black party dress.

To get you prepped and ready for any swanky parties on your spring line-up, we pulled together 16 sophisticated frocks for every budget. Don't find yourself on a guest list right now? Bookmark this guide for when you do. Either way: Time to get fancy.

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