We’ll be the first to admit that we live for laid-back barbecues and low-key happy hours in the summer heat, but that doesn’t mean we won’t drop everything to trade in our boyfriend jeans for a fancy-pants, black-tie gown. Besides, whether it be a swanky cocktail party or a formal weekend wedding, there’s no feeling like getting all gussied up like it’s prom night all over again (minus the awkward slow dancing).
If you’ve got the invites rolling in and nothing to wear, not to worry: We’ve rounded up the most covetable gowns that are sure to turn heads, no matter your budget. You didn’t think we’d let you leave the house looking like anything less than a million bucks, did you?
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Topshop Fluro Embroidered Pencil Dress, $156, available at Topshop.
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J.Crew Collection Dauphine Gown, $595, available at J.Crew.
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Tibi Long Silk Halter Dress, $575, available at Tibi.
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Hailey by Adrianna Papell One Shoulder Jersey Gown, $98, available at Nordstrom.
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AQ/AQ Kubrick Pink V Neck Maxi Dress, $199, available at AQ/AQ.
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ASOS Ultra Mini Dress in Metallic Jacquard, $75.94, available at ASOS.
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Halston Heritage One-Shoulder Ruched Gown, $395, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Free People Lauren’s Party Dress, $250, available at Free People.
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Zara Embroidered Satin Dress, $139, available at Zara.
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Christopher Kane Printed Princess Dress, $618, available at Opening Ceremony.