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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?
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read
Try as it might, a temperature drop does not always get in the way of those who love a short hem. Yes, we're opposed to frostbitten legs, but we’ve become really good at layering warm tights and tossing on high boots to help fight the chill. Because, nobody should have to give up skirts just because it's winter. read