Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

There is no such thing as a typical Saturday night. So, there is no such thing as a typical going out dress code. You could be going to the party of the season, a casual potluck, a date at the new trendy spot, or out dancing with your friends. Maybe you’re really ambitious and have plans to do it all in one night. You manage to balance everything Monday through Friday, so who says you can’t have it all Saturday as well?

It doesn’t matter if the backdrop is your best friend’s messy apartment, or that club everyone’s talking about right now —you want people to remember your outfit. The perfect outfit, well, it could work anywhere. Here are the best dresses for any occasion. We’ll help you find that classic staple you can pull out every other weekend (and tips on how to style it so people won’t even recognize it!). We’ll also help you find that sparkly, statement piece for those nights you want a little more.

Next time someone invites you to an event, just go ahead and say yes. Your outfit is already covered. And really, isn’t that half the battle? You’ll never be able to get a guarantee on the night. It could be the best night, or it could be the worst. But, at least you will look amazing. The girl in the best dress always has the most fun, right?
New York
Jul 9, 2014

Cocktail attire can sometimes feel restrictive. But, getting dressed up for that big event doesn't mean you have to look like a sartorial clone or cardboard cutout. As New Yorkers, we demand options… read

Prabal-Opener copy
Jun 23, 2014

Your calendar is blowing up with alerts for another wedding, another rooftop soiree, and another backyard thing. And, that means stripping off your comfy tee-and-cutoffs combo for a fancy dress instead… read

Feb 5, 2014

Getting an invite for a black-tie event is a little bit thrilling — after all, when tuxedos are required, you know it's going to be a good party. But, when it comes to choosing the right frock, things… read

Jan 10, 2014

Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean that the party-dress collection gets to take a break. Oh no, ladies. Between glittering winter festivities, Valentine's Day, and a whole host of shiny sparkly… read