25 Throw-On-&-Go Dresses

Balancing a full-time job, a lively social calendar, and our personal life is no easy feat. Dressing for all of them? Well, that can be downright stressful when we're already racing against the clock — which is the case nine times out of 10. In one breath, we're immersed in a professional one-on-one with our boss, and in the next, it's after-hours cocktails with the girls. And, when it comes to the weekend, we've got a never-ending checklist of to-dos (mostly catching up on our Netflix queue), not to mention romantic rendezvous and boozy brunches to get gussied up for, too.
So, we're taking the guesswork out of preparing for these day-to-day engagements — at least sartorially speaking. That's right: The throw-on-and-go dress is back and not just for your 9-to-5. (Although, we've got those styles, too.) For this round, we're featuring 25 perfect frocks to don for five of our most frequent life activities, like date night and morning errand runs. So, now you can spend a few of those minutes you saved getting ready on the day's major matters.
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Date Night
The perfect date-night dress need not be overly sexy or showy. A tasteful cutout, an interesting neckline, or even a simple, feminine silhouette is all you'll need to wow that oh-so-lucky someone.

Something Else 'Seed' Knit Dress, $205, available at Koshka.
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Brunch
Weekend-morning (okay, afternoon) brunch is all about maxing out on comfort. Relaxed shirtdresses and shifts not only feel great, but they're perfect for keeping you comfy after those many mimosas and that stack of blueberry pancakes. Bonus: You'll look dressed up enough for fancy restaurants or dining out with the parents.

Kule Scout Dress, $365, available at Kule.
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JOA Sleeveless Dress, $75, available at Shopbop.
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Marina Rinaldi Silk Dress, $956.44, available at Marina Rinaldi.
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Weekend Get-Togethers
You social butterfly, you! Come Friday night, all of your nearest and dearest are vying for a minute of your time. So, amp up your party-going style with cool embroidery and prints, bright colors, or a sleek metallic number. All eyes will be on you, guaranteed.

C.Luce Cornelia Embroidered Dress, $89, available at Piperlime.
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Work Meetings
For your 9-to-5, structure is key — and that applies to more than just your schedule. Keep a professional air at the office while still looking totally stylish by opting for sleeved dresses and knee-length hems. Try options with bold hues or colorblocks for a fashion-forward take.
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Band Of Outsiders Silk Shirt Dress, $545, available at The Webster via Farfetch.
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Weekend Errands
Weekend errands — one of the most gratifying but also slightly burdensome activities of our entire week. That small amount of time we reserve to do all of those things we put off always manages to get away from us. Still, grocery shopping, laundry, the bank — you name it, we're doing it. So, while it's easy to go the sloppy route (e.g., sweats and a ratty gym tee), opt instead for a breezy maxi or T-shirt dress as a quick-fix solution that'll keep you looking polished and put-together while on the go.

Maison Jules Striped Midi Dress, $54.99, available at Macy's.
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