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

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

20 Party Dresses That Are Convo Starters, Too

  1. Begin



    See All Slides

    You've been there: standing awkwardly on the sidelines of an event, solo. Your date is in the bathroom or couldn't make it and you're left to your own devices, which means small talk with randoms. But, rather than forcing conversation about the weather with other guests, why not let your outfit just do the work for you? And, that starts with a non-basic (ahem, LBD), statement-making dress.

    Approach anyone with the 20 eye-catching frocks ahead and you'll never have to fish for something to say again — the unique patterns, unexpected cuts, and dramatic details like ruffles and graphic prints speak for themselves. Click through to shop your favorite style for every type of formal occasion, whether that's an upcoming fall wedding or end-of-summer cocktail shindig. Convo? Done.

    Market Research by

    Begin Slideshow

  2. 534


  3. 534


  4. 534


  5. 534


  6. 534