12 Cocktail Dresses Worth The Hangover

Feel that chill in the wind? Yes, you have a bit more time to squeeze in your last bit of lace and leg before buttoning up for winter and, sure, that DvF blush silk mini still works in this weather. But if you don't bust a move, you'll hit autumn without the proper wardrobe. It's time to ditch the florals and chiffon and begin shopping darker and sexier before September reaches the midway mark. Start off with that essential season statement piece—the cocktail dress. We've searched high and low and found looks that are short, sweet, and sexy, accented with sequins, pleats, and autumnal shades. We promise these hot pieces—and the cocktails you'll enjoy in them—will have you forgetting about those long summer days in no time.
Click here to see a dozen cocktail dresses worth the hangover!

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