You're Invited: 13 Formal Dresses To Make That Party Chic!

Even if you're one of the few people in NYC not going to the Met Gala (Read: Your personalized invite got lost in the mail, obviously), it's likely you'll still need a formal dress to make it through the spring and summer seasons. Yes, with all of the weddings, charity benefits, school fundraisers, and extravagant birthday parties, it's important to invest in at least one feel-good gown. And luckily, we've got 13. From loose sequin frocks to hip-hugging mermaid dresses you'll want to wear grocery shopping, our dressed-up list can pass for black tie, without the exclusivity attached. So, you're officially invited: Click on.

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