Black-tie occasions have a crafty way of popping up when you least expect them (read: always, unless you're a professional socialite). Sure, you can go with the tried-and-true LBD or a past bridesmaid dress sitting in the back of your closet. But it might be time to freshen up your wardrobe and have more than one go-to fancy evening dress in your arsenal.
So, shop away if you need a wedding guest outfit or want to prepare for all the one-day/what-if events you've imagined. We've broken down the following 20 frocks by price — starting at $69. There are evening dresses with long sleeves for chilly nights, glamorous minis, and ones with show-stopping details. We don't believe in the rule that you can't wear elegant evening dresses once, so in our book, any piece is worth the splurge.
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