Is your inbox blowing up with RSVP's? Yep, it's that time of year: Everyone and their mother and their second-cousin-once removed is getting together to fete the warm weather. As if penciling in all these rendezvous wasn't tricky enough, timing your trips to the dry cleaners to ensure your party wear is spick-and-span can be nearly impossible. We'd rather take matters into our own hands, thank you very much — which is why we consider machine-washable cocktail dresses such game changers.
Let's blow the convention that the best festive frocks are hand-wash only out of the water: The amazing and washer-friendly pieces ahead will win you just as many compliments at your next social function — not to mention save you some time and pocket change.