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    1. A dress with sleeves that'll set your heart ~a flutter~.


    Promising review: "This dress fit me like a dream! It fit over my larger chest without thinning out or becoming see-through. I am short and have an uncommon body shape, but this needed no alterations at all. Buy this dress, ladies. You can thank me later." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 14 colors).

    2. A V-neck number with a floral skirt you'll love because it'll delicately show off an ~appropriate~ amount of cleavage and your lovely legs.


    Promising review: "Dress fits perfectly! I wore it to a wedding. It's made of a nice material. Will definitely recommend to my friends. I got a lot of compliments — well worth the money." —MsCebuana

    Get it from Walmart for $28.99 (available in sizes S–2XL and in five styles).

    3. A vintage cocktail dress you can wear in hopes it'll make a nice first impression on your S.O's colleagues.,

    Promising review: "I haven't worn a dress in years, but I had to get one for a work event. I didn't know what to expect, but I put this on and it looks great! Very classy and professional. It was very comfortable." —Cindy Lieu

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 33 styles).

    4. A dress with delicate embroidered sleeves will have all your party-goers begging to know your shopping secrets.


    Promising review: "This dress is SO CUTE!!! I love the sleeve details and it looks really pretty in person. The dress feels soft and it's really comfortable. This dress is super cute to wear out with your girlfriends and it's really affordable. It fits true to size and I would recommend this dress. It's really easy to steam iron as well." —Katy Mospanyuk

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and in 14 styles).

    5. A quarter-sleeve number detailed with crocheted flowers that'll make you want to frolic through a field singing tunes from The Sound of Music.,

    Promising review: "This dress is perfect. It's so classy and chic. I'm 5'3" and curvy, so I ordered a size up to account for my hips and butt. It fit fine, but I like adding a belt to make it less flowy. The details of this dress are so nice and I love it" —J.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and in 10 styles).

    6. Or a dress with crisp lines and ruffles for an appropriate but playful outfit.,

    Reviewers noted that this dress runs super small, so be sure to size up!

    Promising review: "It’s well-fitted due to the belt that comes with it, giving shape to one’s natural curves. The fabric is light enough to endure the sauna that is Florida during the summer. Overall, I give this dress five stars because it surpassed my expectations." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in three colors).

    7. A cap sleeve dress with a darling bow around the middle that'll make you feel like you're in an episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.,

    Over 1,000 vintage vixens have given this baby positive reviews. Check out our full writeup on it here.

    Promising review: "This dress exceeded my expectations! It's so pretty. The belt is removable, so it can be worn however you want — tied in the front, back, or even the side. The top fits so nicely and I'm very happy!" —Harmony A.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.69+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 43 styles).

    8. A party dress with a full skirt you'll want to take a video twirling in for your Instagram Story.,

    Promising review: "The material was good quality for the price. I love the fact that it has pockets — it's a soft material and super comfortable. I've washed it several times already and it's still in good color and shape." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 34 styles).

    9. A pintuck midi dress to show off your ~curves and all your edges~.


    Get it from Eloquii for $72.95 (available in sizes 14–28 and in two colors).

    10. A pleated dress with trendy scalloped edges may ruin every other dress for you because it's so freakin' pretty.,

    Promising review: "Just got this beautiful dress delivered! I'm giving it five stars because everything about it is great! I'm 5'3" and 115 lb. The fit and shape define your body very well, and the A-line cut makes it look neat and perfect for office wear." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and in six colors).

    11. A sleeveless evening gown you can wear with your finest (or best knock-off) pearls and act out a scene of Breakfast at Tiffany's.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. The quality of the material and the 'finish' of the sewing is first-class. I normally wear a size 12/14 in dresses, but instead of buying the large, I bought a medium. This is a knockout!" —Sweet Chi

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and in eight styles).

    12. A dress with thin straps that cross in the back for an unexpected sexy ~look~., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It’s made from a great quality material that is thick but breathable and also stretchy. I also have pretty small breasts so I was a little concerned about them fitting in the dress. I tried it on with no bra and the dress actually hugs them so they don’t look bad. The straps are also adjustable to make the dress tighter or looser." —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 31 styles).

    13. Or a stunning lace cocktail number to have you feeling like Meghan Markle on her way to hang with the Queen in Buckingham Palace.,

    Promising review: "This dress is killer. The fabric is high quality and the lace isn't delicate enough to rip. I can't tell you how amazing I felt in this. It is so beautiful. Underneath the lace there is a layer of fabric to shield you from any see-through mishaps. I actually didn't need to wear a bra with this! There are also rubber straps on the shoulder area so the dress doesn't slip off which is so ingenious to me! I wore it for over 10 hours at a wedding and I had no problems." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and in 10 colors).

    14. A tube dress with a wired V-neck for a structured look that'll wow everyone in the room.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes S–L).

    15. A tulle dress you can save for a special occasion or whenever you feel like pretending you're living inside of a fairytale (ahem, every day).,

    Promising review: "I have a big chest and it's hard to find cute dresses with zippers on the back that don't make me look like I'm wearing a sack or that don't flatter my tummy. This one's the perfect in between — zip on the lower back and lace on the rest so you can keep it loose or cinch as needed. Tulle makes it flattering and poofy but not too poofy. I got the fuchsia, which is more of a dusty/rose pink. I love it!" —chanel123

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in sizes 2–16 and in eight colors).

    16. A sequin cocktail dress that is so extra it'll make you think you're actually a cast member of Real Housewives of New Jersey., Amazon

    A lot of reviewers recommending getting a bra strap converter to work with the low back.

    Promising review: "This dress is FANTASTIC and looks so much more expensive than it really is! I bought it for my 'save the date' pictures and it shines so much in good lighting and fits like a dream. I'm 5'0" and about 180 lbs., and bought the XL to have some breathing room. It was a perfect fit! A large probably would've been more 'bodycon' style, but I wanted room to stretch. If you're second guessing it, JUST BUY IT — you won't regret it!!" —acantu52

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in eight styles).

    17. A halter dress featuring a lace overlay that makes it look much pricier than it actually is so you'll be able to buy shoes and a bag as well!


    Promising review: "This dress is so beautiful! I wore it to my cousin's black-tie-optional wedding and it was perfect! It was very comfortable and the material was stretchy, so I could move around easily. I got several compliments on how beautiful it was, and I would definitely recommend this to a friend." —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes M–2XL and in three colors).

    18. A dress that'll surely ~ruffle~ some feathers while you work the room.


    Get it from Eloquii for $99.95 (available in sizes 14–28 and in two colors).

    19. Or a dress with cold shoulder sleeves to add a little ~somethin' somethin'~ to a standard A-line number.,

    Promising review: "Wore this dress to a wedding where the brides only request was that no one wear her bridesmaids' colors, but she never specified what they were. They were wine red. This dress was wine red. Decided to get plastered to ease my embarrassment. Spilled a whole ass glass of whiskey on myself. The dress totally hid the wet spot like a champ. Continued drinking to hide that embarrassment and now likely have a broken ankle. 13/10, will buy again." —Emma Deuitch

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in seven colors).

    20. A crewneck dress you'll feel elegant in thanks to the delicate lace accents at the neckline and hemline.,

    Promising review: "I had ordered a dress from Nordstrom Rack that was suddenly back ordered so I took a huge chance and ordered this one last min. It came fast and fit great! I got so many compliments on it! The lace is super comfy and the fray on the sleeves and the bottom really makes the dress unique! The dress is well made with quality material. True to size. I got a medium and I’m 5’7" 135 lbs." —Snorman

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 styles).

    21. A fit and flare number starring an adorable lil' bow at the waist, perfect for a fancy occasion.


    Get it from ModCloth for $119 (available in sizes 2XS–4XL and in four styles).

    22. A versatile pencil dress you can wear to the office during the day and rock at a cocktail party at night.,

    Promising review: "This dress is all the way perfect! Just tried it on, now I need somewhere to go! Purple is gorgeous and I want other colors. This dress is elegant and still sexy! Hugs all the curves and makes you feel like a real woman should feel!" —Reese

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and in 18 colors).

    23. A lace halter mini dress for a ~red hot~ look that'll have heads on swivel trying to check you out all night.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $35 (available in sizes S–L).

    24. A sleeveless dress with an embroidered belt to add the perfect amount of stylish flair to your outfit.


    Promising review: "Ordered this lovely dress to wear to a cocktail party at my husband’s work. I honestly wasn’t expecting this dress to fit me. I usually have a hard time finding dresses that look flattering on my body shape. I was so pleasantly surprised! This dress fits great and is comfortable! I feel like it’s flattering on me, which is a rare find for me! I ordered the XL based on my size and the reviews. This dress is great for hiding troublesome areas! Take a chance and order yourself one! I just might order another one in a different color for an upcoming summer wedding!" —Happy_shopper101

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and in 25 styles).

    25. A flirty T-shirt dress you can wear to any cocktail party without having to leave your fashion comfort zone.


    Get it from ModCloth for $54.99 (available in sizes 2–10).

    26. A dress with a plunging neckline and a low scoop back that'll leave everyone else at the party slack-jawed.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $30 (available in sizes 4–10).

    27. A bodycon number you can dress up with statement heels for an unforgettable look.,

    Promising review: "I am OBSESSED with this dress! It is hot hot HOT!!! It’s super comfortable and super flattering!" —JJSchmal

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    28. A layered metallic dress you'll want to wear time and time again.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $62 (available in sizes S–L).

    29. An all-lace midi dress for a glamorous look that'll prove once and for all you DO have a keen eye for fashion. Take THAT Fashion Police.,

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing. It fits perfectly. I wear a 12–14 in dresses and ordered an XL. I also wear a size 36DD in bras. This dress looks like it could be ordered as a bridesmaid dress because it doesn't look cheap. It has slight stretch for girlfriends that are blessed with nice rumps. Lol. I will buy this dress in different colors. Love It!!!" —M. Malv

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in eight colors).

    30. A chic sheath dress you'll start making reservations at pricey restaurants for just so you can wear it out on the town.


    Promising review: "ABSOLUTELY GO A SIZE UP!! I am a solid 8 in pants, medium in dresses, and small in tops and I purchased a large. It's extremely snug, but a large fits me perfectly. The material is a lot thicker than I was anticipating and not the softest, but it looks so good that it doesn't matter to me. I personally love the length, since I am 6'0", it hits me right at the knee cap." —aislinne

    Get it from ModCloth for $64.99 (available in sizes S–4XL and in two colors).

    31. And a dazzling sequin/mesh dress that is so fabulous it'll assure you'll leave a lasting impression on anyone you meet while wearing it.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Promising review: "I wore this dress for a wedding I attended two months after giving birth. I still have a little baby weight around my midsection but this little number hid my tummy while being super cute! This dress made me feel like a hot mama!" —Ali_NJ

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $49.97 (available in sizes 4–16).

    You, showing up to any cocktail party from here on out looking like royalty:

    The Walt Disney Company

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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