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This $25 Dress Is An Easy Halloween Costume AND Perfect Work Dress All Rolled Into One

This Aphratti Peter Pan collar skater dress is so versatile it's scary.

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We all have those years when we're just going about our lives, doing our jobs, waiting for the leaves to change, and then mid-October rolls around and our costume-less selves are all like, Oh crap.

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You want a costume that's easy but also cute and creative, that won't look like you threw it together at the last minute, even if you did. And ideally, it would involve pieces that would give you the most bang for your buck — or at least that you can wear again. Well folks, I think this classic, long-sleeved, Peter Pan collar dress might just be IT.

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The "IT" was not meant to be an Addams family reference, but feel free to take it as such, especially considering how many reviewers have styled this number into a flawless Wednesday costume. This baby is also great for wearing to work or to a party on the 364 non-Halloween days of the year. With its long sleeves and tights-friendly style, this dress can be worn all winter, and the minimal collared look can be dressed up or down with accessories.

While one look at the classic silhouette of this number is enough to know it deserves an A+ in versatility, the most impressive part has to be its hundreds of positive reviews. So many people have shared why they love this beauty, and many even gifted us with photos of their fab costumes and OOTDs.

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"I bought this to wear for Halloween as Wednesday Addams. I wear a small/medium and ordered this in a medium and it fit perfectly! I'm all about comfort when it comes to my clothes. I was expecting the dress to be a thick, itchy material that wasn't breathable, but I was wrong. It's thin but not too thin, not itchy at all, and very breathable. It feels like workout clothes actually, and is very comfy. I am about 5'9", so dresses are usually short, but this one wasn't that short. I still wore exercise shorts underneath so I wouldn't feel exposed. All in all, this dress is a great buy. If you're thinking about it, you should definitely buy it." —Alexis L. Baker

"I really love this dress! I'm 5'5" and 170 lbs and I ordered a large. It was just a little snug in the chest area, but nothing uncomfortable (I'm a 36D). The material is stretchy and thick enough that it's not see-through. This allowed me to feel comfortable throughout a night of trick-or-treating with my son. I love this dress and can wear it to work with some leggings or tights." —JanPan

The most popular way to rock this dress is far and away as a Wednesday Addams costume. It makes channeling the classic character so easy it's altogether ooky! Whatever that means!

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Left photo review: "I bought this dress for my Wednesday costume. I was very skeptical but I loved it! I'm 5'6" and150 lbs, and I wear a 34C bra size. I got a medium and it fits perfectly. I could've bought the small because it was just a bit loose in the waist, but in the end it still looked amazing! The material of the dress is stretchy and very nice, not cheap at all! It's definitely a dress I can wear to the office, so I'll be using it again." —Amazon Customer

Right photo review: "It's fitted without being too snug and accentuates all my curves! It was super comfy and perfect for my Wednesday Addams Halloween costume! I've worn it several times not as a costume and gotten compliments every time! I even recommended it to a friend who also bought and and loved it." —Rachel Rodriguez

It can work as a base for other creative costumes, too! Like OMG, look at these amazing Miss Frizzle and Madeline looks! Plus, unlike a lot of homemade costumes, it's not at all cumbersome or uncomfortable to wear all day long.

Of course, you can also rock it to work or on the weekends, because it's a truly chic LBD! We stan a dress that can do it all.

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Left photo review: "I love this dress. I'm 162 lbs and a size 12 and I bought the size large. It fit me perfectly." —Kangwa Zulu

Right photo review: "This is a nice little everyday dress. It's made of a medium thickness fabric with stretch that's super comfortable. It hits me five inches above the knee. I'm 5'6" and 114 lbs and I wear bra size 32C. I bought a size small and it's a tiny bit loose on me, but that's how I like it. It arrived quickly. I paired it with over-the-knee suede stiletto boots and a black gothic cross necklace." —Pink Scarab

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in five colors).

You, completely in awe of this dress's endless styling possibilities:

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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