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    25 Dresses That'll Probably Stop All Kindsa Traffic

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    1. A Vince Camuto off-shoulder dress that'll have everyone con-Vince-d that you're a supermodel on the low.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful holiday dress: thick, soft velvet with some stretch and a lovely deep deep green." โ€”Osasmom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $178 (available in sizes 0-18).

    2. OR a long velvet wrap dress with a high slit and strappy back. This dress will turn heads when you enter and exit any establishment.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful dress! It fits great, looks gorgeous, feels quality, and is just the right length." โ€”Elizabeth Emery

    Get it from Amazon for $31.98+ (available in sizes XXS-XL and in 12 colors).

    3. A fun patterned maxi shirt dress might make you want to snag it in every single print available.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Such a cool dress, fits perfectly and very well-made! Wore it for New Year's in New York and was able to wear heat-tech underneath without being noticed and staying warm! Will probably be purchasing other colors!" โ€”Marina F.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.98 (available in sizes 2-12 and three prints).

    4. An asymmetrical bodycon to make you look like you're ready to handle business at an office but also, to hit up happy hour for a cocktail with a cutie if need be.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This dress runs small so reviewers recommend ordering a size up for a form fit.

    Promising review: "I was SO happy with this dress! I needed the perfect 'corporate appropriate' dress for my work Christmas party. It arrived two hours before my party and I was praying it was the one!! And it was!! It looked like it was meant to be. I definitely recommend this dress! It's very classy, well-made, with quality material." โ€”Ian

    Get it from Amazon for $29.69+ (available in 17 colors and sizes S-XXL).

    5. A sequin gown so you can bring all the razzle and dazzle to your next formal event. It's always nice to keep a stunner like this in your wardrobe.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The dress arrived on time. It was beautiful on and I felt like the belle of the ball. I wore it to a wedding. I chose to wear the dress off shoulder and because it was true to size I was able to do so. The material is heavy and high quality, definitely worth the price. I'm 5'2", petite, and I wore four-inch heels, it's a long dress." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in 12 long styles and eight short versions in sizes 2-18W).

    6. A little black dress to make a big impact at the party with its puffy organza sleeves and the LEG ACTION you're about to serve. Whew! When Ke$ha sang, "The party don't start 'til I walk in" โ€” she was talking about what it means to wear this mini. Tik Tok. Time's winding down so get this showstopper before it sells out.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $15 (originally $25; available in sizes S-L).

    7. A ruffle bodycon dress that everyone's going to have a ~ruff~ time competing with once you hit the scene.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a must-have dress. I wish I could give it more than five stars. It looks amazing on. Nice fabric, a little stretch...beautiful. The zipper sticks a little, but I can fix that. I'm so happy with this purchase. Gorgeous!!" โ€”Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 17 styles).

    8. A simple slip dress that's equal parts sexy and classy because if obsessing over Rihanna's street style all these years has taught you nothing else, it's taught that you're slippin' if you don't have a slip dress in your closet.

    Topshop

    Get it from Topshop for $68 (available in sizes 2-14 and in three colors).

    9. A velvet midi dress will never NOT be a sultry, winning choice for a night out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "There are few words to describe this dress. It is absolutely gorgeous! Fit as expected and looks as pictured. The inside is silky, so it is super comfortable. It comes to a good length, I'm 5'7". It is stretchy so you could probably size down if you like a real fitted look, or size up to keep it loose, but I'd go with your true sizing. I would recommend this dress and many other Esprlia dresses to everyone. They really make some amazing dresses. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š" โ€”Amanda Barnes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 14W-22W and in multiple styles).

    10. A colorblock maxi dress that's all about pleats, fun, and you killing it at the next event you attend.

    Lilly's Kloset

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $98 (available in S-2XL).

    11. A tie-neck cocktail dress to catch eyes off the bright shade alone and then keep 'em glued with those ruffles and legs!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really like this dress!!! The material is fantastic. Iโ€™m messy, so when I eat or drink anything Iโ€™m going to drop something. I dropped pasta, water, and an alcoholic beverage on this dress, and it plopped right off. I was amazed. Itโ€™s just a beautiful dress!! It shipped fast and fit as expected." โ€”Mochat30

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 styles).

    12. An absolute darling button-up dress in a gorgeous print and designed with a lil' Gucci flair โ€” that won't require you to spend the Gucci dollars.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "BUY THIS DRESS!!!!!! You guys itโ€™s SO PERFECT. Iโ€™m a size 6/8 and I got a 6. It fits perfect. It's a little tight on chest, but Iโ€™m a DD, and it still fits. The dress is quality and literally the cutest dress Iโ€™ve ever bought. I'm ordering every color!!!!!!" โ€”Elizabeth Novak

    Get it from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in sizes 2-14 and in 11 styles).

    13. A floral embroidered cocktail dress that'll definitely require you to book a whole bunch of fancy stuff for your calendar. This floral wonder deserves to be SEEN.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is beautiful on. I received a ton of compliments at a wedding in March. It was cold, so the color and material was perfect for the unpredictable weather in the Midwest. It can snow, rain or shine. People asked, 'Thatโ€™s the dress from Nordstrom, right?' and 'What designer is that dress from?' and I spilled the beans and said AMAZON. It was a hit." โ€”iams

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in black, navy, and pink).

    14. A bandage fishtail dress you just might need to wear with a sign that reads, "Warning! Curves ahead." It has a frilly hemline and can be worn with a fur and sheer stockings when its cool, then worn alone with strappy heels when it warms up. No matter the season, it'll make a total splash at the function.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is PERFECT! I got compliments on the dress all night. I already knew it would be snug, but with the length and fishtail detail, it was very classy for a wedding. The material and zipper are sturdy and thick. I always buy dresses from this seller, and they never disappoint!" โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 11 colors and styles).

    15. A skater dress with an extra ruffled sleeve because you can't go into any party giving the cold shoulder, right? Instead, you'll be giving 'em something to really talk about with this lovely statement dress.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Cannot rave about this dress enough. I want it in every color. Please make this in other colors!! Itโ€™s a stretchy scuba material and the thickness of the fabric and cut is actually very forgiving and flattering. I get a MILLION compliments every time I wear it!" โ€”Kristen N.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.89+ (available in sizes S-3XL and four colors).

    16. A bandage dress that just might get you that invite into the skip line or the VIP section. Don't hold me to it but it's just that much of a banger.

    amazon.com

    And don't you dare let that deep zipper deter you from owning the night in this dress. There's a zipper-helper sitting right on Amazon that'll handle that problem before it can even start.

    Promising review: "I love this dress and got so many compliments on it. It looks luxurious and the color is stunning! No body shaper is needed (not even a bra and I wear a 38DDD) because this is a true bandage dress." โ€”Ariel Dubre

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 14 colors) and the Zipuller for $14.99.

    17. An evening dress with a plunging V-neckline and an overall luxe look to make everyone think you're lying when you reveal you found it chilling on Amazon. Hey, you can tell 'em where to get it but the guts to slay it properly are sold separately.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a satin, flowing dress with a plunge top and deep open back for months. It is so hard to find. This dress, though, is amazing. I am so happy with this dress; it flows beautifully, is light and (albeit not quite silky against the skin) it feels cool and lovely, not at all like cheap fabric. If you are looking for a high-gloss satin dress, one that catches the light in streaks, then this is not the dress you want. However, if you are looking for a beautiful satin-like dress that seems to have a slight glimmer when it catches light, it is perfect." โ€”Gina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 22 colors).

    18. A midi-length bandage dress for anyone who might need something stretchy enough to feel comfy wearing but sturdy enough to hold everything โ€” and I mean everything โ€” in place. This dress is THAT girl.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress was theeeee bomb. I normally wear a 8 so got a medium (large could have worked as well) but I loved it. The dress holds everything in and I felt fabulous!" โ€”Janet

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXXL and in 19 colors).

    19. An off-the-shoulder lace dress to carefully toe the line between sophisticated and sexy.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this dress and cannot wait to wear it for an upcoming December wedding! The length is ideal, the emerald color is vibrant, and the fabric is super comfortable and soft. I highly recommend this dress for a festive event!!" โ€”Sarena Lindvall

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

    20. A button-down long-sleeved frock for days when you wanna be sexy but also kinda wanna feel like you never really left your couch. You're welcome.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was surprised by the quality of the fabric and the thickness and heaviness of it! The size S fits me well and I'm 5'3" and 115 to 120 pounds. I love its simple design with just a hint of sexiness. It's a very versatile dress so you can dress it up or down. All you have to do is change shoes. It hits mid-calf for me which is just what I was looking for. Love everything about it." โ€”Milly Koa

    Get it from Amazon for $20.25+ (available in eight colors, and sizes XS-L).

    21. A mermaid-style sweater dress so cute that you're going to get tired of answering questions about where the heck you found it! Several reviewers raved about how stretchy this baby is.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is sexy but I can still wear it to the office. I purchased this dress in a larger size so it wouldnโ€™t cling too much to my body... I initially purchased this for a Christmas party at the office. It's cute. I have machine-washed it several times. I usually hang it up to dry but my hubby put it in the dryer by mistake. It didnโ€™t shrink so Iโ€™m happy about that. The material isn't irritating." โ€”Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 13 colors).

    22. A rib-knit sweater maxi dress with long sleeves and a casual-chic style to take you everywhere from work to happy hour to brunch this season.

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $12 (originally $30; available in sizes 4-12 and three colors).

    23. A swanky lace midi dress to tease the illusion of bare skin underneath thanks to nude lining. It's the conservative yet alluring date night dress your wardrobe has been waiting on and that your date won't be able to help but drool over.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $159 (avaliable in sizes XS-XXL).

    24. The cult-favorite Hanifa sweater maxi dress that's bound to make you stand out wherever you wear it. There's nothing like looking drop-dead gorgeous and not having to freeze to death to do it. Yay sweater dresses!

    Hanifa

    Get it from Hanifa for $139 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in five colors).

    25. A pretty cocktail swing dress to make you look perfect on the "big day" but also simple enough for any day.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wore this gorgeous dress for a semi-formal New Year's Eve event in Chicago. I couldnโ€™t have asked for a better fit or material. The best part was how it flowed. I brought in 2018 looking and feeling wonderful! This dress got many many compliments! I will be purchasing the black and navy next!" โ€”Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $37.98+ (available in 10 colors and sizes S-3X).

    And here you are pretending to not be killing it in your new dress when you know you ARE IN FACT KILLING IT.

    Liberty Films / It's A Wonderful Life

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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