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    32 Dresses That'll Turn Heads As You Walk Down The Street

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    1. A silky rose gown with a killer single-strap open back that confidently says, "Hi, I'm Karlie Kloss. I model AND teach girls how to code."*

    *only applies to Karlie Kloss, but change a few words and voila, you too can have a jaw-dropping elevator pitch.

    Get it from Express for $40.99 (sizes 0-12). And get the faux fur stole here.

    2. A starry mesh dreamboat to make 2018 your most sparkly year ever — a resolution you'll actually follow through on.

    *pulls glasses down to peer down at you* You know it's true.

    Get it from Asos for $24 (sizes 0-12).

    3. A simple but daring bodyhugger with an abundance of cut outs that show a bit of skin in all the right places. 😉

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite dresses! The open cut design on the neckline and at the bottom is very sexy! I’m 5’2”, 120 lbs, and the small size fits great on me! It is very comfy with stretchy fabric. The single color makes it look more elegant and wearable." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (sizes S-XXL / two colors).

    4. A knockout embellished twirler equally ready to take on the dance floor as it is a fancy cocktail party — ideally, both.

    Use our exclusive promo code BUZZBOO55 for 55% off dresses (excluding sale) from 1/2-1/7 (cannot be combined with other sales).

    Get it from Boohoo for $34.50 (sizes 4-12 / two colors).

    5. A free-floating bubble-adorned shift dress that will find the nearest champagne bottle for you to pop — it's clearly a party starter, you see.

    Just a FYI, a lot of reviewers recommended sizing down and wearing some sort of a slip underneath.

    Promising review: "This was the dress I wore to my casual backyard wedding in August. It was perfect! The day was sunny and hot, but I was comfortable since the material is light and breezy. Since you are looking at this dress, you should get it; you won't be sorry!" —MeliKad

    Get it from ModCloth for $99 (sizes XS-2X). A similar one in tan and black is also available here.

    6. A magnificent work of maxi dress art to remind you to take life one ~brushstroke~ at a time (and yes, it has pockets for your actual brushes too!).

    MoMA's on call waiting, just fyi. I think they want to borrow your dress for a exhibition. I asked them to hold.

    Get it from ModCloth for $99 (sizes XXS-4X).

    7. A mesh collared dress that has already mastered the whole flirty peek-a-boo scene — hellooo, date night!

    And not like first date sorta thing. You gotta wait until at least the third date to see this one.

    Get it from Asos for $19 (sizes 2-14).

    8. A glittery tulle gem to restore your faith in cheap cocktail dresses — for far too long you've been betrayed by scratchy sequins and see-through fabric, but no more!

    Promising review: "This dress is EVERYTHING. Pictures do not even do it justice!! The quality is worth the money and the material isn’t staticky, see-through, or flimsy like most dresses on Amazon can be." —Ashleigh

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (sizes S-XXL).

    9. A beaded floral dream so you can feel like the fashion superhero you were always meant to be — though Edna might take issue with the caped sleeves.

    They're not full-blown capes though, so maybe she'll give you her blessing after all. #compromise

    Get it from Free People for $250 (sizes 0-12).

    10. A classy checkered mini to-be-princess Meghan Markle luckily passed up for her first royal Christmas — lucky you, it's sure knot to be disappoint.

    If multi-colored patterns are more of our thing, here's an option for ya!

    Get it from Topshop for $90 (sizes 0-14).

    11. A floral jacquard stunner with the magical ability to gracefully skim over any food babies of any size, so eat to your heart's content!

    ♫ And you're tied together with a *bow* / But you're *not* coming undone ♫ —TSwift's ode to this dress

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (sizes XS-XL).

    12. A voluminous ruffled ~treat for the eyes~ that's so shy about its outside world debut, it's ~blushing~.

    My advice: wear it as often as possible to gently break it in. Practice makes perfect.

    Get it from Shopbop for $195 (Sizes XXS-XL).

    13. A delicate semi-sheer mini with embroidered flowers that stick to your side for survival reasons — I mean, what did you think the reason was?,

    Soaking up all that C02 you exhale like a buffet! Ok, so it's not totally scientifically proven, so argue all you want, but I'll be over there telling my plants all about my day.

    Get the first one from Asos for $40 (sizes 2-8) and the second one for $60 (sizes 12-24).

    14. A chic tassled bodycon with a deep v neckline that's actually pretty inspirational: it stands for a victorious 2018.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $28 (sizes 2-10).

    15. A sweeping gem-embellished gown that will make you want to turn back the clock and redo prom and ditch the ridiculous fabric poofball you thought was sooo flattering at the time.

    Yes, I'm dissing myself.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $68 (sizes S-L).

    16. A dazzling gold one-shoulder number made out of 24K metallic flare, baby.

    ♫ Don't look too hard / might hurt ya'self ♫

    Get it from H&M for $69.99 (sizes 14-26).

    17. A subtly sparkly midi dress outfitted with a grand tulle skirt for your go-to ~off-duty ballerina~ lewk.

    Get it from Asos for $64 (sizes 0-12).

    18. A dapper asymmetrical silk fantasy for future Bond movies — James who? Hello, female fatale ready for action (and a well-deserved post-mission drink).

    Get it from Eloquii for $159.90 (sizes 4-24).

    19. A glow-in-the-dark constellation stunner on the top of many NASA employees' wishlist, or so I've heard.

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $49.99 (sizes XS-4X).

    20. A sexy mesh bodycon ready to break out ALL the moves on the dance floor ALL night long — I hear its song of choice is a Rihanna classic.

    Its favorite line? ♫ Shake it till the moon becomes the sun (SUN!) ♫

    Get it from Tobi for $27 (sizes XS-L).

    21. A striped pastel wonder to remind you of summer days spent at the boardwalk munching on a heap of cotton candy.

    Get it from Mango for $39.99 (sizes 2-8).

    22. An off-the-shoulder trumpet-sleeved statement that exudes so much class and oomph, I feel sorry for anyone who makes an entrance after you.

    Promising review: "This dress compliments curves — I'm busty and carry weight in my middle, smaller hips. This dress is very flattering on and the fabric is very substantial. The floral fabric sleeves stand out as shown and add drama, and the floral section of the dress does not cling. Very classy, feminine, elegant. Perfect for a black tie event." —Nashgirl

    Get it from Eloquii for $129.90 (sizes 14-28 / four colors).

    23. A shimmery striped vision for when you want some color but nothing that screams "RAINBOW" in your face — think disco, but subtle.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $75 (sizes 2-10).

    24. A blossoming lace swayer with bell sleeves and a scalloped neckline. In the mood for romance? Regardless of your opinion, this dress is!

    Get it from Tobi for $49 (sizes XS-L / three colors).

    25. A black fringe spectacular worthy of a primetime TV broadcast — one day Vanna White will retire and you *will* be totally qualified to take her place.

    *shimmies while revealing letters*

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $45 (sizes S-L).

    26. Or a completely fringed-out masterpiece with a timeless allure, no matter what the roaring 20s have to say.

    Get it from Charlotte Russe for $24.49.

    27. A sheered-out bodycon that likes to say "baby got back" a lot — who knows why??

    Use our exclusive promo code BUZZBOO55 for 55% off dresses (excluding sale) from 1/2-1/7 (cannot be combined with other sales).

    Get it from Boohoo for $21 (two colors / sizes S-L).

    28. A watercolor-esque maxi with billowing sleeves that catch the perfect amount of breeze as you're strutting down the runway...or the less-glamorous leg between the subway to your office.

    Get it from Asos for $87 (sizes 12-24).

    29. A show-stealing sequined frock for all the Gatsby-level soirées on your social cal — so little time, so many people to impress!

    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 fit like a dream. I'm 5'0 and about 180 lbs and bought the XL to have some breathing room and 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+ (sizes XS-XL / six colors).

    30. A sophisticated black and gold velvet beaut that stays on trend *and* looks so damn good as you're looking back and waving bye to all the haters.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $56 (sizes 2-8).

    31. A semi-tailored checkered charmer for when you aren't afraid of ~ruffling~ a few (hundred) feathers — so, like, every day.

    Closing statement, but make it fashion.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $94 (sizes XS-L).

    32. A studded mesh bandage looker with attitude to spare — seriously, it really thinks it's hot shit, but can you even argue with that?

    Get it from Asos for $108 (sizes 12-24).

    You to your (weeping) bank account:

    Lucasfilm Ltd.

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