There are those certain frocks that make a statement. You know, the ones you strategically decide to wear for taking full advantage of the professional photographer. (Hey, selfies don’t always cut it.) The harsh reality is that those beautiful numbers usually end up in the back of your closet, never to be seen again. Don’t let your cocktail attire become a ghost of dresses past. Instead, find one that works for weddings, work, nights out and everything in between.
The Wedding Guest Dresses You’ll Wear Over and Over Again
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The dramatic neckline is great for formal wear, but the unassuming color and midi length make it suitable for work (especially when tucked under a leather jacket or blazer).
Ulla Johnson ($345)
Quickly jazzed up with contrasting statement earrings or dressed down with pointed flats.
Modest enough for the boardroom, pretty enough for a ceremony.
If you have a wedding in Capri, you need this dress. Ditto if you’re in New Jersey and just want to pretend like you’re vacationing in Capri every weekend.
MDS Stripes ($575)
Flutter Sleeve Mini
Flirty and fun for a daytime wedding and all too easy to throw on before work.
Donna Morgan ($118)