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Laissez les bon temps rouler

 

Let the good times roll…

Whether the occasion is a romantic night on the town, cocktails after work, a bachelorette party in Vegas or Girls Night Out, we all have evenings that call for the perfect cocktail dress. Yes, the LBD is classic and will always be in style, but why not step out of your comfort zone and throw on a stylish new frock this Spring? Sequins, feathers, draping, vibrant jewel tones, nudes, understated elegance, glitzy glamour… Whatever you most desire, there is the perfect dress out there for you.

Here are a few party dresses that have caught my eye for the Spring/Summer of 2011. They range in price and in mood, and regardless of your age, height, budget and event, we should be able to find you something!

The three dresses below can easily go from the office to drinks with the removal of a blazer and/or tights and the addition of just the right pair of heels. They’re sophisticated, fun and chic, but demand that you still be taken seriously despite an out-of-the-office setting.

Kay Unger - $210 @ Bloomingdale's

Rachel by Rachel Roy 24/7 Dress - $100

BCBG Natalie Color-Blocked Sheath - $200

Vegas baby, Vegas!

Nothing says “Let’s Party” quite like sequins and shimmer, so throw on a sparkly mini and head out for a night on the town, whatever the cause of your celebration.

Winter Kate Nicole Dress - $400 @ Shopbop.com

Aqua Silver Sequin Tank Dress - $100 @ Bloomingdale's

BCBGeneration Metallic Jacquard One-Shoulder Dress - $130

Hot summer nights call for low-key and understated glamour. Try pairing a flirty, floral frock with nude heels or booties, or a maxi dress with strappy sandals.

BCBGeneration Printed Asymmetrical-Hem Dress - $130

Patterson J. Kincaid Cerise Jersey Long Dress - $110 @ Shopbop.com

Trina Turk "Playa Vista" V-Neck Dress - $300 @ Bloomingdale's

For date night you need something flirty and fun, something that hugs your curves in just the right places and reminds him why you’re the only girl for him. Whether you want to show some skin or keep it covered up, the key is to find a form flattering dress that makes YOU feel amazing.

Tadashi Shoji Bandage Cap-Sleeved Bandage Dress - $330 @ Bloomingdale's

BCBGeneration One-Shoulder Open-Back Dress - $120

Cut 25 Drop Needle Jersey Shift Dress - $270 @ Bloomingdale's

 
And what does the descriminating and experienced woman wear for an evening on the town? A sheath, darling, what else?
 

Diane von Furstenberg Bateau Silk/Cotton Dress - $285 @ Saks

Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Sequin Dress - $250 @ Saks

 

Donna Morgan Belted Linen Sheath Dress - $140 @ Nordstrom

 Take a new style or a shorter hemline for a spin this Spring and remind yourself just how much fun fashion can be!

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One response

  1. Mommy

    ya got anything for the older hottie?

    May 10, 2011 at 7:44 PM

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