12 Gorgeous Party Dresses

It’s party dress season! Proms, bridal showers, lunches, weddings. Oh my! A Madly Chic reader commented that it’s very hard to find great dresses, so I went to work. I found 12 gorgeous party dresses to flatter a wide variety of body types, all with free shipping and free returns. I love having dresses arrive at my door and being able to try them on at home without having to schlepp all my formal shoes and shapewear to the store. Thanks for the idea Maria; this is for you. Get ready to party like it’s 1999.

Donna Morgan Tiered Dress. Asymmetrical tiers make this dress very interesting, and the silver color is a great alternative to black! $196.00

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Pisarro Nights Dress. This short cocktail dress is chic and very forgiving. The sheer, bloused chiffon overlay floats over the bodice, and I love the cool kimono sleeves. $168

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Suzy Chin for Maggy Boutique Sheath Dress. This scoopneck stretch satin sheath creates a beautiful bustline and the ruching at the waist and hips hides a tummy. $118

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Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Bentley’ Dress. The gathers and splatter print make for a very modern silk-jersey dress. $365

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Vince Camuto Print Chiffon Dress. Soft gathers drape from a cutaway neckline into the flowy bodice and accordion-pleated skirt of this chiffon dress. It’s so spring-ey and cute. $148

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Hailey by Adrianna Papell Sequin Dress. Iridescent sequins curve around the sweetheart bodice and voluminous skirt of this mesh dress. The fit and flare style is very flattering. $158

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JS Boutique High/Low Dress. A watercolor print patterns an airy chiffon dress shaped with ruching at the crisscrossing sweetheart bodice. It’s called a high/low dress because of the hem, but I call it a mullet dress. Really, it is very trendy this season. $198

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Adrianna Papell Beaded One-Shoulder Gown. I love this Grecian gown with metallic sequins and beads. The sheer mesh panels at the bottom create a slightly flared skirt. It also comes in charcoal and nude. $298

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twobirds Convertible Jersey Gown. This might just be the coolest gown ever! It has a convertible bodice that can be tied and wrapped into more than 15 different styles, with the straps worn conventionally over both shoulders, over one shoulder, halter-style or strapless. And don’t worry about it fitting. It comes in two sizes: A for size 0-12 and B for size 14-20. It also comes in navy blue and plum. $310

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Adriana Papell Tiered Chiffon Gown. Fluttery layers sculpt the bodice of this dress with a shutter-pleated waistband and cascading swirl of chiffon on the skirt. $198

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Tadashi Shoji Lace Mermaid Gown. Elaborate, textured lace fashions this gorgeous gown with a bateau neckline. The bands around the waist and the subtly flared skirt create a beautifully feminine silhouette. $438

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Adrianna Papell Sequin Strapless Mesh Gown. This gown has a ombre effect created with silver and gold sequins that is very modern and very chic. $278

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Don’t these 12 gorgeous dresses make you want to go to a party???