Any time you’re stepping out on the town is an opportunity to step up your style. After-dark occasions provide a chance to elevate your look with new silhouettes, unexpected textiles, and standout colors that can make any occasion a special one. We’ve rounded up the top eveningwear looks of the season that embrace each of these elements and ensure that you’ll shine your brightest at any moonlit event.

 

The New LBD: Lace Black Dress

While the LBD never goes out of style, this season, our favorites have been executed with a peek-a-boo twist: sheer lace retains a sense of refinement while still letting you show a bit of skin as you roll into the warmer months.

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DOLCE & GABBANA Black Sheer Lace Dress
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PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Lace A-Line Minidress / MONIQUE LHUILLIER Lace Sleeveless Gown / LOYD/FORD Lace Cocoon Gown

 

Modern, Eye-Catching Florals

Who says flowers have to be delicate? With unexpected silhouettes and precision detailing, these looks bring a bit of edge to any party—garden or otherwise.

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MARC JACOBS Floral Embellished Cotton Kimono Wrap Dress
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PROENZA SCHOULER Lily-Print Asymmetric Dress / ERDEM Samira Lily-Print Silk Gown / VALENTINO Bambolina Silk-Blend Dress

 

Separates That Wow

Give ‘Em The Slipdress

Out of the bedroom and onto the scene, this intimate apparel-inspired look is back in a big way thanks to designers like Nili Lotan, The Row, and Azeeza. To add a bit of edge to this dreamy silhouette, throw on a streetwear-inspired jacket in denim or leather, as seen here.

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FAITH CONNEXION Eyelet Blouse and Tie-Dye Jeans / NILI LOTAN Luca Denim Jacket / NILI LOTAN Silk Maxi Dress
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THE ROW Ebbing Matte Satin Gown / AZEEZA Embellished Silk Satin Slipdress / AMIRI Appliquéd Silk Slipdress

 

Sheer Femininity

The season’s top lace and tulle looks all bring their own flair to those who favor immaculate girlishness. From colorblocking and embellishment to surprising hem lengths and necklines, these dresses are all eyecatchers.

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PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Colorblocked Sheer Lace Midi Dress
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BY.BONNIE YOUNG Cotton-Blend Lace Caftan / VALENTINO Delicate Tulle Gown / ZIMMERMANN Tropicale Antique Dress

 

The Wearable Art Of Colorblock

It’s as clear as black and white. Head-turning graphic elements send these styles into the realm of high-contrast art.

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LISA PERRY Colorblocked Crepe Gown
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NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Colorclocked Silk-Blend Shift Dress / LANVIN Draped Satin Gown / CHLOE Pleated Georgette Rope-Tie Gown

 

Embellishments To Shine

Whoever said that less is more probably needed to add a little bling to their wardrobe. Sequins and built-in, jewel-like accents will let your dress shine as brightly as you do.

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AZEEZA Embellished Silk Chiffon Babydoll Dress / MAISON MARGIELA Embroidered Cotton-Silk Shift Dress
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3.1 PHILLIP LIM Embellished Cutout Dress / LANVIN Embellished Silk Jersey Wrap Gown / NINA RICCI Sequined Sleeveless Sheath Dress

 

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