21 Perfect Cocktail Dresses To Wear to Weddings This Season

21 Perfect Cocktail Dresses To Wear to Weddings This Season
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We’re half-convinced that dress codes only exist to make you second-guess your choice of outfit a few dozen times in the lead-up to an event. Alas, dress codes seem to be the best option when guiding guests towards what to wear (could you imagine the chaos if there wasn’t one?). But we can ease our wedding attire anxiety by keeping a healthy stock of cocktail dresses for a wedding hanging in our closet.

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Having a repertoire of cocktail-appropriate dresses and jumpsuits at the ready will prepare you for any wedding invites you should recieve—choose a simple silk slip if you want a piece that you can dress down for day (just add a turtleneck and you’re good to go), or pick something in velvet, metallic, or lace is you want it to do double-duty for your other winter nighttime affairs.

MORE: What to Wear to Any Winter Wedding

Below, shop 21 cocktail dresses and jumpsuits to wear to the next wedding on your calendar.

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Textured Fluted Sleeve Floral Midi Dress, $53; at ASOS

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Metallic Coated Dress, $135; at COS

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Who What Wear Plus-Size Cross-Over Midi Dress, $36.99; at Target

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Irina Jumpsuit, $750; at Misha Nonoo

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Annemarie Ruffle Flounce Dress, $268; at Neiman Marcus

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Mira Slip, $285; at Lily Ashwell

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Ex-Lover Lace Dress, $98.19; at Sister Jane

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Chelsea Dress, $478; at Whit

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Theia Paneled Hi-Lo Dress, $238 (was $595); at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Velvet Silk-Blend Dress, $299.99; at Mango

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The Ashford Dress, $1,695; at Novis

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One-Shoulder Black Ruffle Sheath Dress, $180; at White House Black Market

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Plunging V-Neck Velvet Sheath Dress, $55.93 (was $79.90); at Express

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The Adriana V-Neck Cape Dress, $1,700; at Haney

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Self-Portrait Open-Back Guipere Lace Midi Dress, $410; at Net-A-Porter

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Silk Dancefloor One-Shoulder Dress, $124.50 (was $145); at Madewell

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Scallop Lace Hem Dress, $49.90; at Lovesick

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Wray Illusion Dress, $179.59; at New Classics

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Jaclyn Jumpsuit, $98; at Rue107

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Peter Pilotto Chiffon Mini Sheath Dress, $2,325; at Moda Operandi

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Shane Halter Jumpsuit, $495; at Rachel Zoe

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