At last, our dreams of safely attending soirées could soon become a reality, which is why thoughts of picking the best party dresses to wear to future gatherings are slowly infiltrating our minds. Likewise, designers are also planning for the return of going out ensembles. Did you see Saint Laurent’s latest collection? Come fall, Anthony Vaccarello’s jubilant micro-mini skirts, metallic bodysuits, and sequin jackets could be spotted at a gala or—dare I say it—an in-person, red-carpet event. Yes, we miss those, too. Brands like Michael Kors, Caroline Hu, and Ashish are also keeping our “dressed to the nines” dreams alive with festive looks fit for a reemergence celebration.
In the same vein, we’ve gathered some of the best party dresses around. If the invites to graduation parties, weddings, or cocktail events are starting to pour in, you’ll find something below for every type of invite. Whether you require a little black dress or a long-sleeve mini, It doesn’t hurt to start looking and planning early.