I have an event coming up. Any non-dress alternatives I can wear?

A dressier, well, dress code doesn’t mean you have to find the perfect dress. For the style risk-takers and classically cautious alike, there are some less expected outfit options suited for every event that will leave been-there-done-that dresses in the dust.

Here’s how to nail the dress-less party outfit!

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Jump into a Jumpsuit

A dressy jumpsuit is the new one-and-done outfit that elevates your look beyond a basic dress. Try a wide-legged jumpsuit in a luxurious material (read: silk) and add a touch of polish with layered necklaces and a heel that works with the inseam of your pant leg.

Stylist Tip: Add a layer to your dressy jumpsuit. A tuxedo blazer is a definite do and spot on for nuptials with a black tie or more formal dress code.

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Skirt the Issue

Want to push your trend-savvy flair even further? Try wearing a skirt. Midi-length silhouettes that hit at the mid-shin are seeing a surge in popularity and are easy as pie to style. Try a pleated midi-skirt paired with a boxy cropped blouse and a pair of block heels for the perfect party guest look.

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Trendy Trousers

Some of your most reliable separates already sit in your closet. Wear them to nail a positively polished look for any exchanging of vows. Wear a pair of trim, tailored trousers (bonus points for an on-trend cropped, wide-leg silhouette) with a silky and slinky camisole. Add a tuxedo blazer for formal vows or for a more casual vibe add a solid blazer, colorful shoe and a bold lip—voila!

With so many fresh options to try, step outside the box and wear something uniquely dress-free to the next soirée on your calendar.

—Jennifer M.

Which one would you wear to your next event? Tell us in the comments! 

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