If you’re always stressed over what to wear when you receive invitations to weddings, cocktail parties and black-tie events, this guide is for you. These formal events have a sneaky way of popping up when you least expect them to (read: always, unless you're a full-time socialite).
It’s such a huge challenge to find something that looks luxurious and still keep within budget. What’s more, these events are often one-off so it doesn’t make much economical sense to spend so much on one dress that we will might never wear again.
If the main reason your wardrobe is lacking in the formal dress department is cost, we’re here to help. Believe it or not, VIP event dresses can be affordable—and we’ve found 11 beauties that can prove it. Suitable for anything from a glamourous cocktail to a sophisticated soirée, here are our top 11 picks that will make you look great and won’t break your bank!