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The Ten Best Spring Cocktail Dresses

Cocktail dresses built for clinking glasses!

Spring is here and your social calendar is full of occasions that call for playing dress up! We took the guesswork out of picking your ultimate spring cocktail dress and can guarantee that you arrive fashionably, whether you’re early or late to the party. Whether your vibe is classic, structured and black–beaded, bright and short–or anywhere in between, our data driven, objective list is chock-full of them all! Peek through and find your stand out spring cocktail dress for a memorable season.

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The Ten Best Spring Cocktail Dresses

Amanda Uprichard Whenever Dress, $224

Made For: Ladies looking for a spring cocktail dress that is strappy, short and bright

Buy at: Revolve, Zappos

  • Silk
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Anthropologie Rhododendron Dress, $158

Made For: Women who want a classic, feminine spring cocktail dress that isn’t too fussy

Buy at: Anthropologie

  • Designed by Moulinette Soeurs for Anthropologie
  • 36.5" length
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Milly Printed Angular Sheath Dress, $398

Loved For: This classic sheath silhouette is instantly updated with a bright, busy kaleidoscope print

Buy at: Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's

  • Exposed back zip, lined
Price: $398Scoring Strength:
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Parker Casey Silk Beaded Dress, $396

Made For: Fans of intricate beadwork on their spring cocktail dresses

Buy at: Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom

  • About 18" from natural waist
  • Silk
Price: $396Scoring Strength:
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Topshop Kate Moss for Topshop Beaded Fringe Tiered Dress, $490

Best For: We think Kate Moss knows a thing or two about looking great at a party

Buy at: Nordstrom, Topshop

  • 36 1/2" length
Price: $490Scoring Strength:
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Cynthia Steffe Cutout Yoke Sheath, $248

Loved For: Cutaway shoulders make this LBD an instant spring cocktail classic

Buy at: Nordstrom

  • 41 1/2" length
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Tibi Sleeveless Fiore di Cactus Printed Dress, $425

Loved For: Swatches of earth-toned patterns make this side wrapped spring cocktail dress decidedly modern

Buy at: Shopbop, Neiman Marcus

  • 37" long
  • Silk
Price: $425Scoring Strength:
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Dolce Vita Jayleen Dress, $220

Best For: This highly rated, constantly sold out spring cocktail dress is a surefire standout at happy hours or rooftop BBQs alike

Buy at: Revolve, Shopbop

  • Fully lined
  • Back cut out with button closure
  • Center back zipper closure
Price: $220Scoring Strength:
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Clover Canyon Santorini Stripe Neoprene Sheath Dress, $268

Loved For: Neoprene lends a figure-flattering silhouette to this sleeveless, jewel-tone printed spring cocktail dress

Buy at: Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's

  • 35 1/2" length
  • Hidden back zip closure
Price: $268Scoring Strength:
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Tory Burch Emilia Dress, $450

Best For: Cotton, linen and silk blend is the perfect canvas for this sixties-style silhouette that can easily transition from casual to dressy

Buy at: Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue

  • 35" length
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The Ten Best Spring Cocktail Dresses

Cocktail dresses built for clinking glasses!

Replay Slideshow
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Amanda Uprichard Whenever Dress
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Anthropologie Rhododendron Dress
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Milly Printed Angular Sheath Dress
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Parker Casey Silk Beaded Dress
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Topshop Kate Moss for Topshop Beaded Fringe Tiered Dress
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Cynthia Steffe Cutout Yoke Sheath
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Tibi Sleeveless Fiore di Cactus Printed Dress
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Dolce Vita Jayleen Dress
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Clover Canyon Santorini Stripe Neoprene Sheath Dress
  • Best Spring Cocktail Dresses - Tory Burch Emilia Dress
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