I like a good costume. An alternative to the traditional cocktail dress, I love to go for bespoke pieces for weddings and other formal events. However, in the summer I am a very big proponent of pantless. That’s why I’m such a fan of the trend celebrities love Dua Lipa and Jennifer lopez I can’t help but wear on the red carpet: the tuxedo dress.
The perfect marriage of a suit and a minidress, tuxedo dresses are essentially just elongated tuxedo jackets or blazers and are sometimes cinched at the waist. They are a sure-fire way to look groomed on any occasion. What I like most about them is their versatility. They look great with sandals or towering pumps, but they can just as easily be paired with any of the sneaker trends of 2021 for a relaxed yet elevated look. Another style tip? Many tuxedo dresses have an oversized fit, so I love to pair mine with a designer belt to create a shape.
Going forward, I’ve scoured the internet for the best tuxedo dresses (at all prices, of course) so you can step up your evening game significantly. Keep scrolling to buy all of my picks.
1. Zara blazer dress with rhinestone buttons
Zara Blazer dress with rhinestone buttons (£ 80)
Consider this dress as a staple that can be dressed up or down.
2. Anna Quan Chiara twisted blazer dress
Anna quan Chiara Twist Blazer Dress ($ 621)
The twist detail on this one is everything.
3. Asos Ultimate Luxury Tuxedo Dress in Black
Asos Ultimate Luxury Tuxedo Dress in Black (£ 25)
The perfect dress for day or night, this one can go effortlessly from office to dinner.
4.ASOS Design Oversized Faux Leather Mini Blazer Dress
ASOS design Oversized faux leather blazer mini dress (£ 40)
This style has major ’80s vibes.
5. The Kooples Chase Jacket Dress
The Kooples Black jacket dress with pleats (£ 280)
6. Zara cutout blazer dress
Zara Cutout blazer dress (£ 50)
Short sleeves and cutouts in the belly? The perfect end of summer dress.
7. NA-KD Custom-made vest dress
NA-KD Bespoke vest dress (£ 51)
Afraid of sweating? Don’t worry, there are sleeveless versions too!
8. Adrianna papell Velvet tuxedo dress
Adrianna papell Velvet tuxedo dress (£ 135)
If you are wondering whether or not you need it in your wardrobe, the answer is yes. You absolutely do.
9. Nasty Gal Plaid Blazer Dress
naughty Plaid blazer dress (£ 27)
I love the subtle plaid print on this one.
10. Dion Lee accordion-pleated blazer
Dion lee Accordion-pleated blazer (£ 770)
This amazing piece features hook and loop closures and reverse pleats, making it totally worth it.
11. Nanushka Ruched satin wrap mini dress
Nanushka Ruched satin wrap mini dress (£ 211)
The satin that this dress is made of is absolutely drool-worthy.
12. Asos Design shoulder pad blazer dress with Obi belt in soft camel
Asos Design shoulder padded blazer dress with Obi belt in soft camel (42 €)
Rather than buttons, this chic little number features hidden snaps and corset details.
13. & Other Stories Hourglass Blazer Mini Dress
& other stories Hourglass blazer mini dress (£ 120)
This one will look great with strappy sandals.
14. Oscar De La Renta Wool tuxedo mini dress
Oscar De La Renta Wool Tuxedo Mini Dress (£ 2,800)
15. Balmain Double-breasted tweed tuxedo dress
Balmain Wrap Tweed Tuxedo Dress (£ 1,850)
If you are a fan of candy pink, this one is for you.
16. Self-portrait Checkered blazer dress with peak lapel
Self-portrait Peak Lapel Plaid Blazer Dress (£ 400)
I call it: it will be the fall dress.
17. Elisabetta Franchi double-breasted blazer dress
Elisabetta Franchi Double Breasted Blazer Dress ($ 539)
The stitching on this one is everything.
18. French Connection Colet Wrap Tuxedo Dress
French connection Colet Wrap Tuxedo Dress (£ 48)
This one has a more laid back feel.
19. Rebecca Vallance Ilona blazer mini dress
Rebecca Vallance Ilona blazer mini dress (£ 526)
This verified version is perfect.
20. Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Long Sleeve Blazer Dress
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Long Sleeve Blazer Dress (£ 1,187)
It would look great belted or worn open over a simple slip dress.
Then, the biggest fall / winter 2021 fashion trends to know.
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