Dress Codes Decoded: How to Look Killer for Every Occasion

It's almost spring (who's counting the days?!) and the fancy invites and Paperless Post emails will soon be flooding your mailboxes. As much as you're looking forward to the weddings and soirées, the fine print is another story entirely. Never fear, we've broken down the most common dress codes for event-going newbies so you can party in the right style.


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    Business Formal

    This is where tailoring is key. Try a formfitting sheath in a basic hue and always pair with a leg-lengthening pump (for extra inspiration, Google Claire Underwood's work attire in House of Cards). *You'll probably find this dress code on invitations for rehearsal dinners or showers.

    Rebecca Taylor Tweed & Twill Dress, $297; rebeccataylor.com

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