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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    If you're getting invited to something that says semi-formal, it's either your sorority's annual event, prom, or you're attending a family member's sweet 16. Similar to black tie optional, but more forgiving, you can go long or short or opt for color-coordinated separates a la a full midi skirt and matching top.

    Elizabeth and James Brendan Sleeveless Crop Blouse, $265; intermixonline.com

    Tibi Silk Faille Full Skirt in Sapphire, $525; tibi.com

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