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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March 5, 2014 5:00 PM
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Smart Casual

Channel Kate Middleton à la Prince George’s public debut. The trick here is to look totally put together but without trying too hard, which means a classic short dress and wedges or low heels. Leave the busy extras at home. You’ll find this dress code on some restaurant websites.

Diane Von Furstenberg Carpreena Stretch-Cady Dress, $325; netaporter.com