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From simple and classic to overstated and fabulous, shop our edit of the chicest evening dresses on

best evening dresses

From simple and classic to overstated and fabulous, shop our edit of the best evening dresses to buy now

The hunt for the best evening dresses is always a challenge, whether it's for a dinner date or an evening out with friends - and with wedding season fast approaching, it's never too early to start planning your after-hours wardrobe.

Black and sequin evening dresses are as popular as ever, as are chic evening dresses with sleeves, but for Spring/Summer, you can experiment a little more with shapes, colours and prints.

You may want to go for a colourful design, or a geometric print. A bright shade will make you instantly feel party-ready in no time. If you're more of a wallflower, pastel tones are are softer and more subtle option.

Though if black is your go-to, there's nothing wrong with that either. Try off-the-shoulder shapes and ruffles to update your party season look for Spring.

We'll leave you with a few tips on how to nail evening wear too, in case you need them.

Here at Marie Claire, we stand by the age-old advice of showing your arms or legs, but not both together. There are plenty of long slip dresses, and high neck mini dresses out there to ensure you look and feel elegant.

Accessories can really make or break an outfit so be careful not too go OTT - a single statement earring will instant elevate your ensemble.

Whatever your shape, budget or style, our evening dress has it covered. Purses at the ready! Click through to shop our edit of the best evening dresses available now...

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