I Rarely Splurge on Dresses, But These Designer Options Are Too Pretty to Miss


(Image credit: @sylviemus_; Pictured: A.L.C. Adelle Halter Dress ($695))

No matter the time of year or the occasion, nine times out of ten, you'll catch me wearing a dress. Far less frequently, though, will I splurge on one, often preferring to buy simple, affordable styles rather than investing in a statement option from a designer. (I'd much rather sink my money into expensive shoes and outerwear if I'm being honest.) Then again, I'm always willing to skew from my normal behavior if a dress is worthy.

Coincidentally, on my last scroll through this season's endless selection, worthy designer dresses were all that caught my eye, period. And rather than thinking, Nah, I can find something just as pretty for less, my mind went straight to, I need one of (if not a couple of) these dresses, like, now. So naturally, I had to document the rare occasion by writing a story all about it. Ahead, shop the ridiculously tempting designer dresses that may have just changed my mind about splurging on them forever. 

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.