The Pants-less Red Carpet Trend Jennifer Lopez and Meghan Markle Both Love

best tuxedo dresses


Getty Images

If you know me, then you know I love a good suit. An alternative to the traditional cocktail dress, I love opting for tailored pieces for weddings and other formal events. However, come summertime, I’m a pretty big advocate for going pants-less. This is why I’m such a fan of the trend that celebs like Dua Lipa and Jennifer Lopez just can’t stop wearing on the red carpet: the tuxedo dress.

The perfect marriage of a suit and minidress, tuxedo dresses are essentially just elongated tuxedo jackets or blazers and are sometimes cinched at the waist. They're a surefire way to look polished for any occasion. What I love most about them is their versatility. They look great paired with towering sandals or pumps, but they can just as easily be paired with any of 2021’s sneaker trends for a casual yet elevated look. Another styling tip? Many tuxedo dresses have an oversize fit, so I love pairing mine with a designer belt to create some shape.

Ahead, I scoured the internet for the best tuxedo dresses out there (at every price point, of course) so you can step up your night-out game in a big way. Keep scrolling to shop all 25 of my picks.

Belted tuxedo dresses


Getty Images

1. Mango Blazer Dress With Belt

Consider this dress a must-have staple that can be dressed up or down.

2. Anna Quan Chiara Twist Blazer Dress

The twist detail on this one is everything.

3. Good American The Exec Blazer Dress

The perfect day-to-night dress, this one can effortlessly transition from the office to dinner.

best tuxedo dresses and blazer dresses


Getty Images

4. ASOS Design Leather-Look Oversized Mini Blazer Dress

5. Michael Costello x Revolve Chase Jacket Dress

I love the boning and mesh detail on this sleek little number.

White tuxedo dresses


Splash News

6. Zara Cut Out Blazer Dress

Short sleeves and midriff cutouts? The perfect end-of-summer dress.

7. 4th & Reckless Holden Oversize Double Breasted Blazer Minidress

Afraid of getting sweaty? Don't fret—there are sleeveless versions, too!

8. Rotate Birger Christensen Shannon Zebra Blazer Dress

If you're asking yourself whether or not you need a pink zebra-print dress in your wardrobe, the answer is yes. You absolutely do.

9. Nasty Gal Check Blazer Dress

I love the subtle check print on this one.

10. Dion Lee Accordion Pleat Blazer

This incredible piece features hook-and-eye fastenings and inverted pleats, making it totally worth the splurge.

Satin tuxedo dresses


Getty Images

11. Nanushka Remi Oversized Vegan Leather Mini Blazer Dress

The buttery vegan leather this dress is made of is absolutely drool-worthy.

12. Missguided Orange Corset Detail Blazer Dress

Rather than buttons, this chic little number features hidden popper fastenings and corset details.

13. & Other Stories Hourglass Blazer Mini Dress

This one will look great with strappy sandals.

14. Unique21 Luxe Stain Breasted Asymmetric Blazer Dress

I'll be ordering this affordable staple in every color.

15. Lavish Alice Puff Sleeve Asymmetric Wrap Blazer Dress

If you're a fan of puff sleeves, this one's for you.

Sequin tuxedo dresses


Getty Images

16. Apparis Ciara Noir

I'm calling it: This is going to be the dress of fall.

17. Elisabetta Franchi Double-Breasted Blazer Dress

18. French Connection Colet Wrap Tuxedo Dress

19. River Island Black Blazer Mini Dress

The fluttery skirt on this dress is so cute.

20. Arket Belted Blazer Dress

This would look great belted or worn open over a simple slip dress.

Double-breasted tuxedo dresses


Getty Images

21. Boohoo Premium Blazer Cut Out Dress

These strategically placed cutouts will definitely keep you cool in the summer heat.

22. Collective the Label Tailored Blazer Mini Dress With Crystal Buttons

After seeing this dress, lemon yellow just might be my new favorite color.

23. Rebecca Minkoff Archie Dress

I'll be pairing this one with my combat boots.

24. Superdown Armida Button Blazer Dress

25. Lioness Steinway Mini Dress Green

The perfect match for all of your fall boots.