If you know me, then you know I love a good suit. For 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 such as 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.
1. Mango Blazer Dress With Belt
2. Anna Quan Chiara Twist Blazer Dress
The twist detail on this one is everything.
3. Good American The Scuba Blazer Dress
The perfect day-to-night dress, this one can effortlessly transition from the office to dinner.
4. ASOS Design Miss Selfridge fitted blazer dress
5. Michael Costello x Revolve Chase Jacket Dress
I love the boning and mesh detail on this sleek little number.
6. Zara Cut Out Blazer Dress
7. For Love & Lemons Alysa Long Sleeve Blazer Minidress
How sophisticated is the blazer dress from For Love & Lemons?
8. Cinq à Sept Barette Crystal-Trim Blazer Dress
If you're asking yourself whether or not you need a blinged-out blazer dress in your wardrobe, the answer is yes. You absolutely do.
9. Nasty Gal Check Blazer Dress
10. Glamorous Ladies Blazer Dress
11. Rumer Harper Blazer Dress
12. Generation Love Gwen Crepe Blazer Dress
13. Mango Double-Breasted Dress
This one will look great with strappy sandals, pumps or knee-high boots.
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.
16. City Chic Eva Long Sleeve Blazer Dress
17. Atoir Blazer Sleeveless Dress
18. Adelyn Rae Clara Long Sleeve Faux Leather Blazer Minidress
19. River Island Double Breasted Blazer Dress
20. Arket Belted Blazer Dress
21. Boohoo Pearl Detail Blazer Dress
22. Collective the Label Tailored Blazer Mini Dress With Crystal Buttons
After seeing this dress, lemon yellow just might be my new favorite color.