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


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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.


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1. Mango Blazer Dress With Belt

2. Anna Quan Chiara Twist Blazer Dress

3. Good American The Scuba Blazer Dress 


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4. ASOS Design Miss Selfridge fitted blazer dress 

5. Michael Costello x Revolve Chase Jacket Dress


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6. Zara Cut Out Blazer Dress

7. For Love & Lemons Alysa Long Sleeve Blazer Minidress

8. Cinq à Sept Barette Crystal-Trim Blazer Dress

9. Nasty Gal Check Blazer Dress

10. Glamorous Ladies Blazer Dress


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11. Rumer Harper Blazer Dress

12. Generation Love Gwen Crepe Blazer Dress

13. Mango Double-Breasted Dress

14. Unique21 Luxe Stain Breasted Asymmetric Blazer Dress

15. Lavish Alice Puff Sleeve Asymmetric Wrap Blazer Dress


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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


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21. Boohoo Pearl Detail Blazer Dress

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

23. Rebecca Minkoff Archie Dress

24. Superdown Armida Button Blazer Dress

25. Lioness Steinway Mini Dress Green

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