The Coolest Going-Out Dresses Under $600

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@margoandme

Trends evolve from season to season and year to year, so it's only natural that your personal style changes too over time. Exhibit A: As I get closer to 30, my idea of the perfect night out has changed, along with the way I dress for it. You're much more likely to catch me out for a nice dinner with close friends than making my way through an all-night bar crawl. (Not that there's anything wrong with that!) And I'm also now much more likely to spend a bit more money on a quality dress, knowing that it'll be deemed appropriate for multiple occasions. From dresses ideal for a casual night at the wine bar to an ace wedding-guest look, the picks below all ring in at under $600.

The one-shoulder silhouette lends some sophistication to this flouncy bright dress.

Available in sizes 0 to 6.

Dress it up with heels and a clutch, or go casual with booties and a moto jacket.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Asymmetrical hems are everywhere this season, and it's safe to say we're obsessed.

Available in sizes 2 to 6.

For a classic all-black night-out look.

Available in sizes 1 to 3.

Smocking is ultra-flattering and suitable for day-to-night events.

Available in sizes S to L. 

Micro-pleats AND an asymmetrical hem? This cherry-red number is on my wish list.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Try this Reformation dress the next time you want to feel a bit sultry.

Available in sizes 0 to 14. 

A simple black mini is a great way to take a break from your weekday-appropriate outfits.

Available in sizes XS to L. 

Whether it be for date night or a wedding, this dress will see you through almost any elevated occasion.

Available in sizes XS to L. 

An easy, breezy long-sleeve option for your next night out.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

This wrap dress is a popular pick with the ladies in our office.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

For a fancy night out with the girls, opt for a ruffled style. 

Available in sizes 0 to 8.

Silk or satin can make even the most basic silhouettes feel luxurious.

Available in sizes XS to L. 

A flouncy mini is an easy one-and-done piece for most warm-weather occasions. 

Available in sizes XS to L. 

Ruffled linen is a fresh way to make a minidress look elevated.

Available in sizes FR34 to FR44.

With its cheery red hue and clean lines, this dress won't last long!

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

A pretty option to wear alone or layer over a T-shirt for a daytime outfit.

Available in sizes 2 to 8.

Ruffles and ruching make this mini ultra-flattering.

Available in sizes FR34 to FR44.

Wear alone for a sleek night-out look, or layer on an oversize knit for an office-appropriate outfit. 

Available in sizes XS to L. 

Going out is the perfect excuse to splurge on one of the most sought-after dresses of the season—but can you pick just one?