29 Special Dresses That Say "It's My Birthday"

Woman wearing a Clio Peppiatt dress and holding flowers.

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There's something about getting a new birthday dress that just makes me happy. Truth be told, I don't look forward to my birthday as much as I used to, but having something cute to wear for it certainly increases my excitement. (For the record, it's my birthday month, and I purchased a new dress this morning.) Obviously, you don't have to wear a dress on your birthday, but if that's the plan, you've come to the right place.

Unlike dresses for other occasions, a birthday dress can be whatever you want it to be—no dress code consideration required. It should be special and eye-catching enough to ensure that you're the main character because you literally are. I spent much of my day today turning the internet upside down in search of the most birthday-worthy dresses I could find. Even if your birthday is 11 months away, enjoy shopping a great roundup of dresses for any fun occasion in your future.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.