I Love to Get All Dressed Up—These 41 Items Are Perfect for a Special Occasion

One of my favorite things about living in New York City is that you don't need a reason to get all dressed up for a night out. Honestly, it doesn't matter where you live. If you ask me, you never really need an excuse to be fabulous. But living in New York, I get to dress up on a weekly basis, and I wouldn't have it any other way. This summer especially—with all of the events, weekends away, vacations, weddings, and nights out in the city—I have never had so many opportunities to get all dressed up.

This has, of course, led to an increase of mini hemlines, two-piece sets, bold accessories, and statement dresses in my wardrobe. It's safe to say I've stepped up my game when it comes to my special-occasion looks, whether it's a wedding, a black-tie event, a friend's birthday celebration, or a night out on vacation. When I shop, I always keep an eye out for a new addition to my growing collection, and before I know it, my cart is overflowing with items that I can't wait to wear. 

Keep scrolling to see which 41 made the cut.

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Assistant Editor

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.