Zara evening dresses: 14 looks for all special occasions

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I don’t know about you, but my entire weekend schedule this summer was taken over by special events. One Saturday is a wedding, the next is a birthday party and the next is a posh weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining because I to like an excuse to dress up, as long as I have something fabulous to wear. Luckily, I had no trouble finding the perfect outfits with Zara’s selection of party dresses. Zara is my go-to for everyday on-trend pieces, so I was pleased to see the retailer boost its presence in second-hand clothes.

When it comes to formal events, I try to look for a dress that will help me stand out. Most importantly, I try to find something no one else will wear. The selection at Zara at the moment has then many different silhouettes – from corset corsets to bodycon dresses, there’s a look to suit your specific personal taste. Finding something that matches your style also means it will be easier to accessorize in unique ways, so in case you show up in the same look as someone else, you’ve already made it your own.

Keep reading for the 14 dresses that guarantee you the best outfit.

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Lingerie-style printed dress

This printed slip dress will be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe (as seen in the turtleneck overlay in the photo above). It’s formal enough to wear to a wedding with heels and a sparkly bag, but can also be dressed up with flats.

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Jacquard ruffled dress

Yellow is always an unexpected color, that’s why I love this ruffled dress for a formal event! It’s an easy way to stand out with your look without feeling out of place or overdressed.

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Ruffled asymmetric top

That look is technically a skirt and top set but I think the jumpsuit looks like very haute couture and is perfect for the fanciest of occasions. Also make sure to get the matching bubble skirt.

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Jacquard dress with shoulder pads

You’ve probably noticed that hot pink is everywhere right now. This long sleeve dress will help you take the Barbiecore fun into the fall.

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Combined bustier look

If you’re getting married soon or having an elaborate birthday party, I beg you to rock this dress for part of your festivities.

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Satin Effect Dress with Beaded Straps

Pearl strips give this classic black dress a fun touch and make it look a lot more expensive than it is.

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Tulle gathered corset dress

Bridgerton who? This tight corset dress just gave the aesthetic a sexy upgrade and I’m absolutely here for it.

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Satin dress

The bare back neckline and the soft pink color of this long dress will make you look like a modern day princess.

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Asymmetrical linen-blend dress

Linen is generally considered a more casual fabric, but the dramatic one-shoulder sleeve this dress definitely pushes him into the formal round. With statement earrings and heels, you’re ready for a big night out.

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Voluminous floral dress

A short dress works for formal events as long as it has an element that separates it from an everyday look. The floral detail in this mini dress certainly does the trick.

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Satin-effect printed dress

This pink satin dress is the new version of the pink dress from Zara. As someone with a larger cup size, I’m thrilled with this upgrade as the bust has a lot more room for girls.

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Dress with a halter top

Red is a powerful color, that’s why this simple dress doesn’t need much else to be a standout piece. Pair it with sparkly earrings and steal the show.

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Limited Edition Slip Dress

In case you missed it, metallic shades are a huge emerging trend. Get ahead in this silver slip dress.

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Cutout dress

The cut-out design of this black midi dress gives major Saint Laurent vibes (but you won’t have to shell out a few thousand dollars to wear it).

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Contrast Bow Jacquard Dress

If Blair Waldorf is your fashion icon, you need this black and white mini dress with bow. Enough said.

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