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The Dress Edit

21 Embellished Evening Dresses That Aren’t Like The Others


In the world of fashion, few things hold the transformative power of an embellished evening dress. While other dresses rely on color or cut to stand out, embellished pieces have an advantage: their decor. Moreover, they’re not just clothing; they’re wearable art, a canvas for personal expression. These dresses redefine elegance, turning heads and captivating hearts wherever they go. And luckily for you, finding the right one to suit your stylish heart is easy. From Jonathan Simkhai to Rebecca Vallance, there are many embellished evening dresses out there for you. Regardless of your usual taste in evening wear, you’ll be surprised to find out that solid dresses just won’t do it for your anymore.

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JONATHAN SIMKHAI Lenny Crystal Embellished Mini Dress

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CYNTHIA ROWLEY Gisele Beaded Dress

Embellished Evening Dresses In A New Light


This season, the definition of embellishment takes a bold turn, breaking free from the traditional sequins and beads. In addition, this year, dyed textures, petals, pearls, and crystals are making a strong comeback. What’s more, not only are these unique pieces easy to spot in the market, but this new style offers a sensory journey just in time for the fall season. It’s hard to simply not want them all. Furthermore, these embellishments aren’t just ornaments; they add a dynamic texture, transforming these style into an immersive experience. So if you snag anything this fall, make it these.


The REBECCA VALLANCE Yvonne Strapless Flower-embellished Midi Dress might have been our inspiration for this edit. Effortlessly beautiful and appropriate for a number of events, this piece is a must-have for all women. Not to mention, it’s easy to style when you’re in a time crunch. And this is just one of the embellished evening dresses on our favorites list.

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  • MAC DUGGAL Embellished Illusion Neck Long Sleeve Gown

  • HOUSE OF CB Blanca Rhinestone Cocktail Midi Dress

  • ELIE SAAB Crystal-embellished Cady Gown

  • MAC DUGGAL Embellshed Short-Sleeve Column Dress

  • SELF-PORTRAIT Diamanté Bow Crepe Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress

  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Sunflower Crystal Lamé Mousseline Gown

  • ZIMMERMANN Daisy Embellished Linen And Silk-blend Mini Dress

  • DOLCE & GABBANA Paillette-embellished Tulle Gown

  • JENNY PACKHAM Lotus Cape-effect Embellished Sequined Tulle Gown

  • JENNY PACKHAM Nettie Cape-effect Embellished Tulle Gown

  • HOUSE OF CB Jovanna Plunge Halter Midi Cocktail Dress

  • JENNY PACKHAM Georgia Crystal-embellished Sequined Tulle Gown

  • BHLDN Emmeline Strapless Pearl Fringe Mini Dress

  • AMANDA UPRICHARD Marshall Mini Dress

  • THE VAMPIRE’S WIFE The Confessional Balloon-sleeve Velvet Gown

  • REBECCA VALLANCE Ginevra Embellished Cady Mini Dress


  • REBECCA VALLANCE Ophelia Midi Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN Matchmaker Daisy Open-back Appliquéd Linen And Silk-blend Gown

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Shai Gown


Sequins Are Taking Over The Fall-Winter


We know that we might have called off sequin embellished evening dresses, but—however, we might have changed our minds. As the autumn leaves fall, sequins step into the spotlight, showcasing their transformative power. This year’s fall-winter collections are filled with sequined wonders, blending their classic refinement with a contemporary twist. Though certainly bold, these dresses promise to be your versatile companions for any occasion.


Our favorites are the ILKYAZ OZEL Phoenix Midi Dress and the KIM SHUI Beige Cutout Maxi Dress. For obvious reasons, pieces like this are what make getting ready a breeze. Easy to style and even more comfortable than you think, they’re simply a great buy. Moreover, the adaptability of sequins is a game-changer. They effortlessly transition from day to night, allowing you to effortlessly switch gears from a laid-back day to a glamorous evening. Regardless of your comfortability with bolder styles, it’s hard to miss our on the timeless allure of sequin embellished evening dresses.

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PATBO Beaded Metallic Tweed Mini Dress

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RIME ARODAKY Crawford Sequin-embellished Satin-crepe Mini Dress

If We Had To Wear One Thing This Fall, It Would Be These Chic Midi Dresses