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Fashion Week Is Coming… Here Are The Best Dresses To Wear In New York City

With a packed schedule that will see you running from show to show, you need the best dresses to wear in New York City this fashion week. From designer mini and midi dresses that’ll look stunning with ankle boots to dressier silhouettes, you’ll want to pair with heels, we’ve found all the dresses you’ll want to be spotted wearing on the front row. Keep scrolling to discover our chic edit of must-see dresses from Zimmermann, Norma Kamali, Alexander McQueen, Galvan, and more.

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Designer Mini Dresses To Wear In New York

Whether you’re getting photographed on the front row or making your way from shoe to show, we have the best designer dresses to wear in New York. Just like the strapless cutwork mini dress by Geisha Designs. This stunning dress looks just as gorgeous on its own as it does with knitwear. So, it’s as perfect for shows inside as it is with layers for beating the NY chill. Pair yours with neutral knitwear and the Lakita suede knee boots by Isabel Marant. Then, throw all of your fashion week essentials in the large hop suede shoulder bag by Bottega Veneta.

Meanwhile, for a dress that pairs perfectly with ankle boots, try the Jude mini dress by Love Shack Fancy. Nailing the millennial pink trend taking over 2024, this adorable ruffle detail dress will make a lasting impression. Style your with leather accessories to add an edgy-chic touch. We highly recommend the Giorgia suede ankle boots by Amina Muaddi and the Mini Gg Marmont leather shoulder bag by Gucci.

Shop more Dresses To Wear In New York City selected and reviewed by our expert fashion buyers and stylists

  • ZIMMERMANN Matchmaker Flip Linen Blend Midi Dress

    $1,600
  • COSTARELLOS Gold Vespera Sequined Off-the-shoulder Dress

    $925
  • SAINT LAURENT Printed Draped Tech Mini Dress

    $3,400
  • CULTNAKED Too Good Faux Leather Mini Dress

    $450
  • SELF-PORTRAIT Lace Midi Dress

    $615
  • PACO RABANNE Embellished Ruched Velvet Gown

    $1,210
  • NORMA KAMALI Halter Turtle Side Slit Gown

    $175
  • MISA LOS ANGELES Rafael Cardigan Dress

    $385
  • GEISHA DESIGNS Strapless Cutwork Mini Dress

    $368
  • BHLDN Belle Long-Sleeve Square-Neck Lace Mini Dress

    $248
  • NORMA KAMALI Strapless Grace Mini Dress

    $225
  • FREE PEOPLE Cypress Lace Maxi Dress

    $228
  • ALICE + OLIVIA Fay Jacquard Corset Mini Dress

    $595
  • MARIANNA SENCHINA Flower Bloom Midi Dress

    $829
  • ALAÏA Twisted Dress

    $4,480
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Cotton-blend Crochet Midi Dress

    $2,190
  • ZIMMERMANN Matchmaker Flip Belted Crystal-embellished Linen And Silk-blend Organza Mini Dress

    $1,600
  • SIMONE ROCHA Rose-embroidered Tulle Midi Dress

    $1,544
  • BOTTEGA VENETA Structured-neckline Cotton-blend Twill Midi Dress

    $4,700
  • ALEX PERRY Cape-effect Satin-crepe Mini Dress

    $2,000
  • DÔEN Obelia Dress

    $398
  • AMANDA UPRICHARD Lusana Midi Dress

    $277
  • LOVESHACKFANCY Aspen Lace-trimmed Embellished Velvet Maxi Dress

    $795
  • LOVESHACKFANCY Jude Mini Dress

    $545
  • AMANDA UPRICHARD Cleary Dress

    $207
  • GALVAN Orion Embellished Stretch-knit Gown

    $1,895
  • NORMA KAMALI Drop Shoulder Side Drape Gown

    $175

Day To Night Dresses To Wear In New York This Fashion Week

With so many shows and events to contend with during fashion week, you need the best day-to-night dresses to wear in New York. For example, the Belle long-sleeve square neck lace mini dress by BHLDN. Firstly, this gorgeous LBD works perfectly with flats for daytime events and with heels for evening ones. Secondly, you easily dress it up with heels after dark. So, slip into this dress with the 85mm Astrid suede & crystal heels by Christian Louboutin. Finally, compliment the sparkling silver details with the mini peak leather shoulder bag by Alexander McQueen.

Meanwhile, the Lusana midi dress by Amanda Uprichard is the ultimate floral designer dress for fashion week. Firstly, fall head over heels for the multi-colored floral print and flattering bodycon silhouette. Secondly, match your accessories to the chic, contrasting black shoulder straps. We’ll be pairing ours with Jimmy Choo’s Avenue crystal-embellished quilted velvet clutch and the 55mm suede sandal mules by Gianvito Rossi.

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