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This Is The Chic Transitional Party Dress Your Closet Needs

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As summer draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about how to transition to colder weather – in particular, what you plan to wear to the ultimate end-of-season bash. One style that's caught our eye lately (and is sure to turn heads at the club) is the tuxedo dress. Every fashionista worth her salt has tried this style at some point, from It-girls Alexa Chung and Emily Ratajkowski to supermodel Karlie Kloss, who rocked the look to the Met Gala earlier this year and seems to have created a micro-trend for the style as a result. 

The tuxedo dress, which typically features long sleeves and a double-breast (or, at least, cross-over) fastening, will keep your body warm in the late summer breeze, while the short hemline provides the last chance to show off your gloriously tanned legs. This menswear-inspired design is the perfect example of chic evening attire, and is guaranteed to give you confidence as you strut your stuff to one of the last parties of the summer.

If you're looking for a non-girly girl way to rock this look, we recommend styling your dress with a larger-than-life palazzo pant and towering heels for a real power look – or switch in a pair of side-stripe track pants for a chic, sporty spin. Alternatively, step away from the masculine elements by jazzing it up with a pair of Miu Miu-inspired OTT rhinestone slingbacks and a matching clutch bag. 

Check out how the fashion set have been styling their tuxedo dresses and scroll down to shop our selection of transitional evening wear: 
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Missguided Grey Button Detail Blazer Dress - $68
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Missguided Black Tuxedo Long Dress - $68
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Zara Lace Tuxedo Jumpsuit - $70
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Greylin Thompson Velvet Tuxedo Dress - $57
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Topshop Tie Side Blazer Dress - $45
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Brooks Brothers Double Breasted Tuxedo Dress - £645
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Zara Frock Coat Dress - $80
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ASOS Sleevless Tuxedo Dress - $56
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Nasty Gal Kate Tuxedo Dress - $70
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Missguided Crushed Velvet Blazer Dress - $31
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Unique 21 Tailored Blazer Dress - $48
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Free People Jocelyn Dress - $100
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Boohoo Satin Tuxedo Dress - $26
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ASOS Tailored Sexy Blazer Dress in Pink - $76
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Topshop Bow Back Blazer Dress - $100
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Missguided Plus Size Tuxedo Satin Collar Dress - $68
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Zara Crossover Dress - $50
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Boohoo Tailored Tuxedo Woven Blazer Dress - $56
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Missguided Plus Size Nude Satin Choker Tuxedo Dress - $31
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