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Dresses With Staying Power

I love formal dresses with staying power. You know, the kind that last a few years in your closet and you know will fit great? Something not too trendy but elegant. I have a few go-to’s that I’ve worn several times (with different audiences of course, ha!) and its nice to also feel like purchasing a dress I loved was the way to go. Here’s an old favorite of mine from this Champagne Saturday post in 2o11. I still crush on this dress!

Megan in Anthropologie Dress

I have several formal events coming up in the next several months and its time to invest in a few more formal dresses. Knowing what’s working in my closet right now, I definitely feel like one should be a black cocktail dress. Here are two options that I think are timeless.

Dresses with Staying Power

The first is a lace Eliza J dress and it has pockets! Who doesn’t love surprise pockets in a dress?! The second is a sheath Anthropologie dress with fabulous reviews and “real women” photos. I love the lace on both dresses and can see them working for a number of events.

So lovelies, which one would you choose? Do you have a favorite little number with staying power in your closet?


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