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9 Special Occasion Dresses TZR Editors Are Eyeing For Spring

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Written by Alison Syrett
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There’s nothing like lovely spring weather to inspire an evening out. Here, TZR editors share the special occasion dresses they’ll be wearing when the season of outdoor parties and rooftop drinks hits.

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Róhe Frames
Linen Tunic Dress
“I recently discovered Dutch brand Róhe Frames, and I love the entire line which includes wardrobe essentials with interesting details. I plan on living in this linen dress once the warm weather sets in.” - Kathy Lee, editor-in-chief, TZR
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Balanchine Dress
“I bought this elegant LBD in the dead of winter and have been mentally counting the days until it’s nice enough to wear it. My favorite part, which you can’t see in the picture, is a lovely open back detail where the skirt detaches from the stretchy top.” - Alison Syrett, deputy fashion editor, TZR
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Baes Cut Out Dress
“For special occasions, I go for easy midi and maxi dresses with fun and funky details — hello, cutouts! I’ve been thinking about this number for months and can't wait to pair it with my favorite baby blue platform heels to set off the tomato shade.” - Samantha Scott, newsletter editor & strategist, BDG
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“This green-toned maxi dress is all I want to wear as we inch closer to warmer weather. The knit material makes it comfortable and easy to style with nearly any type of shoe, from neutral colored sandals to ballet slippers to heels.” - Ariel Bielsky, fashion bookings & production manager, BDG
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“The happy canary shade first drew me to this dress — and then my jaw hit the floor when I discovered that this style is made from a buttery vegan leather. I’m also obsessed with the subtle waist cutout.” - Maggie Haddad, senior social media strategist, TZR
See On A.L.C.
Ulla Johnson
Polline Dress
“I fell in love with this dress months ago when it emerged on the runways, and now it’s finally mine for the taking. The fun bubble hem and exaggerated silhouette make for a different kind of spring party dress. I plan on pairing it with tie-up sandals and a quirky, sculptural clutch.” — Angela Melero, executive editor, TZR
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“I’m still all in on the romantic dress trend, and this beautiful strapless number nails the look to a tee. From the sweetheart neckline to the smocked bodice with ruffle edges, the details are absolute perfection for all my warm-weather affairs.” - Rebecca Iloulian, director of newsletter revenue & marketing, BDG
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Mother Of All
Kelly Dress
“My default look for spring is always a slip dress. This fiery red number can be dressed down with sneakers and a light sweater (transitional weather, I’m ready for you!), or turn into a party-ready ensemble when paired with kitten heels and a clutch.” — Marina Liao, senior fashion news editor, TZR
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Short Dress August
“I’ve had my eye on this sweet piece for a while now, and I’m just waiting for a warm-weather event to come along so I can finally scoop it up. The romantic bows and dramatic cape make the mini a real head-turner.” - Kelsey Stewart, associate fashion editor, TZR
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