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BEST Women's Clothing, party dresses

2011 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

AllSaints

Boston

A flashy sequined mini to the right, a classic ruffled black gown to the left: British import AllSaints carries frocks for all festive occasions. Don’t be surprised to see society types shopping for black-tie soirees alongside scenesters snagging nightclub attire. read more »

2008 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses
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Stil

Chestnut Hill

If anyone knows fun—having it, looking it—it’s Stil owner Betty Riaz. And so it goes at her mini chain, which deals in champagne toast-worthy frocks from Ports 1961, Noir, By Malene Birger, Camilla Staerk, and other designers not seen elsewhere… read more »

2007 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses
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Stil

Chestnut Hill

The assemblage of risk-taking pieces by Noir, Britt Sisseck, By Malene Birger, and other read more »

2005 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Wish

Boston

Half the fun of a party is planning what to wear. That’s why we shop at Wish. The Beacon Hill boutique carries bright Diane von Frustenberg wraps, girly Nanette Lepore A-lines, and delicate Helen Wang strapless dresses—all ideal for an… read more »

2004 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Wish

Boston

Call it Wish fulfillment: When the occasion calls for cocktail attire, this shop has the answers. Wish stocks Shoshanna seersucker A-line dresses, Tibi strapless threads, flirty Rebecca Taylor frocks, and Milly minis, plus an exquisite selection of accessories, including clutches,… read more »

2003 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Serenella

Boston

Not since Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker’s first date has understated elegance sat so close to attention-grabbing glamour. The frocks at Serenella—meticulously cut, pressed, and hung—are a whirlwind of sophisticated designs. Start with the impressive collection of European imports:… read more »

2002 BEST Women's Clothing, Party Dresses

Serenella

Boston

Serenella’s racks are to Boston shoppers what the sirens were to Odysseus: pure, unadultered temptation. Maybe it’s the thoughtfully edited assembly of Pucci brights, quivering with delicious swirls of aqua, canary yellow, and bubblegum pink. Or it could be the… read more »