Best of Boston

2008 Best Women's Clothing, Party Dresses


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 in town. Splashy sequins, patent leathers, dark chiffons, and vampy silhouettes ensure that even if the party is lame, your outfit won’t be.

199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-527-7845,