Bad taste has become a prerequisite for the season’s spookiest social occasion, but this year we’re fighting back against horrific fright night fashion. Proving that come-hither costumes and stylish aesthetics aren’t mutually exclusive, we’ve sourced six Halloween-worthy dresses that’ll make you a sophisticated standout at any scary soirée.
Haute Halloween: Become a stylish butterfly in Betsey Johnson’s printed frock by adding bejeweled wings.
Fall Favorite: Rock the dress with patterned tights, booties, and a boyfriend blazer for the season to come.
Haute Halloween: Gastby-inspired hair accessories will channel your inner Daisy in BCBG’s lace dress.
Fall Favorite: Wear it later with ladylike pumps and an embellished clutch.
Haute Halloween: Charm modern Mad Men in Vera Wang’s floral sheath with the addition of ‘60s-era gloves and handbags.
Fall Favorite: Pair with pointed-toe pumps for holiday cocktail parties and dinner dates.
Haute Halloween: A spider-inspired fascinator lets you play the Black Widow in Nicole Miller’s sequined mini.
Fall Favorite: Later, lend an edge to the look with suede booties and a jewel-toned bag.
Haute Halloween: Transform into a tigress in Alexander McQueen’s stunner with fashion-forward cat ears.
Fall Favorite: On a future wild night, toss on a motorcycle jacket and leather booties.
Haute Halloween: Finally, any flower child would love Free People’s groovy frock, especially with a boho ‘70s topper.
Fall Favorite: A tailored blazer turns the look into a sophisticated wardrobe staple.
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