All Treats, No Tricks: 6 Haute Halloween Picks



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.


Price Tags: Dress, $199 (Macy’s); Wings, $20 (PartyCity)









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.


Price Tags: Dress, $338 (Shopbop); Accessories, from $10 (Forever 21)









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.


Price Tags: Dress, $1,695 (Net-A-Porter); Gloves and Bags, from $30 (Vintage Martini)









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.


Price Tags: Dress, $520 (Neiman Marcus); Fascinator, $135 (Etsy)









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.


Price Tags: Dress, $795 (Stanley Korshak); Cat Ears, from $5 (Forever 21)









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.


Price Tags: Dress, $88 (Nordstrom); Hat, $17 (Target)









All photos, credit individual retailers.