3. Elizabeth and James Silk Crepe Strapless Dress
Price: $485.00 shop.nordstrom.com
This silk strapless dress from Elizabeth and James might be a bit of an investment piece for some budgets, but the payback from its multiple wears will be priceless. The pale – or “makeup” – color, is a must for all events, and the ruffled bodice and pleated leather waist will carry you from black tie to girls’ night out clubbing in no time.