11 Subtly Sexy Bachelorette Party Dresses

For those looking to embrace a style that’s sophisticated with spice

Updated 11/12/17

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Not every bride is a bachelorette kind of gal. For many, it stems from a style perspective in that most going out clothes feel like something you would have worn to the bars in college. Hard pass, right? Similarly, the “last hurrah” concept is rather passé to some, but regardless, it is still fun to celebrate your approaching nuptials with friends and family in a way that feels like you. If that means Vegas, go girl. If an exotic beach getaway with a few pals is more your vibe, we love it. Maybe it’s visiting your hometown and enjoying a lovely evening of dinner and drinks. We’re all for it.

Dressing for these occasions is the trickiest part if you’re not one for bodycon shapes, ultra-mini hems, plunging necklines or risqué cutouts—and let’s be honest, there are plenty of dresses out there that feature these design components all at once. Basically, options can feel limited. But they’re not!

Just because you’re less than inclined to let it all hang out, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your outfit. Whether you’re dancing the night away or leisurely imbibing with a whiskey flight, festive options run the gamut from minimal slips in bridal white to pared-back minis with a delicate sheen to simple, glittering sheaths.

If you do want to step it up with a spicier detail, it’s about deftly balancing sexy elements with sophisticated shapes. Think a midi-length dress with a peek-a-boo flash of skin, a sequin mini with long sleeves and high neck, a figure-enhancing silhouette with an open back, or a jacket-style dress with a more revealing décolletage. These options will ensure a celebratory look without the worry of feeling overly exposed.

Ready to find a subtly sexy bachelorette dress that’s perfect for you? Shop our edit ahead with options for every style and budget, starting at just $36.

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Réalisation 'The Christy' Dress

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'The Christy' in Ivory, $160, Réalisation

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J. Crew Collection Tie-Shoulder Sequin Dress

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Collection Tie-Shoulder Sequin Dress, $298, J.Crew

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LIKELY Corely Dress

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Corely Dress, $178, LIKELY available at Shopbop

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Misha Nonoo Florence Blazer Dress

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Florence Blazer Dress, $450, Misha Nonoo

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Rachel Zoe Della Fringe Metallic Dress

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Della Fringe Metallic Dress, $495, Rachel Zoe

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Osman Lou Lou Embellished-Back Dress

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Lou Lou Embellished-Back Crepe-Cady Dress, $1,132, Osman available at MatchesFashion.com

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Nasty Gal One-Hit Wonder Midi Dress

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One-Hit Wonder Midi Dress, $36, Nasty Gal

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Milly Sea Glass Alexis Dress

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Sea Glass Alexis Dress, $475, Milly available at Shopbop

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Rejina Pyo Sleeveless Sequinned Dress

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Sleeveless Sequinned Dress, $1,042, Rejina Pyo available at MyTheresa

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T by Alexander Wang Strappy Tank Dress

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Strappy Tank Dress, $145, T by Alexander Wang available at Shopbop

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Michelle Mason Wrap Jacket Dress

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Wrap Jacket Dress, $782, Michelle Mason available at Shopbop

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