Your anniversary is one of the most extraordinary days in your life. Whether you’re celebrating your first wedding anniversary, decades together or just a few years, every anniversary is special and should be celebrated. There are many ways in which you can celebrate an anniversary like a decadent dinner and a show, a weekend afternoon spent wine tasting or simply cooking together at home. A romantic dress is the perfect look for such a significant occasion with your love and can span categories from delicately casual to elegant cocktail styles. If you’re the type who has anniversaries for everything (your first kiss, your first date, your engagement, the first time you went on vacation together, the first you met each other’s families…don’t scoff, you know the type), by all means, go wild and treat yourself to a slew of new dresses—it’s the perfect excuse to score a few fresh looks.
Romanticism is a major trend this season, lending itself to the perfect anniversary look. You can opt for voluminous sleeves or puffed shoulders as an eye-catching element. Flutter sleeves and bow-tie straps are equally feminine but more subtle if volume is not your taste. Off-the-shoulder is idyllic in warm weather, too. Tiered skirts are utterly ladylike while high-low hems will show off your legs without baring too much skin. If you feel best in a mini, balance the abbreviated hem with voluminous sleeves or an asymmetrical neckline. Silhouettes with fitted waists are incredibly feminine and figure flattering and especially romantic with details like eyelets, ruffled edges, and delicate lace. To modernize frilled accents, go for an asymmetrical hem or punchy color to avoid an overly saccharine moment. Floral prints are, of course, a gorgeous look for your anniversary whether you’re drawn to ditsy motifs, vintage blooms or abstract blossoms. Mixed floral prints are a unique and modern way to wear blooms if you favor the unexpected. Want to channel a wedding vibe? Go for a little white dress—so perfect for summer.
Ready to shop for an anniversary dress? Ahead, 42 versions from white and pastels to vivid hues and punchy prints—many ringing in under $100!