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Party Dress Showdown: An vs Magali


The best way to celebrate the most party-going of seasons is by treating yourself to a brand new dress… or even a few. In a match for the ages, two of our favorite models, An and Magali, show off the season’s best offerings and how to get each look just right. Who will win this epic battle of the dresses? Answer: you. (To see the whole look, slide the arrow on the picture back and forth.)

Mosaic Print Short Dress


Fit and flair are always on the guest list. This cap-sleeve dress features a rich paisley pattern and border-print details in a silhouette styled for dinner and dancing. Flattering for all, this dress is especially nice on hourglass figures. Click to buy

Point: An

Burnout Geometric Print Short Dress


Elegantly inventive, this burnout geometric pattern puts a gorgeous new angle on the classic LBD. The mock turtleneck is especially flattering for short hair. Add some great earrings, and you’re done and out the door before you know it. Click to buy

Point: Magali

Flocked Mock-Neck Short Dress


Admirers will flock to this sleek tailored dress with velvety textured scrolls, defined with precise seaming and balanced by a flattering A-line silhouette. Guess what? It comes in petite sizes too. Click to buy

Point: An

Ponte Bell-Sleeve Short Dress


Day or night, this entrance-making shift dress never turns down an invitation, with modern bell sleeves lending the appropriate amount of flair. Comes in seasonally correct and totally on trend Renaissance Red and Swiss Pine. Click to buy

Point: Magali

Cutout Studded Short Dress


The official “now it’s a party” dress. Bonus point for thoughtful accents. Cutout details fan the neckline of this long-sleeve little black dress with gold-tone studs, which also adorn the cuffs. Click to buy

Point: An +1

Split-Shoulder Dress


A sultry cutout at the shoulder? Now you’re just showing off. This classic shift dress is a stunner in a spectacular rush of red. Extra credit for the fabric—a blend of acetate and spandex—which hugs, holds, and tucks for the most flattering fit. Click to buy

Point: Magali +1

Looks like we’ve ended with an even split. Each is gorgeous, unique, and interesting. We wouldn’t have it any other way. 

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6 Responses

  1. Judy

    I need help with a party I am attending in December at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach Miami. Dress code Friday night is casual, Saturday night is Miami swanky and Sunday is a brunch. I have no clue what to wear when and what Miami swanky means. I am planning on going to a store near Nashville, TN, but I need expert advice, will there be someone at Chico’s that can help me

  2. Martha

    I would recommend that whatever you buy make sure you feel you look good and are comfortable. Everyone knows when a dress or shoes are uncomfortable. On Friday show some of your Tennessee style with dark wash or white jeans and some cowboy boots with a festive top. Chicos has lots of tops with gold complements or try some black and turquoise.
    Chicos has several black dresses I have ordered for the party season the black with the geometric burnouts or blue with the black flocking. Choose the one that goes best with your most comfortable strapped sandals cause when your feet are good so are you

  3. Karen Rozanski

    Why did the zenergy lone stop making the clothing that made zenergy what everybody loved? The pants and jackets that were enormously comfortable and could be worn at numerous places, shopping, out to lunch, dinner, they were classy and washed and dried quickly; sort of a parachute type fabric that worked in so many settings. THAT’S what made zenergy exceptional. You couldn’t find that type of clothing or outfits anywhere else! People would compliment me constantly on the clothes. I purchased much for gifts and every receiver loved the brand, style, and fit. Now your zenergy line are types of clothing one can find anyplace else. There is no longer anything unique about it. Very disappointed in Chicos ow after being a m I yal customer for 20 years.

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