Our biggest takeaway since 2020? Good occasion wear sparks joy, wherever you are, whatever your plans. Whether you’re stepping out into the street or into your living room for after-work drinks — there’s no better feeling than getting dressed up to the nines for no other reason than yourself. Beautiful designer gowns and exceptional evening wear by Valentino, The Row and Lanvin are no longer reserved for special events. They can be styled up or down in multiple ways to brighten up the days ahead.

Photographed by Nadia Ryder

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Invest in feel-good dresses that will be well loved in your wardrobe. Think versatile styles like this glamorous satin gown elevated with lashings of lace, or a playful ruched number belted with sumptuous knitwear for a casual effect.

Laura (left): Dress, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. Heels, Valentino.

Rana (right): Dress, Totême. Jumper, Jil Sander. Earrings, Ben-Amun. Bag, JW Anderson. Pumps, Miista.

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It’s important to have a collection of exquisite skirts on standby for when you need an instant pick-me-up. Top them off with laid-back jackets for a relaxed look or amp it up with ladylike blouses for an infinitely chicer outfit.

Rana (left): Top, Lanvin. Skirt, The Row. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane. Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane. Heels, Valentino.

Laura (right): Jacket, MM6 Maison Margiela. Turtleneck, Victoria Beckham. Skirt, Valentino. Boots, Iris & Ink.

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From date nights to virtual happy hour, showstopping tops can make you feel extremely empowered. Dial yours up with leather pants or pair it back with a cotton button-down layered underneath.

Rana (left): Jacket, IRO. Trousers, Zimmermann. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane. Boots, Tory Burch.

Laura (right): Bustier, MM6 Maison Margiela. Shirt, JOSEPH. Trousers, JW Anderson.