Everyone needs a good party dress. At least a good, versatile one: safe enough for a serious occasion but still fashionable enough for the stylista in you. Introducing Forever 21’s Pleat Front Taffeta Dress, $37.80, — a perfect combination of safety, style, and of course, affordability. The darker tone may not exactly make it the perfect summertime dress, but the asymmetrical pleat says something about your taste for the finer things in life. On top of that (literally) is a belt to define your waist and enhance the silhouette. Even if you no longer have high school prom to worry about, this dress is a good pick for the cocktail parties and weddings coming soon.
– Justina Lee