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The "Teenage" Party Dress Is The New Evening Essential

Polyester and metallic fibre dress, $6,380. All Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent

Yes, the kind that’s short, tight, and will make you think twice about how much you’re having for dinner. The kind that nearly every girl gets when they first start clubbing. The kind that those older still get to feel seductive and young. The kind that fashion intellects would frown upon because – in the past decade – the mini body-con look hasn’t exactly been chic or modern. And the kind that the most directional labels are reinventing now, with couture-worthy details and fabrics, to become truly the hottest thing to wear for a night on the town. Cue the master: Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent, whose metallic bustier dresses this season (seen here) are just an appetiser to his slinky, elaborately beaded renditions that are guaranteed to make magazine covers when they arrive in Fall.

Silk jacquard dress, $6,380

Silk dress, $11,890

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This story first appeared in Female’s July 2018 print issue.