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A birthday dress is a big deal. Your birthday presents an annual opportunity to fulfill your fashion fantasies and find a look that perfectly captures the personality. If you’re throwing a party for your family and friends, you might feel more inclined to shop. But let’s be honest: dressing up for a solo birthday date is just as worthy of a head-turning look. Take the opportunity by exploring this season’s fashion trends and fusing them with your personal style to find a birthday dress that looks just like you. Get inspired by celebs who recently celebrated their birthdays, like Olivia Rodrigo, who leaned into the Y2K fashion aesthetic with a pink lace skirt ensemble and cowboy hat. Or take a cue from Tommy Dorfman, who endorsed the nude dress trend on his 30th birthday in a sheer, sparkly mini dress. Another option? Go the Suni Lee way and go for a classic little black dress with a plunging neckline, or try the Millie Bobby Brown way and dazzle in a purple sequin dress.

Otherwise, look at the birthday dresses you’ve worn in the past and note the patterns. Do you have a white birthday dress tradition and want to stick to a color theme? Or are you attracted to a particular silhouette? Maybe you love edgy minis with cutouts or romantic corseted maxis with subtle detailing? Read on for a helpful guide that will simplify your search for a birthday dress.

How to choose the right birthday dress

Narrowing down the list of potential birthday dresses is a challenge. There are countless silhouettes, patterns, colors and shapes, all of which can easily be overwhelmed. But once you find the right one, something will just click. You’ll feel confident and excited to celebrate your next chapter. Make a list of the details that are most important to you (fit, comfort, design, etc.) and keep your budget in mind.

How to style your birthday dress

Base your accessories on your dress to keep it the focal point of your birthday look. An off-the-shoulder silhouette lends itself to a choker or chunky chain necklace, while a pendant might be the best way to enhance a plunging neckline. When it comes to footwear, consider clothing style and your comfort needs. Heels, of course, enhance the attire. But if the birthday dress you choose ends up skimming the floor, shoes won’t necessarily matter as much, so your favorite flats, sandals, or sneakers will work just fine. Keep scrolling to shop our selection of stylish birthday dresses available at various price points.

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