Cocktail Dress

Editor's Choice
Violette

When you need a sassy ensemble in a pinch and don’t want to drop your paycheck on it, the trip to Boulder is absolutely worth it. The narrow boutique is packed full of displays that rarely have anything but reasonably priced dresses. Whether you’re in the mood for short and sexy, long and elegant, or swishy and whimsical, you’re likely to find it among Violette’s racks. Our last purchase, a flouncy floral number we just couldn’t resist when we saw the sale price, has seen us through weddings, cocktail parties, graduations, and more. 1631 Pearl St., 303-443-3976, violetteboulder.com

Reader's Choice
Nordstrom

multiple locations, nordstrom.com