21 Extremely Fancy Dresses You'd Never Guess Were From Zara

Lauren Eggertsen

It's no secret that we come to Zara for a multitude of things. Spring sandals? Zara. Breezy dresses? Zara. Easy basics? Zara. You get the picture. However, there are also a few things we would never really search for at the fast-fashion retailer, and evening wear is one of them. That is, until now. Just recently, Zara launched an exciting new verticle called Dress Time that services its fanciest customer.

This new category not only has the most stunning evening and cocktail dresses, but it also offers all the bags, shoes, and jewelry to go with them. Today, we're going to focus on the dresses—21 of them, to be exact. After sifting through the overwhelming amount of extremely fancy, new products, we narrowed our favorites down to a whopping 21 dresses that you should absolutely consider for your next formal event. So far, we're talking silk gowns, organza minis, and sequined everything, but if we know Zara like we think we do, this category will only get stronger and stronger as time goes on.

Zara Limited Edition Halter Top Dress ($119)

Wear this dress to all your black-tie events and beyond.

Zara Limited Edition Mesh Sequin Dress ($149)

Somehow, these sparkles don't overwhelm us. And also… these shoes.

Zara Mini Organza Dress ($90)

Just wait until you see the pink version.

Zara Limited Edition Long Lace Dress ($169)

The right way to show a little leg.

Zara Limited Edition Sequin Dress ($199)

Talk about a statement dress.

Zara Limited Edition Fringed Dress ($119)

Because fringe dresses don't just have to be for costumes.

Zara Limited Edition Single Shoulder Dress ($149)

Everything from the bright hue to the one-shoulder detailing looks so expensive.

Zara Slip Dress ($40)

You can never go wrong with a little black slip dress.

Zara Asymmetric Dress ($70)

Just add some jewels, and this dress becomes basically red carpet–ready.

Zara Fringed Sequin Dress ($70)

Disco ball, but make it fashion.

Zara Short Sequin Dress ($70)

This entire dress is great, but it's the little cuff detailing that makes us weak in the knees.

Zara Balloon Sleeve Knit Dress ($50)

Consider all your cocktail party looks officially covered.

Zara Shiny Blazer Dress ($119)

Save this dress for when you're craving some tailoring but also need some pizzazz.

Zara Limited Edition Dress With Metallic Thread ($199)

Good luck finding a dress this dramatic with a price this low.

Zara Mini Organza Dress ($90)

See? We told you it was good. Don't forget about the stunning bow on the back.

Zara Sequin Mini Dress ($60)

Sometimes it's the simplest dresses that make the biggest statements.

Zara Dress With Ruching ($50)

The '80s called. They want you to party.

Zara Slip Dress With Slits ($50)

If you can pull this color off, please purchase this dress ASAP.

Zara Flowy Dress With Cape ($90)

A bold hue for a bold girl. Don't forget the glittering accessories.

Zara Limited Edition Sequin Dress ($90)

Shine bright. Shine far.

Zara Long Sequin Dress ($70)

Maximalists, this one is for you.

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