These two-piece dresses are a great option for a downtown cocktail reception. Unexpected embellishments and origami folds keep things interesting, while classic accessories make the look evening-appropriate.
Top left: Jason Wu strapless dress, $1,980; Badgley Mischka Randee Sandal, $199.99; Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock flap clutch, $178.
Top right: Matthew Williamson block-color beaded shift, $1395; Tory Burch logo clutch, $295; Spiegel Mary Jane pump, $59.
Bottom left: Milly two-piece dress, $360; Ann Taylor Perfect Elle pump, $99; Aldo Dahmer earrings, $15.
Bottom right: Ruche Ascending Pleats One-Shoulder dress, $44.99; Casadei leopard-print pumps, $225; Aqua chainlink stretch bracelet, $38.