Benefits, benefits, benefits. The Washington social agenda is filled with ways to party down while giving back, so ladies constantly running the circuit need a reliable wardrobe piece to fête-hop. While we love the idea of investing in a great-fitting little black dress to fill that niche, we’d hate to see you settle on something that blends into the sea of women who’ve opted for the same approach. Focus on the details, friends! In case you missed the heads-up on Lanvin for H&M, exaggerated shoulders and over-the-top ruffles are having a moment. Above are two very different takes on the look. Try the first out at this weekend’s Modus Union Parisian Art Salon Party or Champagne Festival, or take the second straight to the Corcoran Gallery of Art for the FotoWeek DC kick-off party.