I know, I know, we’re still in a pandemic, and this is not how you envisioned celebrating your 21st birthday. Going to bars/clubs/large gatherings are not condoned by the CDC at the moment unless you’re fully vaccinated, but that still doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up for the big day with your quarantine pod or through a virtual party. If you do decide to get together with friends, definitely socially distance and wear your mask. But if you’re ready to ditch the sweatpants and step into your bday looking and feeling like your fanciest self, then may we suggest some of these show-stopping 21st birthday outfit ideas?
Also, once everything opens back up and life returns somewhat to that pre-COVID normal, it’ll make your 21st that much sweeter once you can finally get in a club and legally order that fancy cocktail or two with your whole gang. (Just saying that I highly recommend a Cosmopolitan. No reason!)
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this silver V-neck
Dottie Mini Dress
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It’s your 21st birthday, so if you’re determined to shine—quite literally—this shimmery long-sleeve mini has you covered.
this linen number
Magnolia Linen-Blend Wrap Dress
This color though! A bright orange linen dress with knotted details is both sophisticated and fun for any celebration.
this printed jumpsuit
Long Sleeve Jumpsuit in Black and White Spot Print
Add some statement jewelry and platform heels to give this wide-leg jumpsuit all the length and attention it deserves.
this ruffled design
Strapless Ruffled Jumpsuit
Not into polka dots? This bright yellow number is giving me ALL vibes from Beyoncé’s “Hold Up” music video. As long as you plan on only breaking necks and not car windows for your 21st, we highly recommend you give this piece a go.
this simple shirt dress
Ella Shirt Dress
These white shirt dresses have been making their rounds on the internet, and I am here for them. This fitted one is cute and casual yet polished, especially when you accessorize with strappy heels and gold jewelry.
this navy mini
Indigo Blue Linen Choker Neck Embroidered Mini Dress
Don’t worry, I didn’t forget that spring is just around the corner! This belted navy blue dress with red contrast is perfect for the upcoming season. If a picnic in the park for your birthday celebration is more your style, this is the dress for you.
this sparkly number
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What do you and Beyoncé have in common? (Yes, another Bey reference, I can’t help it!) Well, you both shop at LaQuan Smith if you opt for this shimmery silver dress with an open back. Worth the higher price tag? We’ll let you decide on that.
this statement dress
If you’re looking for a unique piece to match your one-of-a-kind personality, this asymmetrical dress from Lionne Clothing will guarantee that spotlight effect you deserve on your birthday.
this sequin get-up
Sequined Crepe Wrap Mini Skirt
Dress it down for brunch with some strappy sandals, and then slip into heels for evening drinks. This shiny set from Oséree can do it all, honestly.
this classic slip
Bias Slip Dress
You know why this slip is great for 2021? Because you can wear it comfortably indoors for an evening of two, dress it down with white sneakers for a picnic, or celebrate at a dinner outdoors. It works for any occasion, and you truly can never go wrong with an LBD.
this edgy set
Tanya Mini Skirt
If dresses aren’t really your thing, a leather bralette and skirt combo will have you feeling edgy and ready for your bday night. Throw on a light jacket to cover your shoulders if it’s still chilly out, and a pair of silver boots takes it up a notch.
this one-shoulder dress
One-Shoulder Long Sleeve High Neck Satin Dress
She is classy, she is glossy, she is a one-shoulder satin dress ready to impress. Let this ‘fit shine on its own and wear more minimal jewelry, like silver hoops and these black heels.
this strappy mini
Making Magic White Fringe Lace-Up Mini Dress
Nothing says “I’m ready to party” like a good flapper-style mini dress. Loving the strappy open back detail and fringe on this one. Grab some matching heels—and a glass of wine—to embrace the special occasion.
this fringed look
Senorita Fringe Dress – Black
Let’s continue on with the ’20s-inspired looks, shall we? This fringe off-the-shoulder dress would definitely be fun to twirl around in.
this bodysuit and jeans
Denim is still a great choice for a low-key bday, but you can still dress yours up with a plunging printed bodysuit and heels. Or you choose to go fully casual with a T-shirt and sneakers. It’s your day, so you call the shots!
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