Every girl wants to look great on her special day.  Most guys really just don’t seem to understand how important the “birthday dress” is.  Probably because they are much more interested in our “birthday suits.”  Last night, before dinner at Cecconi’s , I fussed about not having a birthday dress.  Someone pointed out that I had a ton of dresses in my closet.  “But they are all blaaaack!” I whined.  Luckily, after a little digging, I found a dress I had yet to wear and it wasn’t black! Crisis averted.  I avoided the birthday blues, but I suggest planning ahead of time.  Here are some very fun, very “birthday” dresses.

(L to R): Red Valentino Sequin Embellished Tulle Dress, $795, Herve Leger Geometric Pattern Party Dress, $2,500, Vera Wang One Shoulder Tulle Bustier Dress, $2,300, BCBG One Shoulder Tulle Dress, $398

(L to R): Alice and Olivia Vanda Bandage Shift Dress, $596, Nicole Miller Sequin and Tulle Dress, $485, Young Fabulous and Broke Hazel Dress, $295, Foley and Corinna Beaded Godet Dress, $490

Cry if you want to.