15 Summer Party Dresses You’ll Want To Wear!

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And yes, this is a nice turn of the Favorite Summer Dress thing. Multiplied and festive! Which I can only hope you’ll find useful and inspiring for your specific needs.

It’s summer, after all, that alone needs to be celebrated! And since the weekend is almost upon us and some of you already have plans for parties, cocktails or dinner with friends, I thought it would be a good time to show you these. I picked some party dresses I’d wear myself, on various occasions, fancy, casual, pretentious or precious, there’s a little something for everyone. I think. Hit the jump button, let’s get to it!

Haute Hippie printed dress

Heavily inspired by Candice Swanepoel’s bike ride outfit, I picked this Haute Hippie Strappy Printed Dress because it can be glammed up or down depending or what you need it for: for day, suffice to wear it like it is in the picture. For night or special occasion, just add a few golden details (like shoes and more festive jewelry) and you’re set! (currently $395 at Neiman Marcus)

Also a printed gown, the Bella Dress falls into the same versatile category – you can either wear it for day to day routines or for a nice dinner with friends, pair it with a sweet cardi or a rolled sleeves jeans jacket for a retro feel. (currently $98 at Fossil)

lovely summer bella dress

Now for a nice spin off of the classic little black dress, there’s this lovely number from Blu Moon: The Summer Lovin Dress with a dramatic back detail I’d really love to wear (currently $157 at Planet Blue). And then there’s the pleated gorgeousness from Donna Mizani – Pleated T Back Dress (currently $189 at Revolve Clothing)

great polka dress for party

gorgeous little black pleated dress

To radically change the black thing, let’s go for red with a Pins and Needles High – Neck Chiffon dress (currently $109 at Urban Outfitters) and a strapless tiered red silk dress from BCBG Max Azria. Because you know I have a thing for layered ruffles! (currently $184 at 6pm)

high neck party red dress

ruffled Max Azria red dress

Now, another thing I love almost as much as I love ruffles – stripes! And here’s my party approach: a highly colored Twist strapless dress (currently $365 at Milly) or a simple black and white, chiffon two – tone shift dress from Phoebe Couture (currently $350 at Neiman Marcus)

great party dress multi colored striped dress

great striped dress for party

Yellow is always big during the summertime and it would only be unfair to ditch that option when it comes to choosing party outfits. So, I stumbled across this Alice and Olivia Shari Off – the – Shoulder dress and found it lovely, simple and charming! (currently $368 at Neiman Marcus)

summer yellow dress Alice and Olivia

However, if you want to make an impression, please consider wearing this ah-mazing Tracy Dress Multi color blocked dress! It’s perfectly summery, it’s really trendy and the color combination does hit the right style notes! (currently $288 at Tracy Reese)

Multi colored blocks cocktail dress

Now for the precious dresses: there’s the Robert Rodriguez exquisitely retro sequined pleated dress (currently $495 at ShopBop), Adrianna Papell’s Matte Jersey and Shimmer ruffle dress (currently $126 at Lord and Taylor)

beautiful retro pleated dress

party dress ruffled jersey

I just recounted the selection and it appear that we have no maxi dresses for this party gowns wish list: how about two exquisite beauties one in black and one in yellow. The Mixed Lace and Mesh long dress ($598) and the Crinkled silk chiffon maxi dress ($398, both currently available at Max Studio)

affordable maxi see through lace dress

yellow see through maxi dress

…and the best for last: the most precious of them all, Aidan Mattox Niteline’s Halter Cocktail dress with beads and sequins and dramatically open back! Isn’t it gorgeous? (currently $350 at Neiman Marcus)

beads and sequins cocktail dress

(useful links: NM, Fossil, Planet Blue, Tracy Reese, Shopbop, Revolve Clothing, 6pm, Milly, Urban Outfitters, Lord and Taylor, Max Studio)

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