Get the Blues: 8 Blue Spring-Ready Dresses
The fashion crowd is feeling a little blue this season. Er, make that a lot blue – but these are the kind of blues you definitely want to have. From relaxing pastel shades to refreshing aqua to intense lapis, it appeared all over the Spring/Summer 2017 runways.
Emporio Armani, Altuzarra, Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen, Marchesa and more all showed striking designs in a myriad of blue hues. Cool, confident, and versatile, it’s a perfect pick for the sunshine-laden days of spring and summer. It’s is an eye-catching alternate to evening’s ubiquitous LBD.
It’s also one of the easiest colors to wear for all skin tones and hair colors. It seems everyone can sing the blues. Take up the tune and wake up your wardrobe with these eight invigorating embodiments of the color craze.
This is one chic way to take the plunge. This dress has a neckline slit down almost to the navel and a skirt slit thigh-high. This strapless design embodies the sexy-girl-next-door trope.
The streamlined silhouette follows the curves of your body before beginning its elegant drape at mid-thigh. Princess seaming at the bodice lends feminine structure. It makes for an ideal selection for a bridesmaid or for prom and other evening events.
Play up the sophistication with silver architectural bangles and earrings.
Holy, taffeta, this dress is a beauty. A colorful foray into elegant dressing, this curve-hugging gown features artful gold thread embroidery. It also has a sexy open back, and high halter neckline.
The mermaid-style skirt completes the glamorous aesthetic. As radiant as it is refined, it works equally well as a bridesmaid dress and a formal event gown. Enhance the eye-catching effect of the bodice embroidery with a gold strappy stiletto and high-shine accessories.
There is something enduringly timeless about this strapless gown. Smooth and glossy, the satin skirt swishes delightfully around the dance floor. It lends it an air of retro luxury.
Meeting the skirt at the high waist is a strapless bodice. It’s heavily embellished with beautiful swirling designs. Its sweetheart neckline continues the classic feel of the silhouette.
The vibrant royal blue hue makes it modern. Pop color cocktail jewelry would add a playful element to the aesthetic. Alternatively, your can stick with sparkling baubles for a more traditional pairing.
Show your true girlish color in this unabashedly feminine dress. Impeccably crafted from a Mikado fabric, it has a slightly heavier weight. That gives it an extra flounce and lets it keep its gorgeous structure.
Inverted pleats add charming volume to the skirt. That’s balanced by a deep V-neckline and banded waistline. It’s finished with an out-sized bow detail at the back bodice. This ballgown is the chicest gift you can give yourself – or your bridesmaids.
Bonus points if you find bow-bedecked shoes in a matching hue.
In the navy now! This gorgeous design is one of those dresses you’ll own and wear forever. The timeless silhouette features slim banding at the deep V-neckline and a beaded waistline.
The stylish combination creates a fresh, slimming effect. An open deep V-back is framed by the sheer back bodice. This serves as a nice contrast to the full coverage of the full ballgown skirt. Allover trailing leaf embroidery adds a three-dimensional effect and light-catching finish to this modern classic.
Elevate the look with a metallic, open-toed heel.
An entrancing royal blue brings out the sleek sophistication of this simple fitted dress. The streamlined silhouette hugs the curves beautifully before beginning its soft drape to the floor at mid-thigh. It’s designed with a bewitching open back that cuts low and wide to showcase your waistline and the small of the back.
It’s guaranteed to turn more than a few heads. Echo the long, lean shape with shoulder-grazing drop earrings and slim stiletto heels. Keep things colorful and look for gems and shoes in vibrant hues.
Made from a luxe chiffon mesh, this dress hangs beautifully. It’s remarkably comfortable, and even better yet, doesn’t wrinkle. That’s something we very much appreciate for events that will involve sitting, standing, sitting, and standing.
Intricate embroidery brings a modest finish to the sheer lace bodice. It leaves just the perfect number of peek-a-boo inserts to pique the imagination. A high neckline serves as a lovely counterpoint to these intriguing hints of skin.
Accent the easy, flowing design of this dress with loose, slightly tousled hair.
Pull off a stunning style coup in this fresh-as-a-daisy, full-skirted ballgown. Rendered in blue and white, it features allover embroidered flowers and sheer detailing at the bodice. It’s about keeping things light and youthful.
The deep V-neckline elegantly frames the décolletage, setting it up nicely for a sparkling necklace. Opt for natural hues where makeup is concerned. We like golds and bronzes and or silvers and charcoals for the eyes, a rosy pink blush, and light glossy lip.