5 Flawless Summer Party Dresses
Summer is coming – and the year’s warmest season brings with it a wave of party invitations to your door. This time of year is when so many celebrations tend to take place. Engagement parties, bachelorette nights, baby showers and weddings always seem to pop up at this time of the year.
That means there is always a whole host of events marking up our calendars. Having a gorgeous summer party dress means you’re ready for even that last minute invite that shows up. You are prepared for an impromptu night on the town or evening out while on vacation too.
These stunning evening looks are short and on-trend dress styles that will have you ready for anything. Incorporating the latest fashion trends, these flattering dress pieces reference some of fashion’s biggest obsessions of the moment. That’s all while still staying unique.
Top 5 Summer Party Dresses
This is the dress we imagine ourselves in while sipping cocktails at dusk by the ocean. You can flip the skirt while salsa-ing the night away in the summer heat. This plunging mesh short dress is in one of this season’s biggest colors: burgundy.
Crafted from light mesh, the hot weather won’t bother you in this floaty piece. Featuring a plunging neckline, ruched detailing and a skater style skirt, this dress highlights your waist beautifully. It has narrow straps that turn into an on-trend lattice open back.
This subtly references some of fashion’s hottest trends for the summer season. A perfect party design, add tan gladiator sandals and a pendant necklace for a low key evening out (dinner and/or drinks!). Dress it up with heels and a clutch for a wedding or more formal party. It’s as simple as that.
Velvet is everywhere right now and is certainly a celebrity favorite. This short one-shoulder style in a fashion-forward slate color has it all. A perfect option if you have a wedding or bachelorette party on the cards, this sexy design is just gorgeous.
With a sheer ruffle on the shoulder, this otherwise minimal design is all about showing off your shape. Velvet looks so luxurious and has a glamorous red carpet vibe that we can’t get enough of. We love how this neutral slate color pairs up with another big color trend: blush.
Just add blush heels and a clutch to complete this look and you’ll be the center of attention at any event. A simple manicure, loose wavy curls and one sparkling piece of jewelry is all you need. It’s effortless to create a polished and fashion-forward evening look.
Fit and flare dresses are always beautiful. With a fitted bodice and flared skirt, they create a feminine and flattering silhouette that will suit any body type. This stunning halterneck short dress does just that.
The champagne color and light sheen of this fabric is so flawless, while the skirt has additional gold print detail that catches your eye. Highlighting your shape, this design has a belted waist and the dramatic flared skirt. It’s perfectly balanced with the minimalist top half of this piece.
The ultimate party dress, this look will see you through any event you have this summer. The champagne color is very fashion-forward. Just add gold jewels (a bracelet or ring set) and team with gold heels to complete you look.
Play up the minimal elegance with a ballerina chignon bun and close-to-natural makeup. Ballet flats or lace-up sandals in blush suede are a great footwear option if your event is more relaxed.
Florals are always a no-fail option for a summer party and will fit in at any celebration. This short fit and flare design is just so pretty. It’s a blossoming beauty that will suit absolutely anyone.
Covered in colorful flowers, this piece has slim straps and a classic sweetheart neckline. The intricately embroidered detail is placed on floaty white sheer fabric. This creates great movement and makes this a light dress option for when the temperature soars.
Easy to coordinate, you can team this dress with neutral accessories. Alternatively, choose to pair it up with pieces that match the embroidery such as pink, red, blue or green. You can dress this piece up formally with towering heels and sparkling jewels.
Go low key for a garden party in flat sandals and a small shoulder bag. It’s a versatile piece you can change the tone of with some simple accessory adjustments. It will become a wardrobe workhorse for any special occasion that pops up during the spring or summer months.
Feel like going strapless? This white and blue printed design is the way to go! With that effortless fit and flare style, it nips in at the waist to create that hourglass look. We love the bright and unique print of this design.
It has striking matching stripes that rim the top and hem of this dress. The gently flared skirt will complement any figure. The strapless bodice means you can also add a choker necklace.
This dress will suit so many occasions and has such a summery vibe. Wear it to a destination wedding such as a beach wedding. Just bring it with you on vacation for all of those warm nights spent dining out by the beach.
Add surf spray textured wavy hair, a smoky eye and a pair of wedge espadrilles to complete this evening outfit. Natural and effortless are just the right finishing touches.
More Summer Party Dresses
There are so many more party dresses to choose from for summer events. If these don’t fit your dress code, you’ll find one that will.
If in doubt, the fit and flare style is a classic option that’s going to make you feel gorgeous and suits all body types. Simply select a color and neckline that flatters you. Then, all you need are the right accessories to create an effortless summer party look of your own.