It’s official – the season for summer party dresses is here. If you’ve been counting the days until you can finally hang that sweater up and show some skin, these next few months are your much-needed time to shine. These summer party dresses are chic and sexy, yet tasteful, casual and comfortable, and perfect for those warm summer nights. Pair with your best friend – a cocktail on a patio, and serve with style.
Summery Party Dresses for Your Budget
Legends & Vibes Doreen Racerback Dress – $98
We absolutely love this playful – yet chic – minimalist Doreen Racerback Dress. The simple shape and mesh are the accent features, providing a flattering cut that toes the line between cute and sexy. Pair with flats for a fun day party dress, or dress it up with jewelry and wedges to transition to evening. What’s even better? Legends & Vibes is a vegan and sustainable clothing brand. All materials are sourced locally, primarily in downtown Los Angeles.
T.C. Elli’s Goldmine Lace Trim Midi Dress – $52.19
Warm summer evenings call for spaghetti straps and subtle, sexy slits. The Goldmine Lace Trim Midi Dress has a fitted waist for a flattering, form-fitted look. Pair it with strappy sandals or wedges for an elegant and understated evening look, or wear with flats for an elevated afternoon party.
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Mango Stripe Textured Dress – $59.99
Classic, clean, and poised. That’s what we love about this Mango casual summer party dress. The buttons and waist tie add a sophisticated look while pairing with strappy sandals hints at carefree summer style. The open back is a fun, flirty touch!
Summer Party Dresses for Afternoon to Evening Looks
Cosima Faraway Dress – $248
For a sophisticated summer picnic look that easily transitions into the evening, the Faraway Dress is just what you ordered. The Prickly Pear print is perfect for summer with pale blues and coral. The midi-length makes it wonderful for a day or evening dress, and we love the flattering split neckline, which adds a chic, refined edge.
Cat Turner Strapless Summer Maxi Dress – $195.74
Give that summer evening event a sophisticated twist with this strapless summer dress from the Cat Turner collection. It’s the ultimate in classic summer chic, comfort, and versatility. Both a summer day dress that transitions seamlessly into an evening dress (think all the accessories), this comfy wardrobe must-have is finished with an adjustable waistband making it super flattering and comfortable. Plus, these dresses are all ethically made.
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By Walid Shirley Embroidered Wrap-Panel Cotton Dress – $376
Burst onto the summer scene with this By Walid Shirley wrap-panel dress. Wide shoulder straps and a large pocket with flats is all about afternoon chic. By night dress up with a touch of jewelry and a wedge for a look that takes you all the way to that elegant evening summer cocktail. No matter what time of day, you’ll be sure to turn a few heads.
Rixo Floral Zebra Print Mini Dress – $168
If subtlety is not your forte, this is the summer party dress that is missing from your closet. The RIXO Floral Zebra Print Mini Dress is an absolute stunner. Come for the mismatched patterns, but stay for the plunging neckline and wrap skirt. It’s sexy meets over-the-top fabulous, perfect for an elegant lunch and transitions right into the evening party.
Summer Party Dresses for Showing Off Those Curves
The EveryBody Wrap – $169
What do we love most about the EveryBody Wrap? It’s truly flattering for every body, no matter the shape, size, or age. Moms are always short on time, so the EveryBody wrap offers a perfect, quick solution to looking stylish on the go. Inclusive sizing ranges from petite to plus and accents every woman’s best shape, providing lift and sculpt for a beautiful silhouette. Our favorite part? It’s machine washable and wrinkle-free.
Ava James Vegas Ultimate Tank Dress with Heart in Purple – $189
This gorgeous dress is perfect for women who are sizes 8 and up. The flattering, minimalist cut and eye-popping color makes it essential for warm summer evenings. Add a dose of elegant sex appeal to your summer style, especially if it’s an upscale affair. This Vegas Ultimate Tank Dress has a tailored fit with adjustable straps that conform to your bust as needed.
Summer Party Dresses for An Afternoon Spritz
Sleeper Maxi Dress “Brigitte” In Bouquets – $290
Lounging never looked so chic in this stunning Sleeper linen dress. The perfect dress whether on vacation or at a backyard patio party, this summer party dress is fitted at the middle to show off your form, with an elegant neckline and sleeves for a European holiday look. Pair it with an Aperol Spritz or your favorite lemonade and consider it a party, wherever you are.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Tie Strap Reef Print Maxi Dress – $155
Class up any afternoon look when you make it a maxi. Maxi summer party dresses turn any outdoor event into an instant elegant affair. We love this MICHAEL Michael Kors maxi for its chic, yet casual tie straps and summery aquatic print. The belted tie waist adds a beautiful shape so you don’t get lost in a sea of fabric.
Summer Party Dresses for Dressed Down Sunsets
& Other Stories Printed Midi Slip Dress – $99
Slip into sexy satin for a look to toast the sunset in. Barefoot casual, with a hint of elegance, the & Other Stories Printed Midi Slip Dress is a barely there look that is graceful and sophisticated. Pair with oversized sunglasses, gold jewelry, or espadrille wedges to complete the summer sunset look.
Zara Floral Print Dress – $69
A plunging neckline adds a party vibe to the comfy, casual look of this Zara Floral Print summer party dress. We love the fun, bright yellow print, and the gathered waist seam. Pair with sandals or heels for a look that transitions up or down. Pair with your favorite tropical drink, and serve with the sunset.
Summer Party Dresses: That Little White Dress
Reformation Nebraska Dress – $218
No woman’s wardrobe is complete without an LBD. But, for that matter, it’s equally incomplete without an LWD. Fill out your wardrobe with this summer essential. The Nebraska Dress is sexy, form-fitting, and undeniably chic. A sweetheart neckline and slit up the side makes it an absolute bombshell outfit for that end of summer party.
Well, ladies, there you have it. Summer is still in full swing with plenty of warm summer days and nights on the calendar to dress up or down with a fun summer party dress. Whether your style is classic, casual, chic, or unconventional, there is a summer party dress to fit the occasion. Cheers to the rest of the season!
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