10 Gorgeous Summer Party Dresses!

Do you have summer weddings and parties to attend in the coming months? Are you hunting for just the right dress? It’s always tough to find a pretty, effortless party dress that suits your personality and body shape. I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite party dresses for this season, starting at just $68. Will you choose a short and fluttery chiffon number, a classic 50’s style full-skirted dress, or a two-tiered, 20’s inspired design threaded with metallic strands? Take a look at more options, next!

  • Pleated Side-Paneled Dress 1 of 10
    Pleated Side-Paneled Dress
    If you are looking for a breezy, ethereal dress, this silk charmeuse dress from Erin Fetherston might be just your thing. Currently on sale for a great deal, the silk charmeuse dress features side panels made of wispy chiffon.
    $129.00 at Erin Fetherston.
  • Classic Sleeveless Dress 2 of 10
    Classic Sleeveless Dress
    Channel your favorite old movie heroine in this sleeveless '50's style dress. The understated design features a gathered skirt and fitted sleeveless bodice in a subtle white on white damask.
    $495.00 at Nordstrom.
  • Tie-Neck Flutter Dress 3 of 10
    Tie-Neck Flutter Dress
    Perfect for a cocktail party or a wedding, this sweet, fluttery dress features an adjustable tie at the shoulder and a pleated chiffon body.
    $118.00 at Erin Fetherston.
  • Sweetheart Lace Dress 4 of 10
    Sweetheart Lace Dress
    For an understated, romantic style, try this dress by Jill Stuart. The shirred, strapless bodice is paired with lace overlays pleated at the waist for a fetching, summer look!
    $298 at Nordstrom.
  • Silk Petal Dress 5 of 10
    Silk Petal Dress
    This modern take on a flapper style, features leather flowers with rhinestones, all subtly scattered on silk georgette.
    $525 at J.Crew.
  • Pale Pink Ankle-Length Dress 6 of 10
    Pale Pink Ankle-Length Dress
    This long pleated skirt is paired with a t-shirt style top with a keyhole closure. The result is sheer effortlessness.
    $68 at Need Supply.
  • Wildflower Dress 7 of 10
    Wildflower Dress
    This loose-fitting, 100% silk dress is strewn with vintage-inspired wildflowers. Pair with heels for a purely elegant look.
    $248.55 at ASOS.
  • Metallic Thread Dress 8 of 10
    Metallic Thread Dress
    Designed by Girl by Band of Outsiders, this romantic frock is threaded with metallic strands in a two-tier design made of silk.
    $695 at Opening Ceremony.
  • Midnight Blue Chiffon Dress 9 of 10
    Midnight Blue Chiffon Dress
    This star strewn dress might be just right for garden parties and dinners on the dock. Made of 100% silk chiffon, the fabric is strewn with tiny ivory stars. The three-quarter length sleeves feature gorgeous fabric detailing.
    £135.00 at Plumo.
  • Lavender Silk Dress 10 of 10
    Lavender Silk Dress
    Wear this sweet lavender dress for summer weddings. The easy, sleeveless style, V-neck, and drop waist keep it cool without sacrificing style.
    $394 at Shop Bop.

Top photos: Shop Bop, Erin Fetherston, Need Supply, and Opening Ceremony. All other photos from respective sources.

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!

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