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Diane von Furstenberg dress | © Matchesfashion
Diane von Furstenberg dress | © Matchesfashion
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Bright Summer Dresses to Obsess Over Now

Picture of India Doyle
Updated: 29 June 2017
Whether you’re looking for the perfect dress to make a statement on holiday, or simply in need of a ‘wear anywhere’ style for navigating city life in the summer, Culture Trip’s roundup of bright summer dresses solves all your style needs.

Off-the-shoulder dress

Combine off-the-shoulder styles with candy-stripe colours for a lively look. We love this frilled-hem version from Mango.

Mango off-the-shoulder dress, £49.99 http://shop.mango.com/GB/p0/woman/clothing/dresses/short/off-shoulder-striped-dress?id=13060715_70&n=1&s=prendas.vestidos
Mango off-the-shoulder dress, £49.99 http://shop.mango.com/GB/p0/woman/clothing/dresses/short/off-shoulder-striped-dress?id=13060715_70&n=1&s=prendas.vestidos | Mango off-the-shoulder dress, £49.99

The yellow dress

Thanks to the success of La La Land, the yellow dress is a must-have staple for the season. Vivienne Westwood’s sleeveless cowl neck perfectly marries bold colour blocking with a slinky silhouette.

Vivienne Westwood Gold Virginia Dress, £295
Vivienne Westwood Gold Virginia Dress, £295 | Vivienne Westwood Gold Virginia Dress, £295

Escapist florals

Get from the beach to the bar (or bus to your breakfast meeting) in style with chic, simple floral print dresses such as this gorgeous design from Uterqüe.

Uterqüe dress, £175
Uterqüe dress, £175 | Uterqüe dress, £175

The ‘blue-sky thinking’ dress

Embrace a medley of blues to get that fresh ocean feel wherever you are. Diane von Furstenberg‘s tiered silk and cotton design is perfectly light and breezy.

Minimal maxi dress

There’s no easier style to wear than the sleeveless maxi dress. Instead of standard black, embrace brighter shades such as this balmy red from H&M. The tie detail ensures a touch of structure that takes the style from sloppy to sculpted.

H&M Maxi dress, £17.99
H&M Maxi dress, £17.99 | H&M Maxi dress, £17.99

The statement floral dress

Thanks to the ‘more is more’ phenomenon in fashion, the big trend for dresses this summer is the statement floral. Channel the likes of this design from Raquel Diniz and enjoy admiring looks from the fashion-forward.

Raquel Diniz, £965
Raquel Diniz, £965 | Raquel Diniz, £965

The dream dress

Molly Goddard is the fairy godmother of dresses, and it’s hard to resist her bright tulle offerings. We’re obsessed with this design in bubblegum pink; it’s every woman’s romantic dream.

Molly Goddard, Charity dress in pink, £1,459
Molly Goddard, Charity dress in pink, £1,459 | Molly Goddard, Charity dress in pink, £1,459

Urban jungle dress

According to Pantone, green is the colour of 2017. Embrace leafy patterns to conjure your own heavenly garden wherever you go.

Weekday peyton dress, £55
Weekday peyton dress, £55 | Weekday Peyton dress, £55