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These Patriotic Hues are Perfect for Summer

a short white dress

With summer officially kicked off, it’s time to shift your mindset from homework and hectic schedules to beaches and bronzer. And whether you’re hanging poolside or have a fun event to attend, the thought of What should I wear? has surely popped into your mind. While we can’t vouch for poolside style, you know we’ve got your back for a formal or semi-formal event. July 4th may have come and gone, but we’re still feelin’ red, white, and blue. Ready to enter and exit with a bang? From a black tie wedding to a semi-formal graduation dinner, these long and short dresses will add some chic to your weekend.

a selection of short evening dresses

So which patriotic hue should you do? Warm complexions like olive and dark skin tones look awesome in red, while blue suits cool tones, like a fair complexion with blue eyes. And we love a white dress because it’s universally flattering on everyone! But this is fashion after all; if a specific color is calling, forget the rules and just do you. After all, the very best accessory is confidence.

a selection of long evening dresses

Sizzle like a firecracker in a satin or glitter shortie, or opt for a halter jersey dress for a more minimal finish. If the dress code calls for black tie attire, glam up in a long evening dress bearing an off the shoulder, spaghetti strap, or tank neckline. Embellishments serve as their own accessory, but let the setting determine how dressy to go. A ballroom affair? Full-body beading brings the perfect amount of glitz. An outdoor party? Try a pared down silhouette, like a red crepe style, to avoid looking overdressed. And just a reminder: no white for weddings! (but you knew that, right?)

Wherever you’re headed this summer, there’s a dress for that! Shop short evening dresses and long evening dresses by Camille La Vie.