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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

Shop: Cleo Neck Fit and Flare Dress
Lace Tiered Dress
Sweetheart Skater Dress

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

Shop: One Shoulder Dress Lace Corset Dress Glitter Trumpet Dress

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.