Eye Candy! 11 Dramatic Dresses For Summer

Coco Chanel once said: “Dress shabbily, they remember the dress; dress impeccably, they remember the woman.” We’ve never been the kind to ignore advice from Chanel, so to be safe, we rounded up our favorite dramatic dresses as of late, and a little outfit inspiration to go with them. Scroll through to see and shop our picks!

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    PHOTO: Athens Street Style

    Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe
    ​Ready, set, strut!

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    PHOTO: Athens Street Style

    Tina Leung
    ​In a dress like this, you’ll be running off to plenty of parties.

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    PHOTO: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

    Anna Dello Russo
    This pleated frock calls for some serious twirling. 

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    PHOTO: Julien Boudet/BFAnyc.com

    Gildakoral Flora
    ​Does this dress come with its own wind machine?

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    Drake Burnett
    Floor-length color-blocking is the way to go.

    ​Keep scrolling to shop!

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    Diane Von Furstenberg Jordan Color-Block Silk-Blend Maxi Dress ($945)
    ​Be the best-dressed wedding guest in this frock.

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    ASOS Maxi Dress ($105)
    ​We’re definitely wearing this to our next picnic.

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    Nasty Gal Flame Game Dress ($68)
    ​This backless dress is a total game-changer.

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    10 Crosby Derek Lam Criss-Crossed Strap Ink Maxi Dress ($595)
    ​There’s zero possibility you won’t turn heads in this dress.

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    Reformation Lumen Dress ($288)
    Hello, boys.

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    Shakuhachi Petal Press Maxi Dress ($320)
    ​We’re not lying when we say we’d wear this dress endlessly.

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