30 Pretty Dresses That'll Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

You know what we all deserve on a Friday? Or in general? Eye candy. And lots of it. After all, fashion can be dissected and discussed from every single angle and point of view—and it should be. Once in a while, though, we all deserve a moment to sit back and appreciate fashion for its beauty. And yes, sometimes that’s in the form of 39 epically pretty dresses.

While fashion month ended last week—months ago, by industry speed measurements—we’re backing up to celebrate some of the prettiest moments on the runway courtesy of dresses that really get our hearts racing. Some pile on the lace, feathers, and fringe liberally while others shine for their simplicity. We're keen to celebrate both equally. Now scroll; your feast for the eyes awaits.

Zimmermann
Zimmermann spring/summer 2019

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Even with flip-flops, this ruffled piece is so special.

Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten spring/summer 2019

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Never met a Dries print we didn't love.

Rejina Pyo
Rejina Pyo spring/summer 2019

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Simple, clean, and the perfect shade of blue.

Oscar de le Renta
Oscar de la Renta spring/summer 2019

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The brand might be known for its sweeping ball gowns, but this fringed number is a stunner.

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney spring/summer 2019

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Your nightgown could never.

Versace
Versace spring/summer 2019

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Donatella, we applaud you.

Gucci
Gucci spring/summer 2019

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Alessandro Michele knows there's no such thing as too much fringe.

Rosie Assoulin
Rosie Assoulin spring/summer 2019

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An art project gone so right.

Marina Moscone
Marina Moscone spring/summer 2019

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The loveliest light-as-air dress.

Attico
Attico spring/summer 2019

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We couldn't pick a single party dress, so we'll take all three.

Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne spring/summer 2019

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The layered tee is optional but very encouraged.

Ulla Johnson
Ulla Johnson spring/summer 2019

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This shimmer is magical.

Simone Rocha
Simone Rocha spring/summer 2019

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The black lace provides the perfect balance of sweet and gothic to this look.

Rochas
Rochas spring/summer 2019

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A very refined way to wear animal print.

Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2019

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Not for the fainthearted.

Rodarte
Rodarte spring/summer 2019

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Rodarte is the master of beautiful, dreamy gowns. This is merely one of the latest.

Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler spring/summer 2019

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And it's got pockets.

Loewe
Loewe spring/summer 2019

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So much cooler than wearing a single strand of pearls.

Erdem
Erdem spring/summer 2019

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This is quite the unexpected color pairing.

Delpozo
Delpozo spring/summer 2019

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We didn't see lavender-and-coral combination coming either.

Gabriela Hearst
Gabriela Hearst spring/summer 2019

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A neckline we never knew we needed.

Kate Spade New York
Kate Spade New York spring/summer 2019

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A retro—although technically brand-new—print you need to wear with the matching bag, too.

Christopher Kane
Christopher Kane spring/summer 2019

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We imagine the real magic happens when you throw your hands, and sparkle-covered arms, in the air.

Brock Collection
Brock Collection spring/summer 2019

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The lace, the feathers, and the stripes shouldn't work so well together, but they really do.

Valentino
Valentino spring/summer 2019

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Does anyone do a red gown quite like Valentino? (No.)

Chanel
Chanel spring/summer 2019

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Not even close to your average LBD.

Brandon Maxwell
Brandon Maxwell spring/summer 2019

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These pleats are even better in motion.

Balenciaga
Balenciaga spring/summer 2019

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We're never not on board with a train.

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