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The Fashion Memo

20 of the best colorful dresses

Bring a bit of bright to your wardrobe – whatever the weather – with these technicolor dream dresses

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Featuring: Chloé, Akris, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, Christopher Kane, Self-Portrait, Sies Marjan, Valentino

The mood-boosting effect of a bright dress is undeniable, a fact that designers seem to have embraced this season, as everyone from Christopher Kane to Chloé sent a rainbow of gowns down the catwalk. From New York and London to Milan and Paris, the runways resembled the Pantone color chart as jade green, sunset orange, wild blueberry and everything in-between saturated the SS19 collections.

While we’re not suggesting that you hang up your trusty neutral uniform for good, we do recommend experimenting with shades that stretch beyond your comfort zone. The chicest way to try this power trend? Find a dress in a silhouette you love, in a shade that fills you with happiness.

Red symbolizes romance and passion, so if your closet is in need of a little fire, look no further than Valentino’s vermilion caped gown. Blue is renowned for its calming effect – Givenchy’s pleated piece will save you from all manner of dress-code dilemmas, replacing your LBD as an after-dark fail-safe. And if there’s one color that denotes pure joy? Slip into Oscar de la Renta’s canary-yellow showstopper for a hit of sartorial serotonin.

COLOR THERAPY

  • Oscar de la Renta
    Strapless asymmetric cotton-blend moire gown
    $9,690.00
  • Valentino
    Cape-effect silk-crepe gown
    $7,600.00
  • Self-Portrait
    Pleated chiffon gown
    $470.00
  • Ellery
    Dumont stretch-crepe turtleneck midi dress
    $1,395.00
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