Five Bold Patterned Dresses For Summer
I have been checking out all the coverage of the 2013 resort collections and one thing I can’t help but notice are the bold patterns in every designer collection. All the pieces seem to feature bold patterns or bright colors, and more often than not, brightly colored patterns. The Anna Sui 2013 resort collection is a good example with its artistic patterns in bright oranges and greens.
These bold patterns on the runways inspired me to step away from the basics and slip into something a little more eye catching. Summer is the perfect time to wear something bold–we can save our drab clothes for the gloomy winter.
Check out these patterned frocks that are sure to match your bold summer ‘tude:
Top Shop Rainbow Floral Peplum Dress
When ‘rainbow’ and ‘floral’ are in the name, I’m guaranteed to be drawn to it. This Top Shop dress definitely falls under the bold category with its large, bright flowers heavily contrasted on the black fabric. The peplum cut seems to be the trend to try right now as it’s a mainstay on the red carpet. This dress is one of those perfect summer dresses since it can easily be taken from day to night with a simple change of accessories.
Tbags Los Angeles Cap Sleeve Wrap Dress
If the rainbow and the floral don’t appeal to your more sensible tastes, then this is the dress for you. Though this Tbags Los Angeles dress has a fairly bold pattern, it stays away from any possibly offensive colors. But don’t worry it’s lack of neon doesn’t make it bland, it will definitely stand out with its tribal pattern and unique texture.
C&C California Disco Dress
Okay so ‘disco’ is another one of those words that guarantees my approval of the item but I promise that this dress delivers. This C&C California dress is ideal for summer with its bold pattern and loose comfortable cut. And if you do want to add a little bit of a Saturday Night Fever touch then pair this dress with your highest platforms.
Factory By Erik Hart Printed Drape Dress
This Factory by Erik Hart dress is one of my favorite picks for summer. The rich colors are perfectly combined into an eye catching, abstract pattern. Its draping is beautifully done and the cutout back is a great touch. Again, this is one of those dresses that can easily be dressed up and down adding to the versatility of the bright pattern.
BB Dakota Deedra Dress
This BB Dakota dress from Urban Outfitters is a great bold pattern in a casual day dress. Its flowy cut will keep you feeling and looking good. The pattern is nice while staying away from being too outrageous.