The wine is chilled, the candles are lit and the food looks great, but what about you? Feeling beautiful while hosting is the icing on your entire party menu. Dresses make getting ready simple - an outfit all-in-one. Here's a selection of fabulous summer party dresses, courtesy of Refinery29
, with my suggestions for when to rock these party frocks.
Aptly named, this dress gives you a sophisticated yet fun summer look without having to accessorize. A great dress for almost any summer event - especially an urban roof-top cocktail or tapas party. Milly
Spin Art Sari Beaded Hostess Dress, $532, available at Revolve
Find a dress to match your hosting style - this one is fun and sophisticated. Wear it for a bridal shower or a cocktail party. You'll wear this one over and over. Michael Stars
Taupe/Fire Eve Kaftan Dress, $138, available at Rosie True
This dress creates a low-maintenance, pulled-together look, perfect for hosting a summer book club meeting. Pair it with leggings in the fall. Dolce Vita
Alina Shirtdress, $110, available at DJPremium
Easy breezy is the look of this maxi dress, which is great for a sophisticated pool-side party when paired with bright patent leather flip flops. Sparkle & Fade
Sheer Button-Front Maxi Tank Dress, $69, available at Urban Outfitters
Beachbouse dinner party? Throw on this dress for a hip, resort-wear feel and add a tribal necklace for some contrast. Diane von Furstenberg
Squaretan Dress, $325, available at Shopbop.
Proper enough for a graduation party or ladies lunch. H&M
Light Beige Dress, $30, available at H&M.
This 20's inspired lace number is simple enough for a saturday night dinner party or a hip baby shower. Dorothy Perkins
Light Mocha Lace Drop Waist Dress, $69, available at Dorothy Perkins