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Chic Summer Nights Dresses For Your After-Dark Plans

It’s that time of year and our calendars are filling up with evening events that require chic summer nights dresses! Whether it’s a wedding reception, a birthday party, or drinks and dinner on vacation, we have the silhouettes you’ll want to own for the season ahead. Will you opt for a silky, block-color, satin dress by Nicholas or Show Me Your Mumu? Or, will it be a sleek fitted mini dress from Patbo or Amanda Uprichard? Whichever dress (or dresses) you decide to add to your lineup, you’ll have all eyes on you for every one of your summer evening plans!

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The Chicest Midi Summer Nights Dresses Of 2023

In our search for the best summer nights dresses this year has to offer, we came across some of the prettiest midi silhouettes we’ve ever laid eyes on. For example, the Simone cowl neck dress by Nicholas. Firstly, it wows with a stunning shade of olive green and a silky satin finish. Secondly, the chic cowl neckline and thigh-high split make for a seriously sultry silhouette. Not to mention, the belted waist is eternally flattering and will accentuate your waist and show off your curves. Go ahead and style yours with a sleek pair of heeled metallic sandals to elevate the sheen of the satin fabric.


Another designer midi dress we’re sure will sell out this summer? The Geranium dress by V.Chapman. When it comes to floral silhouettes, this is one of the best you’ll see this year. Firstly, it boasts a stunning all-over floral print and flattering curve-skimming shape. Secondly, the unique shirred detailing, tiered layers, and voluminous fishtail hemline are guaranteed to gain best-dressed guest status.

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  • DOLCE & GABBANA Cotton Poplin Flower Print Mini Dress

  • NORMA KAMALI Red Walter Midi Dress

  • JOHANNA ORTIZ Bow-detail Cutout Brocade Mini Dress

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Casey Black Maxi Dress


Printed Summer Nights Dresses To Invest In

Investing in the prettiest summer nights dresses of the season is always a good idea. Not only will you look and feel stunning the moment you slip them on, but you’ll also have a closet stocked with timelessly pretty silhouettes for many summers to come. With that in mind, we highly recommend adding the Laura printed popcorn mini dress by Mara Hoffman + Net Sustain to your lineup. This eye-catching floral mini demands attention with its vibrant print and sultry curve-hugging fit. Additionally, the chic square neckline and mini hemline are a match made in heaven!


Lastly, the Ariana square-neck asymmetrical dress by Anthropologie will be our go-to for countless summer evening events this year. Firstly, it boasts a chic square neckline and an expertly crafted fit and flare silhouette. Secondly, the black and white print is utterly timeless so you can wear this must-have designer dress year after year!

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