10 Best Summer Hostess Dresses

By Chanel Dror

What’s your go-to hostess getup? Though it varies from one dinner party to the next, we’ve all got that one ensemble that’s most comfortable for opening doors, breezing between guests and topping off cocktails. That said, I tend to be of the camp that believes that the hostess should always wear something that ever-so-slightly outshines all other outfits at the party. Be it a bold pattern or a striking color, nothing says “party time” like a hostess dress that stops you in your tracks… and in the summer, we’re all about frocks that channel sunshiny weather and relaxing getaways. Click through for the hostess dresses we’re loving this season, and let us know which is your favorite in the comments section!

1. Floral Print Dress by MM Couture

2. Tessa Silk Shift Dress by Rory Beca

3. New Julian Two Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg

4. Sikuli Diamond Dress from Anthropologie

5. Danielle Dress from Club Monaco

6. Warehouse Strap Back Maxi from ASOS

7. Lizard Print Maxi Dress by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent

8. Printed Triangle Top Maxi Dress from Free People

9. Maxi Dress by Isolda

10. Roundneck Butterfly Kaftan by ISSA