It’s time to put away the pastels and put on neon, now that summertime is right around the corner! We’ve found the best neon dresses in all sorts of styles: mini, long, ruched, cutout & more.
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As we transition out of spring styles and the pastel pieces that came with it, we’re moving onto bolder colors: think neon! As you shop for summer dresses, consider picking up a neon piece, too. They’re not just for the club or your Las Vegas getaway — take for instance Christina Milian, who wore a tank top-style neon green dress while walking around Los Angeles at the end of summer in 2019.
A more recent example of a celebrity rocking a neon dress in the midst of summertime is Emily Ratajkowski, who just stepped out in Zara’s Mini Halter Dress (also in a lime green shade) with her two-month-old baby boy, Sylvester, in New York City on May 19. EmRata threw on tortoiseshell sunglasses and low-top sneakers to also hang out with her dog, Colombo, as they sat in a park that matched Emily’s green dress.
Emily Ratajkowski wore a halter dress from Zara and Port Tanger sunglasses for a day in the park with her baby boy. [Instagram/@emratastyle]
Now it’s your turn to wear a bright-hued dress this summer! Check out the best neon dresses, here:
1 BEAGIMEG Women’s Basic Tank Bodycon Sleeveless Dress
Here’s a neon dress almost identical to the one Christina Milian wore in the photo above! Like Christina’s neon dress, this highlighter green piece is also fashioned like an extra-long tank top — making it casual enough to wear around town in the afternoon, despite its loud color. The stretchy polyester and spandex material also makes this a comfortable enough dress to be walking around town in, too, or to be worn by pregnant fashionistas (like Christina). This is a popular dress on Amazon, where more than 4,000 people have left reviews for it along with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars! Sizes are available in small to extra large. $18, amazon.com
2. LuFeng Women’s Double Spaghetti Strap Ruched Bodycon Sexy Dress
Behold another neon green dress, but a mini version! We were inspired by Emily Ratajkowski’s little lime dress, so we wanted to find a dupe — with a few differences. This dress is extra trendy thanks to the ruched detailing in the front, double spaghetti straps, and double ribbon ties. While you can certainly wear this to the bar, this can easily be transitioned into a daytime summer dress by pairing it with a pair of low-top white sneakers, a few gold necklaces, sunnies, and a baguette purse. Sizes are available in small to extra-large. $20, amazon.com
3. Mizoci Women’s Basic Spaghetti Strap Tank Dress
Spaghetti strap mini dresses are so hot right now, we couldn’t resist adding another to the list. This one is a toned-down version of the above if you’re looking for something that’ll be easier to layer with other pieces. This neon purple dress (also available in other neon colors like turquoise, green, and watermelon red) can be worn alone with high-top/low-top sneakers, under an oversized jacket, or with a dainty sweater wrapped around the waist. It’s also stretchy, being made of 90 percent polyester and 10 percent spandex. Sizes range from extra small to extra-large; this is another popular neon mini dress on Amazon, where more than 1,800 shoppers left reviews (the dress has an average rating of 4.4 stars). $17, amazon.com
4. Women’s Gauze Tiered Tank Dress – Universal Thread
A neon dress doesn’t automatically mean a skin-tight dress. There are loose, breezy options too! Take for example this neon pink dress from Universal Thread, sold at Target. The crinkle texture and tiered skirt are quintessentially summer! While this is a maxi dress, the flowy fit is breathable enough for both dry and humid climates as June approaches. This dress, which is made of 80 percent cotton and 20 percent cotton, is perfect for an outdoor lunch or picnic in a park. $30, target.com
5. Nike Icon Clash mini dress in neon green
Here’s another loose-fit neon dress, but in a shorter option! This sporty dress from Nike can be worn like a summer daytime piece with a hat (either a baseball cap or visor), platform white sneakers (like the Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low shoes) and ankle-length socks with a cute graphic — just like the model pictured below is wearing all together! The backside features a sweet crossover strap design, and this dress is available in sizes extra small to 2XL. $65, asos.com
6. CHYRII Women’s Sexy One Shoulder Sleeveless Dress
Feeling bold? This neon pink dress, which features a hot peekaboo cutout in the middle and a chic asymmetrical design, should fit the bill! The ruched detailing adds daintiness to this overall sexy dress, meaning it won’t look too out of place in more casual settings (like a restaurant during lunchtime). More than 2,000 people have left reviews for this dress that has earned an average rating of 4.3 stars! $22, amazon.com