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The 12 Best Vibrant Tropical Summer Dress Buys in Luxury Fashion

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Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 12 of the best vibrant tropical citrus colored dresses, in orange, green, yellow and prints to buy in luxury designer fashion right now to brighten every day of summer 2022.


what are the best vibrant tropical citrus colored dresses for summer 2022?

In the thick of summer, there is little relief to be found under the scorching sun so we say — just lean into it. Wearing refreshing citrus hues, which also happen to be found in the sunshine’s glowing rays, celebrates the season and feels so festive.

The best vibrant tropical citrus colored dresses in orange, yellow, green and prints to buy in luxury designer fashion this summer 2022.
The best vibrant tropical citrus colored dresses in orange, yellow, green and prints to buy in luxury designer fashion this summer 2022.

You can’t help but feel more cheerful and optimistic in tart lemon yellows, spunky oranges and sweet ruby reds. And we’d argue that even if you don’t, just adorning yourself in these citrus palettes will make you a little happier.

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If you’re looking for an easy way to embrace dopamine dressing, check out these tropical citrus inspired dresses that are full of fun and verve just in time for midsummer.

The best vibrant tropical citrus colored dresses in orange, yellow, green and prints to buy in luxury designer fashion this summer 2022.
The best vibrant tropical citrus colored dresses in orange, yellow, green and prints to buy in luxury designer fashion this summer 2022.

12 best luxury designer tropical citrus colored dresses of Summer 2022

1. Samantha Sung

Samantha Sung’s dresses have been seen on British royalty and fashion royalty like Anna Wintour. She hand paints many of the designs herself and they’re printed on her signature feather weight cotton musola in timeless silhouettes. This belted tiered maxi features lush lemon greenery that’s perfect for a dressier occasion.

citrus inspired dresses Summer 2022

BUY NOW – $1,175.

2. Annaak

Cotton voile is amongst our favorite summer fabrics for a casual and cool look. Annak’s billowing dress combines mood-lifting pink, oranges and yellow for a statement look on and off the beach.

luxury citrus inspired dresses

BUY NOW – $495.

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3. Lily Silk

We love the feeling of luxurious silk against our skin and there’s plenty of it in Lily Silk’s relaxed maxi. In a rich orangey red, it looks elevated and alluring and can easily be dressed up or down. The winning feature? It has pockets!

luxury citrus inspired dresses

BUY NOW – $249.

4. Tucker

This Tucker dress is chic and effortless in a classic shirt dress silhouette. The lemon yellow gingham print is pure summer. We’re wearing it to everywhere from work to dinners alfresco.

luxury citrus inspired dresses

BUY NOW – $225.

5. LaDoubleJ

We can always count on Italian label LaDoubleJ to bring on the happy prints. This one was sourced in the archives of Mantero Seta, one of Lake Como’s oldest silk manufacturers. The fun and flirty silhouette has plenty of attitude to carry off the feisty orange.

luxury citrus inspired dresses

BUY NOW – $595.

6. Staud

This dress is pure sunshine in a two tone yellow palette of lemon and saffron. The front reads like a gown but the back strap detailing keeps it breezy and easygoing.

BUY NOW – $479.

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7. Marchesa

This printed chiffon dress is embellished with cascading ruffles while a sexy cut out gives it a little edge. It’s wedding and garden party ready and if you don’t those on your calendar, it might be time to host an event before the summer’s over just to wear this beauty!

BUY NOW – $515.

8. Halston

This creamsicle dream of a dress just might give your LBD a run for its money. With a flattering twist and cut out at the waist, it’s an unexpected standout for rooftop parties and dancing.

BUY NOW – $375.

9. Christopher Esber

Australian designer, Christopher Esber’s rib knit dress is equal parts sporty and nostalgic 70s glam. Coordinate with sneakers for casual days or a flashy gold sandal for steamy nights. Either way, this fresh lime green dress with lemon and cream accented loops is a must-have.

BUY NOW – $870.

10. FARM Rio

More than any other brand we know, Brazilian based FARM Rio embraces the bold and colorful season after season from jungle florals to flirty motifs.  This striking off-shoulder style features painterly tangerines and whimsical florals on lightweight georgette for a graceful and spirited look.

BUY NOW – $245.

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11. Reformation

This playful 90s inspired minidress looks like something we used to covet from a Delia’s catalog. It features a dainty floral on a peppy light lime green while a sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves complements the youthful mood.

BUY NOW – $250.

12. Mara Hoffman

Who knew a crisp cotton poplin could be crafted into such a dramatic dress? Beautifully draped, it is a perfect canvas for its fiery orange color. Slip into it for cocktails with the girls or for that tropical getaway with your summer fling.

The best vibrant tropical citrus colored dresses in orange, yellow, green and prints to buy in luxury designer fashion this summer 2022.

BUY NOW – $295.

luxury designer tropical citrus colored dresses for Summer 2022

There you have it: our take on the best vibrant tropical citrus colored dresses in orange, yellow, green and prints to buy in luxury designer fashion this summer 2022. All from some of our favorite designers, including Samantha Sung, LaDoubleJ, Mara Hoffman and Reformation. On the hottest of hot summer days, these colors are the sartorial equivalent to a splash of fruity sangria.

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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