We never understood the appeal of green beer. But green dresses? Sign us up! There is no better color to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (or the onset of spring) than green. With that in mind, we rounded up some fresh, fabulous looks in our favorite emerald hue.
Drop-waist mini dress
An obsession with all things 1920s was evident on more than a few spring 2012 runways. One of the must-have pieces of the season is a drop-waist dress and we love this flirty mini in a rich shade of green (anthropologie.com, $118). Wear with tights and knee-length boots while it’s still chilly and bare legs and flats once the weather warms up.
Strapless silk chiffon dress
Perfect for a low-key spring wedding or any semi-formal affair, we love this flirty yet elegant strapless chiffon dress (jcrew.com, $235). The crinkled texture of the chiffon adds interest to the overall look, while the Grecian-inspired, ruched bodice is sexy while erring on the side of sophisticated. Pair with on-trend metallic accessories for a fresh, fun St. Patrick’s Day look.
Simple shift dress
A shift dress is a versatile and multipurpose piece every woman should own. Add a gorgeous shade of green and you have the perfect daytime or office-friendly look. Case in point: This stylish shift with front pockets, short sleeves and button detail at the shoulder (oasis-stores.com, $105). Pair with platform pumps and printed tights for a stylish early spring look.
Ruffle front dress
We love ruffles – there’s nothing more fun or spring-ready – and this cute dress is a great example of how stylish ruffles can be (otteny.com, $298). The forest green hue, simple yet flattering design and V-neck make for an easy-wearing warmer weather piece. Pair with ballet flats in black or silver and one statement accessory – a chunky bangle or get-noticed cocktail ring.
Cute color block dress
To add a twist to our list of all-green frocks, we thought we’d throw in this cute color block piece featuring a splash of bright sea foam green (motelrocks.com, $45). The sleeveless shift dress is fun to wear and prefect for a warm spring day. Add heels and a denim jacket for evening or throw on a cardigan with flats for day.