We're guessing your calender looks a little something like this:  Kentucky Derby party this weekend, Mother's Day next weekend, wedding after wedding, and, heck, let's throw in a graduation and birthday or two...Whew!

Even if you're not the mother, bride or graduate, you're still going to need a few key dresses to get you through this celebratory season. We're thinking bright colors, floral prints, and modern-classic silhouettes should do just the trick. Here are our picks to help you look your (festive) best all summer long.

1. Issa Printed Silk-Stain Kimono Maxi Dress, $725

2. Saloni Lily Dress, $650

3. Erdem Romily Printed Stretch-Jersey Dress, $925

4. Modcloth Life Gives You Lemongrass Dress, $79.99

5. Sass & Bide Pick 'n Mix Embroidered Strapless Dress, $795

6. Zoologist by Charlotte Linton Macquarie Dress, $180

7. Milly Bari Hostess Dress, $485


Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, and works as a freelance stylist and apparel designer.