Party clothes for Spring are more colorful than they've been in years!

It's almost as if designers got together and decided, "Enough of a gray outlook. Let's think positive, bright, cheerful!

Some of the top fashion trends forecast for Spring 2011 include:

  • Brighter colors
  • Sheer fabrics
  • More pattern
  • Fluid dress lines
  • Kimono sleeves
  • Ruffle trim
  • Trouser leg pants

Here are some bright and fashionable looks for party clothes that are pretty, stylish, and affordable:

This colorful party dress shown above, will capture guests' attention in any party setting. It's a BCBGeneration Strapless Pleated Tulip Sheath, available at Macy's. Its fluid lines and shaped and draped detail make it a fashionable find--and on sale for $74.99.


This flattering v-neck, right, has just the right combination of structure and fluid lines. The Maggie London Chiffon and Charmeus dress is from Nordstrom. It features the contrast of charmeuse and chiffon, plus a soft surplice halter neckline. On sale at $87.90.


"Bright and cheery" doesn't begin to describe the feeling that wearing this Spring-into-Summer white and watermelon Donna Ricco print stretch cotton dress, left, will give you. It's sold at Nordstrom for $118.



Floaty and feminine, this Donna Ricco print stretch cotton dress, right, features a split-front overlay at the shirred bodice. Straps are sheer for a light, fresh look. Available at Nordstrom's: $158.




Rosette trim around a graceful scoopneck makes this London floral cream jacquard dress, left,icon all the more elegant. Available at Dillard's: $158.