Six Bold Dresses

For anybody who hasn't been paying attention for the past two years, bolder prints and brighter colors have caught the fancy of the fashion world, inspiring closet panic in women around the world who had been stuck in the doldrums of recession-driven minimalism. These six dresses are smart enough for work in a creative field, sharp for dinner with friends, and maybe just sexy enough for a drink with a handsome Spanish lothario. Diane von Furstenberg - Isobel Mixed-Print Pleated Silk Dress - $565

Victoria Victoria Beckham - Satin and Brocade Dress - $795

McQ Alexander McQueen - Printed Jersey Dress - $485

Sandro - Romanesque Printed Crepe Dress - $390

Mary Katrantzou - Printed Silk Jersey Dress - $940

Erdem - Floral Print Stretch-Jersey Dress - $795

All are available at NET-A-PORTER