10 Bold, Bright & Showstopping Farm Rio Dresses We're Salivating Over

Vibrant dresses just in time for summer? Yes, please.

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Neutral and minimalist fashion lovers, shield your eyes, because Farm Rio is chock-full of bold patterns, vibrant colors and in-your-face (in a good way) silhouettes. Whether you like mini, midi or maxis, mixed materials or 100 percent organic cotton, the range of designs and styles of Farm Rio dresses is anything but limited.

Top Farm Rio Dresses At A Glance

What Is Farm Rio?

Farm Rio is a Brazilian brand based in Rio de Janeiro. The company has heaps of ultra-feminine clothing, from dresses and swimwear to tops and much more. We love the brand’s dresses for weddings and special events because of the attention to detail and intricate patterns. Plus, who can’t help but smile when you’re wearing a bold, beautiful dress?

Is Farm Rio a Luxury Brand?

While Farm Rio isn’t categorized as a high-end luxury brand like Chanel or Dior, it holds a more approachable title of accessible luxury, according to Business of Fashion. The price points are more affordable than luxury brands, but don’t let that fool you into thinking Farm Rio skimps on quality—these are high-quality and long-lasting pieces. They’re also sustainable. The brand is working to align its sustainability goals within the scope of the United Nations 2030 Carbon Agenda by offsetting emissions from production and commitment to being a 100 percent carbon-neutral company.

What Country Is Farm Rio from?

The brand was founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founders Katia Barros and Marcello Bastos started the brand in 1997 and have since grown their team with the mission of bringing good energy and vibes to their pieces by way of embodying the spirit of Rio, hence the bold patterns and vibrant hues.

How We Chose the Best Farm Rio Dresses

As a commerce editor with a special interest in fashion, I’ve written about, tested and shopped for hundreds of dresses over the years. I’m keenly aware of trends and the quality of different materials, and finding pieces that are high-quality and of-the-moment from Farm Rio is easy to do. I’ve also spoken with other editors at PureWow who fans of the and have offered opinions on their favorite styles as well.

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Best Detailing

1. Farm Rio Tropical Romance Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: floral print, eyelet cut-outs
  • What to Consider: sweetheart neckline may be too deep for some tastes
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

We picture ourselves prancing around in a grassy field wearing this dreamy dress, or perhaps charming guests at our very own garden party. The pattern is extremely intricate (it almost looks hand-painted) and the straps and sweetheart neckline are adorned with eyelet cut-outs for a sweet, romantic look. There’s also an invisible zipper on the side.

Cutest Scarf Dress

2. Farm Rio Forest Mixed Scarves Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: asymmetrical cut, midsection cut-out
  • What to Consider: unlined
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

Scarf dresses are whimsical and feminine, and this one has a festive, vibrant vibe, too. “I’m dying to wear this this summer, I'm obsessed with the loud pattern, the vibrant colors and the cool adjustable ties,” says assistant sales and deals editor Destinee Scott. The side ties and necktie are adjustable for a more customized fit, and the material is very lightweight for a breezy feel.

Sweetest Pastel Dress

3. Farm Rio Pastel Leaves Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: tiered skirt, scoop neck
  • What to Consider: may fit petite women as a full maxi
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

If you prefer a little extra coverage, this maxi has short, puff sleeves, a conservative, scoop neckline and an almost floor-grazing length. We love the belted waist and flared skirt, and while the buttons on the chest aren’t functional, the neckline has elastic for stretch when you pull the dress over your head.

Top Tie-Strap Dress

4. Farm Rio Macaw Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: adjustable straps, lace detailing
  • What to Consider: very deep neckline
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

This flirty mini has a deep V-neckline and ball tassels along the seams. The tie straps are adjustable and the A-line skirt will be fun to twirl around in. The pattern is full of bold colors and floral prints for a fun summer look and the mini length will be comfortable in the warm weather.

Best Cut-Out Dress

5. Farm Rio Richelieu Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: layered waist, side cut-outs
  • What to Consider: deep neckline
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

This beautiful green dress is oh-so delicate. The fabric has eyelet cutouts for that sweet, summertime look and the cut-outs on the side will give some extra breathability. The waist has a layered tier for a bit of dimension, and we love the tropical palm tree pattern all over the dress—perfect for a beachy wedding scene.

Most Fun Fruit Pattern

6. Farm Rio Fruit Orchard Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: fruit pattern, short silhouette
  • What to Consider: cotton material can shrink easily
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

A fruity, summery mini is a great pick for brunch, baby showers, date nights and more. The puff sleeves and dainty lace detailing are sweet additions to this pick. The button front goes from the top to bottom, and yes, the buttons are functional, meaning you can choose if you want the neckline lower or a higher-cut slit at the bottom.

Cutest for a Beach Wedding

7. Farm Rio Lobsters Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: lobster print, one shoulder
  • What to Consider: drop waist
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

Looking for something a little quirkier for a summer wedding? This dress has a fun lobster print and pink base color to make your tan glow (or match your sunburn—it happens to the best of us). The skirt has a flowy silhouette for blowing in the breeze, but if you’re someone who prefers a higher-cut waist, make sure to note this dress has a drop waist that will cover your hips and enhance your torso.

Top Halter Pick

8. Farm Rio Sleeveless Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: halter neckline, tissue skirt hem
  • What to Consider: keyhole opening may not work for larger chests
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

Bright yellow isn’t a top color choice for everyone, but if it’s your cup of tea, you must add this dress to your cart ASAP. It has a crossover halter neckline with a keyhole opening at the middle chest for a subtly sexy look. The back is open and the tiered skirt has beautiful lace detailing, too.

Best Smocked Skirt

9. Farm Rio Sand Sunny Daisies Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: smocked skirt,billowy top
  • What to Consider: short silhouette
  • Size Range: XS to XL

Seventies vibes anyone? From the colors to the groovy print, this dress is a vintage clothing lover’s dream. The top has billowy sleeves and looser-fit chest coupled with a smocked, mock neckline and cuffs and a high-waist, smocked skirt that will show off your curves. If you’re not a fan of shorter hemlines, this dress may not be for you.

Cutest Blue Dress

10. Farm Rio Full of Flowers Dress

Farm Rio

  • Why We Love It: blue and white color combo, bead-like straps
  • What to Consider: drop waist
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

We’re suckers for unique necklines and this sweetheart has a twist: The notch cut-out in the center scoops deeper for a sexier, structured look. The dress has a fitted top and waist that flares out below the hips for a twirly look, and this white and blue pattern is to die for for summer, in our opinion.

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Olivia Dubyak is PureWow's Commerce Editor and textbook Capricorn. She studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has gone from New York City to...