Credit: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images Photo: Blake Lively Poses at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards on August 7, 2011

Let’s face it, Blake Lively (Serena) doesn’t have to do much to stand out in a crowd. But when the Gossip Girl star paired a bright orange Gucci dress and leopard print Christian Louboutin pumps for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, we’re sure she managed to make even the least style-conscious of onlookers do a double (maybe even a triple) take.

Seeking a bit of that “wow” factor ourselves — without looking like a walking piece of produce — we started to look for similar bold citrus-hued dresses. Our findings: Pretty much any bright color worn in the form of a short and sweet dress makes for a knockout combination.

Try this look in any color of the rainbow:

Bright Dresses

Bodycon dress
$80 - topshop.com

TopShop shift dress
$100 - topshop.com

Dorothy Perkins orange cocktail dress
£30 - dorothyperkins.com

Oasis short evening dress
£20 - oasis-stores.com

Bodycon dress
$68 - shopnastygal.com

Oasis yellow dress
£40 - oasis-stores.com

Pleated dress
$95 - topshop.com

TopShop shift dress
$95 - topshop.com

TopShop pink dress
$50 - topshop.com

Club dress
$50 - modcloth.com