If you haven’t noticed, we love to play matchmaker here at MDC … but not the “find your prince charming” kind. Whether it is the right pedicure color for your new summer sandals or the best nail polish color for your denim, we’ve got you covered. 

And now we are on to another classic summer combination: printed dresses and lipstick. We know the general summer rule: the brighter, the better. But when it comes to prints-and-lipstick combinations, knowing when to tone down on the lip and when to go bold is key. Of course, we always encourage our readers to rock their own style, but here are a few of our favorite matches for inspiration:

lips and prints

Colors Galore: J. Crew Gemstone Floral Silk Dress + Light Pink (Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Turn On)

Classic Navy and White: Persifor Winpenny Dress + Fuchsia (L'Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Fuchsia Orchestra)

Nautical chic: Lilly Pulitzer Harbour Tunic Dress + Bright Pink (Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge d’Armani Sheer Lipstick in 502)

Floral Watercolor: Eloquii Criss Cross Easy Dress + Sheer Peach (Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Ever So Sweet)

Cute Cutouts: Nasty Gal Jack by BB Dakota Checked Out Dress + Coral (Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Shocking Coral)

Which print and lipstick combination is calling out to you? Tell us in the comments below!