HC’s 20 Favorite Going-Out Dresses For Fall

Finally, we’re back at school! While that technically means we’re back to thesis papers, math problem sets, and group projects, it also means collegiettes are back on campus and hitting the town! Yet every night, even with a closet full of clothing, there’s just nothing to wear. But have no fear, Her Campus completely understands your pain—and we sympathize with you! That’s why we’ve scoped out the hottest, hippest, and overall chicest going-out dresses for every collegiette, no matter your budget. From peplum to bodycon, here are our 20 favorite dresses for you to rock this semester.

Under $30

Jungle Fever

There’s no denying a little animal print here and there (or everywhere). If you’ve got jungle fever (not to be confused with Bieber fever), then this dress is right up your alley—or tree trunk? The long sleeves make it perfect for chilly fall nights, but the growl-tastic pattern gives it that extra sassy-safari feel.
Forever 21, $15.80

Perfect Pintucks

Are you a collegiette on a budget? Say no more, this dress is screaming your name. Not only is navy blue a killer color on almost everyone, but also this bodycon features wavy pintucks that guarantee a little extra coverage to make you look flawless.
Forever 21, $19.80

Under $40

Pretty in Hot Pink

Seeking chic comfort? We’ve got you covered. This cotton circle dress is that essential piece that you can throw on and walk out the door looking (and feeling) like a superstar.
Urban Outfitters, $32

Turquoise & Trendy

Keep everyone guessing with this t-shirt dress. Is it two pieces? A skirt and a shirt? It’ll be your little secret that this killer look is all one piece. Simple, casual, and totally fabulous. Bonus: it’s on sale. Cha-Ching!
Bloomingdale’s, $38.25

Midas Touch

Looking to sparkle without the obnoxious glitter? Here’s the dress for you. With a touch of gold, you’ll be shining all night while flaunting everything you’ve got.
Forever 21, $32.80

Growl Power

Rawr! Show off your wild side in this luscious leopard print dress. Besides the femme fatale design, this dress is made out of stretch fabric, the perfect choice for any body-conscious collegiette.
Asos, $34.49



Jamie is a recent graduate of the George Washington University where she majored in Political Communication and Journalism.  While in school, she interned at several magazines and online publications, wrote for Her Campus, and contributed to her university's newspaper, The Hatchet. Her work has been syndicated in The Huffington Post, USA Today College, and Reader's Digest. Jamie loves boy bands, anything with a little wit and sarcasm, and of course, diet coke. She is currently pursuing a career in magazine journalism in NYC. You can follow her on Twitter, @jamieblynn


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