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5 Summer Dresses That Should Be on Your Wishlist

Summer is near, and that means dress season is on its way (aka the best time of year)! I’ve put together a list of five summer dresses that should be on your wishlist. (They sure are on mine.) So get those credit cards ready and scroll down to see dresses for any occasion you may come upon this summer!


1. A Cute Little Strawberry Moment

This adorable retro-style dress is clad with a strawberry pattern. What’s not to love? A perfect summer-day dress, you will want to strut your stuff all over town with this look! [bf_image id="spg3xqb6xm4kxs2jsrq3mprt"]

“Satin Effect Print Dress” from Zara

2. A “Little House on the Prairie” Vibe

An up-and-coming trend this summer is midi dresses! This soft green sundress has an eye-catching slit and is perfect for casual days. You can accessorize it with little earrings, a subtle necklace, and some bracelets.  [bf_image id="hbsvg9ng94rzbf686rm9839g"]

“Every Kind of Way Floral Slit Midi Dress In Sage” from Tobi

3. A Date Night Dress!

This billowy number with a plunging neckline is so eye-catching! It has an open back with cute ties at the shoulders and is a beautiful burnt-orange color. Paired with a pair of cute heels and some statement earrings, this is the perfect summer date dress to go out on the town in. [bf_image id="cnttw7kwczb5hvcrrm8tfs2f"]

“Plunging Shirred Mini Dress” from Forever 21

4. A Casual Party Dress or Upscale Dinner Dress

This dress is a stunning shade of yellow and has a beautifully shaped neckline. It also features a keyhole design in the front and adjustable straps. It's the best day-to-night dress, as it can be dressed down during the day with a pair of sandals and dressed up at night with some statement earrings and heels. [bf_image id="36wwc9q5q7ztj57jt8t2wrf"]

“UO Why Not Seersucker Mini Dress” from Urban Outfitters

5. A Party Number!

This dress is just all sorts of badass. From the crossed neckline, to the bodycon fit, to the unique grey shade, this dress will be sure to turn heads when you walk into the party (post-COVID-19, ofc).  [bf_image id="q4gv898b4szxn4vqhb3h6rw"]

“Benny Mini Dress in Mesh Grey” from Motel Rocks


Hopefully, these dresses will help you vamp up ahead of our exciting vaccinated summer! Congrats on finishing a challenging semester, and enjoy summer break! :)

Orin Rozenberg

U Mass Amherst '22

Orin joined HC UMass Amherst in Fall 2020. She is a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Sociology. She loves dancing with her team, the Minutemen Dancers, cooking and baking, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog Bella.
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