A few weeks ago we had some fabulously hot weather. I’m trying to remain optimistic, believing there’s more to come. With that in mind, I have compiled a summer dress wish list. Lets face it, you can never have too many, can you? This was inspired by my recent Mango purchase of the most flattering dress ever. I have been looking around for other classic, versatile summer dresses that will last season after season.

It was hard to chose for this post, but here’s the shortlist (all links are in the titles):

ASOS Pleated Mini Dress

summer dress wish list

I’ve always been a yellow fan, so what’s not to like. I have no idea if this will suit me or not but it looks like the sort of dress you can wear anywhere. That’s my kind of dress. I have found in the past that classic skater dresses with pleated skirts tend to add width to my hips. It’s something I have previously found unflattering but that may not be the case now. I would be good to know.

Given the skirt on this one, it’s quite likely the Karen Millen dress (below) would be more my shape.

Karen Millen Textured Dress

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Zesty colour love! I can’t get enough of this. It’s a similar shape to the Mango dress I bought recently so I’m happy to stick with that; I know it suits me. This one from Karen Miller is currently £60 in the sale. Don’t all rush at once (no, please don’t. Leave one for me!)

Green Floral Mango Mini Dress

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I tried this on in Bruges and thought it was gorgeous. I’ve seen it on a number of Insta sites too, Lady Charisma for one (can she get anything wrong?). I have since bought it, and worn it once (yay). It went down well and lots of people commented on how pretty it is, which was rather lovely. I couldn’t find it on the Mango website though so not sure if it’s sold out. ASOS sorted me out in the end but here some were in stock online at House of Fraser when I last looked. It also comes in white.

Oasis Red Floral Dress

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I don’t know what’s going on with me at the moment, maybe the hot weather has gone to my head. I don’t usually go for florals or high necks, but I am loving them this season. This is pretty, isn’t it? I particularly like the slightly fluted short sleeves and the subtle lace detail.

ASOS Lace Skater Dress

summer dress wish list

I like lace. I have tops with lace detail so it’s no wonder this appeals. It looks like a good option for a Summer party or wedding, and the lace detail gives the illusion of being lower cut than it is. A flattering number for me!

ASOS Cut Out Back Pleated Midi Dress

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Confession time: this has been on my Wishlist for ages. I should just buy it really. It’s floaty and light, and look at those pastels. The back is interesting too, but still permits for a much needed bra (in my case anyway).

Have you found some dresses you really love for the Summer? What ones have caught your eye? I would love to know, so comment below.