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    41 Fall Dresses Reviewers Swore Got Them Loads Of Compliments

    Happiness can be defined as: dark florals, the color burnt orange, and lots and lots turtlenecks (and it's all here in dress form).

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A pretty puff-sleeve mini dress with droolworthy details like the square neck and ruffled hem. You'll be obsessed!

    2. An off-the-shoulder maxi dress for anyone who doesn't want to sacrifice comfort for style. With this dress, you'll get both!

    a reviewer wearing the red dress with a white floral pattern
    a different reviewer sitting in the tan floral dress

    Promising review: "The smocked bodice gives this dress a perfect fit…the off shoulder stays put and is very [cute]…I get lots of compliments!" —Lynn Hall

    "I absolutely love this dress! It’s flowy on the bottom [and] I like the slits on the side both sides. I got so many compliments on this dress. I wore it to a wedding! Definitely don’t regret this purchase. It comes in so many other colors too" —Kaylee

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–4X and in 49 colors and styles).

    3. A pocketed and belted sheath dress perfect for those upcoming evening events because it'll keep you warm without looking bulky.

    4. A long-sleeve faux-wrap dress that comes in sooo many fall-friendly prints, you'll want to get multiple. But how cute is this charcoal and red floral print!?

    5. A cozy turtleneck sweater dress you're probably going to live in after you try it on once. It's super soft and comes in over 20 colors (aka no one will blame you for getting a few 😉).

    6. A soft tie-dye maxi dress made from a super soft and lightweight material. And yes, it's just as comfortable as it looks. It's even got pockets!

    reviewer in pink and white tie dye
    another reviewer in black and orange

    Promising review: "I get compliments every time I wear this dress. I love the fit and the feel. It's the perfect length. The fabric is really nice. The pockets are good for very light things. If you put your phone in there it throws the whole game off." —Maggie

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 39 colors, prints, and sleeve-lengths).

    And a suuuper similar version in plus sizes (XL–5X) for $23.99+ (available in 29 colors and prints). 

    7. A casual A-line midi dress with pockets you could ~easily~ wear more times than one. Reviewers are obsessed with the comfortable fabric and the hidden side pockets, too!

    a reviewer posing in the navy and white striped dress

    8. A beautifully romantic floral maxi dress that'll make putting together a stunning outfit the easiesy thing in the world.

    9. A sweet 'n ruffly open-back dress with adorable lantern sleeves and a flowy skirt that just makes you want to twirl. It comes in tons of solid color and floral options, too!

    10. A retro-inspired midi dress that features a V-neck, button-down detailing, and skirt that will make you feel like you should be frolicking in an apple orchard somewhere.

    model wearing the dress in yellow
    Mr. Water New York / Etsy

    This top rated Etsy shop is called Mr. Water New York! They're a small biz who creates gorgeous, vintage-style dresses clothing — each one colorful and unique in their own way.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVED this dress...I cannot believe how well it was made and how lovely it was for such a reasonable price point. It was comfortable and easy and fun to wear. And not only did I love it, so many other people did, too. I was complimented not only by people I know (I wore it to a wedding) but also by strangers who stopped me at various points while traveling throughout my day, to tell me how much they loved it. I will 100% be purchasing again from MrWaterNewYork." —Lesley

    Get it from Amazon for $79 (available in sizes 00–12 and in two colors).

    11. A unique turtleneck cable knit dress complete with puff sleeves and knit detailing that'll really turn heads at the next soiree you attend. The best part is that you'll be nice and cozy, too.

    12. silky midi slip dress with a deep V-neck in front and in back for a dramatic effect. Dress it up with a pair of heels or dress it down with sneakers and an oversized T-shirt on top. Either way, this dress is a must!

    a reviewer wearing the green dress
    A reviewer posing in the black dress outside, showing the slit on the left side goes up to mid-thigh.

    Promising reviews: "Love this dress! It’s so pretty and can be worn for so many occasions...I got so many compliments while wearing it, I can’t wait to wear it again." —Amazon Customer

    "I received so many compliments when I wore this to my sisters wedding! Little stretchy and it didn’t wrinkle after I initially steamed it. Washed perfect on gentle cycle. I will buy two other colors!"  —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $44+ (available in sizes XXS–5X and in 21 colors and prints).

    13. A stunning pilgrim-style maxi dress if you're looking for something with major ~ethereal~ vibes. Looking stylish is effortless with this piece, and bonus points for being comfortable, too (the lightweight cotton-blend material makes sure of that)!

    a reviewer in red with the sleeves off-shoulder
    another reviewer wearing the sleeves up and in blue

    Promising review: "I love the way this dress fits! It's so comfortable and can be worn in so many occasions. It stretches so well in every area and looks very [awesome] on my curvy body. I also love that you can wear the shoulders in different ways. I get so many compliments on it every time I wear it. I bought two colors and I'm planning to buy more of them the future." —Naxhiely

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 24 colors).

    14. A super cozy oversized cheetah-print sweater reviewers love to wear as a dress all on its own. And can you blame them? Look how cute it looks with boots AND sneakers!

    15. A tie-waist waffle-knit pullover dress you'll be able to lounge in comfortably and run out to a party in without skipping a beat.

    16. A velvet V-neck maxi dress in a trendy, faux wrap style. Reviewers are absolutely obsessed with the feel and the fit of this dress, and many say the long length gives the perfect amount of drama for attending a wedding!

    a reviewer in the orange dress
    another reviewer in blue

    Promising reviews: "Love love love. Can’t say enough good things about this dress! Fit great, looks great on, tons of compliments when I wore it." —melissa

    "Dress fit amazing [and is] very comfortable... I wore it to a wedding and because it has a little stretch wore it a year later for my maternity photos. Got so many compliments. Gorgeous burnt orange/rust color." —Ron

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes 4–26 and in seven colors).

    17. A versatile mock-neck mini dress, an effortlessly classy look that can be worn to everything from a family gatherings to brunch with your besties. It'll never miss!

    reviewer photo of them wearing the floral dress
    reviewer photo of them posing in the black and yellow floral dress

    Promising review: "I love the fit. I wore this to a wedding and received so many compliments. The material is thinner but the fit and long sleeves allowed me to put some layers underneath. I am 5’4” and 200-lbs with a larger bust. Very comfortable and cute." –Ashley Hensley 

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and in 31 prints).

    18. A fun and flirty ruffle wrap dress that comes in both short and long sleeve options, so you can get one of each for different times of the year!

    19. A pleated-skirt midi dress with an empire waist that'll be a compliment magnet whenever you wear it. You'll be super comfortable, especially on a colder day!

    A customer review photo of them in the dress in green

    20. scallop hem party dress you can wear with the sleeves up or off the shoulder — a super easy way to switch up the vibe your going for on a particular day, especially for those that live in warmer climates year-round!

    reviewer in the yellow dress
    reviewer wearing theblack dress on a boat

    Promising review: "I really love this dress! The color was beautiful, and the shape is [adorable]. I thought it was going to be too short, but it’s not. It actually accentuated my legs! The scalloped hem is very pretty, and I love the off sleeve look. The material is [nice] and polyester stretch like. Date night was a success...I got many compliments on this dress so [I] bought another color!!! Lol The burgundy is super cute too. 😍" —Keeping it real

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and in two colors).

    21. A comfy plaid shirt dress with an asymmetric hem. As we ~all~ know, plaid is a staple in fall fashion, but the unique hemline gives it a little something extra!

    22. A beautiful black ribbed dress because it's sweet, simple, and classy as heck. It's even got a mid-length slit that'll help you style this piece for upscale occasions, too. 

    a model posing in the black dress with a square neck and one slit
    Whimsy + Row

    Whimsy + Row is a woman-owned small biz based in Los Angeles. Since 2014, they've had a focus on creating quality, eco-conscious fashion and do so by locally sourcing and upcycling materials that's later handmade into their limited batch clothing.

    Promising review: "Can’t say enough good things. This dress is classy and the material is super heavy/high quality. I’ve received a lot of compliments. If you’re short like I am, it’s a bit too long but I personally don’t mind (nice excuse to wear heels). It’s very comfortable." —Elizabeth Q.

    Get it from Whimsy + Row for $186 (available in standard sizes XS–XL,  plus sizes 1X–3X, and in four colors). 

    23. A tie-waist sweater dress to wrap yourself in your own personal fashion blanket. It's warm, it's cute, and it's bound to have people stop you to ask, "where did you get that!?"

    24. A perfectly slouchy batwing tunic dress that fits like loungewear, but looks like a stunning dress you'd wear to a pumpkin patch photo shoot. And isn't that the perfect combo?