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    38 Fall Dresses Reviewers Swore Got Them Loads Of Compliments

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    1. A beautifully romantic floral maxi dress designed with flowing sleeves and a smocked bust so it's always a comfy fit.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I got so many compliments on it! It fits like a dream (true-to-size) and is very comfy. I’m on the taller side and it also is long enough! I did wear a slip under it for some added opaqueness." —Rachyl Spencer


    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

    2. A pocketed and belted sheath dress you can rock off the shoulder or with a classic boat neck.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the dress in blue
    amazon.com

    FYI, this dress is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Love the color of this dress! And the length is great for a work or holiday party. I have received so many compliments." —AimingtoStressLess

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 28 colors and patterns).

    3. A tie-waist batwing sweater dress, because now that these temps have dropped you're gonna be so happy you have this in your fashion arsenal.

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    Promising review: "OMG... I absolutely LOVE this dress. I received so many compliments. The material is of great quality, nice and thick. It’s definitely not cheap at all. I wore it off my shoulder but it will keep sliding back up. If you want the dress to be solely off the shoulder then cut the strap off the back. I’m leaving mine on bc I want the option of wearing it both on my shoulders and off." —Heather H.


    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 15 colors).

    4. A showstopping lace-detailed maxi dress that'll live up to all your bohemian dreams.

    A model walking down the street while wearing the dress in black
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was a wonderful purchase for the price point. It fit perfectly and the length is great. It barely grazes the ground when I wear flats. I usually have a difficult time with maxi dresses being too short, but not this one. I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on this and also bought it in the peach color. The top does have some cutouts in which your chest can be seen, so wearing nude undergarments is recommended. The bottom is lined all the way down and isn’t sheer." —Hunter Brendle

    Get it from Amazon for $45.98 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 13 colors). 

    5. A long-sleeve swinging faux-wrap dress available in so many great prints — but this charcoal and red floral print is my personal favorite.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Super impressed with this dress! I looked at it and read the reviews so many times before just buying it, and I am SO glad I did! I wore it for a night out with my husband and got a ton of compliments. I have an athletic build (broad shoulders/average chest) and while it was very low cut, it was comfortable and still classy looking. Even at my height, I didn't feel like it was too short which can sometimes be an issue... Bottom line, buy the dress!!! I'll be ordering it in more colors!" —14AnnaM

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 4–22 and in 18 prints).

    6. A super-soft and ultra-cozy knit turtleneck dress you can have a romantic night in — whether that's curled up on the couch or curled up on the couch.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Got it for the oversized look shown in the picture. I took the size recommendation survey to see what size to order. This sweater tapers at the bottom and the sleeves, pulled down or pushed up, offers a refined look. I wore with open-toe booties, and was complimented twice within the first hour of being out." —Valerie


    Get it from Amazon for $29.93+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 styles).

    7. A flowy long-sleeve swing dress to have the perfect outfit for every buffet you set up in your own kitchen.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, this dress is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I was not sure when I first purchased this dress how it would fit but I could not be more pleased. It hugs all the right spots and I always get multiple compliments when I wear it. I have three of the different patterns now. Leggings and booties make it a great dolled-up but comfy work outfit. It also did not shrink in the dryer, which is always a plus! Will more than likely invest in other patters they offer." —harley gray

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 42 colors).

    8. A delightful pleated fit-and-flare midi dress for when you want something a little more conservative and still a lot of fun.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I don’t ever write reviews but had to for this dress. It is AMAZING. It fits great, the quality is good, pleats stayed in, and didn’t wrinkle. I had to wear it for a funeral and never planned to wear it again so I didn’t expect much for the price, but was I wrong. It’s a great dress that I will now keep. I got so many compliments on it and felt very comfortable in it all day. I highly recommend it. Can be dressed up or down and I will be buying it another color." —Cary Lamey


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

    9. A super-pretty puff-sleeve minidress because you'll never have enough LBDs.

    A model wearing the dress in black
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It’s super cute, comfortable, and I received a ton of compliments on it. I ordered a medium but could have gone with a small. Ordering another color, because I liked it so much." —Amber Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in seven colors). 

    10. A perfectly slouchy batwing tunic dress so comfortably roomy you'll move right in and never leave.

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    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "A girl who I am friends with ordered this and said it was a Free People dupe! I fell in love instantly, so of course I had to order it! I ordered the nutmeg color, it’s more of a mauve color and gorgeous! It’s more like a tunic. I have been wearing it with leggings and I get tons of compliments. I LOVE IT! It’s definitely a closet staple!" —CJS


    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 25 colors).

    11. A sweet little open-back dress designed with a V-neck, lantern sleeves and just enough swing in the skirt to have you twirling into people's hearts.

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    Promising review: "This is a very cute dress! It is very low cut in the front, but it fit perfectly. I got a ZILLION compliments on it. I’m typically ok with things being a little more revealing while on vacation but I probably could have used a little tape with this. Other than that. I adored it. I recommend it to anyone, any shape." —shanon


    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 34 styles).

    12. A ruffled smocked bodice midi dress that just might make all your Disney Princess dreams come true.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So soft! The top is opaque, but the bottom is a teeny bit sheer — I just wore nude shorts underneath and it was fine, a slip would have been even better. Fits perfectly, looks absolutely adorable, and gets so many compliments. I'm considering wearing it for engagement photos, weather depending!" —morgandawnn

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in five colors).

    13. A super relaxed crewneck sweatshirt dress that's so comfortable you might actually start sleeping in it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Somehow I always seem to be disappointed with some aspect of the clothing I purchase, but surprisingly I’m quite pleased with this product! The inside is extremely soft and you can easily dress it up or down either with knee-high boots or a pair of Vans with a denim jacket. I’ve rocked both and seem to get a lot of compliments. I have a long torso with short legs and this dress still dips a sexy but appropriate length below the booty. Overall, solid price, decent quality (have only washed twice so... 🤷🏼‍♀️), and cute as hell! Def RECOMMEND!!!" —NikkiG

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    14. A beautifully unique knit turtleneck sweater dress that'll really step up that cozy dress style you love.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve received many compliments on this dress. It wears well. You can dress it up for the office or down for a casual night out. I love the color too." —Heidi Poole


    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 0–10 and in six colors).

    15. A soft tie-dye maxi dress, because who said tie-dye was a thing of the past? Not me! Well, not me recently!

    A series of photos of customers wearing the dress presented by the brand
    Amazon

    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 $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 38 colors).

    16. A flowy but fitted ruffled wrap dress you can take from your kitchen to your living room to your virtual hangout with ease.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the dress in army green
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really love this dress! I followed another review that said to order a size up... definitely order a size up. It fit great when it came. Received many compliments. Might order in another color." —Janelle M


    Get it from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 colors).

    17. A decadent cashmere swing dress designed with an elegant pleated skirt and a wraparound belt to complete the look.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is every bit as nice as it looks in the pictures and feels like wearing a big comfy blanket. I bought the dark green and wore it for the first time today and got so many compliments. I noticed in the reviews that some people had issues with piling and wear and tear of the fabric. As cashmere is pretty delicate, I’m planning to hand wash and lay flat to dry and fold to store (instead of hang). I expect this will extend the life of the dress considerably." —Lexi Nelson


    Get it from Amazon for $39+ (available in sizes S–L and in five colors).

    18. A super cozy oversized sweater that'll be just the piece you want on a chilly laid-back day.

    Amazon

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!


    Promising review: "If you are on the fence about ordering, DO IT! This sweater is soft, warm, and fabulous for the price! I get compliments every time I wear it!" —Andiamo


    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 15 colors).

    19. A tie-waist, waffle-knit pullover dress so you have something to easily pair with your favorite boots, booties, sneakers, heels... anything.

    Amazon

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "This dress did not disappoint! Due to my height and reading other reviews, I decided to go up a size. It fits loose on my body giving it a baggier style which I wanted. It is slightly see-through with the tan color that I got but because I was wearing black tights and a black Cami there was no issue. On my first day wearing it to work I got at least four compliments on it. It's an appropriate length but also could be used for a date night outfit." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 18 colors).

    20. A puff sleeve shift dress you can easily rock with booties, flats, sneakers, or your comfiest pair of heels.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN MORE COMPLIMENTS ON A DRESS IN MY LIFE. I wore this to a rehearsal dinner and it was PERFECT. It's not baggy and flowy like the item images portray. It's a heavier, soft material. It's very comfortable and could easily be worn year-round (unless you live in the South like me and then it might be a little too heavy to wear during the fiery inferno of late summer). Sleeve poofs are not weird, just a great fun detail. I recommend dry cleaning it. I washed it on cold/delicate and it shrunk a little bit. Still fit fine though, just a little more fitted than I would normally wear. Oh and did I mention, IT HAS POCKETS! Like, real ones! ENJOY!" —Mary B.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 2–12 and in 10 colors).

    21. A roomy and totally comfy plaid shirt dress designed with an asymmetric hem so you can make sure to show off your over-the-knee boots.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I paired this dress with faux leather leggings. I received so many compliments. I’d recommend going up a size if you’d like it to hang more. Overall, I am pleased with the cost and fit. Also, got a couple of great holiday photos in it." —mssasz


    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 13 colors).

    22. A pleated-skirt midi dress that'll flow perfectly in every situation.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS DRESS! I bought it for a wedding and got so many compliments. It fit great. I probably could have gone down a size because the top was a little loose. But it’s very flowy. The material is thin but thick enough that it’s not see-through." —Megan


    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in six colors).

    23. A flowy ruffled-hem dress you're ::best Rick Astley voice:: never gonna give up, never gonna put down, and that's never gonna make you cry, never gonna tell a lie, and hurt you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, this dress is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this dress! Purchased it to wear for a wedding and got so many compliments. The material is great and the fit was perfect. Color is a tad darker in person but I expected it to be and it was exactly what I wanted!" —Sabrina Smith


    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 16 colors).

    24. A comfy and totally cozy turtleneck midi dress easily worn alone or layered up...it's a chic dress you'll throw on in a million ways.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Amazing!! I’ve received so many compliments that I’ve already ordered another color. It’s a beautiful tan color!! Great to dress up or wear with sneakers!! Great fit, the material is rich and thick so it keeps you warm. Very stylish too!" —Lynne

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 24 colors).

    25. A pullover hoodie dress, because what's better than a sweatshirt you can pass off as a dress?

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress! I expected it not to fit. I WAS SO WRONG. Not only does it fit but it's the perfect length, hitting right above the knee. I got so many compliments on this dress! It shows off my curves without being uncomfortably tight. It's warm without making me too hot/sweaty. Cannot say enough good things!" —Erica Baldwin


    Get it from Amazon for $21.88+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 28 colors).

    26. A flowy and ruffled baby doll dress you can perfectly pair with your favorite sneakers or over-the-knee boots.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Every time I wear this dress I receive a compliment on how cute it is. I actually wear it as a blouse with a fitted pair of pants. This dress does not stretch — order your size accordingly." —GroovyGroovyMusic


    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in four colors).

    27. A delightfully flowy maxi dress you'll look straight-up regal in.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous. I received so many compliments on it. It’s true-to-size and is very comfortable. I’m so happy with my purchase!!" —MK


    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors).

    28. A collared flare dress perfect for channeling your inner Wednesday Addams or just your preppy side.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this dress and get many compliments. So much so my sister demanded I buy her the green one. This dress is perfect for that. It’s not the softest, most beautiful fabric in the world but It’s fairly sturdy. For the price and the perfect stretchy, I’m completely satisfied." —Stormy


    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 11 colors).

    29. An oversized sweatshirt tunic that can also be found in the dictionary next to the definition of "comfortable" — seriously, look it up! I'll wait here.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got so many compliments today when I wore this. I thought it would look like I rolled out of bed in a sweatshirt but it actually does have a dress-like shape. Super cute with tights, which is how I wore it. I bought the green one. I need every color! Oh and pockets? Yes please!" —Raquel Fenderson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in nine colors).

    30. A delightful shift dress designed with a square neck, puff sleeve, and just enough skirt to get you through the seasons.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Ok I searched and searched for a dress to wear for our family pictures and found this PERFECT one!! I wore a belt with mine but wear it without also! I get SO many compliments it's unreal!! I feel very pretty in this dress!!! Just love it!!!" —andi

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in sizes S–XL, 20 colors, and two sleeve lengths).

    31. A stretchy knit A-line dress detailed with a laser-cut hem for that extra, delightful little something.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress and great quality for the price. I received lots of compliments, and I’m tempted to buy it in every color! Very comfortable. The color was great!!!!" —Wineymama

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL, in 15 colors, and two sleeve lengths).

    32. A three-quarter-sleeve midi dress designed with not one, not two, but THREE pockets! Yes, you're welcome.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    FYI, this dress is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing, super comfy, and a great material. I wore this out yesterday and received so many compliments. A lot of my friends thought it was a boutique dress. I love the fabric!" —Connie Colbert

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 19 colors)

    33. A ruffly tie-waist dress to throw on when you realize that, despite having a very full closet, you have nothing to wear.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "YES!!! SO MANY TIMES YES!! Loved it. This dress was beyond — the color was amazing; the number of heads I turned in the office was wow, and the compliments just kept on coming. I absolutely love this dress, and I didn't want to take it off at the end of the day. Comfortable, lightweight, easy, absolutely beautiful, and true to size." —Mushka

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–4X and in seven prints).

    34. A ruffled-sleeve flared dress with just enough oomph on the sleeves to make it perfect for all your Zoom parties.

    A customer review photo of them wearing the dress in black
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The dress is very well made. The fabric is really nice, soft, and stretchy. It fits perfectly. Extremely happy with the purchase. Wore it to a holiday party and got hundreds of compliments. ❤️" —Nishat

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 28 colors).

    35. A comfy and breezy T-shirt dress, because sometimes you just need that perfect layering piece.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this dress basically with one eye opened and one eye closed. Because I am ALWAYS skeptical about ordering things online. However, it surpassed my expectations. I got a lot of compliments while wearing it. The yellow is so vibrant and bright. The dress is super comfortable and it swings while I walk. I will be ordering three more in different colors. Hope I get a discount. 😄🤗😜" —Shenelle Wynne

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 41 colors).

    36. A super-versatile ruffle-detailed tiered dress you'll look so good in, I mean, you look good in everything, but that tradition will continue with this dress.

    Amazon

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute and comfortable. I've gotten so many compliments on it!" —Ann G.


    Get it from Amazon for $35+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

    37. A ribbed V-neck skater dress so you can say "see you see later, boy."

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful. Good quality material and not sheer at all. Does have some stretch to it but not much. Fit me perfectly. I’d recommend sizing up if you have larger boobies. Other than that it fits great and I received tons of compliments." —Amazon Customer


    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 13 colors).

    38. A tiered-skirt tunic dress that's available in 47 (!!!) different colors and prints! One for every day of the month and then some.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is the absolute cutest dress of all time. I got so many compliments on it. I am going to order it in other colors." —Lindsay


    Get it from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 47 colors).

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