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    37 Cheap Fall Dresses That'll Probably Make You Look Cozier Than Billy From "Hocus Pocus" Back In His Grave

    Nestle in to some enviable frocks you'll wanna buy in multiple colors...and you can because they're budget-friendly.

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    1. A boho dress ready for your tasseled jacket, wide-brim hat, and cowboy boots. I can picture you apple picking in this right now.

    reviewer wearing long-sleeve midi in a boho-style print with bag and hat
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this dress! It looks embroidered but it's not. Its lightweight and so comfortable. Dressy enough for beach night life." —m.burd

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes L–4XL and 19 prints).

    2. A showstopping mesh dress you can use as a base for basically any special event's ensemble, like falling asleep on the couch with Halloween chocolate all over your face after watching Hocus Pocus for the gazillionth time.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for my birthday party this month (July). The dress came on time, fit me perfectly in every area and the material was fantastic for the price. I found no downsides to this dress other than the mesh is hotter than it looks. Having been born in the summer I’m used to it but it’s definitely toasty! I thought it was a beautiful addition to my closet. Dark but not tacky is my fashion goal LOL. I found it to be a bit itchy, but I have the most sensitive skin of all time. Overall I’d buy this dress again, I loved it and so did everyone else!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 2/4–18/20 and 15 styles/colors).

    3. A stellar velvet frock that'll turn any day that ends in Y into a total party.

    model in skater shape star print velvet dress
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great little black dress! I wanted something comfy that I could dress up or down, and use for Halloween ;) This hit all the marks! It's not tight which is good for me, but doesn't just hang there. Its a little stretchy so if you wanted it tighter I'd suggest getting one size smaller than usual, but I was right on the money with my size. Machine-washable is a plus, and I would recommend it." —Always220

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XL aand six colors).

    4. An airy nap dress I own and plan to wear into fall with a moto jacket and ankle boots. It's super easy to adjust the puff sleeves from on to off the shoulder to fit your mood.

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    I know, I look SO elegant and not at all like I've been running on ~three hours of sleep a night for going on a week at this point of my vacation, right?! I packed it for Italy knowing that I'd be going in lots of churches and religious sites that require having your shoulders and knees covered, and I pulled it off with this by merely slipping the sleeves up higher (as seen on the right when visiting the church with The Mouth of Truth from Roman Holiday...turns out I'm NOT a liar after all). But I owned this dress months before I touched down in Rome and have been racking up compliments from strangers on the streets of NYC thanks to this frock. ("Thanks! It's from Amazon!') It washes well, is super lightweight, and very easy to wear with a regular bra. The only thing it *doesn't* have is pockets. But I'll make an exception for this comfy beaut.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and eight colors).

    5. A colorful wrap dress for something that's office dress code approps (or perf for that virtual interview) without being a total snore.

    model wearing high neck dress with a wrap skirt
    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $24 (sizes 12–24 and three colors).

    6. A green maxi dress with just-dramatic-enough sleeves and a super-comfy silhouette to keep you covered physically and fashionably.

    Cider, Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    I own this dress and have received compliments on it from multiple people for each wear. Yes I dress for myself but as a shopping editor I LOVE when people compliment a piece of clothing and I can tell them where I got it! The fabric is also super soft against my skin. On the day I wore it I walked ~9 miles all over Rome (no, truly) and it miraculously didn't show any sweat stains. I kept lifting up my arms to check out my pits which I could FEEL were damp. But you'd never know from this dress! It was also modest enough to wear in some churches (that require you cover your shoulders and knees) and a visit to the Capuchin Crypt (look it up!). Oh, and the color and sleeves look great on work video calls!

    Get it from Cider for $24 (available in sizes XS–L).

    7. A faux-leather dress in a gorgeous silhouette your nosy aunt may assume you spent (ALL of) your rent money on instead of picking up at Tar-jay.

    model in knee length shirt dress silhouette light brown faux leather dress
    Target

    Get it from Target for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL, 1X–4X).

    8. A lightweight tunic that'll easily go with whatever pair of leggings are clean atm. (It's truly a struggle.)

    model wearing a tunic with buttons on the sides with tights and knee high boots
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great quality and overall look! It's super comfortable yet cute! Love the color and how thick the material is. Also, super impressed by how affordable this is! Very pleased with my purchase!" —Angel

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 27 colors and sizes S–2XL).

    9. A cozy turtleneck dress you can throw on with your over-the-knee boots. You don't have to wear a print or bright color to look totally ~stunning~ this season. (Though this does have a few patterns...)

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS SWEATER DRESS! I read the reviews, and they said if you want the oversize look to go up a size. I am 5’4", 145 pounds, and normally wear a medium, but I went up to a large for the oversize look. I normally roll up the sleeve once for a cute cuffed look. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND." —Jodi Hochstetler

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49+ (available in 24 styles and sizes S–XL).

    10. An apron-style dress that'll make layering with cozy long sleeves and turtlenecks super easy. 

    person wearing loose dress with leggings and a turtleneck underneath
    D&L Awesome Living / Etsy

    D&L Awesome Living is a Vancouver, Canada–based Etsy shop with tons of cute accessories and comfy apron dresses. 

    Get it from D&L Awesome Living on Etsy for $23.08 (available in one size).

    11. A slinky slip dress that'll look sooooo hot but is prime for layering with all your fall faves.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    FYI, if you have Amazon Prime Wardrobe you can give this a spin before you buy it!

    Promising review: "I've always wanted a slip dress but it's always hard finding one that complements curvy body types. This one is perfection. It shows off my curves without being too tight. The straps are adjustable. And all I need was some modest shapewear underneath and I was out the door. It's light fabric and very comfortable. I got a lot of compliments when I wore it." —Shemir

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90 (available in six colors and sizes XS–XXL).

    12. Or a leopard slip dress with an alluring slit you'll have to hide from yourself occasionally, lest you wear it five times a week! (But there are worse things.)

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    FYI, if you have Amazon Prime Wardrobe you can give this a spin before you buy it!

    Promising review: "This dress is sooooo cute! Totally wasn’t what I expected — it was so much better! It has a cute little wraparound bit and is sooo nice on. I’m going to get so much wear out of this during summer. Can be worn causally or dressed up, which I love." —Gemma Jane

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 prints).

    13. A printed option that'll please folks who like some fabric on their arms but won't compromise on style.

    model wears navy and maroon quarter sleeve dress
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I searched out this dress after researching the wardrobe of Judy Hale on the Netflix show Dead to Me. I love her modern boho style. This was worn in one of the first episodes. After reading the other reviews about size, I ordered the XL. I am typically a US size 8 and between a M and L in most big-brand sizes. The XL fit exactly how I wanted. I paired mine with a brown suede belt. The slit falls a little too high for me so I will probably sew it about 1" below the buttons. In my opinion, the buttons are a bit cheap, but not too bad. I believe this fabric to be 100% rayon challis (approx 140 gm/m2). It's soft and flowy but not too sheer with this print." —bFranj

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and nine patterns).

    14. An eyelet-flecked piece you'll find yourself wearing weekly. At *least* weekly, that is.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Everything about this dress is AMAZING! I get compliments all day about the fit and design of this dress. It's also a great deal and is now my favorite dress!" —margar

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

    15. A Wednesday Addams classic that, TBH, you're going to wear over and over again during normal life, too. Feel free to sport that sulky Wednesday expression year-round.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this dress for my Wednesday costume. Very skeptical but I loved it! The material of the dress is stretchy and very nice, not cheap at all! Definitely a dress I can wear to the office so I'll be using again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in eight colors, sizes XS–2XL).

    16. A pretty baby doll you can rock tightless while it's still a bit warm or with tights and combat boots to fight seasonal chills.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is adorable!! I am 5'6", 116lbs, 34B chest, generally a size small in dresses. I originally ordered the white/black polka dots in a small and it was way too big so I exchanged for an XS in black/white polka dots. Both colors were so cute!! Material has stretch to it and fits very baby doll–like. I’ve ordered dresses from Romwe before and they never disappoint! Definitely recommend!!" —Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 16 colors combos).

    17. An animal print number with bell sleeves that you can also snag in Buffalo plaid and pair with leggings and boots all winter long.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "The material is lovely and the zipper in the back brings the quality of this dress right up. I chose the leopard and I’m so glad I did — it’s a classy print for me. Today I wore jewel-green medium-heeled slides and matching fringe-green earrings!" —Cindy

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in 41 styles and sizes XS–XL).

    18. A flowing shirt dress perf for fall activities like apple picking or sipping a hot toddy fireside...perhaps even on the same day!!! What a day that would be.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress fits every occasion! I love the fact you can either dress it up with a fashion belt or dress it down and let it hang loosely. The fabric is also very thick and durable so it's definitely not cheaply made so it's worth the price you're paying! I highly recommend NOT buying a size up because it's true to size. I'm a size large. Nor does it shrink when washing it. Overall very satisfied with my purchase <3" —Hilary Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in 12 colors and sizes S–2XL).

    19. A solid dress with pockets for so much wardrobe versatility, you'll wonder why you didn't buy it in every color (there are 22, BTW!) from the start.

    reviewer wearing long sleeve dress with pockets in navy
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful. It is generous in size. I should have gotten a 2X instead of a 3X. Color is beautiful, the material lays well, the craftsmanship is great. Well worth the purchase." —Oneladya

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 22 colors).

    20. A snake-print midi sure to slither its way into your regular outfit rotation.

    Amazon

    I have this dress in the green and it looks SO good IRL!

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three patterns and sizes S–XL).

    21. A flowy boho style you'll get a ton of use out of in other seasons. Reviewers have paired it with cowboy boots and tights for a fall-friendly look that'll make you fend off the compliments.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    FYI, reviewers say it runs a tad big because that's the style.

    Promising review: "Bought this to wear to a concert and it was perfect! It does run a little big but not so big that you need to exchange. Super comfortable! Love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.75+ (available in sizes S–2X and seven colors).

    22. A striped beaut in case you like to keep things as comfy as possible. Turns out, we're kindred spirits!

    model wearing short sleeve black and white stripe dress with midi length
    Amazon

    FYI, if you have Amazon Prime Wardrobe you can give this a spin before you buy it!   

    Promising review: "The dress is the perfect length for work and isn't see-through at all. I love black and white stripes and this dress, also, pockets!" —Brinna Kerrick

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in 19 colors/prints sizes and S–XL).

    23. A tie-dye maxi that'll turn out to be one of the most versatile things in your closet. It's gonna look SO good layered up with your go-to fall jackets.

    plus size reviewer wearing the black V-neck maxi dress with side slits and knotted in the front so you can see some more leg
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the easy-breezy simple dress I’ve been looking for! It’s super soft with some stretch, has pockets!!! And with the print of some tie-dye accent gives it some pizazz so it’s not so plain. You can throw this on for anything. Dress it up with some boots or heels, keep it casual with flip-flops or slides. Accessorize with a jean jacket, jewelry, or hats. Want more colors! I normally wear large’s in most of my clothes and got the same here, fits loose and flowy as expected." —Anne D.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in 38 colors and sizes XS–XL).

    24. A ruffled masterpiece passersby will think you spent $$$ on, but I can keep a secret.

    Amazon

    FYI, if you have Amazon Prime Wardrobe you can give this a spin before you buy it!

    Promising review: "Love this dress, modest enough to wear for work but cute enough to wear every day! I'm petite so I would say it runs a bit bigger than I'd prefer but it is still super cute! Also, this exact dress is being sold at other boutiques for three times the price!" —Emily Seils

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

    25. A high-neck dress you simply must post on your Insta. Sorry, this is not up for debate.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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 eight prints and sizes XS–XL).

    26. A gingham dress with a cute neckline in case you wanna keep dressing like a picnic blanket into fall. (I do. I'm shopping for myself, TBH.)

    model in long sleeve brown and black gingham dress
    Feelin Peachy NYC / Etsy

    Feelin Peachy NYC is aN NYC-based shop full of vibrant, fun rave- and boho-inspired fashion items. 

    Get it from Feelin Peachy NYC on Etsy for $38 (available in sizes S–L).

    27. A wrap sweater dress with bat wings that'll look so glam it should be illegal. But they'll also trap in some of that body heat bc you want other ppl to shake in your wake bc of your look. But no shivering for you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Nice thick material. Didn’t cut the middle piece off the back and could still wear it off the shoulder. Great dress for the price!" —ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 15 colors and sizes S–XL).

    28. A flowy ruffled-hem dress that'll look equally perfect with bare legs or your suede over-the-knee boots you CANNOT wait to pull out for the season.

    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 absolutely love this dress — it fits perfectly and it's so adorable. The first day I wore it I got so many compliments and it was so comfortable. It was nice to wear as a dress or even a long shirt with leggings. The color is really cute, too. I definitely recommend it and will probably buy more in different colors!" —Jasmine Ball

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 colors)

    29. A roomy boho frock that'll make getting dressed for the day criminally easy.

    model in Dalmatian print tiered babydoll dress
    ELINGS / Etsy

    ELINGS is an Ontario-based shop that sells a variety of affordable fashion. 

    Get it from ELINGS on Etsy for $29.99 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    30. A flowy shift dress here for you now and when it's finally (ugh) tights weather.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when I ordered this but OMG it is my favorite dress right now. So flowy and pretty." —Crystal

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

    31. A fitted ruffled wrap dress that might just be the definition of "fun" if you look it up in the dictionary.

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

    Promising review: "Usually I find that the clothing off Amazon doesn’t always fit well but this dress fit basically perfectly! It is pretty true to size. The fabric does not have any stretch at all so you want to be sure to order the right size. Also, the color is a little more vibrant than the picture on the site." —Tori H

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

    32. A long-sleeve swinging faux-wrap dress you can buy in a range of prints — because Amazon has that! Choices are always a good thing.

    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 $24.99+ (available in sizes 4–22 and in 17 prints).

    33. An asymmetrical sweater dress if you dig the sweet spot between comfy and dramatic. This one's for you!

    model wearing midi length sweater dress over leather leggings
    Amber Meadow Design / Etsy

    Amber Meadow Design is a Stockholm-based shop selling lots of cute, fashionable finds. 

    Get it from Amber Meadow Design on Etsy for $32.40 (available in sizes S–L and two shades of gray).

    34. A very comfy T-shirt dress with a little extra something something thanks to the tie at the waist.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I said 'it's comfortable' like 10 times when I tried it on because that's how comfortable this dress is! It's a soft T-shirt material and it runs true to size. I love the tie in the front. I could live in this dress!" —Cyndi Lundeberg

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 20 colors).

    35. Or a classic T-shirt dress to keep it simple but stylish...which makes it a fantastic base for piling on the fall accessories.

    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 $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 40 colors).

    36. A khaki midi begging to be worn in front of some photogenic fall foliage.

    model wearing long sleeve midi dress in khaki with buttons down the front
    Numa Girls / Etsy

    Numa Girls is a Greenville, SC–based shop selling lots of compliment-bait dresses.

    Get it from Numa Girls on Etsy for $39 (available in sizes S–XL).

    37. A fit-and-flare midi dress in bold colors and pleated details if you wanna cover up both your arms and legs without compromising your style.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is thick, yet has a beautiful drape to it. The sleeves are lantern shaped and have a cute ruffle detail on the edge. The pintucks in the front and back are placed in the perfect spot to accentuate the waist. The dress fits like a glove. It is a bit longer on me than the model. A perfect dress for Valentine's Day or the holidays!" —ruth maldonado

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

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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