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    34 Fall Dresses You'll Probably Want To Start Wearing Right Now

    *sees one leaf fall* *throws on a corduroy dress*

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    1. A delightful flounce hem dress, aka what happens when a peasant top and a baby doll dress have a moody fall baby.

    Model in a rust orange long-sleeved mini dress with a tie waist and bells on the sleeves
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $35 (available in sizes S-L and two colors).

    2. A cozy sweater dress with buttons all up the side for a sweet little nostalgic twist on a fall staple.


    Promising review: "This tunic is incredibly soft and comfortable! Love the length, not too short and not too long. It's also not too flowy and not too tight. I can wear this to so many different things. The decorative buttons are nice, the seam is stitched underneath so there is no gaping. The neckline is nice, love the purple color. I will probably order some more colors too!" β€”Marissa Colbert

    Get it from Amazon for $18.59 (available in sizes S-XXL and 29 styles).

    3. A cold shoulder maxi dress for anyone whose autumn vibe has a touch of Disney princess ✨.

    4Twenty4 Boutique

    4Twenty4 Boutique is a Black-owned online clothing store established in 2016 that specializes in inclusive, affordable, fashion-forward pieces.

    Get it from 4Twenty4 Boutique for $45 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

    4. An embroidered dress with flutter sleeves to make you feel like a lil' fairy woodland creature when the autumn breezes start to blow.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed,

    I bought this dress as a birthday present to myself (mood) and I love, love, love it. (That is me in the white version of the dress above, making my little sister take my picture, as one does.) It's so flowy and comfortable and the embroidery on it is vibrant and great quality. My favorite thing about it, though, is it pairs beautifully with pretty much every pair of boots I own, from Chelsea boots to cowboy boots (of which I have ... perhaps too many). And the rich colors in the embroidery make it SUPER easy to accessorize or pair a jacket with.

    Promising review: "9/10. It is so much cuter in person than I expected. I sized up because I wanted to be sure it would be long enough to be work appropriate and not be snug on me. Would be cute belted also I think. Can be layered and worn with boots in the fall. Very nice transitional piece. Not quite free people quality but pretty close!" β€”Meaghan

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in sizes S-2X and six styles).

    5. A statement-making oversized turtleneck dress to pair with your tallest, chicest autumn boots.,

    Promising review: "Got this in brown and am absolutely obsessed with it. I was looking for this kind of burnt orange color and this is exactly what it looks like. Great quality, super cozy and warm, great for layering with an oversized leather jacket. Can be worn with leggings, skinny jeans or just thigh-high boots for the no-pants look. This sweater is a must for this fall/winter season!" β€”I S

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 13 colors).

    6. A tiered corduroy dress with a soft billowy drape that will basically make you feel like autumn incarnate.

    Model in a tiered navy corduroy dress

    Promising review: "I love corduroy! This dress is soft and drapes nicely. The blue color is beautiful, even prettier than pictured. I plan on wearing this dress with boots and think it will be a go-to dress for fall and winter." β€”Penny A.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $168 (available in sizes XXS-3X and petite sizes).

    7. A button-down skater dress for anyone whose love language is "pockets" (after all, the apples you're picking this autumn have to go somewhere!).,

    Promising review: "Oh my, I love this dress, I love the feel of the material! I love how it fits!! I put this dress on and just loved how It looked on me. What is nice is you can wear leggings underneath it for colder weather/ season, and also still wear in warmer season room. I loved it so much I ordered another one in a different color. Highly recommend, you will love it!!" β€”jamie hesse

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 42 styles).

    8. A tiered swing dress with subtle balloon sleeves for all those afternoons you're like, "Let's go out to pick apples, and by pick apples, I mean take lots of cute pictures in front of apples.",

    Psst β€” reviewers love this dress, but recommend sizing down if you're in between sizes!

    Promising review: "This dress is absolute perfection! I purchased for a Texas game day brunch β€” good burnt orange is hard to come by. The fit was impeccable β€” flowy without looking ill-fitting, and hit me just above the knee. I wore with cowboy boots and loved that I could chase my toddler around while still looking cute in this dress. The fabric is just thick enough to lay smooth and not cling, while not being heavy. Not see through at all. The balloon sleeves are EVERYTHING. Going to buy in more colors right now!" β€”FitGirlInFlight

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 28 styles).

    9. A collared shirt dress you can mix and match in so many autumnal ways that I'm almost overwhelmed thinking about it?? The shirts you could wear under it. The buttons you can do all the way up or leave undone. The sheer versatility of it all!!

    A model in a khaki short-sleeved button down dress with front pockets on the chest

    Get it from Everlane for $98 (available in sizes 00-16).

    10. A denim button down dress with some real back-to-school '90s vibes (bonus points for pairing it with something striped).

    Model in black denim overall dress

    Get it from Boohoo for $24 (originally $40; available in sizes 2-12).

    11. A sweet long-sleeved swing dress in a super soft plush knit, perfect for those crisp fall mornings when all you have to worry about is keeping your coffee mug within arm's reach.

    Model in green dress
    Old Navy

    Get it from Old Navy for $20 (originally $34.99; available in sizes XS-XXL and three colors).

    12. A gorgeous belted midi dress with a slight ruffle at the hem and the kind of drape that will make you want to sashay into a pile of leaves.

    Model in a red long-sleeved tie-waisted dress

    Promising review: "I received so many compliments at work on this dress, it is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable almost feels like you are not wearing anything. The material is soft but also good quality and not too thin! Contemplating on buying a different color, I ordered the taupe one!" β€”Alejandra

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 32 styles).

    13. A black floral swing dress for anyone whose fall aesthetic is a little goth but still a whole lotta chic.

    Model in black 3/4-sleeve swing dress with white florals
    Old Navy

    Get it from Old Navy for $32.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X and five colors).

    14. A long-sleeved swing dress with a lacy hem that'll make you want to twirl through a pumpkin patch. (Bonus: it has POCKETS 😭.),

    Promising review: "Wore this for the first time today and got TONS of compliments on itIt is a very comfortable dress and you can't go wrong with a dress that has pockets. Having gotten so many compliments on it today, I think I will order it in another color. I think it will be really cute with my cowboy boots this fall." β€”Adam Shields

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 14 styles).

    15. A dreamy garden party dress you're 1,000% going to wear into the woods for a moody listen to Folklore.

    model in a crimson floral short-sleeved maxi dress

    Promising review: "I love this dress so much! I definitely feel like I walked out of Little House on the Prairie when I wear it, but in a good way. The fabric is nice, it wrinkles a bit so I just have to be careful when I wash it. The pattern is lovely with the lavender flowers. I am usually between an S and M and I sized down to an S since this dress is flowy. Overall a great dress, I'm considering purchasing the other color." β€”Brianna

    Get it from Aerie for $44.95 (originally $59.95; available in sizes XXS-XXL and two colors).

    16. An off-the-shoulder maxi dress for playing up all your favorite fall jewelry, from moon-shaped earrings to jewel-toned rings.

    Model in a tiered black maxi dress
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $34.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X and two colors).

    17. A knitted bodycon sweater dress with a tie-waist that's ideal for all your fall transitions from "chilly outside walk" to "cozy inside lighting a three-wick candle."


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! The material is perfect for me because it's not too thick but not flimsy at all. I could wear it here almost every season except for the summer. It will look great with boots or pumps, and it's long enough that I can wear it to work. It fits exactly as pictured and is true to size." β€”Aneglic_KR

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 22 colors).

    18. A versatile tunic maxi dress you can get in so many gloriously autumnal colors you might just need an *extra* autumn to wear them all.,

    Promising review: "This actually fit very well. It can be dressed up with accessories or worn casual. The quality of the material was nice and the fabric allowed your skin to breathe. I wish this same dress came with a V-neck." β€”jacqui k

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes L-4X and 16 styles).

    19. A flowing checkered seersucker dress for a fall option that somehow manages to look timeless *and* unique.

    Model in a black and white checkered tiered maxi dress with short sleeves

    Get it from Asos for $79 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    20. A casual striped midi dress to pair perfectly with those Oxfords and chic flats you've had tucked in your closet all summer, waiting for their chance to *shine*.

    Model in a black dress with white stripes and 3/4 sleeves

    Promising review: "ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE!!! I'm working with preschoolers and it is difficult to find dress clothes for school that are preschool appropriate. I was worried about the quality because of the price, but I was beyond impressed! The fabric is thick and soft, the dress does not hang or pull down, I receive compliments and get asked where I bought it every time I wear it!" β€”Dana W.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and 16 styles).

    21. A pleated drop-waist dress that's fall on top, summer on the bottom, so you can keep a foot in both seasons at once.

    Model in a pink collared shirt-dress with a pleated skirt
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes S-L).

    22. A versatile slub knit dress with a real "let's go frolic in the foliage" vibe, particularly when paired with any color denim jacket.

    Model in a gray slub knit tank midi dress
    Old Navy

    Promising review: "I bought this dress first in the terracotta red with cream stripes, and loved it so much I came back to buy this one. It is so easy to throw on and still make a statement. I love the length β€” as someone with long legs but a very petite torso, it is hard to find maxi dresses that fit right, but this hits right at the top of my ankles, and the slit-cut sides make it easy to walk in." β€”MC

    Get it from Old Navy for $18 (originally $34; available in sizes XS-XXL and tall sizes, and two colors).

    23. A handmade African print maxi dress for elegant autumn occasions.

    Model in a maxi dress with long sleeves in a yellow, navy, and orange African print
    Bespoke Binny/Etsy

    Bespoke Binny is a UK-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2013 that specializes in African-inspired lampshades, pillows, aprons, and fashion.

    Promising review: "Excellent, perfect fit, stunning. Show stopper. Got lots of compliments. Great fabric and style." β€”Ebondo

    Get it from Bespoke Binny on Etsy for $162.46 (available in sizes XS-XXL and two colors).

    24. A floral chiffon dress you can put on anytime you need something ~on theme~ to accompany your beloved PSL.

    Model in a tiered knee-length chiffon dress in orange, yellow, and maroon
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $27.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X).

    25. A printed maxi dress (with pockets!!) that'll be a godsend on fall days where it's just a liiiiittle humid out and you still want something breezy to hang in.,

    Promising review: "Can I just say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress??? I feel so pretty yet so comfortable!!! So casual yet so presentable! I wore this dress for the first time during my grueling 17 hour journey from Texas to Medellin, Colombia (I had an eight-hour overnight layover in Bogata). It was comfortable, kept me warm as I sat on the floor during my layover and THE POCKETS WERE INVALUABLE for holding my passport, boarding pass, phone and snacks while traveling. Who knew that pockets on a dress could bring such FREEDOM!!!???!!! 🀣This will definitely be my go-to travel outfit. I can't recommend it enough." β€”Rayven Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 23 colors and sizes 14-26).

    26. A timeless floor-length embellished black dress for a sophisticated autumn look with just a hint of ~mystery~ in it.

    Model in V-neck black wrap dress with sheer sleeves and beaded embellishing

    Get it from ModCloth for $179 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    27. A sheer floral maxi dress in rich, bold colors so you can be every bit as much of a showstopper as all the autumn leaves in your path.

    Model in tiered gold maxi dress with red florals and a tie-string collar

    Promising review: "The colors are beautifully saturated and the dress is so well made. Could dress up for a more formal occasion or wear with boots and a leather jacket for an edgier look. Love it! Can’t wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear." β€”Goodstyleisgold

    Get it from Anthropologie for $168 (available in sizes XS-3X and petite sizes).

    28. A V-neck jumper mini dress so you'll always have a fall staple on hand β€” TBH, I dare any pair of boots or scarf in your closet not to pair with this.

    Model in a long-sleeved black jumper dress

    Get it from Boohoo for $13.20 (originally $22; available in sizes 12-20 and three colors).

    29. A velvet maxi dress with fluttery sleeves for those warmer autumn nights when the sun didn't *quite* get the memo about the seasons changing.


    Get it from ModCloth for $119 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    30. A drawstring T-shirt dress with so many warm autumn colors in it that you'll basically be like a walking sunset at all times.

    A model in a
    Lorenza James by Elle/Etsy

    Lorenza James by Elle is a Georgia-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2013 that specializes in handmade plus size clothing in small batches and custom pieces.

    Promising review: "Dress fits perfectly! As comfy as it is cute! I love that it can be dressed up or down. Another plus it shipped quickly." β€”Alicia

    Get it from Lorenza James by Elle on Etsy for $125.55 (available in sizes X-5X and two colors).

    31. A striped T-shirt dress with a slight ~fall semester~ vibe to it, so you can get in the game day mindset while you're errand-running.

    Model in a long-sleeved black and beige striped dress

    Get it from Asos for $35 (available in sizes 12-24).

    32. A denim mini dress that'll make you look like you fell out of a (very chic!!) time machine all autumn long.

    Model in a 3/4 sleeve denim mini dress with ruffles at the sleeve and collar and fringe at the bottom hem
    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $128 (available in sizes XS-XL and three colors).

    33. A paisley print dress with long sleeves that have a slight puff at the wrist, giving it a magical autumn night vibe.

    Model in light purple midi dress with black floral

    Promising review: "This is the best dress for the Fall season! Well cut and great color! Would wear with boots or a higher heel. Great quality." β€”Target customer

    Get it from Target for $39.99 (available in sizes XS-4X and two colors).

    34. A Hogwarts-themed skirtall you can get in the house of your choosing, because fall = Harry Potter marathons = mandatory themed attire.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic: the Gryffindor skirtall for $31.43 and the Hufflepuff skirtall for $31.43 (both originally $44.90; available in sizes XS-3X).

    Psst β€” you can get a Ravenclaw skirtall and Slytherin skirtall, too!

    All of us out here buying dresses for a season that hasn't technically started yet:


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