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    31 Gorgeous Fall Dresses Basically Made For Twirling

    Twirlworthy dresses aren't just for spring and summer — they're perfect on an in-between weather autumn day or, you know what, any day of the year. Proof below.

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

    1. A long-sleeved, tiered beauty that just might have you crying ~tiers~ of joy when you realize you've finally found a fabulous fall frock to rival those of your fave fashion influencer.


    Promising review: "LOVE IT. Bought this dress for a rehearsal dinner for fall time in the Berkshires. Can be dressed up with jewelry. I normally wear a large and sized down to a medium just because I don't like when there's too much extra room in the skirt; it fits well and doesn't feel too tight in the chest or arms like some dresses do if I size down. I think a large would have been fine and would still fit well too, but I just kept the medium. Color is very pretty and this can also just be worn as a day dress for fall time!" —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 prints).

    2. A flowy embroidered tunic dress, which I'm not saying you HAVE to pair with a floppy hat, hoop earrings, and boots for peak boho chic vibes, but am definitely saying you should.,

    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews...especially for a dress that costs so little. However, this one is awesome and everyone needs to buy it. I got a ton of compliments when I wore this to work, and then decided to wear it on a Hinge date that night. The date was drunk, but the dress was fabulous. Buy this, wear it to work, wear it on lame dates, wear it to the coffee shop. Wear it everywhere. It's cute and comfy. The only thing I wish is that it had pockets." —Angela Paglino

    Get it from Amazon for $16.63+ (available in sizes S–2X and in seven designs).

    3. A trumpet-sleeve floral pick reviewers gush about, and so will you, you friends, your family, your S.O., your Instagram followers, and probably your cats if they could talk.

    model in knee length black dress with colorful floral print and long flared sleeves

    The fabric has some stretch to it and it's machine washable!

    Promising reviews: "Such vibrant colors!! This dress is just so beautiful in person!! The flowers really pop and the dress itself is very flowy! Just perfect!" —Mwilliams1126

    "Love this dress. Made me feel pretty and confident. Don't ask 'should I buy this dress'...BUY it" —Ocalamom1507

    Get it from Torrid for $65.50 (available in sizes 00X–6X).

    4. A luxe, embroidered velvet tunic dress just perfect for pairing with your favorite boots. I have a good feeling they're gonna be BFFs.


    Some reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "Super comfy. It's very good quality, which surprised me. It's one of the hidden gems of Amazon. I ordered the biggest size they had as I thought it might run small, but I definitely could've gotten away with my true size. Regardless, it's roomy and very warm." —Brooke B

    Get it from Amazon for $38.98 (available in sizes S–3XL and in three colors).

    5. A swingy tunic dress complete with pockets and a fall foliage print that's pretty much made for apple-picking outings.

    model in white and orange floral print elbow-sleeve dress that hits above the knee
    Petal and Pup

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    Get it from Petal & Pup for $69.95 (available in sizes 0–10).

    6. A gorgeous metallic star print dress you'll want to twirl in all the way to the moon and back.


    Some reviewers say it runs a bit roomy!

    Promising review: "I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised to find this is quite a nice dress for only $28! The beautiful gold stars all over it are raised and catch the light really nicely. It fit me great, possibly a touch on the bigger side, but I wouldn't size down. Since it's nicer than expected, it's a bit more formal than I thought it would be. It's a pretty good value, and I would recommend." —Sarah Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 13 colors).

    7. A crisp white shirtdress with an on-trend oversized collar sure to score you an oversized amount of compliments, especially layered with fall sweaters and jackets.

    model in white tiered above the knee long sleeve dress with boots

    Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in two colors and prints).

    8. A breezy ruffled tunic dress so great for any occasion, it's actually hard to think of places you couldn't wear it. Plus, since it works with or without tights, you can twirl in it now through the holidays.,

    Promising review: "This dress is so cute! This dress is comfortable with pockets (a nice plus!). I wore it for Christmas with leggings and boots and added a black belt. I can see how this dress can be worn during all seasons — it’s versatile. It’s stylish but different than all the dresses I’ve seen in stores." —mj

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL in 16 colors and prints).

    9. A romantic lace-trimmed, elbow-sleeve midi, because who ever said summer romance needs to end when fall arrives?

    model in the lavender and cream lace dress
    Mr Water New York/Etsy

    This New York–based shop makes truly stunning and special vintage-inspired clothing no one else you know will have — they'll all be begging to know where you got your new frock. And psst...there's a size chart in the product description, and the brand recommends sizing up if you're between sizes.

    Get it from Mr Water New York on Etsy for $129 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    10. A beautiful boho chic number with long sleeves, a breezy silhouette, and tassel details that'll look like something you picked up from a much fancier store or even a flea market in your world travels. I mean, you did travel from your couch to your doorstep to open the box....

    reviewer in the long sleeve aqua, yellow, and pink print dress with tassel detail
    reviewer in the white and brown print version with booties

    Reviewer's recommend sizing up if you're busty!

    Promising review: "Absolutely adore this dress!! The CUTEST! I bought it in the white/tan color and the really colorful turquoise. Love them both! I feel like they are cute multi-seasonal dresses. You can wear them with sandals in the summer or boots and a cute vest/jacket for fall. Fits perfectly!" —GEM

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 45 prints).

    11. A precious pumpkin-collar fit-and-flare for anyone who spends all year ~pumped~ for spooky season and twirls when it finally arrives.

    black long sleeve dress with orange collar embroidered with black pumpkins

    It's machine washable and is made with stretchy elastane!

    Get it from ModCloth for $85 (available in Australian sizes 6-26, aka US sizes 2-22).

    12. A ribbed and ruffle-trimmed mock-neck midi ready to be a transitional weather warrior and a perfect work dress if you're headed back to the office this fall.,

    Promising review: "One of my favorite casual dresses! It is comfortable, modest, and stylish and can be casual or dressed up. Perfect for fall and winter seasons with tights or boots. Love it." —S E Freeman

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 12 colors).

    13. A comfy and swingy all-season floral dress that would be ideal attire for wandering around in a field twirling to Folklore and Evermore.

    A model wearing the slightly high-low, tiered, long sleeve mini dress with button detail V-neckline in navy and white

    Promising review: "Love the colors and fit of this dress. The dress is very pretty, soft, and super comfortable. The colors are soft and very appropriate for any time of year. It's really an all-year kind of dress." —Rosaria Di Grande

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in seven colors).

    14. A flowy number with a teeny weeny floral print and an on-trend square neckline that'll prove two things — that it is in fact ♫ hip to be square ♫ and that major style can come from small patterns.


    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful. I only wear dresses and skirts. Clothes are always difficult to find because I'm a petite woman at 4'11", so was thrilled when this dressed showed up and actually didn't need to be taken up. The material feels nice against my skin. The skirt flows nicely. My husband loved this dress on me so that was another added bonus." —Felicity Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 13 colors).

    15. A groovy graphic-print, tie-neck number that'll definitely be ~pleats~ to meet you (and your high-heeled boots).

    New York and Company, @nyandcompany / Via Instagram: @

    Get it from New York & Company for $69.96 (originally $99.95; available in sizes XS–XXL).

    16. A beautifully boho mini dress sure to make you wanna hide both your diamonds and your exes, because it's giving me vibes that are *more* than a little bit Alexis., Amazon

    Will I ever again be able to see a flippy floral dress without thinking of the PR queen of Schitt's Creek? Probably not.

    Promising review: "This dress is stunning!!!! 😍😍😍 Based on other reviews I ordered up a size because others said the length of the sides of the dress was a little short. This dress fit perfect!!!! I got so many compliments on it. Definitely recommend ordering up a size though if you are tall. The drawstring in the middle will give it as fitted of a look as you want." —Kala Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 prints).

    17. A vintage-y velvet situation with enough main character energy to inspire a whole trilogy.

    model in green midi with long sleeves, statement collar and cuffs and ruching at the bust
    Mr Water New York/Etsy

    Promising review: "It finally arrived, and I'm soo delighted, I put it on immediately LOL. It's an absolutely stunning dress, beautifully made (and lined) with not a stitch out of place. It feels luxurious and it also twirls very prettily. I now know what love at first sight means haha. I recommend anyone interested go for a half/full size up. I adore the dress, and thank you Mr Water shop and Dana for being so accommodating. A brilliant experience from start to finish. I look forward to ordering new dresses in the future." —Lily of Ni

    Get it from Mr Water New York on Etsy for $149 (available in sizes S–XL).

    18. A gorgeous lace cocktail number ideal for any upcoming festivities. I'll leave it up to you to explain to your relatives that you missed half of your cousin's wedding ceremony because you were busy frolicking in the autumn breeze in this baby.,

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress, which has over 2,000 5-star reviews!

    Promising review: "This dress is killer. The fabric is high quality and the lace isn't delicate enough to rip. I can't tell you how amazing I felt in this. It's so beautiful. Underneath the lace, there's a layer of fabric to shield you from any see-through mishaps. There are also rubber straps in the shoulder area so that the dress doesn't slip off, which is so ingenious! I wore it for over 10 hours at a wedding and I had no problems. I just love this dress to death! Buy it!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

    19. An effortlessly fierce off-the-shoulder, leopard knit fit-and-flare sure to ~claw~ its way to the top of your list of favorite wardrobe items.

    model in three quarter sleeve brown and black dress
    Lane Bryant

    It's got pockets and is machine washable!

    Promising review: "So comfy! Absolutely love this dress! Can’t wait for fall days to wear it!" —LidiaG

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $89.95 (available in sizes 14/16–38/40).

    20. A tiered, sleeveless gingham frock that's lightweight, but can be paired with booties, a jean jacket, and even tights so you can rock it year-round. Yup, this baby will ~check~ all your boxes.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress!! The material is so lightweight that it’s perfect for summer, and then the buffalo plaid will also look cute and trendy in fall with a jean jacket! Plus I LOVE that there are pockets. The dress is made really well; I was pleased to see it also had a lining so it’s not at all transparent. I saw another review that said it ran a little small and as someone between two sizes I sized up and I’m glad I did. I like that it is more flowy and comfortable-fitting! I will be wearing this dress all summer and then some!" —Theresa St Peter

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in seven prints).

    21. A sultry LBD with a cutout sweetheart neckline and long sleeves so you can look hot hot hot while staying warm on a chilly night out.

    model in black knee-length fit and flare
    Reb Dolls

    Reb Dolls is a Latinx- and woman-owned small business based in Harlem, NY!

    Get it from Reb Dolls for $49.99 (available in sizes M–5X).

    22. A faux-wrap floral number to have everything coming up roses, even when it gets too chilly for a sleeveless dress.,

    Promising review: "I searched through about 300 'cocktail dress with long sleeves' options before finding this gem! The material is great — it stands up to wrinkles/long car rides and doesn’t cling at all. The cut is (really) low so I got some skin/fabric tape to close it up. This is a large; a medium would probably have been too short. I love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 4/6–20/22 and in 17 prints).

    23. A romantic flutter sleeve cutie with a subtle leopard or dot print and a twirl-worthy ruffled midi hemline that'll dress up even the simplest of booties or sneakers.,

    Some reviewers also rocked it as a maternity dress!

    Promising review: "I give 5 stars. Beautiful. Will be used for fall family photos this year. It has a whimsical boho vibe. Pros: Nice material, well-constructed, very soft and comfy, washes up well, beautiful design, fits true to size. Cons: None so far!" —4foryouglencoco

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in 16 colors and prints).

    24. A fall-hued shirt dress you can style approximately 762 different ways with various shoes, jackets, and accessories, and every dang one of them will be adorable.

    model in burgundy short sleeved tiered midi with tie waist

    Get it from Torrid for $75.50 (available in sizes 00X–6X).

    25. A wedding guestworthy pleated midi dress with chic flared sleeves that makes a bold statement all on its own, but you'll get bonus points for rocking it with a statement necklace. Booties and a floppy hat make it extra autumnal.,

    Some reviewers recommend sizing down!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this dress! It's flowy and lightweight; not too tight. Can be dressed up or dressed down. The perfect wedding guest or work or church dress! I wear an 18 in pants and typically would order an XL dress, but the large dress fit me perfectly. Follow the sizing guide in the product description! I'm planning on buying another color as well!" —Cailey B.

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

    26. A romantic frock featuring a plunging neckline and cutouts that make it pure date night perfection, whether said date is with pals, your S.O., or yourself. This baby is the only plus one you need.

    Model in teal blue mini with long sleeves and lace trim and cutouts at the waist
    Keer Orr

    This beauty is from a Black woman-owned business based in Houston.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $118 (available in sizes S–L and in red here).

    27. An elegantly embroidered fit-and-flare dress you're sure to get sew many compliments on.


    Promising review: "This dress looks like it came from a high-end boutique. The fabric, stitching, and cut are all way above this dress's price point. The bust measurement is the most critical thing to get right when deciding which size to purchase. The dress has more room at the waist and hip. The way the dress hangs and the quality of the workmanship and fabric truly make you look like you spent several hundred dollars on it." —MoxieLoxie

    Get it from Amazon for $59.98 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    28. A faux-wrap dress that's really cute for everything from work to a wedding, with or without tights.,

    Promising review: "I bought this dress for a professional conference in a few weeks. The dress looks perfect. It goes to my knees and the chest area is very modest and appropriate for my conference, but if I throw on a statement necklace it could just as easily be something I wear to a musical or nice event. The fabric doesn’t stick to anything, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how thick the material is. I don't need a slip or undershirt." —Skye C.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 14–26 and in 25 styles, including some with three-quarter sleeves).

    29. An absolutely adorbs plaid and heart-patterned skirtall for anyone who has FOMO when they see kids back-to-school shopping and wants to channel that schoolgirl energy, but make it fashion.

    lavender and pink plaid overall skirt with embroidered pink hearts and pink buckles at the waist
    Hot Topic

    I have had this on my wish list for a while, so please send encouragement in the comments for me to finally add to cart. And psst...reviewers say the straight-size version runs small.

    Promising review: "It's very cute and fashionable. I paired it with a pink shirt and then with a black shirt. Recommend for anyone who loves pastel and cute things." —lola13hrgg

    Get it from Hot Topic for $29.52+ (originally $36.90+; available in sizes XS–3X here and 0–5 plus here).

    30. A sweet sheer-paneled, collared tunic dress with floral embroidery that'll be ~sheer~ perfection, especially when paired with badass combat boots.,

    Promising review: "The most amazing dress ever! Dress was a bit loose for my taste but with a belt, it looks amazing. Everyone loves it and it even looks good with boots! The flower pattern is very vibrant and well made. Honestly it’s worth the money." —Tiarra Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes 1X–4X and in two colors).

    31. A floral brocade piece of pure peplum perfection you can wear for fall frolicking now (I mean hello, the designer's name is literally Autumn) and holiday parties later.

    model in purple, blue, and red rose brocade asymmetric dress with puffed sleeves and smocked waist
    Autumn Adeigbo

    It even has pockets!

    Autumn Adeigbo is a Black woman-owned designer fashion brand and my current style obsession. Her bold, cheerful, and glam clothing is made to order in female-owned factories and facilities and her clothes and accessories have been rocked by the likes of Amanda Gorman, Kerry Washington, Emily Blunt, Gabrielle Union, Busy Philipps, and Mindy Kaling. Hi yes hello, I would like to join the club.

    Get it from Autumn Adeigbo for $795 (available in sizes 00–16).

    You as soon as your new ensemble arrives:


    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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