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    36 Gorgeous Fall Dresses That'll Basically Make Your Wardrobe Complete

    Cause you're gonna need a brand-new dress to spin through the autumn leaves in when you finally get to hear "Holy Ground (Taylor's Version)."

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

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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).

    2. A timelessly chic faux-leather shirtdress no one — not a single soul — will believe was under $40.

    model in tan short sleeve button front midi
    Target

    And it has pockets!!!

    Promising review: "Perfect. The best dress ever. It’s so comfy and stylish. So many people asked me where I got it." —Marilyn

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

    3. A comfy asymmetric plaid shirtdress so you can ~check~ "easy autumn outfit" off your shopping list.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress fits every occasion! I love the fact you can dress it up with a 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. It's worth the price you're paying! It doesn't shrink when washing. Overall very satisfied with my purchase. <3" —Hilary Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 colors).

    4. A boho-chic pick with crochet details you won't want to ~weave~ for your next brunch date without.

    model in tan bell sleeve short dress with colorful floral print and crochet trim and tie at the bust
    Torrid

    Promising review: "A++ dress. Love this dress! By far my favorite! Perfect fit. Perfect for fall with little boots and longer boots and leggings! A win-win!" —Iddie

    Get it from Torrid for $52.85 (originally $75.50; available in sizes 00X–6X and in a purple version here).

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $23.98+ (available in sizes S–4XL and in five styles).

    6. The perfect bodycon LBD for parties held in transitional weather, thanks to its sheer long sleeves. Your pits need to breathe when you're dancing your butt off!!

    model in black square neck mini dress
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned Australian shop with a huge selection of trendy clothes!

    Promising review: "Loving the look of this dress! Fits nicely without being too tight. Can definitely wear a strapless or normal bra if you need to. I love the mesh sleeves." —Charlotte G.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $59.99 (available in sizes 4–16 and in more colors here).

    7. A tie-waist balloon-sleeve sweater dress that looks high fashion but has a super-low price tag.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My new favorite dress! It fits like a dream and is super comfortable. The tie looks really great around my waist. I'm planning on buying other colors." —DylanRileysMommy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 31 colors)

    8. An upcycled overall dress made from two recycled pairs of jeans sewn together into a layer-ready pinafore. Pop it over your fave long sleeve for a cute weekend look.

    model in light and dark wash denim mini dress with exposed zipper layered over white turtleneck
    Sustainable Maria/Etsy

    This awesome, Milwaukee-based upcycled clothing shop is Black woman–owned! Since this cutie is made to order, you can message the seller your measurements for a custom fit.

    Promising review: "I’m absolutely in love with this dress and the seller was so communicative and helpful!" —kitty szekely

    Get them from Sustainable Maria on Etsy for $120.

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $23.99+ (available in sizes 4/6–20/22 and in 17 prints).

    10. A sleek striped shirtdress giving me "back to school, but make it for adults" vibes. While the kiddos are stocking up on pencils, you're splurging on pencil dresses.

    model in the midi blue, navy, red, and magenta vertical stripe belted short sleeve dress
    Unique Vintage

    Get it from Unique Vintage for $82 (available in UK sizes 16–22, aka US sizes 14–20, and in UK sizes 8-14 here).

    11. A high-neck and high-fashion ruffle-trimmed frock that's an instant killer OOTD worthy of fall Fashion Week — just add statement earrings.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "YES!!! SO MANY TIMES YES!! Loved it. This dress was beyond — the color was amazing; the amount 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 $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in six prints).

    12. A professional-looking tweed shift dress reminiscent of pieces by a fancy designer that rhymes with Schmanel — for a teeny-tiny fraction of the price. It'll look super posh with or without tights underneath.

    A reviewer wearing the gray and white tweed short sleeve mini dress
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So cute — I get so many compliments on this! Even friends ask to borrow it! Works great by itself or with a blazer. Only complaint is that it could be a little longer, as sizing up would make it baggy. Great for winter or summer and the pockets are perfect!" —Virginia Redgate

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two styles).

    13. 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 rock it now through the holidays.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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–XXL in 12 colors and prints).

    14. 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).

    15. A swingy side-button tunic that's cute as, well, a button.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wasn't expecting much from this since my two recent clothing purchases were a bit of a letdown, but this wasn't! It fits perfectly and is soft and thick. There's no need for a cami under this! I want to buy one in every color! I wore it to work today and it was super comfortable." —Randall McCormick

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 32 colors and prints).

    16. A turtleneck bodycon dress people will think you had to shell out a ton of dough for.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up!

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

    Get it from Amazon for $26.34+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 24 colors and prints).

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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).

    18. A boho tunic dress, which I'm not saying you HAVE to pair with a floppy hat, hoop earrings, and boots for a vibe that's ~a little bit Alexis~, but am definitely saying you should.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $14.75+ (available in sizes S–2X and in seven designs).

    19. A ~check~tacular grid-print midi dress that's obviously got pockets — where else are you supposed to keep all the compliments it'll score ya?

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great-quality dress! This dress is super soft and it looks so much prettier in person — definitely a steal!" —Liz

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

    20. A surprisingly comfy bodycon mini dress equally awesome for rocking on its own (just add heels, sneakers, whatever) or layering with a scarf, jacket, or sweater.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I loved this dress so much I ordered more in different prints. I love how it fits. Perfect long sleeves, T-shirt-like neckline, and super comfy and soft fabric. Love this dressed up or dressed down; it's my go to dress right now." —Gina Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 14 colors and prints and also in a sleeveless version).

    21. A denim shirtdress for anyone who's starting to get bored of their old jeans and is looking for a jean-ius new way to wear denim this season.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but I just have to tell you what a great dress this is. Very well made, lots of stretch to the fabric, and even an extra little snap button across the bust for reinforcement (in the area that normally gaps). Color is great, so is the price. I saw quite a few dresses out there that were much more expensive." —MG

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

    22. A luxe spaghetti-strapped, seamed mini, because the arrival of fall means it's finally VELVET SEASON, people!!!

    Target

    Get it from Target for $30 (available in sizes XS–4X and in four colors).

    23. An autumnal mixed-material tunic dress sure to patch up your boring wardrobe problems, so you'll definitely be plaid you bought it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "When I first received this and tried it on, I wasn’t sure I liked it. It sat in my closet for a few weeks. However, one morning I thought I would wear it to work, so I paired the tunic with thick black tights and black ankle boots. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many compliments on an outfit before! All day, people stopped me to tell me how much they liked my outfit. One woman I worked with said I looked '10 feet tall and bulletproof.' This tunic made me feel stylish for possibly the first time in my life. So happy!" —LadyDoc

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in six colors).

    24. A unique knit combo dress to make you look like a layering expert — even though all you did was pull this baby on. Bonus points if you add a statement necklace!

    A model wearing the long-sleeved dress with a black knit top and white flared bottom and sleeves
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is the best fit! It’s perfect for work while still being fun. The weight is good to carry from winter to spring." —KR

    Get it from Amazon for $30+ (available in sizes XS–L and in three colors).

    25. A surprisingly chic oversized hoodie dress (with pockets!!!) that'll look effortlessly cool with sneakers and over-the-knee boots alike.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love love it!!! Cuter in person and so so comfortable!! I'm going to buy more in different colors." —JenO5

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 28 designs).

    26. A sleek plaid bodycon dress sure to have everyone at work or on the weekends ~checking~ you out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is one of my absolute favorite work dresses of all time! I feel like Joan from Mad Men every time I wear it. I get compliments every time. This dress looks even better with a skinny belt, and the mock turtleneck collar is a classy detail that pulls it all together. The fabric is stretchy enough to hug your curves, but not cheap looking. It's thin enough to be comfortable, lightweight and breathable, while still being opaque and good quality. Oh, and it doesn't wrinkle!! I'm usually a size US 14/16, and the 2XL fits me like a glove." —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL and in 15 colors and prints).

    27. A long-sleeved floral number here to prove once and for all that florals for *fall* actually are groundbreaking.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this dress.

    Promising review: "I received tons of compliments on this dress. People couldn't believe it was an Amazon dress, AND it has pockets!!!!" —Amazon Customer

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

    28. An effortlessly on-trend off-the-shoulder sweater dress simply crying out to be paired with major earrings or layered necklaces.

    Beginning Boutique

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $64.99 (available in Australian sizes 6–12, aka US sizes 2–8).

    29. A sweet sheer-paneled, collared tunic dress with floral embroidery you're sure to get ~sew~ many compliments on — especially when paired with badass combat boots.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $11.99+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and in five colors).

    30. A posh oversized turtleneck dress that basically screams, "Why yes, I DID just get back from frolicking through the leaves. Please bring me a PSL."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It's got pockets and over 1,500 5-star reviews! Reviewers recommend sizing up if you want it slouchy.

    Promising review: "This has got to be my favorite piece of clothing that I own right now. So far I own both the red and the orange, and I'm buying the black next. These sweaters are so ridiculously comfortable, and as a plus-sized woman comfortable AND cute can be hard to find. The pockets do jut out a bit weirdly when you first get it, but once you wash it that will go away. This actually fit as expected." —HappilyContent

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors and prints).

    31. A crying-eyes faux-leather overall dress meant to signify that "crying is badass" for my fellow sensitive rock stars out there. This'll take your moody fall vibes to a whole new level.

    model in black dress with adjustable straps and embroidered eyes trimmed with jewel teardrops, layered over a striped tee
    Dash Of Pep

    I'm a huge fan of this incredible NYC-based small business and their absolutely wild, whimsical clothes that my maximalist dreams are made of. I've visited their pop-ups a couple times and purchased some of their fun tops, and last time I was there I got to meet the lovely designer herself — who was rocking this dress!!!

    Get it from Dash of Pep for $135 (originally $175; available in sizes XS–3X).

    32. A mock-neck mini shift for a mod, appropriate-for-all seasons staple that's an excellent backdrop for all your bold jackets, shoes, and accessories, but would also be chic on its own with flats.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is cute. I’ll add leggings this winter to make the ultimate comfortable outfit. I ordered my regular size and it fit perfectly. I like it so much that I ordered another one in a different color." —Hillary

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 23 colors and prints).

    33. A comfy three-quarter-sleeve dress, which is way more than three-quarters awesome. You'll give it a 4/4, 10/10, or whatever you want to call it for versatility, style, and POCKETS!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Just received my dress today and I’m more than satisfied! It fits perfectly! As others have stated, the material and quality are excellent considering price. Can be worn year-round!" —Uniquity

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 13 colors and prints).

    34. A one-shoulder sweater dress, because the weather can't seem to decide it it's hot or cold and you can't either, TBH. We love a happy medium.

    Eloquii

    Promising review: "Super sharp, can't wait to wear it." —Belinda J.

    Get it from Eloquii for $99.95 (available in sizes 14/16–26/28 and in two colors).

    35. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    36. A long-sleeved T-shirt dress that seems basic, but is there anything basic about a pretty asymmetric hem or over 7,500 positive reviews? Didn't think so.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress fits GREAT and is so versatile!! I was able to create at least 10 different outfits with this dress. The quality is so perfect! I also ordered it in three other colors: brown, green, and rose pink!" —Sequeena Thompson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 44 colors and prints).

    Looking out the window and realizing the weather is perfect for your new fall dress:

    Disney

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

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