It may be an unpopular opinion, but fall dresses are the heroes of transseasonal style. Worried about fluctuating temperatures, wet sidewalks and frequent fog in October? We hear you, but these are all the things that make dressing up in the fall so perfect. You get a nice breeze to fluff up your dress, endless layering options to keep warm, and the general sadness just means channeling your inner practical magic sister. But as if that weren’t enough, this season also highlights some of the most interesting trends we’ve seen in years.
With accessible style spotted during New York and Copenhagen fashion weeks, you can actually wear a ton of the trends highlighted during this year’s pre-fall collections. There are maximalist maxis for anyone not afraid to be the loudest dresser in the room, modern knits ranging from structural fishnet to draped fishnet, classic “Home on the Range” outfits for a gamble safer, and some generic options too.
Fall is all about layering up and down, and no item of clothing is as nice as a dress, so no matter what trend you dive into, there is no limit to outfit combinations. Below, find the best fall dresses to kick off your standout fall looks. (And yes, those cowboy boots you just bought would go well with all of them.)