6 Must-Have Dresses for Fall

Polished, timeless frocks to wear all autumn (and winter) long.


H&M Flared Dress


Channel this season’s 70s trend with a fun, graphic pattern. Complete the look with flat over-the-knee boots for a style that will take you from Saturday errands to evening drinks—no changing required. Available in four colors.

To buy: $30, hm.com.

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Zara Herringbone Dress


Update your work wardrobe with this chic twist on a classic sheath. Its traditional, office-friendly fabric mixed with a modern, midi-length cut will make it your new go-to for interviews or important meetings.

To buy: $70, zara.com.

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Eva Mendes Collection Maria Striped Jacquard Dress


For a playful vibe, turn to a bold color like this very wearable shade of emerald (deeper “jewel” shades of any color tend to look great against any skin tone). Dress it up for cocktails with mix-and-match layered necklaces, or down for weekend brunch with cute flats and a cardigan.

To buy: $80, nyandcompany.com.

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Ann Taylor Abstract Wrap Dress


The adjustable waist on most wrap dresses make them a great option for women with curves. This one’s tie-waist and long sleeves create a flattering silhouette, and the small-scale pattern has a slimming effect.

To buy: $129, anntaylor.com.

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Donna Morgan Mock Dress Knit Shift Dress


On chilly days, belt a draped sweater over this simple shift for an effortlessly layered look. An added bonus: Sleeves that hit just above the elbow provide a little extra coverage for those who don’t dare to bare. Available in three colors.

To buy: $138, shop.nordstrom.com.

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Massimo Dutti Black Dress With Belled Sleeves


Every season needs an LBD as a staple. This one’s long sleeves and heavyweight fabric will transition easily into winter. While it’s still warm, try it with on-trend laced flats. Come colder weather, keep it cozy with opaque tights and heeled booties.

To buy: $140, massimodutti.com.

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