16 Long-Sleeve Dresses That Aren't Boring

Whenever we have the opportunity to kill a few trends with one stone, we take it. And, it turns out most fall dresses are like little fashion burritos, with all of the styles we're loving right now bundled into one easy-to-wear item. Football sleeves? Ditsy florals? Ruffles, suede, and asymmetric hemlines? Check, check, check.

So when you're ready to shop for next season, take note of how many trends you can tackle with just one piece — if you're going to be wearing this frequently, you want it function as an entire outfit all on its own. Because really, why should any dress only check one box? From here on out, all of our purchases have to be filling at least three.

It may seem like a tall order, but the 16 dresses ahead will have us covered all autumn long — just throw an ankle bootie into the mix and we can basically get dressed in the dark from September through November.

A body-skimming floral number will have your fall feeling anything but frumpy.

ASOS Maxi Tea Dress in Floral Print, $48, available at ASOS.
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This ruffle-sleeved red frock is just one of the many stylish dresses you'll find at T.J.Maxx.

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We love a dress with sleeves perfect for scrunching up.

Zara Striped Shirt-Style Tunic, $69.90, available at Zara.
Add some magenta to your autumn palette.

H&M Dress with Standup Collar, $59.99, available at H&M.
Long sleeves, short skirt: Total win.

La Vie Adeline Floral Dress, $295, available at Rebecca Taylor.
You can still show a little shoulder when things start to cool down.

Ellery Mississippi Twill Midi Dress, $1,460, available at Net-A-Porter.
Never met a plaid we didn't like.

Ganni Charron Shirt Dress, $235, available at Ganni.
Crisp white is chic as can be.

Le Yiel Asummetric Hemline Dress, $272, available at W Concept.
A bit Little House on The Prairie? That means you're doing it right.

Joseph Josie Floral Print Silk Midi Dress, $595, available at MatchesFashion.com.
Don't argue with the classics.

J.Crew Long-sleeve Striped Dress, $88, available at J.Crew.
We're still trying to bring the polo dress back.

Altuzarra Olivia Rib-Knit Shirtdress, $995, available at Barneys.
This one is begging to be layered over a turtleneck.

Veda Slip Leather Dress Black, $498, available at Veda.
Suede all day.

L.K. Bennett Ria Suede Dress, $995, available at L.K. Bennett.
No explanation required for this LBD.

Rachel Rachel Roy Off The Shoulder Ponte Dress, $83.40, available at Nordstrom.
Wrap dresses, always.

Kimchi Blue Ruffle Midi Wrap Dress, $69, available at Urban Outfitters.
The sheer panel on this mini adds a bit of a day-to-night touch.

Allen Schwartz Baylee Shift Dress, $340, available at Allen Schwartz.
This vintage-inspired mini will pair well with tights and boots.

Rolla's Long Sleeve Bones Dress, $114, available at Lisa Says Gah.
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