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The idea of back-to-school shopping never really leaves our consciousness, even if some of us haven't stepped foot in an academic environment in decades. Ever since we were wee little fashion people, fall dresses were always at the top of our shopping lists. Sweater dresses, sleeved sheaths, and flowing gowns look even better when layered with fall sweaters and jackets, and now's the time to start filling in the holes you have in your cool-weather dressing deck. So, skip the Cliffs' Notes and get ready to take notes—you won't find yourself left behind a grade with this sartorial study-guide.