It’s Not Too Late To Grab These Fall-Flexible Summer Dresses

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Though we want to keep the ease of throwing on a dress going through fall, not all of the frocks we've been wearing this summer are going to make the cut. So, if you're still itching to buy a few new pieces before temperatures start to drop, you've got to be strategic: Focus on ones you can easily wear solo now, but can layer over a tee or turtleneck in a couple of months.
"[Right now], it’s that awkward time of year when we’re all a little sick of our favorite smocks and slips even though the season’s far from over (ignore those back-to-school posts)," Marissa Gibbons, Parcel's co-founder and CEO, tells Refinery29, " but it’s just late enough in the game to feel guilty about buying another flirty, flowery number." And that's where these transitional dresses come in.
According to Parcel's data, "more people than ever are buying dresses right now." Gibbons adds: "Whether the answer is a fall floral or jumper-style perfect for layering over a tee, we’ve got tons of exceptions to this EOS dress conundrum — no obvious sweater dresses included."
Ahead, we've rounded up 11 options that'll take you from the August sweat to the October cool. Dresses may be simple, but these ones prove they can also be multifunctional. Now bring on the layering. (Er, maybe not just yet).