Given the intensity with which we follow every change and shift in the sartorial breeze, some might dismiss us as “trend junkies” — but we prefer the term “students of fashion," thank you very much. Although, we’ll admit: no matter how you spin it, we’re always hot on the trail of the next big thing, and there’s nothing like a change in seasons to put us on high alert for what’s new in the wardrobe world. And while we want the scoop on every single category, it's the dress that holds the key to fall wardrobe domination. No other item of clothing has the power to make (or break) an entire outfit in a single zip or button.
With this in mind, we hit our favorite stores, brands, and influencers to figure out which frock-adjacent trends were the most prominent this season — and more importantly, which styles were the most exciting, wearable, and the coziest. We found it all: mega-floral midis, slinky python-printed mesh dresses, office-friendly frocks made of leather, and an evolved form of the prairie gown that we can’t wait to get lost in. Click through to see the six autumn dress trends we're falling for right now, and find the one that’s right for you.
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