As we reunite with all the wonderful aspects of cozy season (hot beverages, retreats to log cabins, and, of course, candles galore), we've also begun to dabble in the world of cozy sweaters and cardigans again. Fortunately, dress season did not end with the warm weather, so there are a number of fabulous fall dresses just waiting to be paired with your favorite chunky loafers or black booties. But which one to pick?
While there are some fall trends you can count on to make a comeback as soon as temperatures start to drop (we're talking sleeves, plaid, and sweater-inspired styles), others are more of the minute, like smocked bodices, eye-catching cutouts, and prints. Whether you want an everyday piece, the best fall wedding guest dresses, or a work-approved style, we turned to shoppers themselves to help us find the top picks for the season ahead. They've left a plethora of ratings and in-depth reviews across the best-selling styles from all our go-to retailers, like Everlane, J.Crew, Free People, and beyond. We've followed the proverbial breadcrumbs in order to round up 16 of the best fall dresses on the internet right now.
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