The fall is officially here, which means cue the pumpkin-spiced everything, leafy retreats to log cabins, and of course, cozy knits. But if you thought the end of summer also meant the end of the dress, let us remind you that there are a number of fabulous fall frocks just waiting to be paired with your favorite pair of autumn-ready chunky loafers. But which one to pick?
While there are some fall dress 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 and cardigans that can double as a dress. Whether you want to go classic or cheeky, sleek or simple, fancy or fun, we turned to shoppers themselves to help us find the top picks for the season ahead. They've left ratings and reviews across the best-selling styles from all our go-to retailers, like Madewell, Anthropologie, Free People, and beyond. We've followed the proverbial bread crumbs in order to round up 21 of the best fall dresses on the internet right now.
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