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There’s a slight chill in the air, the trees are shedding their leaves, and the sun is going down just a little earlier these days. That’s right – fall is almost with us, which means it’s time for a little wardrobe rejig. We’re thinking easy-to-dress neutral pieces, wrap dresses, maxis, and t-shirt babydoll styles will be just right to see us through the season. So check out eight of our favourite affordable dresses for fall – just be sure to have your seasonal accessories at the ready.
1. 1950s Vintage Pencil Dress
Coming in nine different colours, this flattering and versatile classic pencil dress with asymmetrical neckline is one to sport throughout fall. It’ll go perfectly with smart heels for work meetings and after-work functions, and just as beautifully for weekend lunches with a chunky scarf, comfy flats and a blazer. And if you love a good ’50s dress with a flattering fit, but this one isn’t quite right, Muxxn has so many other styles available, all at the right price.
MUXXN 1950s Vintage Pencil Dress, $41 – $43 at Amazon.
2. Printed V-Neck Long Sleeve Shirt Dress
This long sleeve number, in dark orange and navy, is the perfect fall dress. Pair with boots, slouchy hat and a leather jacket for a perfect boho chic look or wear open over jeans and a top for optimal layering. Yes, it’s that versatile.
Uniqlo Printed V-Neck Long Sleeve Shirt Dress, $50 at Uniqlo.
3. Off Shoulder Maxi Romper Dress
Depending on your work, you might get away with this in the office. But if this is one to save for weekends, this super-easy rayon floral romper/maxi dress is the perfect dress to make the transition from summer to fall. For those occasionally warm late summer days, get this one out of your wardrobe, and you won’t look back. When the temperature drops, pair with a long cardigan and boots and you’re good to go.
BIUBIU Off Shoulder Split Maxi Romper Dress, $29 – $58 at Amazon.
4. Knit Crew Neck Tie Front Tunic Dress
Sometimes, simple works best and this comfortable dress is not only oh-so-cozy, but flattering too. Tie the waist a little tighter for a more cinched look, and looser for something a little more casual. It also comes in mustard, for those of you missing that summer sunshine and want to keep the colour alive through your clothes. Layer with a blazer for a little more warmth.
Le Chateau Knit Crew Neck Tie Front Tunic Dress, $90 at Le Chateau.
5. Floral Maxi Wrap Dress
With seven different colour options, this floral maxi wrap dress oozes effortless chic, and as the days get cooler this will keep the floaty summer vibes with you as long as possible. Think pairing with block heels, a dark lip and loose hair for the perfect fall look. And with long sleeves, you might even get away with no jacket at all.
LANISEN Maxi Casual Wrap Dress, $32 at Amazon.
6. Short Sleeve Casual T-Shirt Dress
Who doesn’t love a loosely fitted t-shirt dress? A perfect choice for bare legs, leggings, or pantyhose, this versatile option will go with printed favourites like scarves, coats of any colour or style, and with all your knee high boots and booties. It comes in 32 different colour and print options, so why not find the one for you?
OMZIN Short Sleeve Loose T-Shirt Dress, $22 – $28 at Amazon.
7. Cable Knit Long Sleeve
Warm up with this sweater dress that will take you right through to the cold winter. Layer a turtleneck underneath for when the temperature starts to drop and pair with thigh-high boots for the ultimate in warm weather dressing. Chic and practical!
Uniqlo Cable Knit Long Sleeve Dress, $50 at Uniqlo.
8. Off Shoulder Maxi Tie Dye Dress
If you want to hold on to the summer floaty feeling but still keep a little coverage, this maxi dress has got you, well, covered. From the cotton fabric to carefree tie dye pattern, this’ll have you reminiscing about days on the beach even as you bundle up with thick, cozy scarves and chunky boots.
BIUBIU Off Shoulder Maxi Tie Dye Dress, $30 – $41 at Amazon.
9. Evie Midi Dress
At $160, this midi dress is the most expensive of our dress selections, but it’s also the one you could easily wear to a fall or even winter wedding. Add a pair of heels, some sparkly earrings and you’re good to go. For day, dress down with a pair of boots or even some casual sneakers.
Evie Midi Dress, $160 at Ever New Melbourne.