30 Fall Dresses Under $150 That We’re Currently Coveting

Fall-ing for these frocks

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fall dresses for under 150: collage of various models wearing inspired dresses against a soft yellow background
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Pumpkin spiced lattes and color-changing leaves, these are a few of our favorite (fall) things. With the crisp, welcoming air, all we want to do is cozy up next to the fire with a hot cocoa in hand while we sport our favorite fall dresses worthy of all the autumnal glory. After polling our editors, reading customer reviewers and sifting through the data to find the most-beloved dresses on the market, we curated a list of 30 gorgeous fall dresses that run the gamut from totally classic to chicly on trend that’ll take you from your tennis practice to the fall wedding you have coming up.

With options like the Abercrombie & Fitch Emerson poplin midi dress ($120) that you can wear sipping wine at a vineyard in Napa Valley to a Pomander Place turtleneck dress ($128) from Tuckernuck that’ll look so chic while you explore during your next fall vacation. We’ve even included fall dress selections that have regular, petite and plus size options available, so there’s bound to be a dress you’ll covet from the list below. (And did we mention they're all under $150?) Now all that’s left is to decide which you want to snag first.

Fall Dresses Under $150 at a Glance


Best Kaftan Dress

& Other Stories Pleated Midi Kaftan Dress

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Best Shirt Dress

The Soren Long-Sleeve Shirt Dress by Maeve

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Best Tiered Midi Dress

BTFBM Bohemian Floral Flowy Tiered Cocktail Dress

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Best Tennis Dress

NikeCourt Dri-FIT Slam Tennis Dress

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Best Puff-Sleeve Dress

A&F Emerson Poplin Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

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What Are the Best Fall Dress Trends for 2023?

Trends change with the seasons, and this year we’re seeing a ton of exciting styles. From rich neutrals and bright reds to peplum silhouettes that are making a comeback, you can expect to see an array of frocks that are flowy, vibrant, versatile and tailored. The Tomato Girl summer hasn’t sizzled off this fall, but as PureWow fashion editor Abby Hepworth mentions, “Brown was a surprising trend with which to kick off 2023, but it’s only become more popular as the year goes on. And now it’s been joined by other rich hues like cream, dark green, gray, butter yellow and caramel.” Basically, you’ll want to opt for luxurious neutrals that can stand the test of time in your closet. We’re also seeing a lot of voluminous puff sleeves and ruffled trim dresses, as celebrity fashion expert and TV host Cindy Conroy previously told us. And mini and midi dresses aren’t going anywhere anytime this season, so shop accordingly.

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Best Kaftan Dress

1. & Other Stories Pleated Midi Kaftan Dress


  • What We Like: short sleeves, kaftan design, flowy, pleated waist, lightweight, subtle hi-low, tie back details
  • What We Don't Like: wash on gentle cycle or dry clean, runs slightly large
  • Size range: XS to L
  • Material: lyocell

This short-sleeve dress with a kaftan design is both flowy and flattering around the waist, thanks to the pleats along the bodice. Plus, it has a deep V-neck that’s tasteful yet extremely alluring (and it gives you free reign over your jewelry options, too). It doesn’t stop there either. Constructed from 100 percent lyocell, you can expect to either wash this on a gentle cycle at home or dry clean it to preserve the longevity of your dress. But besides its lightweight, silk-like fabric, we can’t seem to get over the subtle high-low hem. Oh, and that back detailing, which includes three dainty ties to secure the back closed in the most darling way. Per the brand’s description, we suggest sizing down from your usual size as this breezy style purportedly runs large.

  • What We Like: lightweight, long sleeves, versatile styling
  • What We Don't Like: runs slightly large
  • Size range: XXS to XL (petite and plus size options available)
  • Material: cotton

Shirt dresses are always a good idea, especially come fall when the temps fluctuate from hot to cold like the flip of a switch. This seasonless tunic by Maeve has one working pocket on the chest and is made from a lightweight cotton that’s ultra-breathable so you won’t break a sweat while in those long sleeves. We also love how versatile it is when it comes to styling. One Anthropologie reviewer says, “I’ve worn [it] belted or unbelted and have gotten so many compliments. Seems intentionally oversized, so [it] definitely is on the larger end. [And it’s] comfortable but looks polished enough to wear to work, especially when belted.” We couldn’t agree more. Loop a thin belt around your waist and slide on your favorite heeled boots for the chicest look that’s both office appropriate and sexy for your dinner date at six. To dress it down, throw on one of your most comfortable pair of sneakers and sweaters for the coziest and chicest ‘fit.

  • What We Like: smocked bodice, tiered skirt, bohemian style, stretchy, modest, three-quarter sleeves, multiple colorways
  • What We Don't Like: inexpensive material, fit may vary
  • Size range: S to XXL
  • Material: polyester

Come fall, you’ll find us wearing smocked bodices and tiered dresses that we don’t have to think twice about, like this bohemian maroon number. It’s purportedly soft and has a good amount of stretch thanks to the smocked detailing that makes this a great pick whether you’re looking to entertain, hang out with the in-laws or attend a bridal shower. It has a modest neckline, flowy skirt and roomy three-quarter sleeves that have an elastic gathering near the end. “[I] wasn't sure about this dress when I bought it, but [I’m] pleasantly surprised,” says one Amazon customer. It’s made from “quality material [and comes] with a built-in skirt slip…[and it] covered up that little bit of mommy tummy pouch.” Speaking of moms, this is a great dress to wear when you’re pregnant, too. It even comes in a total of 31 colorways, from red and white floral print to purple and this deep burgundy.

Best Tennis Dress

4. NikeCourt Dri-FIT Slam Tennis Dress


  • What We Like: sweat-wicking, sheer mesh panels, back cutout, racerback, contoured scoop legs, machine-washable
  • What We Don't Like: requires line drying to preserve the fabric
  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Material: polyester, spandex

On or off the court, this Nike tennis dress serves in our book. Remember that fall dresses don’t have to be all fancy-shmancy gowns. When it comes to athleisure options, Nike does it best. This sweat-wicking dress has the faintest sheer mesh panels above the hips and along the back surrounding a small cutout, so you can stay cool and have some ventilation as you run to the kids’ soccer practices and grocery store. Designed to hug your body, this dress is fitted up top and has a supremely supportive racerback detailing. And under the mesh, the skirt flares slightly off the body, adding a free-flowing movement along your legs. We also can’t get over the contoured scoop along the sides of the legs.

Best Puff-Sleeve Dress

5. A&F Emerson Poplin Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

Abercrombie & Fitch

  • What We Like: tiered skirt, square neckline, ruching, puff sleeves, functional pockets, multiple colorways
  • What We Don't Like: limited stock
  • Size range: XXS to XXL (petite and tall options available)
  • Material: polyester blend

Everyone needs to own a dress that they can rely on for any occasion. Luckily, ultra-feminine dresses like this Abercrombie & Fitch frock exist. In fact, it’s a PureWow reader favorite, undoubtedly because of its flattering silhouette, ruched bodice, tiered skirt, square neckline (that’ll look great on bigger boobs, too) and puff short sleeves, all which make us want to frolic to and fro. It’s even available in a mini babydoll version ($80) if you want to show off a bit more leg. Oh, and the best part? It has the pockets. Who says dresses can’t be functional, too?

Best Sweatshirt Dress

6. Daily Practice by Anthropologie Turtleneck Side-Slit Dress

Daily Practice by Anthropologie

  • What We Like: comfortable, turtleneck, fitted, long sleeves, side slit
  • What We Don't Like: thin fabric may not hide lumps and bumps
  • Size range: XXS to XL (petite and plus size options available)
  • Material: rayon, polyester, elastane

“I’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight, flattering, high-quality turtleneck dress in a light color,” writes one Anthropologie reviewer, “and this is the best I’ve found so far. The fabric is thinner, so the dress hugs the body beautifully and I love the length, neckline and sleeves. It’s so chic! Perfect under a wool coat or on its own.” When we think of fall dresses, we think cozy, soft and, quite frankly, whatever will be most comfortable for when we go apple picking with the fam. And while we love our leggings, this number is a great option for when we’ve grown sick of them and desperately need to run a load of laundry. It has a slightly roomy turtleneck that’ll look great with some layered necklaces, and it has fitted long sleeves to keep you warm. Plus, it has a small side slit that makes it easy to walk in and is available in petite and plus sizing as well.

Top Turtleneck Dress

7. Pomander Place Hazelwood Vivianne Dress

Pomander Place

  • What We Like: turtleneck, boxy fit, three-quarter sleeves, shimmery fabric
  • What We Don't Like: may be short for tall women
  • Size range: XS to XXL
  • Material: rayon, polyester, nylon

Are you sensing a theme here? We can never have too many fall turtlenecks. It’s all we want to live in once the weather cools off, and this chic Pomander Place mini ticks off all the boxes. Not only is the neutral hazelwood a beautiful shade for fall, but the slightly boxy silhouette, three-quarter sleeves and relaxed turtleneck add just the right amount of character to this mini. The fabric even has the slightest shimmer, per the brand, making it a chic option when you want to be casual and elegant. “I found myself wearing the first one so much that I ordered another,” says one reviewer. “It washes well and doesn't hold wrinkles [and] is warm enough to layer with tights, a shirt underneath and scarf on the coldest days, or pair with bare legs on days that are a bit warmer. [It] easily dresses up or down with nice boots, casual tennis shoes, etc.” As for us, we’ll take a page from the model’s styling above and wear this with some knee-high boots.

Best Poplin Dress

8. Madewell Poplin Cutout Midi Dress


  • What We Like: cinched waist, chest cutout, tie closure at boobs
  • What We Don't Like: may be maxi length on short women
  • Size range: 00 to 16
  • Material: cotton

It may be fall, but that doesn’t mean we need to put our 100 percent cotton dresses away just yet, especially if you live in hotter climates that don’t tend to cool off come November. Don’t be fooled by the sweetness of this airy, crinkled poplin midi dress. Reviewers can’t get enough of its understated sexy appeal with features like a V-neck and small circular cinched cutout at the chest that helps it fit well across your boobs and is secured by a delicate tie closure. If you have big boobs, listen-up! One reviewer was thrilled to find a dress that fit her chest, raving, “If you have a larger chest, you will love the fit! The plunging neckline and peep hole puts it in the sexy category without running a try-hard look. I’m 5’4”, 140 [pounds and a] D cup. [It’s] very fitted in the chest and top torso, then [has a] nice A-line all the way down. And…it has pockets! Finally, a dress that doesn’t look like a tent or a second skin. I could see this being flattering on many.” Ditto.

Favorite Fall Pick

9. Free People Simone Dress

Free People

  • What We Like: blazer design, wrap style, lightweight material, snake print
  • What We Don't Like: might run too short on tall women
  • Size range: XS to L
  • Material: polyester

If you ask us, autumn isn’t complete without an orange dress. We love this Free People number from Revolve because it’s not too on-the-nose for fall, though it does match our pumpkin spice latte so well. It has an unconventional blazer-like wrap style that’s extremely lightweight thanks to that sateen fabric. One happy customer writes, “I felt so effortlessly sexy and sophisticated in this that I got it in orange and black! The medium (my usual size) was a bit big so I went with the small. For me, Free People typically runs a little large, so this was not surprising. I'm 5'4" and I loved that it was a little short, especially because the top part is modest. I did use a safety pin to secure the top part so that my bra would not show.” If you couldn’t tell from the picture, it has a subtle snake print all over the fabric that’ll look so sleek at the next happy hour gathering.

Best Wrap Dress

10. Everlane The Ribbed Wrap Midi Dress


  • What We Like: comfortable, adjustable waist tie, material has some stretch, dropped shoulder
  • What We Don't Like: runs slightly large
  • Size range: XXS to XXL
  • Material: viscose, recycled nylon

Wearing a wrap dress in the fall is like throwing on your favorite sweater or fuzziest robe. It’s comfortable, flattering and oh-so soft against your skin. The relaxed style falls right below your knees with an adjustable tie waist you can alter to your liking, and the rich neutral vibes of this cocoa brown are only going to keep gaining momentum as the year goes on. According to reviewers, the thick material has some stretch to it, and it features an elegant, dropped shoulder and wide, voluminous sleeve that makes it feel relaxed yet elevated enough to wear when you host a dinner party. Due to its stretchy nature and roomy sleeves, some customers note that this can run slightly big, but that’s nothing a size down can’t fix.

Favorite Open-Back Dress

11. SNDYS Lottie Dress


  • What We Like: breezy, weighted fabric, breathable, smocked waist, stretchy, back cut-out
  • What We Don't Like: weighted cotton fabric can feel very heavy with wear
  • Size range: XXS to XXL
  • Material: cotton

“I live on the west coast where falls are languid and warm enough to feel like a late summer’s afternoon,” says associate fashion commerce editor Stephanie Meraz. “So I’ve been searching for the fall version of the SNDYS Tahlia dress I couldn’t get enough of this summer. Lo and behold, the SNDYS Lottie dress was screaming my name. It’s in that same beautiful shade of brown that I’m sure will be everywhere this fall, and it’s made with that same weighted and thick cotton fabric that was both breathable and sturdy enough to withstand a breeze. And in true SNDYS fashion, it has a smocked waist that I can confirm gives and stretches easily. But what really sold me about this dress—besides the fact that it has the classiest fit—is the gorgeous back cut-out detail that shows just the right amount of skin.”

  • What We Like: simple, easy-to-wear, ribbed fabric, thick, easy care
  • What We Don't Like: material might show sweat stains or spills easily
  • Size range: 0 to 14
  • Material: jersey, cotton, elastane

If you’re looking for a simple, everyday dress that’ll fit you like a glove, look no further. This ribbed fabric is thick, not see-through and washes like a champ, per reviews. It also has a great amount of stretch that you’d hope to find in a ribbed dress, plus it has a becoming scoop neck that frames your décolletage and gives you ample room to dress it up with your beloved stack of necklaces. All this dress needs is the Jenni Kayne Cocoon cardigan our PureWow editors can’t get enough of and this autumnal ‘fit is complete.

Best Off-the-Shoulder Dress

13. Reformation Prudence Knit Dress


  • What We Like: knit and jersey material, stretchy, lightweight, soft, figure-flattering, multiple colorways
  • What We Don't Like: material runs thin, hand wash and dry flat
  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Material: Tencel, lyocell, spandex

“This fall, I’ll be showing a lot of bare shoulders and wearing lots and lots of knits,” declares Meraz. “Between this off-the-shoulder knit number and the sexy Reformation Eveline knit dress I purchased last week, it’s the only style I’ll be wearing, really. It’s made with a lightweight, soft and stretchy jersey that I know will hug my body so well, accentuating the little curves I do have—so, I can only imagine how stunning this will look on a curvy figure or mama-to-be who wants to show off her baby bump. And there’s nothing more annoying to me than when an off-the-shoulder dress can’t actually sit still (nobody needs to be lifting their dress up a million times a day), but this dress looks like it lays firmly against your chest without falling down or riding up.”

Best Tennis Dress

14. Athleta Fairway Dress


  • What We Like: soft, lightweight compression, all-way stretch, enhanced airflow, pleat detailing, mesh details, functionable pockets
  • What We Don't Like: unlined so it may be slightly sheer
  • Size range: XXS to XL
  • Material: recycled polyester, spandex

Whether you’re headed to the tennis courts or the golf course, this is the dress you’ll want to wear. Soft and supple, this Athleta dress is constructed with a woven fabric that features lightweight compression, all-way stretch and enhanced airflow that you’ll be thankful for once you break a sweat. It has a semi-fitted silhouette that skims over the body and flares out at the skirt, plus there’s a pleat detailing in the front that adds more room for movement. And as if that wasn’t enough, this sporty number also has a mesh opening at the back for ventilation, an adjustable zipper opening at the front and pockets to house your extra tennis balls, wallet or the whole gamut of essentials. One reviewer says the white shade can be slightly sheer, but it’s available to purchase in a periwinkle blue that’s more opaque and forgiving, too.

Favorite Barbiecore Dress Option

15. ASOS DESIGN Satin Midi Tea Dress


  • What We Like: vibrant, glossy finish, silky fabric, lace-up back detailing
  • What We Don't Like: more of an occasion dress
  • Size range: 0 to 14
  • Material: polyester

We’ve seen a lot of Barbiecore recently, and while we’re hoping to say goodbye to the bright Pepto Bismol pinks, we’ve agreed to let a muted, soft pink run its course this fall, as in this feminine and flirty tea dress from ASOS. This classic satin number is easy to dress up with a pair of heels or down with a pair of cool sneakers. It has a floral design throughout that incorporates hints of deep green, and the drapey fabric is naturally glossy and silky-smooth against your skin. Our favorite detail has to be the lace-up crisscross back detail, which you can tie to your liking and let the strings drape dramatically down your back.

PureWow Reader Favorite

16. Pomander Place Khaki Finley Flutter Sleeve Dress

Pomander Place

  • What We Like: oversize sleeves, V-neckline, boxy fit, subtle high-low hem
  • What We Don't Like: material may feel chilly as temps drop
  • Size range: XXS to XL
  • Material: cotton

ICYDK, this Pomander Place beauty is a PureWow reader-favorite dress, and we totally get why. This flirty frock is the perfect neutral shade of beige for fall, has the most darling oversize flutter sleeves and the classiest V-neckline that isn’t too plunge-forward. We also can’t help but obsess over the boxy fit that complements the mini silhouette so well. As if that wasn’t enough to convince us to add to cart, it has a hem that runs slightly longer along the back, making what would normally be a slightly risqué mini dress a modest outfit that you can wear whenever. Come the brisk weather, you can add some tights and loafers or boots to keep warm while you enjoy that bruschetta and wine al fresco.

Best Strapless Mini Dress

17. COS Linen-Blend Mini Bustier Dress


  • What We Like: trending, bustier design, square neckline, concealed zipper, front darts, detachable straps
  • What We Don't Like: needs line drying
  • Size range: 2 to 14
  • Material: linen, viscose, elastane, cotton lining

Just because it’s about to get chillier doesn’t mean you have to put away sleeveless styles until spring. In fact, strapless clothes are having a major moment right now, and if you want to make this more office- or cold weather-appropriate, add a tissue-thin long-sleeve tee underneath this dress or toss a light jacket over top to keep warm. “Come fall, I'd wear it with an oversize button-down, scrunched-up socks and loafers for daytime, then copy the website’s styling and pair it with flared pants for night,” says PureWow wellness director Sarah Stiefvater. This ‘90s-inspired bustier dress is such a classic LBD that has a true straight, square neckline, concealed zip closure and front darts that give it that structured and polished shape. And we know that strapless isn’t always the most comfortable option, but great news, this dress comes with adjustable spaghetti straps that can be added or detached.

Favorite Shirt Dress

18. Banana Republic Poplin Knee-Length Shirtdress

Banana Republic

  • What We Like: roomy, mid-length sleeves, structured point collar, button closure, multiple colors
  • What We Don't Like: material will wrinkle easily
  • Size range: XXS to XXL
  • Material: cotton

PureWow’s senior editor Dana Dickey is looking for a versatile dress that’ll fit her coastal lifestyle. “These slightly puffed, mid-length sleeves are what I want to wear to stay cool, but [they’re] not too bare in the dog days of summer. Then, when cooler weather comes, I’ll layer it over a tissue turtleneck and tights,” she says. What’s more, it’s a flexible transitional dress that can be worn for a myriad of events. It has a structured point collar, button-front closure and button cuffs at the end of the sleeves Dickey mentioned, plus it comes in a crisp white and ink black version, too. And let’s not forget that chest pocket. Need we say more?

Best Autumnal Midi Dress

19. Lulus Graceful Impression Floral Print Midi Dress


  • What We Like: midi length, V-neckline, cinched waistband, lined, flared skirt
  • What We Don't Like: shiny material may wrinkle easily
  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Material: polyester

We’re all about an orange and black floral dress that reminds us of the changing colors of the leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything and fire pits in the crisp weather. This Lulus stunner is a true midi length and has a V-neck that meets at the top of the cinched waistband. The dress is fully lined and features a keyhole closure at the back and hidden side zipper, so you won’t have to worry about slipping this over your head and getting stuck. (We’ve been there.) It’s a traditional A-line cut, so the skirt of the dress flares out and will sashay as you walk, and there’s even a tie at the back of the dress that gives you more control over how tight or loose you want the waist to sit.

Outstanding Red Dress

20. J.Crew Cecily Dress


  • What We Like: vibrant color, short sleeves, V-neckline, back opening, machine-washable
  • What We Don't Like: no elastic in the arm holes
  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Material: cotton

Who says you can’t be a Tomato Girl all year round? In this red number from J.Crew, a Tomato Girl fall is looking like the right move. Made with 100 percent cotton, this fiery dress is lined and has voluminous, dramatic short sleeves, which are completed with the elegant V-neckline and small back opening that show just the right amount of skin for our liking. Psst…it’s machine-washable, so it’s also really easy to care for. And it’s 50 percent off, so we suggest snatching yours fast before it starts to sell out as we predict.

Favorite Polka Dot Dress

21. Zara Linen Blend Polka Dot Midi Dress


  • What We Like: classy, belted, waist-defining, functional pockets, buttoned, front darts
  • What We Don't Like: white, unlined interior fabric shows through at the slit
  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Material: viscose, linen

“I’ve been on the hunt for THAT Pretty Woman dress for what seems like my whole entire life,” says Meraz. “You know the one Julia Roberts wears when she accompanies Richard Gere to the horse races. And this Zara polka dot dress comes close to the real deal. It has the belt detailing that cinches the waist in, much like Vivienne’s did in the movie, and I also prefer that this one has short, cuffed sleeves—unlike the original, which was sleeveless—since I feel more comfortable when my wide shoulders are covered. And it has pockets, does that make this one better than the original?” We’ll let you decide for yourselves. In addition to Meraz’s favorite things, this Zara dress features buttons down the face of the frock and front darts that make the waist appear smaller.

Best Sweatshirt Dress

22. UpWest Super Soft Sweatshirt Dress


  • What We Like: sweatshirt material, functional pockets, soft, three-quarter zip, drop-waist
  • What We Don't Like: might lay too thick and stiff on the body
  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Material: cotton, recycled polyester

PureWow’s assistant commerce editor Natalie LaBarbera has her eye on “this cute little sweatshirt dress that feels like a fall version of the usual exercise dresses.” Made with a cotton and recycled polyester blend, this relaxed dress has functional pockets and purportedly feels buttery soft against your skin, just like your favorite sweatshirt. The dress is constructed with a three-quarter zip that can transform the relaxed collar into a loose turtleneck if zipped all the way, plus it has a darling drop-waist. Pickleball when it’s chilly out suddenly doesn’t sound so bad.

Favorite Navy Blue Dress

23. Azazie Express Yourself Floral Print Wrap Dress


  • What We Like: floral print, flowy sleeves, slit, wrap design
  • What We Don't Like: material is thin and not lined
  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Material: polyester, spandex

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: We love wrap dresses, especially wrap dresses that look like this cutie from Azazie. The slightly moody, navy blue floral print is a super cute way to incorporate some foliage in your fashion when it gets chillier. The blue is such a flattering hue on a ton of complexions and the short, flowy sleeves make for a comfortable wear. There’s even a sexy slit that will show off your legs as you walk. Our only qualm with this is that it’s not lined, but luckily the loud print will distract from the thin fabric.

Best Fall Silk Dress

24. Quince Tencel Rib Knit Maxi Slip Dress


  • What We Like: machine-washable, bias cut, lightweight, hypo-allergenic, thermoregulating, adjustable straps
  • What We Don't Like: material will show stains or spills easily
  • Size range: XS to XL
  • Material: mulberry silk

Your fall wardrobe is not complete without a sleek, silky slip dress. Good news: Quince has a gorgeous midi dress made from 100 percent mulberry silk that’s washable and great for layering. A true bias cut, this dress will drape off your body and feel so soft against your skin because of that lightweight fabric. According to the brand, the, “silk fiber contains 18 kinds of amino acids that make it amazing for skin nourishment, hypo-allergenic and naturally thermoregulating to help maintain body temperature.” Oh, and it has adjustable straps, too, so you don’t have to visit the seamstress for alterations. This fall, we’ll be styling this with our favorite buttoned cardigan or fisherman sweater. On second thought, it’d also be a head-turner worn over some knee-length boots.

Top Fall Slip Dress

25. J.Crew Gwyneth V-Neck Slip Dress


  • What We Like: easy to style, versatile, soft material, machine-washable, bra-friendly
  • What We Don't Like: cupro material can slightly shrink when exposed to hot water
  • Size range: 00 to 24 (petite and tall size options available)
  • Material: cupro, viscose

This J.Crew Gwyneth slip dress is another PureWow reader-favorite dress. And while it’s such a no-brainer for summer, it’s also surprisingly suitable for the autumn months. It’s made of a cupro blend that’s more durable than silk and will feel luxuriously soft and smooth against your body. Plus, it’s machine-washable, folks. Besides the difference of materials, we love how this frock distinguishes itself from the rest of the slip dress bunch with its thicker straps that can hide a bra and small V-neck. It’s one of those slip dresses that looks complete without all the extras, but don’t be fooled, we’ll be copying the brand’s styling and tying a blue sweater around our waist ASAP.

Best Ribbed Dress

26. En Saison Emily Rib A-Line Mini Dress

En Saison

  • What We Like: sweater material, ribbed design, mock neck, flared long sleeves, stretchy
  • What We Don't Like: dry clean only
  • Size range: XS to L
  • Material: polyester, nylon, acrylic, metallic fibers, wool

Twiggy vibes, anyone? This ‘60s-style sweater dress is a stunner, from the mock neck to the flared long sleeves that are fun, dramatic and cozy. The fabric is fully ribbed throughout, making it especially complimentary on any body shape and super stretchy, too. The hem of the dress slightly flares out and mirrors the shape of the sleeves. While it’s constructed with a polyester blend, it does contain some wool that will make this feel that much warmer once the weather cools. To properly care for it and preserve the material, you will need to dry clean this, but that’s something we’re willing to commit to. Pair it with beige heels for the ultimate monochromatic look.

Favorite Little Grey Dress

27. A&F Shell Mini Sweater Dress

Abercrombie & Fitch

  • What We Like: fitted, accentuates your curves, sweater material, mock neck
  • What We Don't Like: stretchy material may not hide lumps and bumps
  • Size range: XXS to XL (petite and tall lengths available)
  • Material: viscose, nylon

This one’s for all the Carrie Bradshaw fans. If you’ve always wanted to recreate that little grey dress moment from season two but didn’t know where to begin, this mini number from Abercrombie & Fitch will do the trick. Just like the Sex and the City dress, this one hugs the figure, accentuating your natural curves. We love that it has a sweater-like yarn fabric and true mock neck that you’ll be thankful for come chillier days and nights. Whether you’re looking to recreate Bradshaw’s iconic look or just want to add another staple mini dress to your collection, we highly suggest that you don’t pass on this.

Best Little Black Dress

28. REISS Sonia Knitted Bodycon Dress


  • What We Like: asymmetrical neckline, dropped hemline, bodycon fit
  • What We Don't Like: materiallooks slightly see-through, per the brand’s imaging
  • Size range: XS to L
  • Material: viscose, polyester, nylon, elastane

“Everybody needs an LBD and I love the unique neckline of this one,” says commerce director Nicole Briese. And the asymmetric neckline caught her eye for good reason. For one, it falls intentionally off the shoulder, showing off a sexy yet tasteful amount of skin. And that drape-like fit effortlessly frames the collarbone like a work of art. But what really caught our eye is how this bodycon dress can almost pass as separates—a sweater and wrapped skirt with a dropped hemline. And there’s nothing more appealing to us than wearing a conversation starter, especially one with ribbed trims at that. If you want to embrace the edgy vibes, we suggest throwing on a leather jacket and combat boots for the full effect.

Best Cheetah Print Dress

29. Mango Animal Print Midi Dress


  • What We Like: animal print, figure-hugging, sheer details, slightly stretchy
  • What We Don't Like: no pockets
  • Size range: 0 to 20
  • Material: polyester, elastane

This Mango midi dress is a beautiful option for any occasion. Not for the faint of heart, the soft cheetah print is always a popular (and sometimes risky) choice amongst animal prints. But we love the subdued coloring of this semi-stretchy fabric, as it makes it easier to style and has this air of sophisticated sexiness that will look great on any body shape, including expecting mamas. The dress is straight and fitted throughout the body, slightly tapering off around the legs and gathering around the side of the waist. Psst…the long sleeves are sheer, too. Chelsea boots, sneakers, heels, what-have-you, the shoe is bound to complement this sultry number. Then you can add a sweater or leather jacket to complete your fall look.

Best Transitional Fall Dress

30. Luxedo Norwalk Red Floral Print Midi Dress


  • What We Like: comfortable, puff sleeves, smocked bodice, vibrant pattern
  • What We Don't Like: can’t easily wear with a jacket
  • Size range: 0 to 20
  • Material: polyester, spandex

Flowy, flirty and floral. This Luxedo stunner is the perfect option to wear as a transitional fall dress. Its vibrant red floral sprint and puff sleeves can garner attention immediately as you walk into a room. It’s only fitting to own as we look to incorporating more bold reds into our wardrobe. The dress is designed with a strapless top and off-the-shoulder sleeves, but fret not, as the bodice is smocked and the sleeves are made with elastic—aka, your dress isn’t going anywhere. One reviewer was so satisfied with her purchase, saying, “Stunning dress! Vibrant colors, comfortable to the max, adequate length.” Comfortable, too? We’re sold.

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Stephanie Meraz

Associate Fashion Commerce Editor

Stephanie Meraz is PureWow’s Associate Fashion Commerce Editor. Stephanie is a natural savant in the fashion, beauty, and dating & relationships beats. She has over 22+ years...
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