31 Fall Dresses If You Want To Look Put-Together

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Dresses: So easy to throw on, often just as comfortable as leggings. That’s the truth.

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A square-neck midi ideal for frolicking through pumpkin patches in an ethereal “I was a fairy in a past life” kind of way. This is an easy one-and-done outfit that requires less effort than matching a top to your favorite leggings, plus the breezy material will feel lovely against your skin.

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Promising review: “I wore the orange one to my cousin’s fall wedding and I didn’t want to take it off. It is SO COMFORTABLE! The material is nice and I am considering buying another color. It can get a bit wrinkly, but I just threw it in the dryer for a bit and shook it out and it touched up nicely. Buy it! You’ll feel like a character from a Jane Austen novel.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 15 colors).


A sleeved bodycon because is there anything more autumnal than a high-neck, ribbed, and sleeved dress rolled into one? I think not. Throw in an orange hue and OTK boots, and a phantom scent of pumpkin spice will follow you to the ends of the earth.


Promising review: “This is the perfect dress for autumn photos and everyday wear! So comfortable and fits beautifully! This is a closet staple you need.” —Sharon S. 

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in nine colors). 


A tiered baby doll mini taking a page from the Disney 365 book (if you know, you know) because it can truly be worn any day of the damn year. We love a piece that doesn’t need to be vacuum-sealed with the change of season.

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Promising review: “I love this dress! It fit perfectly! I am 5’10” and struggle finding dresses that are not ‘too short.’ This was a perfect length. The bottom half of the dress is lined, which makes it completely opaque. It is a thin material that makes steaming extremely easy and fast. I worn this to an Atlanta Braves game in 100-plus-degree weather and was able to keep cool. Perfect addition to my wardrobe.” —karmen howard

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S–2XL and six colors).


A mini cami dress featuring button detailing for a look that screams “I tried” but requires merely 10 seconds of effort. Throw this on, fasten a messy bun, and et voilà. Throw on a plaid top for extra warmth if necessary.


Promising review: “I absolutely love this dress. It was so light and comfortable, I got it for a trip to the Florida Keys and I was upset that I didn’t have a different one for every day I was there.” —Amy 

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 21 colors). 


A belted shirtdress donning fall’s unofficial fabric of choice: corduroy. It makes suede, flannel, faux leather, etc. look like an afterthought.

Nasty Gal

Get it from Nasty Gal for $27.60 (originally $69, available in sizes 12–20 and in two colors). 


A batwing-sleeve dress that rivals your favorite blanket for softness. Reviewers swear by the below for both comfort *and* style; just add some stilettos and jewelry to zhuzh it up for RSVP-requiring occasions.


Promising review: “Super cute, comfortable dress. Not too thick, but still warm. Comes with a little snap button and thread you can sew on the front chest area, in case you need to be sure nothing comes popping out!” —jessica 

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 13 colors). 


A belted tunic dress you can consider multiple outfits in one purchase due to how versatile it is. Wear it by its lonesome *or* add leggings and a faux-leather vest for a look that, well, looks completely new.

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Promising review: “I LOVE this dress/tunic. Fits perfectly. Nice enough to wear to work (teacher) and comfy. The flannel is not too thick and perfect on cool days for a tank underneath as another layer.” —you rock

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXXL and in 14 colors).


A knit shirtdress available in petite, regular, and tall lengths, meaning this ‘fit will feel custom tailored to your body. We love going about our day with the knowledge that our assets aren’t on the brink of exposure due to a too-short mini.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $58.65 (originally $69, available in sizes XXS–XL and in three colors and petite, regular, and tall lengths). 


A tiered maxi with the word “layering” down to a science. Leather motos, denim jackets, plaid button-downs — the outerwear world is your oyster when combined with the neutral dress below.


Promising review: “Love this dress. It fits perfectly and the fabric is soft and comfortable. Love that it has pockets! It’s the perfect summer dress but also great for fall with a jacket.” —KB 

Get it from Amazon for $59.90 (available in sizes XXS–3X and in three colors). 


A surplice maxi dress that won’t feel like a surplus of fabric when humidity and sweat glands kick into overdrive during false fall. In fact, the material feels lightweight and breathable despite the longer length — it even makes for the perfect pregnancy and post-bebe ‘fit.


Promising review: “Wow. I am blown away by this dress. I am six months pregnant in South Georgia so I was looking for something comfortable and easy to wear in this heat while pregnant. This dress is SO soft. Like the softest dress I own! I like that I can also use it as an easy-access breastfeeding dress after the baby comes.” —Libby Henkels

Get it from Amazon for $29.50 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 colors).


A pleated midi dress that can truly fall anywhere in the fancy-to-casual spectrum depending on the accessories you decide to fish out of your closet. Pair it with sneaks for date night, heels for that small wedding ceremony, tomayto, tomahto, you’ll look fabulous.


Promising review: “This dress is a winner for me as it fits just right. It is simple yet beautiful and can be dressed up or down. The color I picked is a true wine/burgundy and flows just the way I want it to.” —Ola

Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in six colors).


A midi and kimono duo to take away the “but what will I layer this with?” headache that comes from having to scour your entire wardrobe for a single matching piece.


Get it from Boohoo for $25 (originally $50, available in sizes 12–14 and in five colors). 


A lace V-neck dress for anyone who has had a Pinterest board titled “Boho Wedding” for the past decade. This is stunning, lightweight, and screams mason jar drinking glasses (plus is also available in a ton of hues, which means you can just as easily wear this as a bride *or* a wedding guest).

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Promising review: “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I ordered this dress and will never regret it. It was beautiful and light. It was 100 degrees at our wedding and I was able to stay pretty comfortable in this dress. I have gotten so many compliments on it! If you want a dress that’s gorgeous and doesn’t break the bank and is beyond comfortable, this is it.” —Summer

Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 26 colors).


The iconic Hill House nap dress, literally designed with an ultra-soft fabric intended for (surprise) napping. Stylish afternoon siestas await.

Hill House

Get it from Hill House for $125 (available in sizes XXS–2XL and in four colors). 


A T-shirt dress with a 1,000% guarantee of turning you into a fashion blogger stat, no significant Instagram following required. There’s just something about a tie waist — amirite, folks?


Promising review: “The go-to dress. With a nice-weight fabric and a front tie, this very comfortable T-shirt dress is kicked up a notch into a decent-looking outfit. I love how I can just throw it on, add earrings and a pair of flats or heels, and I get compliments for being nicely dressed. I love the pockets! Whenever I take a trip, this easily packable dress comes with me. I bought gray and blue, and then this year I bought green. All are true to color.” —PAM

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 16 colors).


A floral tank dress ideal for spring, summer, and fall. Add a denim jacket and combat boots for a look that says “Halloween is nigh as evident by my outerwear and footwear choice.”

Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $29.99 (available in sizes 0X–4X and in two colors). 


An off-shoulder bardot mini because no, you do not want to go out tonight, but yes, you did RSVP last week. Presenting at least one less headache: this dress. It goes with every shoe and accessory, plus the material is comfortable and doesn’t feel restrictive (despite the fact that it’s a bodycon).


Promising review: “This dress was perfect for my anniversary dinner. It was super comfortable and hugged all of my curves. I got tons of compliments while wearing this too! I loved it!” —Joslyn Dorsey 

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 0X–5X and in 12 colors). 


A sweatshirt dress for making the word “cozy” come to mind. Mock-neck weather is back, pets, and what better way to celebrate than with the below? I’ll be taking both colors. Thanks.


Get it from UpWest for $58 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors). 


A flowy maxi that’s just inspired me to scour Airbnb for a staycation in the middle of nowhere. I can picture it already: surrounded by nature, drinking coffee in a semi-modern cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows…all while wearing this.


Promising review: “When the temps are so hot and humid that you can’t stand it, hop into this attractive little dress. It hangs from the shoulders and flows to mid-calf or so depending on your height. It is cool and comfortable but still looks pretty and stylish. I have two and I wouldn’t mind another. There are lots of prints and colors. They wash and dry and don’t need ironing. My daughters each have two as well. The price is amazing and the quality is great, light but not see-through.” —lizacat

Get it from Amazon for $14.39+ (available in sizes XS–5X and in 44 colors).


A maxi shirtdress crafted from a blissfully lightweight material for “fall” days in which the temperature reads at sweating-profusely degrees. This allows you to look autumnal as heck without having to suffocate your sweat glands.

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Promising review: “Lovely! It was a bit big in the midsection, but I bought it oversized on purpose. It looks great with my chunky and thin belts! It’s perfect for all seasons. I intend on wearing it this summer and then adding leggings for fall.” —AMA

Get it from Amazon for $28.88 (available in sizes X–XXL and seven colors).


A turtleneck sweater dress for a chic way to feel as if you’re *wearing* that ultra-soft throw blanket you purchased in three colors from TJ Maxx. The rib-knit material is truly a joy.


Promising review: “This is WAY BETTER than I thought it would be when I purchased it. First of all, the size is perfect! It’s absolutely an oversized sweater, and the material is great, and I personally love the pockets! I wore with some simple leggings and was just in heaven at how comfortable I was. Anyway, y’all, BUY THIS SWEATER!” —Kristen Saunders

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 13 colors).


A corset shirtdress that laughs in the face of business casual’s past with a cinched waist silhouette. Translation: This means you can wear a white button-down but not those uncomfortable black slacks.


Get it from Cider for $18 (originally $24, available in sizes XS–XXL). 


A tiered dress with so many ‘fit possibilities that my head is spinning. Rest assured that regardless of if you wear this with OTK boots or white sneakers, this loose-fitting bebe is comfy, comfy, comfy, and did we mention, comfy?

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Promising review: “I absolutely love this dress — so much so that I bought it in three different colors. It’s so comfortable, and the length and flow are perfect. If you want more length and/or are between sizes, I’d recommend sizing up.” —Taylor

Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 26 colors).


A bodycon pencil dress that looks so. damn. chic. And while the importance of owning the perfect LBD is no secret, it’s likely you’ve had the same one for…decades (#guilty). I believe it’s time we both level up.


Promising review: “I love this dress. Simple, classy, and professional. It molds to my body in all the right ways, and it wasn’t too long. It can be worn with a nice necklace to spruce it up, and flats and/or pumps. The material is also versatile enough so that it can be worn year-round; all you need is a pair of stockings or tights, but the dress will work either way. I plan to order more colors.” —LadyLestat

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes L–5X and in 10 colors).


A BB Dakota faux-leather shirtdress because fall is basically at my door — I’ve already ordered the pumpkin cream cold brew drink from Starbucks, like, three times, and all I’ll be thinking about from here on in is the outfits I’d like to wear to autumnal activities pleaseandthankyou.


Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors). 


A ribbed polo midi ideal for work-from-home days in which, wow, your schedule is crammed with deadlines. Throwing on a comfy fall-friendly ‘fit increases productivity by about 1,000%, and that’s a real scientifically proven fact.


Get it from Aerie for $45.46 (originally $64.95, available in sizes XXS–XXL and in two colors).


A double-layered V-neck mini — sustainably made from recycled plastic bottles— with a fitted bodice for ~breast~ friend support and a skort bottom. Consider this a more chic upgrade to the leggings-and-oversized-tee combo you sported on your morning stroll.


Get it from Reformation for $98 (available in sizes 1X–3X and in four colors). 


A polka-dot number best accessorized with bottomless mimosas served at your next at-home brunch, overpriced avocado toast and a poached egg not required (but highly recommended).

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Promising review: “Bought this for my Caribbean cruise in December, and I have worn it multiple times since then. It is comfortable, breathable — looks fantastic. I wear it alone with sandals or with tights and boots for winter.” —Lua

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).


A mid-calf dress that us night owls can reach for post-snoozing that iPhone alarm for the 10th time. Throw this on if you’re running late to meetings (or brunch) and no one will know that you were still in bed a mere 15 minutes ago.


Promising review: “Such a cute dress! I get so many compliments when I wear it. It’s comfortable, cute, and so easy to throw on. I love it!” —Amazon Customer 

Get it from Amazon for $34.41+ (available in sizes XXS–XL). 


A drawstring waist dress crafted from an ultra-soft terry material, aka this is perfection for errands and strolls but also…for laying around the house and doing absolutely nothing.


Promising review: “Wore this dress today and already got several compliments! The blush color is so pretty and love the scoop neck. It’s also so soft and comfy!!” —Elpida Athanasiadis

Get it from Amazon for $30.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in five colors).


A silky mini that makes the word ~swanky~ come to mind. Essentially, an addition like this to your summer wardrobe has the same energy as popping champagne or munching on caviar.

Beginning Boutique

Get it from Beginning Boutique for $69.99 (available in sizes 4–16). 


A flutter-sleeve dress with a lovely A-line silhouette that can easily be adjusted with a waist-cinching belt (ah, the power of a good accessory).

Confetti Boutique

Get it from Confetti Boutique for $50 (available in sizes S–L). 

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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