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.
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.
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.
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.
A belted shirtdress donning fall’s unofficial fabric of choice: corduroy. It makes suede, flannel, faux leather, etc. look like an afterthought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The iconic Hill House nap dress, literally designed with an ultra-soft fabric intended for (surprise) napping. Stylish afternoon siestas await.
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?
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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