Fall is just around the corner, which means cooler weather is on the horizon. While you might want to retire your slinky slip dresses and skin-baring minis once the season changes, you don’t have to stop wearing dresses altogether. In fact, there is a slew of stylish dresses that have been designed with the cooler temperatures in mind — think longer hemlines and heavier fabrics.
Whether you prefer a cozy sweater dress or a sexy leather number, there’s a cute (and warm) fall dress out there for everyone. Just look to fashion-forward celebs like Gigi Hadid, Kate Middleton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez, who have all been spotted out and about in similar seasonally-appropriate frocks.
Keep reading to see how these chic stars have styled their fall dresses, then shop one (or two) for yourself.
Versatile Shirt Dress
This season, reach for a simple shirt dress like Gigi Hadid. While the weather is still warm, wear the versatile frock with sunnies and sandals like Gigi, and once the temps start to get cooler, style it with tights and your favorite pair of booties.
Refined Turtleneck Dress
How gorgeous is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s lilac turtleneck dress? Snag one in a classic autumnal color or take Rosie’s cue and sport a cool pastel tone.
Polished Midi Dress
For a polished look, reach for a fitted midi dress like Kate Middleton’s. Follow her lead and accessorize the sleek frock with nude heels, which will elongate your figure.
Cozy Sweater Dress
Rihanna proves you can still look incredibly put together in a chunky sweater dress. During the day, pair the cozy piece with cute sneakers and a backpack, then throw on strappy heels and bold jewelry to elevate the look at night.
Sultry Leather Dress
Instead of wearing a lightweight cotton dress this fall, opt for a sultry leather dress like Jennifer Lopez. The heavier fabric will keep you feeling warm and looking cool.