27 Under-$100 Dresses From YOUR Favorite Stores

Emily Ruane
·13 mins read

While there are certainly investment frocks to be had, some of us earn minor ducats at thankless jobs and need to reserve our spending for non-fashion expenses. Thankfully, there's plenty of fish in the under-$100 sea and many of our top-frequented URLs boast more affordable styles within their digital ranks. But browsing this bounty of options can require a kind of scientific method — this is where we step in: using our anonymous purchase data to suss out 27 dresses from top fashion retailers that YOU shop the most.

With a focus only on the stores that we know our readers love, we selected one winning frock from each shop to create our assortment featured ahead. There’s style variety, from evening-ready LBDs to cozy knit dresses and free-flowing prairie dresses, paired with retailer assortment, from the stalwarts (Nordstrom and Target) to the startups (Everlane and & Other Stories) and the unsung heroes (Lulus and off-price indie retailer Cara Cara). Click through to see which under-$100 favorites made the cut.

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<h2>Nordstrom</h2><br>We know, we know — this <em>isn’t</em> technically a dress. (Don’t be mad.) But out of the scores of business-as-usual knitwear dresses and tiered, blousy frocks on the heritage retailer’s website, this split-front sweater tunic spoke to us. With a fabrication that meets sustainable standards — a blend of recycled poly, wool, and alpaca — and a shape that’s part top and part frock; this garment holds endless possibilities. Do we layer it over jeans, or a slinky slipdress? What about a voluminous skirt? <br><br><strong>Vero Moda</strong> Gaiva Slit Front Long Sleeve Midi Sweater Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fvero-moda-gaiva-slit-front-long-sleeve-midi-sweater-dress%2F5735056" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>

Nordstrom


We know, we know — this isn’t technically a dress. (Don’t be mad.) But out of the scores of business-as-usual knitwear dresses and tiered, blousy frocks on the heritage retailer’s website, this split-front sweater tunic spoke to us. With a fabrication that meets sustainable standards — a blend of recycled poly, wool, and alpaca — and a shape that’s part top and part frock; this garment holds endless possibilities. Do we layer it over jeans, or a slinky slipdress? What about a voluminous skirt?

Vero Moda Gaiva Slit Front Long Sleeve Midi Sweater Dress, $, available at Nordstrom
<h2>Everlane</h2><br>From the masters of simple, just-so design comes the ultimate fall sleeper (literally) — a streamlined t-shirt dress in a “luxe” cotton that’s polished enough for daytime wear but looks comfortable enough to <em>actually</em> sleep in. A shopper who dressed the black version of this frock up for an occasion attested to its versatility: “This is a great LBD that I wore for the first time on my anniversary date night. Paired it with heels and a statement necklace. Love that this can also be casual with sandals or flats and a jean jacket.”<br><br><strong>Everlane</strong> Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.everlane.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-luxe-ctn-side-slit-dress-chocolate" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everlane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Everlane</a>

Everlane


From the masters of simple, just-so design comes the ultimate fall sleeper (literally) — a streamlined t-shirt dress in a “luxe” cotton that’s polished enough for daytime wear but looks comfortable enough to actually sleep in. A shopper who dressed the black version of this frock up for an occasion attested to its versatility: “This is a great LBD that I wore for the first time on my anniversary date night. Paired it with heels and a statement necklace. Love that this can also be casual with sandals or flats and a jean jacket.”

Everlane Luxe Cotton Side-Slit Tee Dress, $, available at Everlane
<h2>Madewell</h2><br>The J.Crew spin-off is one of our readers’ most cherished destinations for easy-peasy but seriously cool wardrobe staples. There’s a lot to love about the retailer: everything from inclusive sizing to eco-friendly initiatives like a new line of recycled cashmere and a denim recycling program. However, we also admire the brand for plain old good, affordable designs — like this layer-able, fall-ready ribbed knit maxi dress.<br><br><strong>Madewell</strong> Striped Tank Sweater Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.madewell.com%2Fstriped-tank-sweater-dress-MA818.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Madewell" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Madewell</a>

Madewell


The J.Crew spin-off is one of our readers’ most cherished destinations for easy-peasy but seriously cool wardrobe staples. There’s a lot to love about the retailer: everything from inclusive sizing to eco-friendly initiatives like a new line of recycled cashmere and a denim recycling program. However, we also admire the brand for plain old good, affordable designs — like this layer-able, fall-ready ribbed knit maxi dress.

Madewell Striped Tank Sweater Dress, $, available at Madewell
<h2>Target A New Day Long Sleeve Smocked Dress</h2><br>Ever since they started their cultishly-beloved designer collaboration series over 20 years ago, big-box shop Target has been a go-to for affordable design — and the offerings from their in-house brands are no exception. This plaid fall frock boasts a luxury-look and a <em>well</em>-under-$100 price tag, plus an inclusive size range of XS - 4X.<br><br><strong>A New Day</strong> Long Sleeve Smocked Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoto.target.com%2F7A6JY" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

Target A New Day Long Sleeve Smocked Dress


Ever since they started their cultishly-beloved designer collaboration series over 20 years ago, big-box shop Target has been a go-to for affordable design — and the offerings from their in-house brands are no exception. This plaid fall frock boasts a luxury-look and a well-under-$100 price tag, plus an inclusive size range of XS - 4X.

A New Day Long Sleeve Smocked Dress, $, available at Target
<h2>Amazon Ouges Button Front Pocket Dress</h2><br>We like to think that we’ve turned up every serviceable dress on Amazon, but when it comes to the award-winning best bets at the massive e-commerce destination, we let the reviews do the talking. Time and again, this simple and universally flattering cotton frock has risen to the top of our readers’ wish lists, thanks to 5,600 reviews, a 4.3-star rating, and scores of customer images showing the dresses on a variety of body types.<br><br><strong>Ouges</strong> Button Front Pocket Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/OUGES-Womens-Sleeve-Button-Pockets/dp/B07DVPJL2F/ref=zg_bsms_fashion_18" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Amazon Ouges Button Front Pocket Dress


We like to think that we’ve turned up every serviceable dress on Amazon, but when it comes to the award-winning best bets at the massive e-commerce destination, we let the reviews do the talking. Time and again, this simple and universally flattering cotton frock has risen to the top of our readers’ wish lists, thanks to 5,600 reviews, a 4.3-star rating, and scores of customer images showing the dresses on a variety of body types.

Ouges Button Front Pocket Dress, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Etsy My Poor Purse Luna Mini Dress</h2><br>This under-$100 find is exactly why we — and our readers — flock to maker marketplaces like Etsy. The UK based seller makes each of her tiered frocks by hand. (Because of this, shipping lead times are on the longer side, but it’s worth it for such a special piece.)<br><br><strong>MyPoorPurse</strong> The Luna Mini Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F832107030%2Fthe-luna-mini-dress%3Fref%3Dshop_home_active_10%26crt%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Etsy My Poor Purse Luna Mini Dress


This under-$100 find is exactly why we — and our readers — flock to maker marketplaces like Etsy. The UK based seller makes each of her tiered frocks by hand. (Because of this, shipping lead times are on the longer side, but it’s worth it for such a special piece.)

MyPoorPurse The Luna Mini Dress, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Anthropologie Penrose Tiered Tunic Dress</h2><br>Anthropologie is beloved by readers for its dressed-up <em>je ne sais quoi</em> — everything in its sweet selection boasts a bold aesthetic and a bit of feminine flair. The retailer’s dresses tended to skew on the pricier side, but we found possibly the most quintessentially Anthro dress we’ve ever seen — and it’s a cool $98. This, along with a number of near-perfect 4-star reviews, is tipping this frock into our carts.<br><br><strong>Anthropologie</strong> Penrose Tiered Tunic Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fpenrose-tiered-tunic-dress%3Fcategory%3Ddresses%26color%3D066%26type%3DSTANDARD%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>

Anthropologie Penrose Tiered Tunic Dress


Anthropologie is beloved by readers for its dressed-up je ne sais quoi — everything in its sweet selection boasts a bold aesthetic and a bit of feminine flair. The retailer’s dresses tended to skew on the pricier side, but we found possibly the most quintessentially Anthro dress we’ve ever seen — and it’s a cool $98. This, along with a number of near-perfect 4-star reviews, is tipping this frock into our carts.

Anthropologie Penrose Tiered Tunic Dress, $, available at Anthropologie
<h2>H&M</h2><br>H&M peddles every trend under the sun, and we love the Swedish fast-fashion retailer for it. Whether it’s a prairie frock or a utility-chic shirtdress, you’ll probably find it there. When we hit the site, however, we make a beeline for the <a href="https://www2.hm.com/en_us/women/concepts/conscious-sustainable-style.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Conscious" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Conscious</a> section — we know we’ll find the of-the-moment styles we’ve been looking for, made with a little more consideration for the environment. Our fall pick from H&M is this witchy lace frock made from recycled polyester.<br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Ruffled Lace Dress, $, available at

H&M


H&M peddles every trend under the sun, and we love the Swedish fast-fashion retailer for it. Whether it’s a prairie frock or a utility-chic shirtdress, you’ll probably find it there. When we hit the site, however, we make a beeline for the Conscious section — we know we’ll find the of-the-moment styles we’ve been looking for, made with a little more consideration for the environment. Our fall pick from H&M is this witchy lace frock made from recycled polyester.

H&M Ruffled Lace Dress, $, available at
<h2>& Other Stories</h2><br>Lovers of vintage will do a double-take — as we did — when they lay eyes on this perfectly-proportioned 1960s-inspired minidress, complete with sparkly buttons and a pointed collar. That’s what we (and our readers) love about Stories, H&M’s cooler-cousin shop — with design outposts in Stockholm, Paris, and Los Angeles, the store’s offerings are just a little bit more offbeat and experimental that some of its mainstream competition.<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Structured Diamanté Button Mini Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stories.com%2Fen_usd%2Fclothing%2Fdresses%2Fmini-dresses%2Fproduct.structured-diamant%25C3%25A9-button-mini-dress-black.0938896001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">& Other Stories</a>

& Other Stories


Lovers of vintage will do a double-take — as we did — when they lay eyes on this perfectly-proportioned 1960s-inspired minidress, complete with sparkly buttons and a pointed collar. That’s what we (and our readers) love about Stories, H&M’s cooler-cousin shop — with design outposts in Stockholm, Paris, and Los Angeles, the store’s offerings are just a little bit more offbeat and experimental that some of its mainstream competition.

& Other Stories Structured Diamanté Button Mini Dress, $, available at & Other Stories
<h2>Nordstrom Rack</h2><br>We approach Nordstrom’s little sister store with an open mind — one of the best things about the off-price retailer is that you’ll never know what you might be hiding on its digital rack. (This editor is particularly susceptible to the “last one” badge.) While there are scores of options that clock in under $100, it was this sparkly, puff-shouldered mini-dress — and its 4.9-star rating — that caught our eye. We know you probably won’t be hitting the club anytime soon, but it’s the perfect LBD to sock away for future NYE outings.<br><br><strong>Row A</strong> Velvet Square Neck Minidress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstromrack.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2F3193419%2Frow-a-velvet-square-neck-minidress%3Fcolor%3DBLACKSLVR" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

Nordstrom Rack


We approach Nordstrom’s little sister store with an open mind — one of the best things about the off-price retailer is that you’ll never know what you might be hiding on its digital rack. (This editor is particularly susceptible to the “last one” badge.) While there are scores of options that clock in under $100, it was this sparkly, puff-shouldered mini-dress — and its 4.9-star rating — that caught our eye. We know you probably won’t be hitting the club anytime soon, but it’s the perfect LBD to sock away for future NYE outings.

Row A Velvet Square Neck Minidress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
<h2>Free People Syd Poplin Midi Dress</h2><br>Do your tastes tend towards the loose, the layered, and the ... dare we say ... <em>boho</em>? Legions of love children flock to Free People for exactly that, and the retailer is replete with under-$100 frocks that flow, waft, and billow. Our fall pick — a tented poplin number with accommodating sleeves — is no exception.<br><br><strong>Endless Summer</strong> Syd Poplin Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.freepeople.com%2Fshop%2Fsyd-poplin-midi-dress%2F%3Fcategory%3Ddresses%26color%3D030%26type%3DREGULAR%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Free People" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Free People</a>

Free People Syd Poplin Midi Dress


Do your tastes tend towards the loose, the layered, and the ... dare we say ... boho? Legions of love children flock to Free People for exactly that, and the retailer is replete with under-$100 frocks that flow, waft, and billow. Our fall pick — a tented poplin number with accommodating sleeves — is no exception.

Endless Summer Syd Poplin Midi Dress, $, available at Free People
<h2>Uniqlo 3D Knit Cotton Balloon Long-sleeve Dress</h2><br>Readers love this Japanese mega-retailer for its pared-down Eastern minimalism and innovative, highly-engineered fabrics (everything from well-loved HEATTECH layers to the breathable AIRism). This olive drab sweater dress offers the best of both worlds — it boasts a sleek silhouette and was constructed using the retailer’s <a href="https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/news/topics/2018090601/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:“intelligent” 3D knit technology" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">“intelligent” 3D knit technology</a>.<br><br><strong>Uniqlo</strong> 3D Knit Cotton Balloon Long-sleeve Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uniqlo.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fwomen-3d-knit-cotton-balloon-long-sleeve-dress-432238.html%3Fdwvar_432238_color%3DCOL12" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Uniqlo" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Uniqlo</a>

Uniqlo 3D Knit Cotton Balloon Long-sleeve Dress


Readers love this Japanese mega-retailer for its pared-down Eastern minimalism and innovative, highly-engineered fabrics (everything from well-loved HEATTECH layers to the breathable AIRism). This olive drab sweater dress offers the best of both worlds — it boasts a sleek silhouette and was constructed using the retailer’s “intelligent” 3D knit technology.

Uniqlo 3D Knit Cotton Balloon Long-sleeve Dress, $, available at Uniqlo
<h2>Walmart Free Assembly Tiered Maxi Dress</h2><br>Affordable big-box retailer Walmart is already a reader go-to for trendy brands like Scoop and deconstructed denim from Sofia Vergara. The shop’s latest launch came as a pleasant surprise: Free Assembly is an inclusively-sized range of utility-chic staples, many of which are constructed in eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton and recycled polyester. The line boasts a host of fall-ready separates like chore jackets, cotton popovers, and wide-leg jeans, but our fall-dress pick is this swingy floral number that’s going to look perfect with your new heeled boots.s<br><br><strong>Free Assembly</strong> Tiered Maxi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FFree-Assembly-Women-s-Tiered-Maxi-Dress%2F150182660" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Walmart</a>

Walmart Free Assembly Tiered Maxi Dress


Affordable big-box retailer Walmart is already a reader go-to for trendy brands like Scoop and deconstructed denim from Sofia Vergara. The shop’s latest launch came as a pleasant surprise: Free Assembly is an inclusively-sized range of utility-chic staples, many of which are constructed in eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton and recycled polyester. The line boasts a host of fall-ready separates like chore jackets, cotton popovers, and wide-leg jeans, but our fall-dress pick is this swingy floral number that’s going to look perfect with your new heeled boots.s

Free Assembly Tiered Maxi Dress, $, available at Walmart
<h2>ASOS Collusion Gingham Trapeze Dress</h2><br>A thorough hunt for the best of a white-hot trend always involves a pit stop at ASOS — the affordable UK-based retailer consistently offers the most up-to-the-minute styles, and our readers know not to hesitate when there’s something appealing in stock. (Inventory has a tendency to sell out with shocking velocity.) Our winning pick is a tiered tent dress with cold-weather-ready long sleeves and a fall-friendly gingham colorway, show here in sizes 0 - 24.<br><br><strong>Collusion</strong> Plus size v-neck trapeze dress in seersucker gingham, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fcollusion%2Fcollusion-plus-v-neck-trapeze-dress-in-seersucker-gingham%2Fprd%2F20587061" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a><br><br><strong>Collusion</strong> V neck trapeze dress in seersucker gingham, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fcollusion%2Fcollusion-v-neck-trapeze-dress-in-seersucker-gingham%2Fprd%2F20587066" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>

ASOS Collusion Gingham Trapeze Dress


A thorough hunt for the best of a white-hot trend always involves a pit stop at ASOS — the affordable UK-based retailer consistently offers the most up-to-the-minute styles, and our readers know not to hesitate when there’s something appealing in stock. (Inventory has a tendency to sell out with shocking velocity.) Our winning pick is a tiered tent dress with cold-weather-ready long sleeves and a fall-friendly gingham colorway, show here in sizes 0 - 24.

Collusion Plus size v-neck trapeze dress in seersucker gingham, $, available at ASOS

Collusion V neck trapeze dress in seersucker gingham, $, available at ASOS
<h2>Urban Outfitters Daisy Street Striped Knit Sweater Dress</h2><br>Whether it’s hype-driven loungewear collabs or minimal slipdresses, Urban Outfitters boasts a crop of comfy-cool staples that keeps us browsing its online pages well even though we’ve aged out of its target demographic. Among the strappy 90s-inspired micro-minis that populate the ranks of this youthful retailer lurks this cheerful, 100% cotton sweater dress. We can see this frock providing a much-needed endorphin boost when the days get really short and gray.<br><br><strong>Daisy Street</strong> Daisy Street Striped Knit Sweater DressStriped Knit Swe, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fdaisy-street-striped-knit-sweater-dress%3Fcategory%3Dcasual-dresses%26color%3D095%26type%3DREGULAR%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>

Urban Outfitters Daisy Street Striped Knit Sweater Dress


Whether it’s hype-driven loungewear collabs or minimal slipdresses, Urban Outfitters boasts a crop of comfy-cool staples that keeps us browsing its online pages well even though we’ve aged out of its target demographic. Among the strappy 90s-inspired micro-minis that populate the ranks of this youthful retailer lurks this cheerful, 100% cotton sweater dress. We can see this frock providing a much-needed endorphin boost when the days get really short and gray.

Daisy Street Daisy Street Striped Knit Sweater DressStriped Knit Swe, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<h2>Zappos</h2><br>Don’t think that Zappos is just an outlet for functional footwear — the retailer also boasts a covetable clothing selection. We love browsing their <a href="https://www.zappos.com/a/the-style-room/women/trends" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:curated Style Room" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">curated Style Room</a> landing page for fashion-forward fall finds like this whisper-soft bell-sleeve sweater dress — it’s sure to be a warm sartorial hug on those chilly autumn days.<br><br><strong>Bardot</strong> Bell Sleeve Dress Knit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fp%2Fbardot-bell-sleeve-dress-knit-dark-blue%2Fproduct%2F9299405%2Fcolor%2F790" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zappos" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zappos</a>

Zappos


Don’t think that Zappos is just an outlet for functional footwear — the retailer also boasts a covetable clothing selection. We love browsing their curated Style Room landing page for fashion-forward fall finds like this whisper-soft bell-sleeve sweater dress — it’s sure to be a warm sartorial hug on those chilly autumn days.

Bardot Bell Sleeve Dress Knit, $, available at Zappos
<h2>Reformation Maya Dress</h2><br>A mod mini confection reminiscent of <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/10/obituaries/diana-rigg-dead.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Emma Peel" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Emma Peel</a>, this slinky ribbed knit dress is what our readers flock to Reformation for — a mix of vintage-inspired chic, a hefty dose of sex appeal, and a sustainable spin. While most of Ref’s floaty confections are on the $100-and-up scale, there are affordable options to be had — and this easy-wearing frock is our winner.<br><br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Maya Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thereformation.com%2Fproducts%2Fmaya-dress%3Fcolor%3DBlack" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reformation</a>

Reformation Maya Dress


A mod mini confection reminiscent of Emma Peel, this slinky ribbed knit dress is what our readers flock to Reformation for — a mix of vintage-inspired chic, a hefty dose of sex appeal, and a sustainable spin. While most of Ref’s floaty confections are on the $100-and-up scale, there are affordable options to be had — and this easy-wearing frock is our winner.


Reformation Maya Dress, $, available at Reformation
<h2>Lulus Black Floral Print Midi Dress</h2><br>This California-based retailer is a must-visit for under-$100 fall frocks. No longer limited to matchy-matchy bridesmaids dresses, Lulus boats a reader-beloved selection of minis and maxis fit for everyday wear — in an inclusive size range that goes up to 3X in many styles (including this top-rated one).<br><br><strong>Lulus</strong> Black Floral Print Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lulus.com%2Fproducts%2Ffloral-dressed-up-black-floral-print-midi-dress%2F751342.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lulus" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lulus</a>

Lulus Black Floral Print Midi Dress


This California-based retailer is a must-visit for under-$100 fall frocks. No longer limited to matchy-matchy bridesmaids dresses, Lulus boats a reader-beloved selection of minis and maxis fit for everyday wear — in an inclusive size range that goes up to 3X in many styles (including this top-rated one).

Lulus Black Floral Print Midi Dress, $, available at Lulus
<h2>Nike French Terry Dress<br></h2><br>We know you sneaker folk out there regularly troll Nike’s website for new kicks, but did you know that it’s a fashion crowd-favorite destination for some of the coolest loungewear out? Whether’s a pair of <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-palazzo-sweatpants-styles" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:wide-legged lounge pants" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">wide-legged lounge pants</a> that basically broke the Nordstrom Anniversary sale or this super-cozy, down-to-earth sheath that’s going to be perfect for running errands on chilly mornings, the sporty retailer boasts a host of fall-friendly separates.<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> French Terry Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nike.com%2Ft%2Fsportswear-womens-french-terry-dress-plus-size-fzjDJ0%2FCU8576-424" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nike" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nike</a>

Nike French Terry Dress


We know you sneaker folk out there regularly troll Nike’s website for new kicks, but did you know that it’s a fashion crowd-favorite destination for some of the coolest loungewear out? Whether’s a pair of wide-legged lounge pants that basically broke the Nordstrom Anniversary sale or this super-cozy, down-to-earth sheath that’s going to be perfect for running errands on chilly mornings, the sporty retailer boasts a host of fall-friendly separates.

Nike French Terry Dress, $, available at Nike
<h2>Topshop Green Jersey Midi Dress<br></h2><br>This one-and-done bodycon dress gets is our winning pick from reader-favorite retailer Topshop — it’s a throw-on-and-go piece that will look festive with heels and cool with flats. We’re suckers for the decidedly dramatic, Belgian-influenced floral print, with the dark, moody color scheme of an Old Master painting. <br><br><strong>Topshop</strong> Green Jersey Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fus.topshop.com%2Fen%2Ftsus%2Fproduct%2Fnew-in-this-week-2169940%2Fnew-in-dresses-4938916%2Fglitch-jersey-midi-10083041" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Topshop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Topshop</a>

Topshop Green Jersey Midi Dress


This one-and-done bodycon dress gets is our winning pick from reader-favorite retailer Topshop — it’s a throw-on-and-go piece that will look festive with heels and cool with flats. We’re suckers for the decidedly dramatic, Belgian-influenced floral print, with the dark, moody color scheme of an Old Master painting.

Topshop Green Jersey Midi Dress, $, available at Topshop
<h2>Mango Pleated Detail Dress</h2><br>Run, don’t walk, to throw this russet-hued dress over every autumnal separate you own. Whether it’s canvas sailor dungarees, barrel-leg jeans, tailored trousers, or — <em>duh —</em> leggings, every pant in your wardrobe will play nice with this flowing tunic. (Which, of course, you can still wear as a leg-revealing dress when the occasion calls.)<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Pleated detail dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fdresses-short%2Fpleated-detail-dress_77097905.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>

Mango Pleated Detail Dress


Run, don’t walk, to throw this russet-hued dress over every autumnal separate you own. Whether it’s canvas sailor dungarees, barrel-leg jeans, tailored trousers, or — duh — leggings, every pant in your wardrobe will play nice with this flowing tunic. (Which, of course, you can still wear as a leg-revealing dress when the occasion calls.)

Mango Pleated detail dress, $, available at Mango
<h2>Verishop English Factory Solid Mini Dress</h2>This cheerful cotton mini is our Verishop pick thanks to its brilliant vermillion hue. A predominantly-cotton composition always gets our vote — the sturdy fabrication will brighten up Zoom calls, survive weekend excursions, and can be thrown in the washing machine after you’ve worn it for five days straight.<br><br><strong>English Factory</strong> Solid Mini Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verishop.com%2Fenglish-factory%2Fdresses%2Fsolid-mini-dress%2Fp4472247615511%3Fcolor%3Dred" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>

Verishop English Factory Solid Mini Dress

This cheerful cotton mini is our Verishop pick thanks to its brilliant vermillion hue. A predominantly-cotton composition always gets our vote — the sturdy fabrication will brighten up Zoom calls, survive weekend excursions, and can be thrown in the washing machine after you’ve worn it for five days straight.

English Factory Solid Mini Dress, $, available at Verishop
<h2>TheRealReal Ganni Floral-Print Mesh Dress</h2><br>If there’s one thing we know our readers love, it’s shopping sustainably — and TheRealReal offers plenty of options that keep our dollars within the “<a href="https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy/concept" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:circular economy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">circular economy</a>,” lessening waste by using existing resources. Even better, this vast consignment retailer houses scores of options from all our favorite brands — like this red mesh <a href="https://www.therealreal.com/designers/ganni" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ganni" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ganni</a> dress that we can see ourselves throwing on every weekend for the next four months.<br><br><strong>Ganni</strong> Floral Print Knee-Length Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.therealreal.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomen%2Fclothing%2Fdresses%2Fganni-floral-print-knee-length-dress-w-tags-7oz12%3Fposition%3D106" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:TheRealReal" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">TheRealReal</a>

TheRealReal Ganni Floral-Print Mesh Dress


If there’s one thing we know our readers love, it’s shopping sustainably — and TheRealReal offers plenty of options that keep our dollars within the “circular economy,” lessening waste by using existing resources. Even better, this vast consignment retailer houses scores of options from all our favorite brands — like this red mesh Ganni dress that we can see ourselves throwing on every weekend for the next four months.

Ganni Floral Print Knee-Length Dress, $, available at TheRealReal
<h2>Kohl’s Elizabeth and James Long Sleeve Drawstring Dress</h2><br>The Olsens may have stepped back from Elizabeth and James, the contemporary label that they founded in 2007, but the imprint lives on at Kohl’s — a tried-and-true department store with an unexpectedly of-the-moment assortment of brands that includes LC Lauren Conrad, Nine West, and Jennifer Lopez’s eponymous label. We had a hard time choosing a favorite from the twin’s well-priced offerings, but the unique print on this easy-wearing midi dress won our hearts.<br><br><strong>Elizabeth and James</strong> Long Sleeve Drawstring Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kohls.com%2Fproduct%2Fprd-4452118%2Fwomens-elizabeth-and-james-long-sleeve-drawstring-dress.jsp%3Fcolor%3DBurnt%2520Orange%2520Print" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kohl's" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kohl's</a>

Kohl’s Elizabeth and James Long Sleeve Drawstring Dress


The Olsens may have stepped back from Elizabeth and James, the contemporary label that they founded in 2007, but the imprint lives on at Kohl’s — a tried-and-true department store with an unexpectedly of-the-moment assortment of brands that includes LC Lauren Conrad, Nine West, and Jennifer Lopez’s eponymous label. We had a hard time choosing a favorite from the twin’s well-priced offerings, but the unique print on this easy-wearing midi dress won our hearts.

Elizabeth and James Long Sleeve Drawstring Dress, $, available at Kohl's
<h2>Lacausa Stevie Slipdress</h2><br>Contrary to popular belief, the slipdress is a surprisingly versatile year-round frock. While you’ll wear it all by its lonesome in the sweltering summer months, it’s an easy-to-layer fall staple that can be thrown over a turtleneck, bodysuit, or leggings when the weather cools. We love this eye-catching option from California-based Lacausa, an indie brand that manufactures locally and makes <a href="https://www.lacausaclothing.com/pages/our-cause" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:regular donations to organizations" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">regular donations to organizations</a> like Black Lives Matter, Baby2Baby, and the Los Angeles Food Bank.<br><br><strong>Lacausa</strong> Stevie Slipdress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lacausaclothing.com%2Fcollections%2Funder-100%2Fproducts%2Fstevie-slip-fuschia" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:LACAUSA" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">LACAUSA</a>

Lacausa Stevie Slipdress


Contrary to popular belief, the slipdress is a surprisingly versatile year-round frock. While you’ll wear it all by its lonesome in the sweltering summer months, it’s an easy-to-layer fall staple that can be thrown over a turtleneck, bodysuit, or leggings when the weather cools. We love this eye-catching option from California-based Lacausa, an indie brand that manufactures locally and makes regular donations to organizations like Black Lives Matter, Baby2Baby, and the Los Angeles Food Bank.

Lacausa Stevie Slipdress, $, available at LACAUSA
<h2>Cara Cara The Fifth Label Swirl Dress</h2><br>We couldn’t resist including another slipdress — this time in a festive, holiday-ready swirl print, complete with a slinky bias-cut silhouette and cowl neck detail. Indie retailer Cara Cara is one of our reader’s favorite destinations for off-price, under-the-radar goods from brands like Rachel Antonoff, Baggu, Dusen Dusen, and Le Specs.<br><br><strong>The Fifth Label</strong> Sound Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcaracara.la%2Fcollections%2Fdresses%2Fproducts%2Fsound-dress-black-swirl" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cara Cara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cara Cara</a>

Cara Cara The Fifth Label Swirl Dress


We couldn’t resist including another slipdress — this time in a festive, holiday-ready swirl print, complete with a slinky bias-cut silhouette and cowl neck detail. Indie retailer Cara Cara is one of our reader’s favorite destinations for off-price, under-the-radar goods from brands like Rachel Antonoff, Baggu, Dusen Dusen, and Le Specs.

The Fifth Label Sound Dress, $, available at Cara Cara
<h2>Zara Elastic Waist Midi Dress</h2><br>Miss popping into your local Zara after work to peruse the latest drops from the fast-fashion retailer that works at hyper-speed? Yeah, us too. For now, we’ll have to make do with shopping this reader-beloved retailer digitally — and we’ve got our eye on this witchy black midi frock for fall.<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Elastic Waist Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zara.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Felastic-waist-midi-dress-p08741227.html%3Fv1%3D67268141%26v2%3D1549249" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>

Zara Elastic Waist Midi Dress


Miss popping into your local Zara after work to peruse the latest drops from the fast-fashion retailer that works at hyper-speed? Yeah, us too. For now, we’ll have to make do with shopping this reader-beloved retailer digitally — and we’ve got our eye on this witchy black midi frock for fall.

Zara Elastic Waist Midi Dress, $, available at Zara

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