In recent years, I've grown increasingly enamored with dresses. With this one exquisitely simple piece, I'm instantly capable of getting clothed and out the door quicker all while feeling polished and stylish. It's pretty magical if you think about it. Aside from jumpsuits, there are no other articles of clothing that you can slip into without having to figure out what else to wear with them (save for shoes, of course). Sure, I enjoy layering combinations and experimenting with fresh silhouettes and formulas, but my loyalty will always be with an amazing dress. This, in part, explains why I recently spent more time than I care to admit scouring through all of the dresses on Mango, Zara, and Shopbop. These three sites are reliable spots for finding my next frock; whether it's for an upcoming fall wedding (I've got two of 'em), something for the office, or simply an everyday dress that I can toss a coat over once temperatures cool down.
More to the point, I love dresses. If you share similar sentiments, then the 25 options I'm highlighting below from the 4804 current choices on the three aforementioned retailers above should certainly pique your interest. Scroll down to shop my picks and to get started on your outfits for the new season ahead.
Zara Ruffled Poplin Dress ($70)
While white dresses may feel summery to you, challenge yourself to style these bright pieces with autumnal separates—like a multicolor cardigan, socks, and loafers—to make it work for autumn.
3.1 Phillip Lim Square Front Slit Dress ($795)
Did someone say party dress? The lace trim on this light lime green dress gives off a boudoir-inspired aesthetic that's alluring and versatile.
Zara Print Dress ($70)
On a recent trip to London, I was informed by a group of locals that there is an entire Instagram account devoted to spotting this polka-dot dress out in the world. If you care to take a peek, check out @hot4thespot.
Zara Asymmetrical Poplin Dress ($50)
Dresses in unexpected textures, like this khaki poplin beauty, are especially exciting to experiment with for fall. I love how it looks layered over a pair of baggy jeans.
Violeta Button Denim Dress ($100)
Once autumn rolls around, dark-wash denim in cute '70s silhouettes—like this button-front dress—feels especially fitting. Style with a pair of tall leather boots.
Mango Ribbed Long Dress ($60)
The sweaterdress gets an Olsen-esque update by way of this luxe-looking number.
Mango Paisley Print Dress ($130)
Give your wardrobe a pinch of bohemian flair with a paisley-print dress. It goes well with leather accessories and wooden jewelry, by the way.
Mango Dart Detail Dress ($100)
Have you ever seen such a glorious shade of green?
Mango Floral Chiffon Dress ($120)
Translate your floral dresses to fall by wearing them with moody footwear, like utilitarian boots or monk-strap flats.
Mango Ribbed Jersey Dress ($80)
If feeling like you're wearing a cozy blanket around your body all day sounds appealing, add to cart.
Stine Goya Maca Dress ($770)
Behold the most perfect fall wedding guest dress!
Tibi Patchwork Wrap Dress ($895)
Transition to cooler temperatures and cozier color palettes with this neutral-hued patchwork dress.
Hofmann Copenhagen Jessie Dress ($385)
A long-sleeve printed midi dress looks perfect when accessorized with taller boots.
Frame Ruched Cami Dress ($400)
Go for ruching details this fall for an unexpected approach to romance.
Zara Flowy Dress ($40)
This super-simple slip dress is giving me major Kate Moss '90s vibes. I'd wear this piece of minimal perfection with a pair of low-heel strappy sandals for an evening out.
Sea Tie Dye Ruffle Midi Dress ($425)
The tie-dye trend lives on but in a slightly more nuanced way.
Ganni Seersucker Check Dress ($225)
I dream of sleeves as puffilicious as these (yes, that's a word).
Iro Adelino Dress ($495)
If you tend to opt for a mini hemline but want something that feels more appropriate for fall, go for a long-sleeve floral situation like this floral dress.
Re:named Mixed Print Dress ($65)
Why wear one print when you can wear two and look twice as stylish? Seems like a no-brainer…
Rixo Zadie Dress ($450)
Introduce velvet to your wardrobe with a dress in a super-bright color, like this sky blue iteration.
Self-Portrait Black Midi Dress ($385)
Everything from the voluminous sleeves to the corset detailing to the cinched waistline makes this little black dress something major to talk about.
Violeta Floral Print Dress ($150)
You can't go wrong with a floor-length dress in floral pattern; try wearing yours with contrast-print shoes for a cool combination.
Apiece Apart Gracia Flamenca Dress ($595)
Yet another glorious fall wedding guest dress option.
Zara Striped Contrasting Dress ($50)
The different panels of plaid—contrasted by the pop of brown—make this new arrival from Zara look far more expensive than it actually is.
Up next: seven fall dress-with-boots outfits to bookmark right now.
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