This Gingham Dress Is the Perfect Lightweight Transition Piece Going Into Fall

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23 Fall Dresses Our Editors Love


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The days of summer cookouts and light and breezy dresses has gone — we're now full force into pumpkin spice lattes, planning out Halloween costumes, and decorating our porches for one of the best seasons: fall. But just because the temperatures are dropping (hopefully) doesn't mean we're ready to throw out our beloved dresses and move right into sweater weather. For those days when the mornings are cold but the afternoons can still get a bit toasty, a light dress with long sleeves is the perfect answer.

In-between weather calls for transitional clothing, and we've scoured the web (and our own closets) to find the best. These dresses will take you from frigid morning to warm afternoon to pleasant evening by the fire pit with ease. And when it's time to really start layering up, most of them will pair perfectly with a fall jacket and a pair of stockings or tall boots. Honestly, we wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself wearing these stunners through the winter.

A-Line Sweater Dress

We obviously love a good sweater dress, but some of the oversized fits can lend them to look more casual than professional. Having this one on hand will leave you just as cozy as the others but with a more figure-flattering look.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6H5QZN3?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>A-Line Sweater Dress </p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$42.99</p>

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$42.99

Retro Long Sleeve Western Snap Dress

Denim doesn't have a season, but is there any time when a denim dress shines more than in the fall? We love the classic Wrangler country style mixed with 70's vibes we get from this knee-length dress. Also, isn't it just begging to be paired with a fun fall hat?

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082LXP5WW?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Retro Long Sleeve Western Snap Dress</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$48.10</p>

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$48.10

Sadie Floral Dress

Boutique style at Walmart? Say it ain't so! We'll totally keep your secret that you snagged this gorgeous maxi dress at Walmart.

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$71.99

Crew Neck Sweater Dress

Amazon's fall fashion never leads us wrong. We love a classic window-pane print when it comes to sweaters, but this dress also comes in tons of on-trend checkerboard prints that younger gals will love.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CB6JV7GX?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Crew Neck Sweater Dress </p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$36.99</p>

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$36.99

Ruffle Neck Mini Dress

You might be ready for fall weather, but that doesn't mean it's actually here. For those days when you want to channel your autumn energy but dress to stay cool, grab this piece out of your closet.

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Oversized Sweater Dress

Would it even be a fall dress roundup if a cable-knit sweater dress wasn't included? Reviewers love how the fit of this dress is so accurate to the description and images: you know exactly what you're getting.

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$43.99

Woven Faux Wrap Mini Dress

If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: wrap dresses are a must have in every woman's closet. This deep burgundy color is the perfect feminine touch of fall for this flattering style.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FTime-and-Tru-Women-s-Woven-Faux-Wrap-Mini-Dress%2F2755317137&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.countryliving.com%2Fshopping%2Fg41021939%2Ffall-dresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Woven Faux Wrap Mini Dress</p><p>Walmart</p><p>$18.98</p>

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$18.98

V-Neck Sweater Dress

The polo-style sweaters and dresses aren't going anywhere this season, and we are totally okay with that. Size up if you want a looser fit on this dress as the bottom does cinch in a bit.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095H17JPW?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>V-Neck Sweater Dress</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$36.99</p>

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$36.99

Ruffle Neck Belted Midi Dress with Short Sleeves

We love the autumn-ready olive color of this transitional dress, but it also comes in the prettiest pink if you're channeling Barbie energy into the fall.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FFree-Assembly-Women-s-Ruffle-Neck-Belted-Midi-Dress-with-Short-Sleeves-Size-XS-XXL%2F2535220168&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.countryliving.com%2Fshopping%2Fg41021939%2Ffall-dresses%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Ruffle Neck Belted Midi Dress with Short Sleeves</p><p>Walmart</p><p>$36.00</p>

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$36.00

Button-Down Shirt Dress

This button-down dress comes in tons of different color options as well as a different print, but this tan-and-white gingham is perfect for fall.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MLCZQVD?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Button-Down Shirt Dress </p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$39.99</p>

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$39.99

Eyelet Embroidery Dress

While eyelet embroidery might traditionally be thought of as more of a summer trend, the burnt amber color of this dress convinces us otherwise.

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Square Neck Smocked Dress

The perfect transition dress for those days that are still too warm for any sort of sweater material, this dress comes in tons of different colors and prints, but we're partial to this classic Swiss dot.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BJPZCN85?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Square Neck Smocked Dress</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$41.99</p>

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Belted Mini Shirtdress

Perfect for throwing on before heading to brunch or dressing up with some nice wedges, this dress has endless uses, making it a true closet staple.

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Turtleneck Sweater Dress

Turtlenecks are go-pieces for those frigid winter days, but this dress gives the look a feminine fall update with a fitted flare and balloon sleeves.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08319TJ1H?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Turtleneck Sweater Dress </p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$36.99</p>

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$36.99

Wrap Tie Mini Dress with Point Collar

Looking for the perfect fall mini dress to wear to date nights or events? Look no further, because this hot yet sleek dress has it all.

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Striped Sweater Dress

Meet fall's response to the summer tennis dress style. We couldn't love it more.

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Rib-knit Dress with Collar

A midi-length fitted sweater dress is the ideal combination of cozy and work-appropriate. Consider this your version of wearing leggings to the office.

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Floral Print Tassel Dress

This editor-owned and -loved dress comes in tons of different prints, but this one gives all the fall vibes while still being light and airy.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SCXYCPP?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Floral Print Tassel Dress</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$32.99</p><span class="copyright">Amazon</span>

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Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

Could this wrap dress be anymore flattering? Pair it with booties and a hat for a more toned-down look, or go all-out for date night with heels.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B36Z4PGM?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Long Sleeve Wrap Dress </p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$45.99</p><span class="copyright">Amazon</span>

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V-Neck Tunic Dress

After years of muted neutrals, bold colors and punchy prints are here to stay and this dress is bringing all the on-trend vibes.

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French Terry Sweatshirt Dress

If the sweatshirt dress we previously mentioned wasn't dressy enough for you, then this option might be more your style—and still just as cozy.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XQXGV2Z?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10050.g.41021939%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>French Terry Sweatshirt Dress </p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$24.20</p><span class="copyright">Amazon</span>

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Swing Tunic Dress

This burgundy is absolutely slaying the fall trends, but if it's not your style, not to worry—this dress comes in tons of different colors.

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Tie Waist Knit Cocktail Dress

This simple tie-waist dress comes in five different colors, including this gorgeous fall-ready merlot hue.

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