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Ahh, Reformation. The Los Angeles-based brand we all know and love that’s focused on sustainability and bringing us some of the most sought after wedding guest dresses like the Jamen knit dress ($148), blue jeans—hello, Cynthia high-rise straight jeans ($148)—and staple basics that are constructed with expert craftsmanship. And Reformation’s fall fashion collection is chock-full of soft knits, comfy cottons and silky fabrics that are worth investing in no matter your age. That’s why we polled PureWow editors—one of whom has personally owned and tested the Eveline Knit Dress ($148)—and spent hours perusing Reformation’s site to find affordable fall items that range anywhere from $58 to $198.
ICYDK, Reformation offers free alterations on any purchase thanks to Hemster, so you’re guaranteed to have a well-tailored look no matter what. Not to mention, the company is transparent about the impact it has on the environment. (Who doesn’t love reading how many pounds of carbon dioxide and gallons of water they managed to save for every order in their confirmation email?) Here, 20 of the best Reformation fall items under $200.
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The Best Reformation Fall Items Under $200 at a Glance
When PureWow’s associate commerce editor Stephanie Meraz was gearing up for a first date, she knew finding something new to wear was her way of symbolizing a fresh start. “I stumbled across this dress one day, loving the off-the-shoulder moment and soft knit fabric that clings to the body without veering on unflattering. In fact, it gathers at the waist in an almost cinch-like cling, making the figure appear smaller. It was right then and there when I knew I had to purchase the little black dress and—let me tell you—I did not regret it. While I was certainly overdressed for a seaside al fresco dinner, I felt comfortable and cute without trying too hard. It was a major hit, IMO, and my date thought so, too. He played every card in the book to brush his hands on it: the graze of his hand on the small of my back, the lazy rest at the side of my waist, the grab of the wrist…you get the picture. The best part? You can alternate the shoulders—this is HUGE, especially if one shoulder becomes too cold.” While the LBD Meraz wore is nearly sold out, we’re even more in love with the soft yellow and fiery red colorways, and it just so happens that red is the ‘It’ color of the fall season. Coincidence? We think not.
“A little birdie told me vests are primed and ready for a comeback,” says PureWow fashion editor Abby Hepworth. “I love that this one isn’t cut quite so low and has a longer hem so I can wear it as a top on its own.” The Billie vest is designed to be fitted to the body, tapering in slightly along the waistline. The vest has three buttons along the front, leading up to classic notch lapel collar. As Hepworth mentions, this has a tasteful V-neck that shows just the right amount of cleavage, making it appropriate enough to wear to work. Anyone else feeling all the autumnal, cozy vibes with this pear green color? And if you’re looking for a neutral staple, this comes in a chic oyster white and traditional black, too.
Fall fashion is all about layers, layers, layers. Finding a layering piece is not as easy as it may seem, either. In fact, it needs to pass a few criteria. For instance, it needs to be warm, breathable, thin, long and versatile. Enter: the Bailey knit top. It ticks all the boxes and then some. Seriously, this gorgeous knit top has the most flattering effect on the body and fits tailored to the frame without looking like you’re wrapped in cellophane. We appreciate that it appears to have some breathable room in the armpits and arms, because there is nothing worse than feeling a pool of sweat build under our coats.
Whether you’re headed to a work event or have a wedding right around the corner, you’re going to need a stellar dress to fit the celebratory occasion. This knit number from Reformation is breathtaking and will make you look like a million bucks without much effort (or, you know, a million bucks). It’s made from a lightweight jersey fabric that’s super stretchy and incredibly soft, so you won’t feel like your zipper is ready to bust at the seams the next time you head for seconds at the buffet table. Oh yeah, and this not only has rouching along the waistline that’s similar to the Evaline knit, but it also has an off-the-shoulder neckline that’s supportive, elegant and incredibly striking. (Just look at how it frames the shoulder blades at the back.)
PureWow readers can’t get enough of the Layla skirt, and neither can we as we transition to fall and soon winter. It’s made from 100 percent silk charmeuse and cut on a bias, hence why it looks like such a dream of fluidity and movement. So while we can’t toss it in the washing machine, we’ll gladly take it to the dry cleaners if it means we get to own this versatile staple. Speaking of versatility, depending on which fit you prefer to rock—high-waist, mid-waist or low-waist—the stretchy elastic waistband will make the skirt sit impeccably well wherever you please. It’s designed to sit fitted at the waist and relaxed along the skirt. And did we mention that it comes in eight colors and patterns, from a floral pink to a classic black to this gorgeous artichoke green? If you ask us, it’s a great piece to wear to a dinner party because that iridescent sheen makes you look so luxe and chic with little effort. We suggest copying the styling above and pairing it with a simple tank top and low pumps for a cool ‘fit you can wear in the daytime. For something more bundled up, try throwing on a chunky sweater and knee-high boots.
The Delphina dress has us at a loss for words. This breathtaking midi is made from a knit fabric comprised of the brand’s climate beneficial cotton and spandex materials. The result? A stretchy, beautiful and comfortable dress that can be dressed up for fancy occasions like an engagement party or down for a happy hour with the girls. It has a modest crew neckline that dips into a jaw-dropping scoop back, and the flare sleeves complement the dress’s shape and do an effortless job drawing the eye towards the tapered waist. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the dress has vertical ribbed lines throughout that further helps to streamline the silhouette and give the dress an unbelievable elasticity. Basically, when you need to wear a dress but would rather wear a sweater, this is your gal.
You can never have too many basic tops in your closet. Although there’s nothing basic about the Dusk knit from Reformation, we’re tacking it on for good measure. This sleeveless fitted stunner features an elegant boat neck that grazes the tops of the collar bone in exquisite fashion, and it has a full-length fit that’s great to tuck into high-waist bottoms or wear slightly scrunched with mid-rise jeans. We also like the fact that it’s made from a lightweight organic cotton and spandex blend, giving it a quality of stretch and skin-like softness. We’ll take it in burgundy wine, olive green and silver sparkle, please and thank you.
There’s nothing we love more than mini dress and boot combo in the fall, especially when the dress is dripping in ‘60s-inspo. From the ribbed knit material and the sharp collared neck to the large button-front closure and flared sleeves, every detail of this dresses oozes nostalgia and style. Thanks to that knit material, this should feel comfortable to wear all day long. And while the fabric is pliable in nature, we suggest sticking to your usual size or going up one if you prefer a roomier, more forgiving fit at the waist—because there’s nothing worse than feeling self-conscious about the buttons tugging and gaping at the seams. (Trust us, we’ve been there.)
Ahh, there’s nothing quite like the safety of a go-to sweater that you can toss on for your morning coffee run or drape over your shoulders on the airplane. (Because getting stuck on a frigid five-hour flight with no sweater or blanket in sight is miserable, to say the least.) This Dana style from Reformation will not only give you that classic everyday shade you’ve been on the hunt for (though you can choose from five additional colors, like a bold red or black and white stripe), it provides a level of warmth without the extra fabric and bulk that can hinder you from wearing your new peacoat over it. But don’t be fooled, just because it appears thin and lightweight in nature, it’s comprised of a fine-gauge recycled cashmere blend. In other words, if you’re looking to feel warm and toasty, this relaxed sweater is up for the job.
Dark-wash denim will continue to remain a staple for fall 2023, and the Cynthia high-rise certainly hits the mark on giving us that deeper, almost acid wash. We also love that these have a straight hem and are fitted at the waist, hips and butt, because as fashion stylist and creator of the STYLISTCHECK, Elisabeth Kassab, previously told us, we’re going to see skinny(er) denim begin to trend up in the fashion world. It’s a tailored, structured and oh-so versatile way to wear your denim, and a step away from the baggy, oversize ensembles we embraced post-pandemic. As Kassab suggests, the skinny straight cut makes it easy to tuck into or style over a pair of heeled boots. Oh, and unlike that stiff pair of jeans you can’t wear while eating a burger and fries, the Cynthia mixes a sustainable cellulose fiber in with the cotton that not only reduces the carbon footprint, but also ups its comfort and stretch levels. We call that a win-win.
Anyone else getting major Princess Diana vibes? Like the late princess, we’d be nothing without our comfortable, oversize sweatshirts in fall. It’s one of our favorite pieces to lounge around the house in, especially when we’re gearing up for a movie marathon. And this vintage-inspired sweatshirt is acceptable to wear anywhere—not just in the confines of our home. The high-quality, breathable and soft cotton fabric will feel sumptuously soft against your skin. We just can’t get enough of the roomy fit on this, which makes bunching up the sleeves and doing a French tuck into your jeans look that much cooler. Pair it with your best oversize blazer to copy the royal’s most iconic get-up.
Turtlenecks for fall? Groundbreaking. All jokes aside, if you’re not sporting a turtleneck once the foliage begins to change its colors, are you really embracing the new season? We think not. This fitted cashmere tank is to die for, especially when you’re in need of transitional pieces that can withstand unusual weather changes. Allow us to explain: The Farrah is lightly ribbed, falls right at the hips, exposes the shoulders and leaves room for the armpits to breathe. So, the next time the weather forecast predicts a cold morning and warm afternoon, wear this with a cardigan that you can take off come noon. You can thank us later.
“I live in simple, black knit tops every fall and winter because they’re easy to pull off and they look sophisticated right off the bat,” says Meraz. “Although, I’ve historically bought versions made from cheaper materials solely because of the alluringly inexpensive price tag, I’ve grown to realize the importance of investing in quality pieces that focus on longevity and eco-friendly practices like the Samuel merino crew sweater-like shirt that’s made from 100 percent traceable NATIVA wool, which embraces an unconventional and, arguably, more sustainable method of producing wool, per the brand. And it has those clean, textured and stretchy ribbed lines on it, so this is a no-brainer to me.”
These striking sneakers are made from a high-quality bovine leather sourced from farms in Uruguay. The flat-footed shoe has a rubber outsole and small heel that’ll add the teensiest bit of height. We especially fell for the neutral white and navy colorway on these, making it a sleek option to have in your closet that’s both casual and dressy. And it’s no secret that celebrities are more than obsessed with their Vejas sneakers, but when Meghan Markle was pictured rocking a pair of the V-10s during a tour in Australia back in 2018, PureWow editor and Royally Obsessed co-host Rachel Bowie made it her mission to put them to the test. Her verdict? “Yes—I’d even say it’s the type of shoe you’d want to have in a variety of colors…It is worth noting that Veja’s sneakers, both leather and cotton, are best for running errands, commuting around town or dressing for a night out vs. working out.” Noted.
Some things will never go out of style, no matter the season. Case in point: the Will oversize button-up from Reformation. Constructed with 98 percent organic cotton and two percent spandex, this blouse boasts a timeless, chic and effortless vibe. We also like that it has a longer hem at the back, which makes it look intentionally oversize—as opposed to accidentally two sizes too large—if you choose to wear it untucked. Since it’s layer-friendly, you can easily spruce it up and tuck it into your pants, layer under or over a dress or slip on a knit vest for a comfy look. Because of its roomy and loose-fitting nature, we suggest sizing down one if you want it to fit more tailored to your frame. Otherwise, stick to your usual size.
When reaching for pants, PureWow wellness director Sarah Stiefvater is ready to give her denim a well-earned break. In fact, she’s turning to a trending item in its place. “I've seen a few people wearing this type of folded over, relaxed fit trouser and I'm obsessed. This pair from Reformation is going into my cart immediately.” We’re ready to follow suit (pun intended). This trouser has an ultra-relaxed fit that cascades off the hips—creating a ton of movement as you walk—and the fold-over lapel detailing hits at the smallest part of the waist and, coincidentally, where the pant tapers in, drawing the eye up and adding to the flattering effect of an hourglass figure. What’s more, the pant has four sharp pleats at the front, intended to add more room and relieve the pant of any unflattering strain or pull at the fabric when you put your hands in the pockets. It’s all in the details, people.
“I love the subtle sweetheart neckline and comfy ribbed fabric of this top,” says assistant commerce editor Natalie LaBarbera. This elevated long-sleeve top is fitted along the entirety of its bodice, and it reportedly won’t feel suffocating thanks to the cotton and spandex fabric blend that’ll provide enough leeway and ventilation. All eyes will be on your décolletage in this sweetheart neckline, so we suggest pulling out your dainty jewelry if you want to draw more attention to your chest. “I just know it's one I'd wear with everything for the season,” adds LaBarbera. We couldn’t agree more. So, what color are you choosing? The inky purple, black, cream or this golden brown?
We know the peak of the Barbiecore craze is past us, but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to our light pink colored clothes. And the Reformation Clara cardigan is a fun way to add a splash of color to your wardrobe. It’s made from a plush alpaca wool that will need to be hand washed and line dried flat to preserve its quality. In case you were wondering, the luxe fabric is the reason behind its fluffy appearance. In fact, alpaca wool is known to be durable, soft and have a certain silkiness to it. What’s more, it’s a natural water repellent and can retain warmth well despite the holes in the knitting. If you’re more of a neutral hue lover, the button-down crew cardigan comes in a white and black colorway.
“I’m not saying I want to buy this dress because Taylor Swift was just seen out in it, but…I want to buy it because Taylor Swift was just seen out in it,” admits PureWow commerce editor Olivia Dubyak. We know the feeling all too well, and we certainly sense the emotion stirring about now that we’ve laid our eyes on the Radlee knit dress. It’s giving off ‘I just borrowed my boyfriend’s sweatshirt’ vibes, and we’re all about it. In fact, if your boyfriend owns anything remotely this stylish, comfy and cozy, we’d suggest you keep him close. We especially appreciate the roomy, flowy fit this has, which is ideal for days when you don’t want to wear anything tight but also don’t want to look completely shapeless, either. The thin knit fabric will fall, give and drape according to your movements, subtly showing off the curve of your hip as you put your hand to your waist. If you want to zhoosh up the styling, loop on a belt for added definition at the waist or step into tights for a more dressed-up approach. “Not to mention, red is clearly the color of the season, and this sweet little knit dress is a cute way to wear it and layer a sleek jacket over top,” Dubyak adds.
PureWow associate editor of news and entertainment Joel Calfee looks for an autumnal color scheme when he’s building his fall wardrobe. “With fall right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start layering slip dresses over button-ups and sweaters,” Calfee says. “And I’m obsessed with this gorgeous Pyper dress that’s currently on sale.” The slip-like dress has adjustable delicate spaghetti straps that put the one-strap-size-fits-all fiasco to shame and offers more support to its tasteful yet revealing V-neck. If you happen to be short and are staring at the maxi hem in apprehension, fret not because the dress is available in petite sizes, too. (Of course, there’s always the company’s free alteration policy to lean on when lengths get tough.) As if this floral dress couldn’t get any sexier, they went ahead and added a high slit at the leg. Now who wants to invite us to their wedding?
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