We'll Still Be Wearing This Fall Dress Trend in 5 Years—Shop My 25 Favorites

Anna LaPlaca
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Right now I'm transitioning everything in my wardrobe over for fall and winter. I've just swapped out my sandals for boots and pulled out my chunky knit sweaters from the back of my closet. And with all this closet reorganization comes another category: dresses. Yep, you guessed it: I've just put away my light sundresses until next spring and replacing them with fall-ready long sleeve midi dresses.

There are dress trends and then there are dresses that are classic enough to be categorized as a fall staple. IMO, midi dresses with long sleeves fall into the latter category because the style is one that just never seems to quit. No matter what the dress trends du jour are, I'm confident that there will always be a spot in my closet for a few of these midi-length numbers.

Ready to dive into this roundup of fall dresses you can wear now and own for years to come? Scroll down to shop my favorites that I'm already envisioning with other seasonal staples like boots and jackets.

Bottega Veneta Chain-Trim Cotton Dress ($2590)

This Bottega number is the ultimate goal this fall.

Ganni Plaid Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress ($265)

Ganni does it again.

Mango Bow Wrapped Dress ($30)

Knit dress are trending hard right now, and I love that the knotted detail makes this stand out.

Realisation The Vivienne in Purple Haze ($250)

So many cool girls will wear this dress with boots in the fall and winter.

H&M Lace-Trimmed Dress ($20)

If you're going for that romantic grunge look this fall, pair this pretty lace number with chunky combat boots for a cool look.

& Other Stories Fitted Midi Shirt Dress ($89)

Simple, but so cool.

Dion Lee Cable Twist Maxi Dress ($790)

For obvious reasons, I can't stop thinking about this dress.

Free People Lydia Midi Dress ($108)

If you were curious about the details of the opening image, this is it.

Madewell x Christy Dawn Striped Tallulah Tie-Back Midi Dress ($238)

The back is even prettier if you can believe it.

Rixo Floral Print Open-Back Dress ($424)

No one does dreamy, vintage-inspired printed dresses quite like Rixo.

H&M Turtleneck Wool Dress ($99)

Speaking of knit dresses, I'm seriously impressed with how expensive-looking this is.

Reformation Port Print Long Sleeve Midi Dress ($218)

I'm crushing on this tie-up sleeve detail.

House of Sunny Granita Dress ($110)

The kind of dress that looks just as good with sneakers as it would with leather boots or straps sandals.

Christopher Esber Looped Detail Dress ($444)

I'm speechless.

The Drop Ella Tiered Puff Sleeve Cotton Poplin Midi Dress ($60)

Why, yes, this does double as a house dress I'm so glad you asked.

Eloquii Tie Neck Midi Dress ($100)

How to make an impression on your Zoom calls 101.

Prospect the Label Belted Midi Dress ($25)

I had to blink a few times to make sure I read the price correctly because I can't believe a dress with this much personality is under $30.

Veronica Beard Mary Dress ($650)

I could stare at this print all day.

Helmut Lang Long Sleeve Jersey Dress ($310)

Now that's a creative neckline.

Halogen Tie Back Long Sleeve Dress ($99)

This print!

En Saison Puff Sleeve Midi Dress ($110)

This silhouette, though.

AFRM Nollie Long Sleeve Open Back Dress ($77)

Because zebra print will always be a mood.

Lost + Wander Parisian Nights Long Sleeve Midi Dress ($110)

The name Parisian nights says it all.

Lost + Wander Love in Bloom Maxi Dress ($118)

This print lends itself well to wearing in the spring, too.

H&M Ruffle-Trimmed Dress ($30)

The kind of throw-on dress I always wish I had more of in my closet.

Up next, 5 trendy basics women over 50 are indulging in this fall.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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