20 Fall Dresses You'll Want to Wear All Year

Fall blues? Not with these cozy style staples.

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Fall is officially in full swing, meaning it's time to say so long to those light summer outfits in favor of something a little cozier. However, for those who want to enter fall looking and feeling fashionable, that same jeans-and-sweater uniform day in and day out just won't cut it. If you want to upgrade your fall wardrobe without sacrificing comfort, these fall dresses are the perfect solution. And for more great ways to stay cozy, check out these 40 Amazing Accessories That Will Keep You Warmer All Winter.

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1
This trumpet hem dress

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Target

At just $25, this leaf-patterned dress from Target is as flattering as it is budget-friendly. And thanks to its long sleeves and trumpet hem, it's perfect for a day at the office when paired with black tights and flats and a night on the town with a pair of heels.

$25 at Target
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2
This cozy sweater dress

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Lulus

Sweater dresses are always comfortable, but more often than not, they're also shapeless. Luckily, this flattering fit from Lulus will keep you warm this fall and make you look like a million bucks.

$58 at Lulus
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This midi denim shirtdress

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Nordstrom

Want a dress that transitions seamlessly from summer to fall? This denim shirtdress is great for summer evenings, and it looks equally adorable when paired with a chunky scarf, tights, and boots during the sharper autumn season. And if you want to look great all year, try these 20 Women's Outfits That Will Make You Feel So Powerful.

$79 at Nordstrom
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4
This cable knit sweater dress

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Uniqlo

While wearing a blanket outside might not be socially acceptable, this cable knit sweater dress from Uniqlo is the next best thing. It provides all the same comfort as that throw draped across the back of your couch, only it does so with a whole lot more style.

$40 at Uniqlo
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5
This ruched-waist dress

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Anthropologie

Who says that florals only belong in the summer months? This long-sleeved dress from Anthropologie begs to differ! In the fall, it looks perfect paired with a jean jacket and some cozy tights.

$198 at Anthropologie
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6
This striped tie-waist dress

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Bloomingdale's

This dress is a rare breed: While it's comfortable and flattering with its fitted waist, it also covers enough skin to keep you cozy—even when the weather's positively frigid.

$88 at Bloomingdale's
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7
This tie-waist sweater dress

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ASOS

Boyfriend cardigans are a fall staple, and the cozy, wearable trend takes on new life with this adorable button-down dress from ASOS. Better yet, it even has a figure-flattering belt that gives it a decidedly sexy vibe. And before you make a fashion faux pas, check out these 40 Common Fashion Tips Women Should Always Ignore.

$51 at ASOS
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8
This sweet knee-length number

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Boden

Want a dress that's as versatile as it is comfortable? This knee-length floral dress from Boden can easily be dressed up or down, making it perfect for casual fall brunches and big dates alike.

$98 at Boden
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9
This colorful floral dress

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TJ Maxx

Just because fall is here doesn't mean your garments have to get less colorful. This Nanette Nanette Lepore dress from T.J. Maxx is a great way to incorporate some bright hues into your fall wardrobe—and at only $30, you can't afford to pass it up.

$60$30 at T.J. Maxx
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10
This gathered floral dress

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Ralph Lauren

Sexy, stylish, and flattering on a wide range of body types, this dress from Ralph Lauren will give you a commanding look whether you're clapping along in a children's music class or sitting at the desk in a corner office.

$109 at Ralph Lauren
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11
This ribbed bodycon dress

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Forever 21

Soft, warm, and simple enough to work with statement jewelry or a flashy purse, this Forever 21 dress is a must-have for fall. And considering that it's only $15, you might want to stock up on it in every color—it also comes in yellow and black!

$15 at Forever 21
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12
This stylish velvet dress

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Lord + Taylor

Need a formal fall dress that's as chic as it is comfortable? Taking a '90s fabric favorite and giving it a decidedly modern twist, this velvet dress is perfect for any fall get-together.

$128 at Lord + Taylor
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13
This zebra print dress

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Modcloth

Love Scalamandre leaping zebra print but aren't quite ready to commit to re-wallpapering your home? This adorable zebra shirtdress from Modcloth will have you jumping for joy every time you put it on—just like the animals that adorn it.

$89 at Modcloth
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14
This asymmetrical hem dress

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Avenue

With the comfort of a T-shirt and the fashion of a more formal frock, this asymmetrical hem dress is an easy option on those days when you just don't feel like overcomplicating your attire.

$60$36 at Avenue
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15
This basic black dress

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Macy's

The perfect LBD is a rare find. Fortunately, with both long sleeves for warmth and a gathered skirt for comfort, this one is about as close to ideal as it gets.

$77 at Macy's
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16
This ruffled tunic

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Free People

Want to add a pop of color to your fall wardrobe? This marigold-hued dress from Free People will bring a little sunshine into even the drabbest and dreariest fall days.

$118 at Free People
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17
This pattern-edge dress

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Nordstrom Rack

With a patterned edge at both the sleeves and hem, this LBD from Nordstrom Rack is enough of a statement piece on its own that you don't even need jewelry to dress it up.

$70$35 at Nordstrom Rack
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18
This striped shirtdress

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Ann Taylor

Cuffed sleeves, stylish stripes, and a loose bow around the neck make this vintage-inspired dress the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe.

$129$116 at Ann Taylor
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19
This black and gray shift dress

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White House Black Market

You don't have to sacrifice style to be both comfortable and casual this fall. Just throw on this black and gray shift dress with a pair of tights and boots and you'll be ready to hit the office, brunch with your pals, or pick apples at the orchard.

$99 at White House Black Market
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20
This tie-neck number

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Topshop

Simple and yet elegant, this black dress just begs for a few bold accessories to dress it up. And if you're looking for a perfect addition to that outfit, check out these 27 Gorgeous Luxury Beach Bags You Can Use All Year.

$75 at Topshop
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