The 4 Fall Dress Styles We're Legit Seeing Everywhere

When you think about the fall wardrobe basics you couldn’t possibly live without, a few staples probably come to mind first. Yes, there’s the obvious like black ankle boots, moto jackets, and chunky sweaters, but there’s another must-have that’s equally as important to a solid autumn offering. Ding, ding, ding! You guessed it—the fall dress.

You’re most likely well aware, but the dress silhouette in question is far different than the summer go-to you wore for the last few months. It’s normally in a knee or midi length, has long sleeves (or has the ability to be layered with knits), and features thicker fabrics. While there’s a variety of picks out there that fit this description, it seems the fashion community has committed to four fall dresses over the past few years. Yes, these are the styles that haven't just popped up here and there but continue to quite literally invade fashion month, the streets, and everywhere in between.

To highlight further, we’re showcasing the most famous fall dress silhouettes that style-setters collectively wear on repeat. Naturally, we shopped out the coveted finds for each as well to get your closet ready for the season.

The Tie Dress

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Style Tip: A cozy sweaterdress mixed with square-toe sandals or boots is a no-fail fall uniform.

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Style Tip: Go for that downtown-cool vibe with a layered white dress, combat boots, and a slouchy blazer 

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Style Tip: Team a more classic, striped shirtdress with unexpected knee-high boots to stand out.

The Floor-Sweeping Maxi

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Style Tip: Test out a colorful maxi dress with knee-high boots and a sharp blazer for that 9-to-5 life. 

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Style Tip: Don't underestimate the power of the dress-over-pants trick for a fashion-forward fall look.

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Style Tip: A sophisticated satchel looks flawless against a floor-sleeping maxi dress.

The Leather Dress

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Style Tip: Make a black leather dress pop with white ankle boots and a vibrant clutch. 

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Style Tip: Leather on leather is where it's at right now. Incorporate texture (like shearling outerwear), and you have yourself a high-concept vibe.

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Style Tip: A long leather dress doesn't need much other than cool shoes and an of-the-moment bag.

The Vibrant Midi

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Style Tip: A pair of chunky sneakers are so wrong they're right paired with a pink dress and playful extras.

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Style Tip: There's nothing easier than a statement throw-on-and-go dress that requires nothing more than a few polished accessories for a styled look.

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Style Tip: Embrace color-blocking with colored ankle boots that bring contrast to a bold dress.