hen preparation meets opportunity, the end result is a mind-blowing merger. In this light, the sunny air of summer is gradually making way for the cooler seasons, and it’s never too early to reorganize our wardrobes in alignment. The latest dress designs for fall 2022 are beyond regular, with high fashion sneaking its way in to light things up from the moody lineup we’re used to.
This season’s runway fall dresses threaten to rebel against the traditional monotonous style with edgy pieces that feature patchwork prints on minis, embellished details for some funk, and elevated sweater/shirt dresses with lots of layering and accessorizing potential.
Here are 25 best fall dresses perfect for all your engagements this season…
#1. For the career/boss babe
Is it even office-ready fall fashion without layering on assorted jackets on chic dresses? The key to shopping for workwear dresses this fall is to choose numbers that can be easily accessorized. Think a tweed blazer dress with a scarf, a solid-toned flare midi dress belted at the mid-riff region, or a faux wrap dress with a contrasting coat to match.
Style tip: The Whistles‘ dress in the lineup merges trendy with a serious boss babe vibe. Enliven the tone with red leather boots or pumps. For an easy chic look, the white Nordstorm dress above will make a brilliant addition to a layered ensemble dominated by the season’s hues.
#2. For wedding guests who love to slay
The first step to dressing up for an autumn nuptial event is to opt for practical ensembles that fit in with the dress code. Shop for dresses with jewel tones, metallics, neutrals, and of course, moody floral prints that flow with the season’s aura. Dresses with heavy crepes and plush velvets are autumn’s favorite fabric choices.
Style tip: While you stay committed to keeping warm, you can also dare to show a little skin with slitted numbers. In view of this, turn your attention to the blue Nicholas knitted dress above accented with gold-tone rings. Pair the number with gold evening sandals and a gold clutch to play up the metallic flair. Don’t forget to grab a scarf for the moments it gets really chilly.
#3. For baby/bridal shower
The family is getting larger, and so should your frock collection. When mapping out a bridal shower look, prioritize comfort after style, as there could be activities that would require random movements. News flash: fall dresses in 2022 are designed to be an ally and not resistance to having a fun day. As a rule of thumb, avoid wearing a white or black dress, rather choose a cocktail dress if you’re feeling dressy, or a denim shirt dress for a casual feel.
Style tip: Fall isn’t generally the season to be caught in minis, but when you find one that’s season-appropriate like this Staud dress, you better grab it. The model above styles the number quite well, but if the weather gets cooler, opt for boots that cover more skin. You can finish off the look with statement earrings and ring stacks that add more character to your ensemble and throw on a scarf for good measure.
#4. For your daytime errands
Voluntarily or otherwise, the skin-baring days of summer are numbered. It’s time for repressed prints and elongated hemlines/sleeves to take center stage. Your everyday fall dress requires slightly thick fabrics and lots of layering to better serve. A chunky cardigan and thigh-high boots can vamp up any fall look.
Style tip: When going about your daily activities, you don’t want to let your fashion guard down, and neither do you want to look like you’re trying too hard. An easy breezy number like the lineup above is just what you need. Pair the Baum und Pferdgarten leopard print dress with sneakers to double down on the effortless vibe.
#5. For the turn-up queen
When choosing a summer party dress, keep things free-spirited because breaking the rules is allowed. Why? A party allows a person to add a fun touch to their look in a unique manner. Set aside the wool and velvets and replace them with silks, satins, feathers, ruffles, and sequins. Also, tilt towards lighter hues like green, yellow, and blush pink for an unexpected pump. Side note: to effectively rock fall dresses in 2022, always have a backup leather jacket or voluminous scarf for when the temperature decides to dip.
Style tip: A turn-up queen can’t pass on a good time and these dresses are just what you need when fun is on the menu. If you’re serving sexy vibes as your main course, the Alice + Olivia leather number above should find its way into your cart because that’s all it’s giving. For a night out with the girls, a crystal-embellished mini purse and boots are what you need to make this outfit sparkle. Finish off with bold red lipstick because, why not?
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