When it comes to chilly fall days, a single garment that can transform into a stylish outfit in a snap is definitely on our shopping list. So today, we’re breaking down three categories of these one-and-done fall frocks. They’re the kind of go-to dresses that look pulled together as soon as you put them on, whether you’re headed out to scope the autumn landscape or prepping for a dressy evening. From dresses you can pair with kicks to daring numbers that look best with over-the-knee boots, there’s a style here for every occasion on your calendar. You’ll notice that these dresses share some common threads: long sleeves, distinctly on-trend details, and an uncanny ability to be styled with your
When you’re gearing up for a more relaxed day of casual plans, an ultra-cozy, easy-going dress is ideal. Sweater and sweatshirt dresses shine in this category for their ability to look on point (and not too casual—we do love dressing up, even on days off) with sneakers, flats, and boots. They’re also irresistibly comfortable, so you can relax in them. Play with volume by choosing a dress with voluminous or shaped sleeves, or add a touch of pattern with fun embroidery.
Evening dresses take a lively turn with silhouettes that are alluring and effortless at the same time. Long sleeves and short hemlines look feminine and flirty, especially when an off-shoulder neckline or plunging V-neck are involved. Texture can come into play visually with animal prints, or physically with soft-to-the-touch velvet. Pair these dresses with heels and statement earrings for a complete going-out look in mere minutes.
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Who says you can’t have it all? Day-to-night dresses can be a bit more reserved at first glance (no plunging necklines here), but they’re always elevated. Think high necklines, flattering cuts, and long sleeves. These frocks are easy to transform with a piece of statement jewelry and a quick switch of the shoe. Pair them with a favorite fall boot and tights during the day and a sexy heel or over-the-knee boot for your after-work date.