February 26, 2024


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33 Noteworthy Summer Dresses that Are Also Perfect for Fall

As we fast approach August and dare I say—the end of summer—we’re starting to slowly think about the invigorating change of season ahead. Yep, fall is just around the corner and my shopping cart is already starting to reflect its arrival—most notably in my dress choices. As I look to invest in some effortless dresses that I can wear right now in the balmy summer heat, I’m also thinking-forward to what frocks will easily transition into fall. 

When shopping for summer-to-fall transitional dresses think about versatile color palettes and bold floral prints that can conveniently be worn in both seasons. Think of details such as puff-sleeves that continue to trend this season and into the next. Look for dress silhouettes that can easily shift into Autumn with the right layers and a great pair of boots.

Below, we’re sharing some of the most stylish and noteworthy summer dresses on the internet that also happen to be perfect for fall—making the transition easy and seamless.

Sir the Label Carmen Midi Dress ($630)

Moody yet uplifting florals will take you from summer to fall with ease.

H&M Rib-Knit Dress ($60)

A ribbed knit dress is the ultimate transitional piece.

House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Roman Midi Dress ($238)

We can’t resist these statement buttons.

H&M Puff-Sleeved Cotton Dress ($35)

Puff sleeves are trending this summer and fall.

Sea Biarritz Smocked Maxi ($395)

The high neckline and warm color palette are ideal for taking you into Autumn.

Mango Detail Button Dress ($40)

From meetings to margaritas in style.

Free People Sweet As Honey Slip Dress ($98)

The most versatile dress you’ll own.

Eloquii Flare Sleeve Tiered Dress ($70)

Just add knee-high boots and a blazer come September. 

Zara Ribbed Knit Dress ($70)

This dreamy hue teams beautifully with burgundy accessories.

& Other Stories Flowy Puff Sleeve Midi Dress ($119)

Slip a black leather jacket over this floral number once the leaves turn brown.

Urban Outfitters Rita Voile Maxi Dress ($89)

All this dress needs is a chunky cardigan in fall.

& Other Stories A-Line Jacquard Ruffle Midi Dress ($179)

So easy to dress up or down.

H&M Chiffon Dress ($35)

Chic for the beach or with a blazer for work.

Vince Rib Camisole Dress ($117)

Snap this knit dress up while its still on sale.

Dôen Baudoin Floral Print Silk Crepe Dress ($162)

Such a pretty print to wear now and later.

Urban Outfitters Uo Kay Floral Slip Midi Dress ($79)

When it starts to get cool, add a lightweight turtleneck underneath this oh so pretty slip dress.

Mango Metallic Gown ($70)

A shirt dress will serve you year round.

H&M Balloon-Sleeved Cotton Dress ($40)

A head-turner.

& Other Stories Fitted Button-Down Mini Dress ($89)

For the minimalists at heart.

Madewell Ribbed Button Front Minidress ($75)

This also comes in versatile black.

Neon Blonde Lilith High-Slit Maxi Dress ($245)

So pretty.

Mango Buttoned Wrap Dress ($40)

An easy maxi dress is ideal when it’s not too hot and not too cold.

Only Mini Shirt Dress in Floral Print ($56)

We’ll be styling this pretty poplin shirt dress just like the model.

H&M Wide-Cut Tie-Detail Dress ($50)

Add tights and boots in the fall.

Treasure & Bond Muscle Tank Dress ($69)

A tank dress is essential in your transitional wardrobe.

Keepsake Wistful Midi Dress ($200)

When we can go to events again, this is what we’ll be wearing.

Madewell Tie-Sleeve Tiered Midi Dress ($95)

Easy and effortless no matter what the season.

Culta Gaia Serita Dress ($458)

Cut out dresses were seen all over the F/W 2020 runways. This knit one has been seen all over our favorite celebs and influencers.

& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Wrap Mini Dress ($89)

Guaranteed you’ll wear this flattering silhouette on repeat. 

H&M Ribbed Dress ($18)

Style with similar tonal hue layers for a luxe-looking ensemble.

Paife Jade Dress ($229)

Animal print is our new neutral.

Auguste the Label Josie Molly Maxi Dress ($189)

Add a cozy scarf and combat boots and you’re ready for fall.

Up next, 11 dreamy dress trends to get excited about this summer—all under-$100.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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