15 Designer Fall Dresses I'd Definitely Splurge On, and 15 I'm Saving On For Now

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15 Designer Fall Dresses I'd Definitely Splurge On, and 15 I'm Saving On For Now

I've said many times that I'm a picky shopper but when it comes to shopping in the dress department, I take my decisions very seriously. Dresses aren't as versatile as pieces like skirts or pants, so there are a lot of factors I consider before purchasing. While I like breezy dresses for the summertime, I like to have a few in my rotation for fall too. Think ribbed-knit maxis, sleek slip dresses, and poplin dresses in moody tones. Since we're heading towards September I thought it's time to add one or two new styles to my collection. 

I searched through what felt like thousands of dresses and was able to narrow down my finds to 30, reaching both ends of the price spectrum. Whether you're looking to invest in a new designer piece or on more of a budget, you should take a look at the options below. 

I'm usually not the biggest fan of wrap dresses, but this one is a winner in my book.

The edgy way to do lace.

Bring on all the pretty things this season.

A cut-out style I haven't seen before.

This color brings me immense joy.

Shirred dresses aren't just for the summer!

It's hard to find Nensi Dojaka in stock, let alone on sale.

Rixo always knows how to make a stellar dress.


Nanushka makes the most buttery soft leather.

The kind of dress you'll keep (and wear) for years to come.

The fashion set can't get enough of Totême's minimalistic and sleek designs.

I've seen this in person the fit on this dress is phenomenal. 


I still can't believe this isn't designer.

Some glitter dresses can come off tacky, but this Zara number does it just right. 

Pastels were all over the F/W 22 runways, so I'm banking on this color to be big.

You can't go wrong with a cozy sweater dress.

Abercrombie has outdone itself this time. 

The styling for this Skims dress makes it feel especially cool.

I'm swooning at the tiny details. Zoom in to swoon with me.

This is like the dress from How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days, and that's the only reason you need to buy it.


I'm impressed, H&M.

Any fall weddings on your calendar? Add this to your cart immediately.

Get ready for an overload of animal print this season.

Fellow editor Eliza just went to try this on and it looked immaculate.

I had to give Abercrombie another feature because their dress collection is way too good.


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