New Fall Dresses That Aren't Aggressively Expensive

As much as we adore a classic pair of blue jeans, there is something to be said for the power of an amazing dress. If you find one that checks off all the boxes—flattering, versatile, stylish—wardrobe woes quickly become a fleeting memory. Perhaps it's because we've learned so many different approaches to styling dresses: turtlenecks layered underneath, pants worn below, sneakers instead of heels, and so on. Perhaps it's because we feel more polished in a dress than in pants. Perhaps it's because it makes getting dressed more effortless, a simple act of tossing on a dress and heading out the door. Whatever the case, we're on board with keeping a selection of dresses in our closets at all times.

Like many, we're gearing up for the beginning of autumn and are on the hunt for new fall dresses. And because we'd like to have an array of styles to choose from throughout the months to come, we thought what better way to prepare ourselves (and you!) for the season than with an assortment of budget-friendly finds? Scroll down to see 20 standout fall dresses we found at price points that won't make you cringe.

Transition to autumn with a mini sweaterdress.

Available in size XXS to L.

Accessorize this check dress with white booties.

Available in size XS to XL.

Try a plaid pattern in an unexpected purple hue.

Available in size S to L.

Layer a band tee under this animal-print slip dress.

Available in size S to L.

Give your fall wardrobe a Clueless-inspired vibe.

Available in size 2 to 14.

Go green this autumn.

Available in size XS to L.

The best part about this dress is that you can wear it starting now. Once temperatures drop, simply layer a lightweight knit underneath.

Available in sizes 00 to 16.

A peplum detail is always flattering.

Available in size XS to L.

For a reliably flattering silhouette, opt for a wrap dress.

Available in size 16 to 26.

Style this printed dress with a denim jacket and Western-inspired booties.

Available in size 6 to 12.

Nothing beats a moody floral for fall.

Available in size XS to XXL.

Layer a pair of cropped denim flares under this minidress for an unexpected pairing.

Available in size 12 to 24.

We're here for a pumpkin-hued fall dress.

Available in size XS to L.

Nothing screams autumn quite like a check pattern in a burnt shade of yellow. 

Available in size S to L.

Subtle details like wrist ties and slits can take a dress to the next level.

Available in size 12 to 28.

Wear a pop of red this season.

Available in size XS to 4X.

Test-drive the statement-sleeve trend with a flared iteration.

Available in size 10 to 18.

Finally! It's corduroy season!

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

We'd wear this charming dress with high-top sneakers for the weekend.

Available in size XS to XL.

The best part about this velvet dress is that you can wear it during the holiday party season, too.

Available in size S/M.

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