55 Affordable Dresses That Hit on the Biggest Fall Trends

No one really needs over 50 different fall dresses in their closet. But hey, we like options. And when it comes to those who prefer a throw-on-and-go piece with a flouncier hemline over, say, tailored trousers, you have a lot to choose from this season. Below is merely a generous edit.

Whether you lean toward a minimal knit piece, a bold leopard print, or you're simply looking for your next great Saturday-night frock, the 10 trends below offer every style that will be ubiquitous this fall. But the best part? With every option under $300—most way under—you won't be forced to choose which one to add to your updated autumn wardrobe.

Shop until your heart's content below.

Animal Instincts 

It's a bit wilder than your average seasonal print, and that's precisely why we love it.

Partial to the Prairie

This summer dress trend is saying strong through the chillier weather.

Gather 'Round Now

Ruching, shirring, gathering. Whatever you want to call it, this cinched look is all over our favorite dresses this season.

One-Sided Waves

Blame it on the resurgence of '80s fashion, but ruffles are found in spades among fall's dress offerings. And most notedly, asymmetrically.

Mixed Messages

It's so much cooler to clash than match.

Strong Shoulder

Claim a bit more space with a dress silhouette that has a romantic, puffy upper arm.

The Magpie Mini

This season's party dresses are generous on the shine but not so much on the length.