Confession: I'm not really a dress person. I know, I know. I'm probably in the minority here. Dresses may not be my go-to item throughout most of the year, but there's no better time than the fall to reinvent myself sartorially speaking. So now that fall is really upcoming (35 days, people!), I've been noticing some gorgeous new dress trends from the F/W 20 runways, and I'm totally smitten.
Wearing dresses when it's warm out is a no-brainer, but we encourage you not to forget that it's an option when there's a chill in the air too. By simply adding tights and boots or even layering it over jeans or pants, a dress is suddenly one of the most appropriate things you can wear for fall. So with that, keep scrolling to see the five new fall dress trends I just know you’re going to love as much as I do.
Ribbed Knit Dresses
Unlike those oversize sweater dresses that seem to swallow us whole, this season's crop of ribbed knit dresses are comfy, yes, but ultra-sleek and alluring, too. Keeping warm has never looked better if you ask me.
Photo:Courtesy of Dion Lee
Head-to-toe leather is a trend that everyone will wear this fall, so it makes sense that it applies to dresses too. Whether genuine or faux, a leather dress is a surefire way to earn more than a few compliments this season.
Photo:Courtesy of Ganni
While traditional shirtdresses are considered more of a staple item than a trend, new-and-improved versions are popping up this fall and they're fresher than ever. Take the stunning satin dresses at Nanushka, for instance, which play especially well with tall boots.
Photo:Courtesy of Nanushka
Cutout dresses were a big trend this summer as well, but according to the fall runways and designers like Proenza Schouler, Rejina Pyo, and Dion Lee, they're here to stay for this season as well. Contrary to popular belief, though, hard not to look cold weather-ready in this style, especially when it's paired with tights or boots.
Photo:Courtesy of Rejina Pyo
Move over, square necklines—it's all about the sweetheart silhouette right now. The charming neckline is making its way into the spotlight for fall and the look couldn't be any more elegant. It pairs particularly well with a thick metal collar necklace (another big fall jewelry trend) and is a look we expect to see a lot of from fashion folks this season.
Photo:Courtesy of Alexander McQueen