30 Cute Dresses That'll Work Perfectly for Your Summer-to-Fall Transition

When it comes to outfit dilemmas, a dress is almost always the solution. There's no need to worry about finding matching pants for your top, and since it's one item, all you need to do is throw it on and go. If you want to make things more interesting, there are easy ways to add elements to the look by playing around with accessories or adding a jacket or cardigan. Obviously, the latter is easier to do when the weather isn't blazing hot, which is why our favorite time to wear dresses is when we're transitioning from the summer into the colder weather. It's still the right time for breezy dresses, but there's no harm in layering a blazer over one when the temperature starts to drop. 

There are plenty of A+ dresses on the market, but we've narrowed it down to 29 that we think deserve your attention right now. You can wear the options below with strappy sandals to keep your summer vibe going or even pull on knee-high boots as we transition into the next season.

Can we hear a little commotion for the dress?

Don't be fooled. This fun shade of lime green isn't just for the summer.

Muted florals for all? Groundbreaking.

Moment of silence for this lilac plissé piece.

How to take summer cottagecore into the fall.

Wear this as is, or bring on the layering. 

Despite being released today, this one's already a best seller.

This will go with slides (pictured above) and knee-high cowboy boots.

The dress that never stops giving.

This is the best cutout dress we've seen.

Knit dresses often come in muted tones, so I love that this one comes in a playful pink.

We're still not over this pale yellow.

Who said tie-dye moment was only for t-shirts and sweatshirts? This dress is a moment.

Animal print holds a special place in every fashion girl's heart.

Green with envy at whoever owns this dress.

We love that this has a summery print and how the toned-down colors bring it into the next season.