I'd Bet Money That Fashion Girls Will Wear These 5 Dress Trends in Fall

While summer is clearly still in full swing, the start of August can be a fun time to think forward towards the fresh trends that await with the fall season. In fact, we recently covered a smattering of the looks that will dominate in the next few months. Today, I wanted to specifically zero in on the fall 2020 dress trends. After all, those cozy fall dresses often become staples in autumn wardrobes to be worn with everything from booties and leather jackets to sneaker and trench coat combos.

To showcase the dresses in question, I turned to the IG accounts of some of my fashion people who have already been wearing the latest trends, including chic ribbed silhouettes and statement maxi styles. Honesty, if I had to bet money, I think it’s the five silhouettes coming your way that will become some of the most popular for the season.

Intrigued? Keep scrolling for more, along with inspired picks for each dress trend to wear now and into fall.

Ribbed Dresses


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As one of the chicest dress silhouettes for fall, ribbed knit dresses will be well represented in the feeds of the coolest fashion people next season.

Puff-Sleeve Dresses 2.0


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Pronounced shoulders and sleeves have been in the spotlight for a few seasons now, and the look isn’t going away anywhere for fall—especially shorter styles teamed with boots. 

Not-So-Basic Black Dresses


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Your classic black sheath will be forever timeless, but it’s those forward, statement-making cuts—like this sleek collared style—that will be most popular for fall.

Bold Maxi Dresses


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Midi silhouettes will clearly hold strong throughout the season, but dramatic column styles will also have a strong presence.

Unique Shirtdresses


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Standard shirtdresses will always be around, but those with distinctive details and in asymmetric cuts will 100% reign supreme.

Next, check out the best dress and sneaker outfits.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.