Fall Is Coming: Shop 18 Easy and Affordable Dresses to Wear All Season

Yup, here at Who What Wear the countdown to fall has been on for a while now, and while outerwear, boots, and trend pieces are all important in their own rights, how could we not make a big deal about dresses for the season ahead? After all, you need something cute to pair with the aforementioned shoes and jackets on those days when your jeans (or new favorite sweatpants) simply won’t do and there’s no better stand-in than an autumn-ready dress.

Oh wait, there is one better option—an affordable one, of course, and as you probably guessed from the headline a few inches up on your screen, that’s just what I’ve rounded up for you today. From minis to midis in a range of prints, solids, and silhouettes, below you’ll find 18 fashionable frocks for the coming months, none of which will set you back more than $40 and all of which are editor-approved. To shop them all for yourself as well as see some of them in action along the way, just keep scrolling.


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Next: What to buy and skip this fall, according to a celebrity stylist.

Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.