As we look forward to orange leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and an extra hour in bed, we’ve started to think ahead to our transitional wardrobe. If you’ve found yourself wondering “how should I dress in autumn?” too, then you’re in the right place. A dress is a timeless piece all year round, from every day casual dresses to special occasion dresses, so we’re taking a closer look at which dresses to wear for autumn.
CAN YOU WEAR A MINI DRESS IN AUTUMN?
The days are getting shorter, so why not replicate with an autumn mini dress? You may think a mini is reserved to being a summer dress, but we strongly disagree. If you’re looking to make an entrance at an event, the latest autumn fashion trend is to make the most of a mini dress – we’re talking bold silhouettes and attention-grabbing prints to vibrant colours or striking monochromes.
WHAT DRESSES CAN I WEAR TO WORK IN AUTUMN?
Nail the dress code for the season with an array of autumn dresses to take you through the working week. The workwear staple, a shirt dress, has been revived for Autumn 2023 styles, from tailored touches to floral prints.
Another reason to love the season is to elevate your wardrobe with versatile layers, and another way to wear an autumn workwear dress is by pairing with a crisp women’s shirt or contrasting top. A chic pinafore dress, such as our Harry Suiting dresses, is sure to earn you the title of best dressed colleague.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD AUTUMN WEDDING GUEST DRESS?
If your calendar is anything like ours, it’s packed full of events and your wardrobe is in need of autumn occasionwear. If you’re looking to make an entrance at every occasion this season, autumn floral dresses are your groundbreaking go-tos. Whether they star in tonal shades, showcase decorative detailing or present a playful silhouette, a flowery dress will always make the perfect plus 1. An autumn midi dress, our Avery Burn-Out Midi Dress for example, offers a flattering length to look chic whilst not upstaging the bride, making it a perfect autumn dress for weddings.
If your special occasion style is more understated, a black autumn maxi dress is a timeless addition to your dressing up collection. Accessorising is key with this style, from glistening jewellery to a complimentary clutch bag. We vow that a maxi dress will be worn, well, to the max.
HOW TO STYLE A CASUAL AUTUMN DRESS?
Weekends filled with golden hour walks by the river, car boot sales and Sunday roast dinners call for a casual autumn outfit. A dress is the perfect effortless chic piece, and it’s easy to keep it casually styled for the season. Women’s outfits for autumn wouldn’t be complete without layering, from soft knitwear to a light jacket, and understated accessories. Midi dresses were made to be styled in autumn with your favourite boots and a structured bag, whilst mini dresses call for classic hoop earrings and a spritz of your favourite perfume.
WHAT ARE THE AUTUMN 2023 FASHION TRENDS?
If you’re looking to stay on-top of what’s trending for 2023, then let’s talk texture. Faux leather is taking the fashion world by storm, and we’re deeming this rebellious take on an LBD as our autumn mini dress must-have.
If you’re looking to update your dress collection in a more classic than contemporary fashion, then it’s no secret that women’s knitwear is an autumn outfit favourite. Knitted dresses are a timeless style for the season, perfect for every outing, from a lunch in the city to watching the fireworks.
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