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6 Fall dress trends

Cheryl van den Berg is an online journalist who lives in Santa Clara, CA, with her husband and two dogs. She is a social media and fashion and style enthusiast who broadcasts her love for all things chic on her blog, Oh to Be a Muse....

6 trendy dresses to wow a crowd

Dresses are making a big splash this fall. We love them for everything from work to happy hour and anything in between. Take a look at these six fall dress trends and see how you can style yourself right.

1Floral Maxi

The long, flowing style of the maxi dress has covered the bodies of starlets all summer, and the look is continuing as a staple in fall. A floral maxi such as this crystal embellished silk-satin dress is on trend with its multicolor design and dolman sleeves.

Badgley Mischka floral maxi dress


2Leather

If you're feeling a little risqué, try wearing one of the hottest dress trends this fall: leather. Leather dresses are guaranteed to add some edge to your look. This dress has a one-shoulder style and an asymmetrical hemline that is great for many body shapes, including rectangles and hourglasses.

Factory by Erik Hart leather dress


3Color-blocking

A mainstay trend all year long has been color-blocking; in the fall, color-blocked dresses bring in lots of hues to play against an autumn backdrop. Start with something like this bold color combination and keep the look from going overboard by pairing it with standard black pumps.

BeBe 2b one shoulder colorblock dress


4Hi-low

Sometimes referred to as the mullet dress, the hi-low dress is one of the most unique dress trends this fall. The basic idea is that the back of the dress is simply longer than the front, similar to a mullet haircut. A hi-low dress like this one can be beautifully mixed with knee-length boots for a date night or with pumps for an evening on the town.

Adrianna Papell hi low dress


5Graphic plaid

Don't let the color scare you. A graphic plaid or Ikat style like this vintage number is the epitome of fall fashion. Plaids and stripes can be difficult to wear, but they are ideal when paired with a fitted all-white or all-black blazer.

Trina Turk Jetway Hartford dress


6Sheer maxi

Unlike the floral maxi, the sheer maxi dress is just starting to take off in popularity. Don't be afraid to rock this look this fall; the semi-sheer fabric starts at the thigh and flows to the feet. The top can be adjusted so that you can wear this as a skirt, too. Whether you're an apple or a pear shape, the sheer maxi is guaranteed to flatter. If you still wish to cover up, just add a simple jacket.

Boulee sheer maxi dress

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