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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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