Fall Trend: Casual Dresses

by Anna P. | October 12th, 2012 | Women's Fashion

What’s hot this fall? Casual dresses you can wear with all your favorite fall essentials like open cardigans, platforms, jackets, and the like. This season’s best styles include shift dresses, peplum dresses, and striped dresses.

Trendy Shift Dress

The trendy shift is a fun essential that every fashionista should own this season. Choose a style in a fun, vibrant color with special details like a drop-waist, lace sleeves, color block detail, or vertical stripes. These trendy dresses look best with black patent leather flats, metallic jewelry, and boxy tote bags. Always opt for basic accessories that won’t compete with the flare of the dress.

Styles you’ll love: Eliza J Stripe Contrast Trim Shift Dress $98.00 at Nordstrom,  Mossimo Short-Sleeve Tailored Colorblock Dress $34.99 at Target, and Style & Co Sleeveless Lace Shift $31.99 at Macy’s.

Peplum Dress

Peplum is a fun detail that takes any dress from plain to special. This season’s trend looks best with sandals or pumps and delicate pieces of jewelry. Try to avoid adding jackets, sweaters,  or cardigans as you want to show off the pretty peplum details. Go for a cool style in classic fall shades red, grey, or black.

Styles you’ll love: Millennium Peplum Tank Dress $28.99 at Charlotte Russe, Textured Lace Peplum Dress at Forever 21, and Warehouse Check Pencil Peplum Dress $123.13 at ASOS.

Striped Dress

Stripes are one of the trickier trends, but if you can pull off the look without a hitch, you’ll look great! Remember to always opt for dark and thin stripes. If you’re still not comfortable with horizontal stripes, opt for vertical stripes. Add a little flare to your dress by adding a thin belt to cinch the waist and Mary-Jane platform pumps.

Styles you’ll love: First In Line Long Sleeve Dress $48.00 at LuLu’s, Asymmetrical Stripe Dress $33.99 at Gap, and Striped Diary Dress $128.00 at Madewell.

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