The Knockout Fall Dresses That’ll Take You From Summer Into Autumn
Back in February, we called "dressed-up bohemian" one of fall 2016's most wearable trends. Six months later, the window of opportunity to actually test run the look IRL has finally come. So what's it all about? Think: Florence Welch-worthy dresses in voluminous shapes and bold prints, nipped in at the waist by a sturdy leather belt. Depending on what the weather is doing that day, you may to choose to finish the look barely there sandals and dainty jewelry, or sturdy leather ankle boots and a '70-style shoulder bag. That's why we deemed it wearable way back when: The look works in practically any weather.
Fit the belt to your natural waist, and keep accessories simple and the dress will take center stage. The same goes for your beauty look too. As Diane Kruger, Olivia Palermo, and Zoe Saldana prove, a super-shiny blow-out and slightly smoky eye makeup adds a sultry twist without trying to compete with the dress's bold print.
Here are a few to get you started. When it comes to fall trends, you can worry about outerwear later. For now, just enjoy this moment of simplicity, affordability, and mind-blowing prettiness.
Zara Printed Dress, $70, available at zara.com
Sonia Rykiel Leather Waist Belt, $75, available at therealreal.com
BB Dakota In Delight of Recent Events Dress, $99, available at modcloth.com
BCBG Max Azria Whipstitch Belt, $78, available at bcbg.com
Who What Wear Printed Dress, $35, available at target.com
Proenza Schouler Woven Belt, $140, available at theoutnet.com