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Lace is big for fall, and this dress proves real women can look gorgeous in it. "The appliqued side panels whittle your waist, no matter what your body type," says senior fashion editor Cris Pearlstein. $248; anntaylor.com.
"Voluminous sleeves make this perfect for those with thicker arms, and the kimono-like cut is just enough of a departure from your tried-and-true wrap," says Cris. $140; bananarepublic.com.
Florals aren't just for warm temperatures anymore, and while this structured sheath is pricey, it's also seasonless—and perfect for weddings. $398; jcrew.com.
"Wear this slightly boho number with bare legs and sandals or ballet flats now, then with tights, flat riding boots, and a blazer come cooler weather," suggests assistant fashion editor Julia Malacoff. $24.80; forever21.com.
The most wearable take on camo we’ve seen all season, this shirtdress works on tons of different body types. "It reminds us of denim, and you can toss it right in the washing machine," Cris says. $64.95; gap.com.
The only truly fitting way to describe this dress is cool. "Easy to wear, and representative of the black-and-white trend, it’s edgy, fun, and reminds us of a trench coat, which is the most flattering shape of all time," says Julia. $140; calvinklein.com.
"This sweater dress is the prettiest (and sexiest) one we've seen in a long time," says Julia. "It has a feminine cut and shows just a hint of skin." Simply Vera Vera Wang, $68; kohls.com.
Pay homage to your collegiate days with this casual dress—and look as good as you did then, too. "Stripes on the bias are super-flattering," says Cris. $69.50; loft.com.
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Perfect for fall weekends, slip this sweatshirt dress on with ankle boots or moccasins for a look that’s both trendy and oh-so-comfortable. $29.95; hm.com.
Not in love with your arms? No problem. "Show off your legs instead with this silky three-quarter-sleeve dress," suggests Julia. $29.94; oldnavy.com.