12 Fall Maxi Dresses to Wear on Repeat This Season

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I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many maxi dresses β€” the limit simply doesn't exist. And while summer might get all the hype for being the prime time to wear the breezy style, make no mistake β€” there's also an abundance of great fall maxi dresses that are equally cozy, trendy, and ideal for transitional wear.

The real appeal of a fall maxi dress is in its breezy, go-anywhere, and wear-with-anything nature. The style typically encompasses more versatile pieces like sweater dresses or long-sleeved frocks β€” think styles that that are breathable and comfortable, but still offer enough coverage for you to feel warm once the temperatures cool down. I also appreciate a more versatile piece that can be reimagined and re-worn, even throughout the season's ever-fluctuating temperatures.

With that in mind, I've curated a list of the best maxi dresses for fall, with styles from brands like Target, Mango, ASOS, Zara, Nordstrom, Amazon, and more. Whether you're wearing these designs with knee-high boots, everyday sneakers, or cute heels, the maxi dress is the ultimate seasonal must have. Keep reading to shop through the selects and get yourself something pretty (you deserve it!).

β€” Additional reporting by Macy Williams

Best Off-the-Shoulder Fall Maxi Dress
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Best Off-the-Shoulder Fall Maxi Dress

Amoretu Casual Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress ($42)

There's so much to love about this bestselling Amazon maxi dress β€” from its sexy, off-the-shoulder fit to the gown's decadent brown coloring. And as if we needed any more reason to be obsessed with the boho maxi dress style, it even has pockets, too (because pockets make everything better!).

Best Sweater Fall Maxi Dress
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Best Sweater Fall Maxi Dress

SNDYS Baha Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress ($56)

Cozy season is the prime time for sweater wear. But when you get sick of the classic sweater-and-jean-combo, and crave something with a bit more flair, look no further than this warm sweater dress from Revolve. The knit frock is equal parts cozy and chic.

Best Long-Sleeve Fall Maxi Dress
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Best Long-Sleeve Fall Maxi Dress

Skims Lounge Ribbed Long Sleeve Maxi Dress ($88)

Whether you're working from home, spending a lazy Sunday on the couch, or are gearing up for a sexy date night with your partner, this bodycon dress is a style you can wear anywhere β€” and with just about anything. I'd pair the look with my go-to sneakers. But, the sleek slip can just as easily be worn with strapped stilettos or knee-high boots.

Best Wrap Fall Maxi Dress
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Best Wrap Fall Maxi Dress

PrettyGarden Summer Wrap Maxi Dress ($46, originally $51)

When it comes to truly versatile fashion pieces, few styles look more universally flattering than a timeless wrap dress. What's great about this style, in particular, is that the gown is super seasonally-friendly β€” meaning you can wear it all through the fall, winter, and even well into spring, too (with the right coat or cardigan, of course!).

Best Fall Maxi Wedding-Guest Dress
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Best Fall Maxi Wedding-Guest Dress

Ulla Johnson Amiko Pleated Maxi Dress ($690)

One of our favorite parts about fall is the season's color palette of neutrals, dark purples, and decadent brown hues galore. With this pleated maxi dress, you'll easily be able to tap into the shades of the season. Throw on some chunky sandals or nude mules for an elegant and timeless autumnal 'fit. Plus, if you've RSVP'd to any fall wedding ceremonies, this sleeveless maxi will double as the most perfect wedding-guest dress.

Best Sleeveless Fall Maxi Dress
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Best Sleeveless Fall Maxi Dress

Mango Halter-Neck Modal Dress ($100)

All eyes will be on you in this sleeveless maxi dress. The burnt orange style is super timeless, with a figure-flattering silhouette that drapes effortlessly down the body. The tie-knot detailing at the waist also helps to give the sleek dress some welcomed texture.

Best Fall Maxi Dress to Wear With Boots
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Best Fall Maxi Dress to Wear With Boots

Old Navy Waist-Defined Square-Neck Maxi Dress ($50)

We rarely need incentive to shop at Old Navy any more than we already do. But at the moment, this black maxi dress is giving us even more of an itch to stock up on fall essentials from the brand. The deep black coloring is simply divine and so easy to style with other pieces in your closet β€” like a classic pair of Chelsea boots or a casual jacket.

Best Fall Maxi Shirtdress
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Best Fall Maxi Shirtdress

Banana Republic Cruz Linen Maxi Shirtdress ($190)

Shirtdresses are one of our very favorite workwear styles because they're chic, polished, and often elevated enough to wear from the office to postwork cocktails with our coworkers and beyond. At the moment, we're loving the swanky vibe of this maxi shirtdress. The glossy, silk style is also available to shop in mustard yellow and blue colors.

Best Knit Fall Maxi Dress
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Best Knit Fall Maxi Dress

Zara Long Long Knit Dress ($50)

Embrace the season's witchy and moody vibes with the help of this timeless striped frock. The maxi dress is made from a cozy knit material that's plush and surprisingly warm, despite the style's lightweight feel. I'd dress the piece up with black pumps and a sparkly, evening clutch for a comfortable nighttime look.

Best Formal Fall Maxi Dress
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Best Formal Fall Maxi Dress

Astr the Label Gaia Cowl Neck Satin Dress ($98)

If you're feeling fatigued by the classic, maxi dress silhouette, then this maxi will feel like a breath of fresh air in your wardrobe. The sultry style has all the same charm of a classic slip, but with a slinkier frame that hugs the body in all the best ways β€” courtesy of its elegant satin material, of course.

Best Fall Maxi Dress With Pockets
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Best Fall Maxi Dress With Pockets

Anthropologie The Somerset Maxi Dress ($168)

Temperatures can be notoriously tricky to gauge during the fall months, which is why this flattering maxi dress from Anthropologie is such a great buy. The patterned piece has an everyday feel that offers ample coverage, but is still lightweight enough that you can comfortably wear it on any warmer autumn afternoons. Plus, it has pockets β€” need we say more? Read our review of Anthropologie's Somerset Maxi Dress for the full product details.

Best Printed Fall Maxi Dress
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Best Printed Fall Maxi Dress

ASOS Design Long-Sleeve Maxi Sweat Dress ($70)

Pretty in print! We're firm believers that a little pattern (as subtle as it may be) can make all the difference in taking a fall maxi dress from good to great. Don't believe us? This sweater dress totally proves it with its casual silhouette, romantic floral embroidery, and cozy composition. A colorful heel or handbag will also help to give the look that extra oomph.