21 Fall Maxi Dresses Perfect for Crisp Weather

The secret to transitional weather dressing.

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Fall weather ushers in the return of cozy cardigans (opens in new tab) and sweaters (opens in new tab), but comfy can also mean sleek and stylish—we're thinking of knit sweater dresses (opens in new tab) and billowing long-sleeve maxi dresses. The crisp and cool season lends itself beautifully to an array of maxi dresses, from flowy, floaty dresses perfect for weddings (opens in new tab) to neutral and work-appropriate maxis. It's hard to know where to begin, but we'll get you started with our favorite 20+ fall maxi dresses to suit your ever-growing social calendar. From brunch to apple picking to the office, you'll find your next favorite maxi on this list.

Marina Liao
Fashion Editor

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.