Fall weather ushers in the return of cozy cardigans and sweaters, but comfy can also mean sleek and stylish—we're thinking of knit sweater dresses 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 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.
Brides of 2021 (and 2022), this ruffle skirt maxi can serve as your unfussy fall wedding dress. Best of all, this dress can easily and practically be re-worn for other formal events.
This bold floral dress is sophisticated enough to wear for your most buttoned-up occasions, but laid-back enough to pack for a trip to the countryside.
This simple, slinky black jersey turtleneck dress is begging for your favorite accessories.
The silk sateen dress is made by local communities in Mozambique. This is a one-of-a-kind piece you won't find at your nearest retailer.
Chiffon dresses are warm yet lightweight. This one—with its billowy balloon sleeves and an adjustable back tie—comes in at under $50.
Not ready to give up your bright florals quite yet? This subdued printed version has sleeves that feel fall-appropriate.
Pounce on this animal print maxi dress. Pair it with a denim or a black leather moto jacket for an edgier vibe.
This romantic empire waist dress will gather compliments at late summer weddings and will look ultra-cozy layered with a cardigan come fall.
Sport this hand-crocheted angora maxi dress for your day-to-day endeavors, or at your next special event.
The heavier denim makeup of this dress can easily be incorporated into your autumn wardrobe. Mix and match it with your go-t0 separates, like blazers and loafers.
Break up your all-black uniform with a zebra print stripe. Pair this dress with your favorite black booties for a statement-making ensemble.
When you're ready to stash away your summer florals, this neutral maxi dress can still stand up to fall weather. Crafted from a mid-weight cotton, it'll be suitable for unpredictable weather in between seasons.
This breezy printed maxi dress is ideal vacation-wear, but will also look great with a grandpa-style cardigan and cozy shearling lined slides.
This maxi will come in handy for mornings when you're already running 10 minutes behind schedule. To stay warm once the crisp air rolls in, layer a tee or turtleneck underneath.
This dress is handmade in Dakar, Senegal. The length can be customized according to your height.
This dress will come to the rescue for any and all fall wedding affairs. Blend into the fall foliage with this autumnal gold hue.
This ultra versatile shirt dress is the answer to your wardrobe dilemmas—weekend or weekday.
Wear this floral print silk dress with heels on Saturday and flats for work on Monday morning. The piece has a pretty twisted front detail and fluttery sleeves that were inspired by the '30s.
If you're feeling nostalgic for the '90s, scoop up this long, slinky dress. Slip on a casual sandal and top with an extra-long cardigan for those late summer/early fall beachside bonfires.