Even if you are like Hari Nef in that the thirst is both very real and very year-round, autumn is arguably *the* season for the age-old mating ritual of meeting people once, never seeing them again, then plotting to live in an Irish castle with your cats like Enya. Might as well be chic doing it, though, so shop 15 bad-Tinder-date-saving dresses ahead.
What's brown and ruffly and weirdly cute all over?
Off-the-shoulder, body-con, *and* mini? Oh yes, we're going there.
Great for a first date because "the girl in saffron" is 1) unmissable and 2) an ace book title.
Add boots, and you're good to go...out dancing after he turns out to not look like any of his pictures.
Tulle and pleats and a nipped-in waist for when you want to get properly dressed up. Because sometimes, that's the only good part of all this. Other plus: Good for other people's weddings.
More backless, this time with a T-bar-closure belt and Gucci-heyday vibes.
Velvet is very touchable. ("BUT FOR WHOM?" she asked.)
Dating advice: Do your rendition of Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" early on, while wearing this, just so they know what they're getting into.
This works too. (Also works in winter with a turtleneck underneath.)
Impress 'em with your ability to keep glasses upright and spaghetti neatly twirled.
A shimmery, old-time-y sailor dress but with a deep V to represent all the contradictions of the modern woman.