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Five Dress Styles You NEED In Your Wardrobe This Autumn

Summer is now officially over (did it ever really begin?) so it’s time to start looking forward to autumn and winter. today we’re looking at five essential dress styles, some of which have been around for a while, and some which are brand new for 2017. From bright and bold stripy numbers to comfy casual sweater dresses, we’ve got you covered this autumn.

Almost Boho

Boho-chic is a classic look which is never too far away from the mainstream. However, rather than full throwback looks, this year’s dresses are taking on subtle, craft-inspired looks seen by the likes of Gucci, Valentino and Alexander McQueen on runways.

Muted colours and patchwork fabrics and prints, pulling inspiration from all around the world create a highly individual look which will instantly stand out.

This 70s inspired look has a real dose of free spirit about it, and while you might associate it more with the festival season of spring and summer, it works equally well on an autumnal day too.

Little Black Dress

A true wardrobe classic, if you don’t already have an LBD, you need one ASAP! A style which will ensure that you’re never over or under-dressed, a little black dress is truly timeless and it’s up to you how much you want to accessorise, depending on the occasion.

Lace up detailing, cutouts, feathers, eyelets, sequins, these dresses are amazingly versatile and one that every girl should have in their locker.

The best thing about a good LBD is that it’s an investment and should last you many years to come!

Bold Stripes

You can’t go wrong with black and white stripes, but why not take it to the next level with some statement coloured stripes?

Colour-blocked dresses have been popular on the runways this spring and are now starting to pop up in all kinds of high street stores as well. The more eye-catching the better, whether horizontal, vertical, or a mixture of both! Check out these examples from ShopStyle.

The Slip Dress

For a 90s-inspired ‘underwear-as-outwear’ look, try a classy slip dress. Whether it’s a loungewear-style satin option, a patterned choice or stripped back and classy, they’re an effortless look which rarely goes out of fashion.

They’re a flirty, feminine dress, definitely one for the girlie girls and ideal for a dinner date or a night out on the town. For some inspiration check out the great collection of slip dresses at Missy Empire.

Sweater Dresses

As autumn starts to creep in, the temperatures start to drop. While it’s a time to freshen up your style, it’s also important to keep one eye on practicality and comfort, and a sweater dress fills both criteria perfectly.

They’re perfect whether it’s an oversized, slouchy option which is more for lounging around in, or a fancier option to help make your chilly nights out a little more bearable.

They can be styled up with a pair of boots and some statement accessories for a cool, edgy look, or paired with some trainers for a more casual vibe.

If you want to really slouch it up, opt for a lazy hooded version such as this from Pretty Little Thing.

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