20 Dresses For Transitioning From Summer to Fall

Kelly Bryant | Aug 22, 2018 Beauty & Style
20 Dresses For Transitioning From Summer to Fall
Image: H&M

outfit
H&M

It's that awkward time of year for fashion when we're inching closer to fall, but still in the trenches of summer's warmth. Considering the unpredictability of the weather, it's not yet safe to stash away those flowy maxi dresses in favor of the heavier fabrics of autumn, but the itch to begin the transition to a fall wardrobe is strong. So what's a woman to do? Fortunately there are a ton of ways to spice up the warm-weather frocks we've been wearing for the past few months with a fresh fall spin. There are also some gorgeous new pieces available to start incorporating into our closet that won't force us into a sweat while the sun remains strong.

Believe it or not, there are more options in the closet that will work across seasons. The key to a successful transition? Making sure you layer with appropriate accessories and outerwear. That sleeveless shift dress can eventually make a crisp weather transition when layered with a classic button-down shirt. A beloved maxi dress can get extra wear when pulled together with a chic, chunky sweater. And the right pair of booties can bring just about anything into fall when it's time to officially ditch summertime sandals and flip-flops -- though that moment always makes us a little sad. 

While the prospect of "sweater weather" is exciting to cozy-wear enthusiasts, take the transition slowly with the help of these perfect summer-to-fall dresses. There is plenty of time to snag these options -- and guilt-free too since they can be worn for a few seasons! They provide the breeziness needed for sweet summer days, while offering a bounty of options for accessorizing when it really is time to pull out the cardigans.

More Slideshows