15 Summer to Fall Transitional Dresses

The transition from summer to fall can be a tricky time when it comes to fashion. New fall arrivals (sweaters, boots, coats) are hitting stores, but for many of us in the south our weather prevents us from pulling out our fall wardrobes just yet. Enter the transitional season. 

Dresses become my go-to outfit choice (and one of the items I shop for most) this time of year, because you can wear them now and into fall with a change in shoes and more layers/outerwear. When shopping for transitional season dresses, I look for lightweight fabrics and darker colors or patterns. Long sleeve mini dresses are a great option as well as midi dresses. Both of these cover up a little more skin and make you feel like your no longer wearing a super summer-y dress but are still breezy enough to stay cool in warmer temperatures.

Above I have rounded up 15 of my favorite dresses perfect for transitioning into fall. Most of these are great for wearing now with sandals (like these) and into fall with booties or sneakers (like these or these)!