If there's one thing we can never have too many of, it's a new transitional dress. One that'll go just as well with those sandals you're still clinging on to (like Pernille, below) as it will with winter coats and new knit layers. Our answer is to get in there early with autumn dresses, some of them have already sold out (and luckily been restocked) already, but you have to be quick. Out of all the pieces on our new-season wish list, these are the dresses we can legitimately wear now, and keep them working in our wardrobes for the rest of the year (only to be smugly brought out again year after year, such is the more classic nature of the pieces we've selected).
Mostly long sleeved and ankle-grazing, the A/W 18 dress has a similar character to the ones we can also wear with tights once the chill sets in. Rendered in muted browns, faded blues and rust reds with prints like animal and polka, there's one to suit every body shape. Our favourites include Topshop's current offering of balloon-sleeved dresses, Arket's wrap knit midi and Uterqüe's delectable selection of printed looks. Scroll down to shop the full edit.
Style Notes: Everyone went wild for Ghost's Ayla dress this summer. Luckily the look will give you plenty of mileage, due to its long sleeves. All it needs is a chunky knit thrown over the top.
Style Notes: Animal-print lovers can rest happy, as there are plenty of leopard- and zebra-print dresses available for the new season. This Alice Temperley x John Lewis dress would look so good with knee-high tan boots.