I have to admit that I’m still getting used to the idea of getting dressed again. Being a freelancer who works from my home office, I’m always inclined to reach for my sweats, and when I do leave the house, I’m drawn to pieces with easy wearability. That said, I’ve been shopping for nothing but dresses as of late. There’s just something about throwing on a cute dress that makes you feel totally put-together with minimal effort.
While there are plenty of new dress trends to get excited over this fall, there are also a handful of essential styles that everyone should own. These silhouettes are considered timeless and surpass the trend cycle, earning a permanent spot in any capsule wardrobe.
Ahead, I rounded up the seven types of dresses that you’d be hard-pressed to not find in every cool girl’s wardrobe. From mini to maxi, body-con to A-line, your guide to fall’s staple dresses awaits.