It is hard to believe it’s already mid-August, only about a month away from the first day of fall. Many big fashion labels and contemporary indie brands started their end-of-summer sales already. It’s tricky to decide what to buy during a time when there is only a month left for the next season, especially for dress-lovers. No need to choose if you should buy a summer dress or thicker outfits for fall—New York Gal picked our favorite pieces for every budget. From under $100 to invest-worthy timeless dresses, here are some of the best day dresses you can wear from summer to fall.
Everlane: The Tiered Cotton Dress
Simple is the best, and Everlane knows this dress will make you feel good. The 100% cotton white dress will keep you comfortable with your favorite sneakers or a pair of sophisticated heels.
Likely: Houndstooth Mallory Dress
Houndstooth, or often called houndstooth, is a textile pattern with evenly broken checks, and this dress with a classic design will be a refined addition to your wardrobe. Likely is a New York-based label that specializes in making contemporary dresses for all occasions. It’s guaranteed that the elegant silhouette neckline of the Likely Mallory Dress will elevate your style from the day in the office—or Zoom meeting—to a night at an open bar.
byTiMo: Bell-Sleeve Floral Maxi Dress
Inspired by vintage fashion, byTiMo style creates timeless romanticism. If you think flower patterns are only for summer, think again. The yellow floral adornment vibrates summer vibes while the aubergine color crafts the romantic look for the fall season.
Lafayette 148 New York: Amanda Print Silk Short-Sleeve Flare Dress
Leopard print isn’t only for women with Cardi B personalities, and this Lafayette 148 New York dress shows how to wear it with elegance. The combination of fit-and-flare silhouette and silk is perfect for any occasion.
Cinq À Sept: Gaby Dress
It’s hard to go wrong with a shirt dress, whether you are having a meeting or hanging out with your friends. What’s more amazing is that you can carry bags or wear shoes in any color to match this dress, still looking at the chicest.
Baum und Pferdgarten: Antoinette Keyhole Midi Dress
With high ruffles on the neckline and flouncy balloon sleeves, you will make a notable entrance anywhere with Baum und Pferdgarten Antoinette dress.
Nanushka: Roberta Vegan Pink Leather Shirtdress
This is not a typical shirt dress you will find. Nanushka is the Budapest-based brand that prides itself on ethical material. Vegan leather is one of the favorite fabrics of Sandra Sandor, the designer of Nanushka.
Alexander Wang: Asymmetric Deconstructed Shirtdress
If you are feeling a little bold today to go out with your friends for outdoor dining, this Alexander Wang’s asymmetric silhouette and open shoulder dress will give you a click. Deconstructed cut with classic button-down designs will elevate your modern look of the day.
Samantha Sung: Aster Checked Belted Shirtdress
The classic design and soothing bright red color with refined pleats of the dress will complete your #dailylook. Samantha Sung creates dresses for all occasions by mixing bold prints with feminine silhouettes, and this dress will be your go-to outfit from day to evening.
Proenza Schouler: Asymmetric Sleeve Belted Crepe Dress
Every woman needs a black dress in her closet. Why not invest in a timeless black dress that will never go out of style? The asymmetric cut and contrasting sleeve details are not ordinary black dresses, and they will add a modern taste to your everyday look.