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autumn evening dress 2016

The Best Day and Evening Dresses Of Autumn

Written by Stephi LaReine
Photo featuring evening dress by Cinders Party Dress

I get very excited over autumn fashion, the clothes get darker and sparklier, it’s when I line up gig after gig, followed by dinner parties, and getting into the festive spirits – yes it really starts that early for me!

Today I’m talking autumn dresses, and the shapes and styles that I favour over the next few months. 

The selection has been based on a variety of price ranges, from high street to designer. There’s something for anyone of any occasion. Take inspiration of the current trends and make your autumn wardrobe your own. There’s no fashion rules, only what you make of the pieces yourself. Todays selection is via Lyst, your world of global fashion. 


Zara Lace Midi Dress 

R13 Grunge Midi Dress

Topshop Hybrid Mix Print Dress by Boutique

Nicholas K Off Shoulder Shirt Dress 

ASOS Mini Cold Shoulder Ruffle Shoulder Dress 

Missguided Velvet Kimono Sleeve Shift Dress

For autumn, I’ve been seeing an emergence of loose long dresses, in a variety of cuts to suit all shapes. My personal favourite has been the slouchy boyfriend fit shirt. It can be styled up in a grunged up way or minimalistic to connote elegance and sophistication. Whatever your cup of tea in fashion is there’s a great selection available online throughout this season. 

From Fashion Week we still see there’s open cold shoulder dresses, I find them incredibly flattering for both day and night as shoulders look fantastic on everyone, so I always advice girls to keep a few key dresses like this in their wardrobe. 

Another nifty way of mixing up your daywear dresses is layering them up over t-shirts, long sleeve shirts (especially a bell sleeve if you adore anything bohemian like me!). The thing to remember is that style is a choice and however you like to wear your garments they can be mixed up with coats, scarves for an effortless stylish ensemble.
Check out more styles by Lyst, and find your ultimate day dress.


The 8th Sign Pencil Diamond Dress

ASOS Tall Pleated Satin Kaftan Midi Dress

Zhivago Informant Dress

Alexis Sage Black Dress

Aijek Tatiana Embroidered Bustier Black Dress

Needle & Thread Floral Dress

However cliche lace might be for A/W it’s a trend that sticks year after year, it makes ensembles romantic, beautiful and delicate. I’ve spent years hunting down my idea of the perfect lace and scoping out a few designers this season has found my results being highly successful. Designers like Aijek Tatiana have stunning lace dresses that would suit many an occasion, dinner, cocktails, events it’s so incredibly chic. 

Another favourite from the catwalks have been the use of copper and autumnal metallics, ASOS have nailed this look with a deep plunge, accompanied with pleats for a retro midi ensemble. This could be paired up with a pair of simplistic flats or very outgoing strappy heels for an elegant look. From gathering much information about this seasons trends another occurrence is the deep plunge, I’m seeing it everywhere. It’s the ultimate dress for styling up long necklaces and embracing statement jewellery. I’m a huge fan of Zhivago’s power shoulder dress for it’s bold use of silhouette and striking colour. 

Let me know what your picks for autumn are, and what sort of styles you like to embrace during the chillier months!