From pretty day styles to glamorous cocktail designs, shop our pick of the best new season dresses
Whatever the weather, a dress can be the perfect outfit for most occasions.
Layering – that’s the key to this little lingerie lovely. The new style of the season is cami dresses and slips so defy the weather and layer this one up under grungy coats, cardigans and jumpers, we say.
A turtle neck dress is a smart new season option – we can’t wear them at any other time of year, so we like to make the most of them in autumn. We love this Zara dress at just £39.99.
Ditsy florals aren’t going anywhere for autumn. We’re loving those spring touches that haven’t got the hues of autumn, thus being reinvented for the new season.
Brighten up your autumn wardrobe with Topshop’s new style tunic dress for autumn. We love the drop hem and in this pattern, it’s one of our favourite new season picks.
A colour block dress is a new season essential – mix up your autumn hues to wear all of the new season’s best colour palette in one gorgeous dress.
A pastel pink coloured work dress with colour block shoulders? We love.
This sweet tea dress form Hobbs would be perfect for a day do or dressed up for the evening. What’s more it’s in the season’s best rose-coloured shade.
Keep your fashion eyes on campo this season. For a grunge meets girlie look, our pick is this Topshop a line dress.
Camouflage comes in pretty and punky. We love this yellow number for its sunshine vibe in the middle of winter.
Leather contrast panels are going to feature heavily in the new season wardrobe and we just can’t get enough. In a break with tradition, opt for a silver rather than black.
If you’re looking for a new occasion dress, this Jigsaw wrap dress will suit some very special days, and with very versatile colourings it will go with everything.
Basic, oversized shapes are our one true love for winter. With all that extra temptation, the last thing we want is any restriction.
The feminine floatiness of this French Connection dress perfectly suits the girlie repeat pattern. French Connection has done it again. We love.
A striped mini dress will make a great new season update for your wardrobe. In chic sideways stripes, you’ll be nailing the new way to wear nautical.
Of Stella McCartney, we do love your strurctured heritage pieces. This pick from The Outnet is a firm new season favourite.
Hello perfect party dress. In just the right dress-down navies and browns, your new Jigsaw cocktail dress will help you to slot subtly into the style scene.
Work a classic flattering a-line shape this season. It gives you the curves where you want them so all that’s left to focus on is the detail of the dress.
We have fallen head over heels for this pattern cut out dress from Whistles. Add it to your workwear wishlist.
Make sure your winter wardrobe has all of the colours that make you look truly stunning. With a fluoro dress from Warehouse that box is totally ticked.
We’re still all about jacquard on the fashion scene this season. It makes a perfect print and feel for the approach to Christmas.
The colourblock effect of this Whistles dress makes it easy to match statement necklace for that insta-glam evening transformation.
Polkas are way up their on our list of all time favourite prints. Grab this French Connection spotted dress in cream for perfect outfit-making potential.
Who doesn’t need a red leather dress in their go-tos this season? Pick this one up on your weekly shop.
A collar dress still works wonders. This sweet little number, coming in a variety of colour combinations, can be found at Dorothy Perkins.
Perfect for work or play, this Cos knit jumper is going to be a must-have with the nasty weather imminent.
No new season wardrobe is complete without some new season dresses. Whether you want some new items for work, a little pick me up in the rain or just can’t bear to put away those legs from summer there’s something here for everyone. We’ve scoured the high street and online stores to find the 50 best new season dresses for you to shop now. From modern printed designs and colourful styles right through to classic minimalist numbers and party looks, click on through the gallery to shop our pick of the best new season dresses. Ready, steady… shop!
Autumn wedding in the diary? Birthday party, perhaps? Whatever the special occasion this season, you have to wear this emerald dress from Topshop.
We spotted them on Victoria Beckham before New York Fashion Week and we just knew heart prints would be big this season. Pick up this Celeste dress to nail the look.
We’ve sniffed out the new season work dress – your office attire needs some splashes of colour and Ted Baker have certainly delivered on that front.
Make sure zips feature heavily in your new season wardrobe. On this Zara number, the zips fall onto a drop waist combining two of autumn’s hottest trends!
Darling has done it again! This beautiful floral style looks way more expensive than it’s £55 price tag and will take pride of place in our dress collection.
Sparkle in sequins in the approach to Christmas – Strictly will be getting you in the mood to bag some glamour so this French Connection dress is one to look out for.
COS remains the undisputed king of minimalist cool on the high street. This colour block hem dress is so simple with just three key colours, yet so simply chic.
Victoria Beckham must have been inspired by precious Harper for this playful bird-print dress. Inject a little youth into your wardrobe.
Dropped hems aren’t just for sweet beachy dresses – this high neck Zara mini features an adorable pleated skirt and elongated middle for perfect contouring.
If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with a new season dress, then you can’t go wrong with this sweet button down dress from Twnty8Twelve.
A little black work dress or perfect for a party – this synched in middle creates sexy shape and the asymmetric skirt is certianly one to watch this season.
A designer-esque style for a fraction of the cost – this camo loose fit dress would look perfect teamed with court shoes or heeled ankle boots.
Jumper dresses! Yes, this is what we love about autumn. Usually you should wait until the cold sets in for a real cosy jumper but with this Reiss favourite, we just couldn’t resist.
We’re wearing the varisty trend this season and we’re ramping it with sweet T-shirt dresses. Team it (get it) with some leggings for a dresses down look or some heels for a night out look.
Slip a little coral into your autumn wardrobe. You’ll be feeling the leafy hues of the season with all of the brightness of a little flippy tea dress.
Classic day dress shape. Stylish colours. Only £28. What’s not to love?
The subtle pannelling on this Whistles dress has secret slimming powers. By creating a hidden dark panel it skims the hips for a greater silhouette.
Whether you dress it up or down, you’ll get lots of wear out of this floaty number.
Expect to see lots of texture clashes with PU leather this autumn. Wear it well with this Darling Bailey dress perfectly set off with a bejwelled neckline.
A pretty lace dress in a classic cut will see you through the Christmas season and beyond.
The classic a-line shape of this evening dress and the cute middle bow have got all the qualities of a perfect xmas party dress.
River Island, you had us at the sweet polka dot dress, but a free jewel necklace? Now you’re spoiling us.
Floral prints will never go out of style. Snap up this Sugar + Style bargain now before we beat you to it.
Perfect for glamorous parties and cocktail evenings, you’ll get tons of wear out of this floral print design.
This quilted jersey dress has new season stamped all over it – the material with be just right for autumn and the colour and shape are very ‘back to school.’
Wear this season’s assymetric stripe trend and you’re guaranteed to turn heads.
This season, it’s all about the combi outfits. Instead of teaming a crop top with a midi skirt why not opt for a 2-in-1 cocoon dress that does the trend for you?
Snap up this very Victoria Beckham Peter Pan collar dress with a perfectly fitter silhouette from great shape emphasis.
A chic dress in wintry white will tap into this season’s pale and interesting trend.
Victoria Beckham never ceases to amaze us with her chic minis. This little VB dress would suit any shape with its clever paneling and floaty silk material.
T-shirt dresses are a great way to get your legs out without feeling over dressed. In this Alexandra McQueen you’ll be instantly party ready from office to outing.
Look out for tapestry prints this season – they’ve got all of the warmth of autumn colours with all of the fuzzy feelings of knitted garments.
We can’t beat this texture clash shift for the upcoming season – this Next dress is highest on the autumn wishlist.
Checks will be a huge print for the autumn season. If you can’t go all out, wear it with a combi-look top and skirt dress where the skirt is kept plain.
Again, we can’t hide our excitement for jumper dresses! The monochrome look is a must for autumn if you want to wear the trend that everyone’s trying.
Buy this Oasis dress now, and await the compliments.
Go futuristic with a geometric print to add a little visual enjoyment to your autumn wardrobe – don’t be fooled into think black is the season’s dress code.
The party season has never looked this gorgeous!
Contouring with colour is still a very smart tactic in a little dress. Wear a very berry colour with a touch of black to create great lines and clever contrasts of colour.
A simple black dress never goes amiss for the autumn season. First, pick a great shape but second, check it’s wearability because if you pick the right one you won’t be out of it all season.
The cotton crochet on this cami dress make it a perfect fit for autumn – it’s not too far removed from summer but also not too dredged in the depths of winter for us.
Cos has long been our go-to store for chic, understated designs. The autumn 2013 collection is no exception.
Acid wash denim wasn’t just made for jeans – it makes a pretty sexy dress, actually. Don’t double up your denim just go all out in a midi.
Leather dresses are perfect for autumn, especially in this exquisite berry colour! Don’t go faux, get the real deal at All Saints.
You may try to fight it but long sleeves a must in autumn – go with a sleeve that’s not too restrictive to break you in, like this chiffon wrap dress.
A simple sleeveless dress is a perfect workwear essential – it’s easy to layer under a suit jacket or blazer and gives you the perfect excuse to dig out your favourite office heels.
The knit sits perfectly alongside the chiffon of the skirt making it an easy option for autumn.
Everything from the chain details to the perfectly pressed pleats in the skirt indicate that this is a Diane Von Furstenberg creation – you definitely want to know you’re wearing designer when you invest in an autumn dress.
If you’re off to a wedding this season, but there’s just the one, you don’t want to invest in a wedding guest jacket. Wear a dress that stands alone in the bodice but comes complete with a little lace sleeve detail to fend off the chill.
Colour blocking is a big look for autumn/winter 2013. Try a splash of leafy green that looks so exquisite alongside this silky cream.