20 Best Casual Maxi Dresses For Fall

 

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best casual maxi dresses for fall! They can be dressed up or down and are ideal for wedding guests, running errands, date night, brunch and more.

 

Are you excited for fall or holding onto summer? I have to admit I’m somewhere in the middle! The weather is still fairly warm here in California and will be until early November at least. I love fall colors, especially this year since raspberry pink is one of the hottest colors this season! If there was ever a time to be excited about fall fashion, 2021 is definitely it. I’m excited that retailers are still featuring sleeveless casual dresses in August as they typically are hard to come by this time of the year! One thing is for sure, I can’t get enough of casual maxi dresses for fall. They can be dressed up easily and effortlessly with jewelry, shoes, and accessories!

You can’t go wrong with a beautiful floral print maxi, a classic black dress, or a pink number this season. Maxi dresses are perfect for a backyard barbecue, your birthday, an outdoor potluck with friends, the pumpkin patch, brunch and that’s just the beginning! In fact, you can dress up a casual maxi with strappy heel sandals, a gorgeous clutch, and a chain necklace for a friend’s wedding! There are so many options.

Today, I’m excited to share 20 of the best casual maxi dresses for fall. They’re available in a wide array of colors, prints, and price ranges! I also shared tips on how you can accessorize them for any event or occasion.

 

Casual Floral Print Maxi Dresses For Fall

You can’t go wrong with a beautiful floral print dress, especially this lovely House Of Harlow 1960 Dress! I simply adore the flutter sleeves, the ruffled neckline, and the pretty color palette! You can’t go wrong with pink and burnt umber for fall. You can dress it down for a casual brunch with slides or pair it with nude strappy heels for a wedding!

House of Harlow 1960 x Sofia Richie Evelyne Maxi Dress Watercolor Floral casual maxi dresses fall
House of Harlow 1960 x Sofia Richie Evelyne Maxi Dress Color: Watercolor Floral

 

 

This boho chic/cottagecore ENGLISH FACTORY Floral Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress in ivory multi is perfection. I love the flutter sleeves and tiered skirt! It is ideal for fall 2021 and will be a must for spring 2022 as well.

ENGLISH FACTORY Floral Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress
ENGLISH FACTORY Floral Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress

 

 

You can’t go wrong with orange floral print dresses for fall, especially this casual Lost + Wander Everyday Adventures Maxi Dress in the color “Red Orange Coral Floral Multi”. It’ll look great with your favorite tote and sandals!

Lost + Wander Everyday Adventures Maxi Dress Red Orange Coral Floral Multi casual maxi dresses fall
Lost + Wander Everyday Adventures Maxi Dress Red Orange Coral Floral Multi

 

 

Over the last few months, I have fallen more in love with Amazon fashion! I recently purchased this dress (in black) and this romper (in gray), and head over heels in love with both! I have lived in them all summer long. This floral print-off-the-shoulder dress is chic, trendy, and perfect for a casual event and wedding guests! It comes in 25 different colors and is super affordable!

Floerns Women's Boho Floral Print Off Shoulder Maxi Dress A Green casual maxi dresses fall
Floerns Women’s Boho Floral Print Off Shoulder Maxi Dress A Green

 

 

Give me all the cute dresses with pockets! This fantastic Goodthreads Women’s Georgette Smock-Back Cami Maxi Dress in “Navy Scattered Floral Print” is perfect for date night, wedding guests, dinner with friends and that’s just the beginning! This dress is under $40 with free Amazon Prime shipping and comes in 15 different colors.

Amazon Brand - Goodthreads Women's Georgette Smock-Back Cami Maxi Dress Navy Scattered Floral Print casual maxi dresses fall
Amazon Brand – Goodthreads Women’s Georgette Smock-Back Cami Maxi Dress Navy Scattered Floral Print

 

 

This gorgeous and incredibly classy Sea Ines Floral Smocked Dress (with pockets, friends!!!) is ideal for a fall garden party, bridal shower, or baby shower.

Sea Ines Floral Smocked Dress Cream floral print casual maxi dresses
Sea Ines Floral Smocked Dress Cream

 

 

Fabulous Paisley Print Maxi Dress For Fall

Nothing says fall in my opinion quite like charming and elegant paisley print! I’m obsessed with this fabulous Free People Come Together Maxi Dress in the color “black combo”. It will look great with your favorite denim jacket on a cool summer night/fall day! You can also pair it with a moto jacket and slides. There are so many options!

Free People Come Together Maxi Dress casual maxi dresses fall
Free People Come Together Maxi Dress

 

 

Casual Puff Sleeve Maxi Dresses For Fall

This gorgeous fall inspired OPT Classic Smocked Maxi Dress is reminiscent of this season’s hottest dress trend: the nap dress! It’ll look great with your favorite slide sandals, mules, clogs, or ankle boots. I’m obsessed with the smocked bodice and square neckline. It is beyond fab!

OPT Classic Smocked Maxi Dress Black Floral casual maxi dresses fall
OPT Classic Smocked Maxi Dress Black Floral

 

 

Casual Knit Maxi Dresses Are A Must For Fall

Knit clothing is hotter than ever! This must have Weekend Stories Noah Knit Dress in the color bark is perfect for the end of summer and fall! You can wear it with your favorite slides or sneakers to run errands or to a friend’s barbecue. This dress will also look great with wedges or ankle booties for brunch, lunch, and an evening with friends.

Weekend Stories Noah Knit Dress Color Bark casual maxi dresses
Weekend Stories Noah Knit Dress Color: Bark 

 

 

Has the weather started cooling down in your area? If so, you’ll love this gorgeous long sleeve knit black dress! It will look amazing with mules or sandals for a casual event. This dress can be dressed up with your favorite quilted handbag and black pumps!

L'Academie Deena Maxi Dress Black casual maxi dresses
L’Academie Deena Maxi Dress Black

 

 

This ribbed Vitamin A West Dress in the color “Chai Cotton Rib” is the perfect 90s inspired dress, especially the straps! It’ll look great under a distressed denim jacket and with your favorite white sneakers to a pumpkin patch. You can wear it with flats, sandals or mules for every day!

Vitamin A West Dress Chai Cotton Rib knit casual maxi dresses
Vitamin A West Dress Chai Cotton Rib

 

 

Fab Casual Maxi Dresses In A Variety Of Styles

90s inspired fashion is coming in strong for fall 2021! If you’re anything like me, you lived in cargo pants in the late 90s/early 2000s. This BB Dakota by Steve Madden Field Trip Dress in the color mossy green is an absolute must who loved the cargo pant trend. It has two breast flap pockets on the bodice, tortoise buttons, and has a long flowy skirt. This is one that is perfect for the weekend!

 

BB Dakota by Steve Madden Field Trip Dress casual maxi dresses
BB Dakota by Steve Madden Field Trip Dress

 

 

Raspberry pink is one of the hottest color trends for fall 2021 and I’m here for it! This beautiful color is a favorite and one that I live in throughout the year. I’m officially obsessed with this gorgeous Majorelle Nola Maxi Dress in pink. I love that the straps are adjustable making it ideal for those of us who are petite. This dress is perfect for the end of summer, early fall and will be a must next year as well.

Majorelle Nola Maxi Dress Pink raspberry pink casual maxi dresses fall
Majorelle Nola Maxi Dress Pink

 

 

Tent dresses and tiered dresses are more popular than ever! I have been living in my black tiered dress for months now and can’t get enough of this Halogen Halter Neck Tiered Maxi Dress. It’s comfortable, chic, and perfect for every day or event! The best part this dress is under $90 with free shipping.

Halogen Halter Neck Tiered Maxi Dress Black casual maxi dresses fall
Halogen Halter Neck Tiered Maxi Dress Black

 

 

I stumbled on this trendy and super affordable tiered maxi tent dress from Amazon’s brand “The Drop”! This beauty is under $60 with free Amazon Prime shipping and is one you will live in during the warm end of summer and early fall months! PS: This phenomenal dress is also available in two other colors!

The Drop Women's Britt Tiered Maxi Tent Dress Black casual maxi dresses fall
The Drop Women’s Britt Tiered Maxi Tent Dress Black

 

 

I’m a huge fan of Erin and Sara Foster’s Favorite Daughter line! Their stunning black The Apartment Smocked Bodice Knit Dress is phenomenal! I love everything about it, especially the square neckline and the silhouette. This is one you’ll wear for years to come!

Favorite Daughter The Apartment Smocked Bodice Knit Maxi Dress Black casual maxi dresses fall
Favorite Daughter The Apartment Smocked Bodice Knit Maxi Dress Black

 

 

One can never have enough casual black maxi dresses for fall! I love this beautiful Lost + Wander Angel In Disguise Maxi Dress in the color “Black Eyelet.” This is one you’ll wear for years to come!

Lost + Wander Angel In Disguise Maxi Dress Black Eyelet casual maxi dresses fall
Lost + Wander Angel In Disguise Maxi Dress Black Eyelet

 

 

I love blouson dresses, they make me feel much more confident, especially in my mid-section! This must have strapless blouson maxi dress is perfection. There’s only one size left at Nordstrom, but I found it in ALL sizes at Macy’s!!! It’s under $100 and is one you can dress up or down easily and effortlessly.

1.STATE Women's Strapless Ruffle Tiered Dress Rich Black casual maxi dresses
1.STATE Women’s Strapless Ruffle Tiered Dress Rich Black

 

 

You can’t go wrong with this long, flowy, and lightweight sustainably sourced BB Dakota Roman Holiday Dress! It’s available in two colors (including this number in hibiscus red) and is perfect for the end of summer/early fall vacation season, the weekend, and outings after work!

BB Dakota Roman Holiday Dress Hibiscus fall casual maxi dresses
BB Dakota Roman Holiday Dress Hibiscus

 

This popular PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Casual Halter Neck Dress is available in 29 different colors! Like many of you, I love classic polka dots, and this is one polka dot dress you will adore for years to come! 

PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Casual Halter Neck Long Maxi Dress Solid Navy Blue casual maxi dresses
PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Casual Halter Neck Long Maxi Dress Solid Navy Blue

 

 

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