Summer dresses have their day in the sun, but when milder temperatures start rolling in, we confess our dress obsession hits a whole new level. With the combination of end-of-season sales and new-and-trending clothing coming in, the dress options are pretty limitless.
As are the savings…if you know where to look. So we went to one of our fav places – Gilt Groupe. This designer and private sales site has access to hundreds of coveted designers at insider prices. In many cases you can grab deals at up to 70% off.
Don’t believe us? We’re not just telling you, we’ll show you. Here are 25 fantastic fall dresses we found there for under $50. But with deals this good, inventory goes quick, so if you see something you like here, better click on that link before it’s gone, girl, gone.
525, American Knit Turtleneck Dress $49.99 (reg. $128)
If you haven’t grabbed this season’s must have staple piece, the long turtleneck dress, consider this your lucky day…and at this price, it’s Jackpot!
1.State, Smocked Mini Dress $49.99 (reg. $99)
This textured mini is just begging for some suede, over-the-knee boots.
Madewell, Lace-Up Ruffle Hem Midi Dress $25.99 (reg. $148)
The perfect transition piece for the last, warm days of summer into the cooler climes of fall…just add a cozy cardigan.
Taylor, Smocked Mesh Mini Dress $35 (reg. $118)
Who doesn’t love a good animal print? Especially when it’s done in fun, autumn colors…
BCBG Generation, One-Shoulder Mini Dress $49.99 (reg. $118)
Retire the summer club dresses, and upgrade to this chic, one-shouldered wonder.
DNT, Corduroy Shirtdress $37.99 (reg. $215)
Your new fav one-and-done to go from errand-running to lunch with the ladies, without skipping a beat.
Maggy London, Jersey Midi Dress $49.99 (reg. $118)
We’re crazy about this blue floral beauty. Easily dressed down in some lug boots or dressed up with a pair of heels.
New Balance, Athletic T-Shirt Dress $25.99 (reg. $55)
We’re envisioning this with a turtleneck underneath and some cute, textured tights.
T. Tahari, Gathered Mini Dress $31 (reg. $98)
This would look amazing with a pair of shiny black chelseas…
Donna Morgan, Sheath Dress $49.99 (reg. $118)
Be office-ready in a flash with this butternut sheath. Just add earrings and go!
Three Dots, Sweater Dress $29.99 (reg. $110)
Soft, drapey and oh-so-ready to be the staple piece in a variety of fall looks.
Taylor, Ruffled Midi Dress $47 (reg. $128)
We’re lowkey crushing on this abstract houndstooth pattern.
N Natori, Natori Dress $49.99 (reg. $169)
It’s Fall, y’all! Do you know where your pumpkin spiced latte is?
Max Studio, Wrap Dress $49.99 (reg. $128)
A pair of white, western-inspired booties would be the perfect match for this flouncy floral.
Michael Stars, Abby A-Line Dress $31 (reg. $128)
A chunky pendant necklace and some knee-high boots would make this the perfect date night piece.
DNT, Lace-Up Front Mini Dress $27.99 (reg. $198)
This lovely mustard floral is a great color pop to inject into your fall rotation.
Line & Dot, Camille Wool-Blend Sweater $29.99 (reg. $92)
A thin-ribbed cardigan dress? Oh yes!
Black Halo, Lively Mini Dress $45.99 (reg. $415)
The dark, abstract patterns of this mini make it stunning all by itself.
Socialite, Tiered Knit Dress $19.99 (reg. $59)
The fun, floaty tiers of this easy-fitting jersey knit dress will give you major swish with every step.
Nicole Miller, Crepe Shift Dress $29.99 (reg. $135)
Shift dresses are fantastic because of their universally flattering silhouette. Add a business blazer for day and then swap that out for a cropped moto jacket for after hours drinks.
Sage, Ruffle Hem Sheath Dress $$24.50 (reg. $98)
Pink for autumn? You better believe it. Designers were sending vibrant tones like this hot number from Sage, down the runway for their 2021 fall collections.
Elie Tahari, Raveena Sheath Dress $31 (reg. $248)
Another animal print winner, this one in dark, moody blue.
Madewell, Crosshatch Puff Sleeve Dress $35.99 (reg. $89.50)
In case you were unaware, puff sleeves are a serious thing this season.
Socialite, Ribbed Sheath Dress $39.99 (reg. $79)
A fantastic base for all your fall layering looks.
Sam Edelman, Crushed Velvet Mini Dress $49 (reg. $158)
Did we save the best for last? When you’re coveting a show-stopper of a dress, but your budget isn’t close to couture? This sumptuous, velvet dress is calling your name…and at a steal of a price, how could you possibly say no?
So there you have our list. We’re head over heels with each and every one of these.
But if you didn’t see anything that strikes your fancy, no worries! Gilt Groupe has so many more dresses. And if you happen to be carrying a bigger chunk of change than $50, you should definitely check out their The Dress Style Shop, where we found many of these beauties above, and lest we forget, they have going on right now their The Season’s Easiest Dresses and Jumpsuits sale (but you’d better be quick for that one, it’s ending in three days).