Formal Dresses for Fall

dresses: one // two // three // four // five // six
clutches: one // two // three // four
shoes: one // two // three // four
If there’s one thing that’s difficult to shop for in the fall, it would be dressy/formal dresses. Inevitably, I always end up needing a few formal dresses each fall, whether for weddings or nicer events. The best place to shop for these fancy dresses, I’ve found, is actually the junior’s section! Specifically the junior’s section of Nordstrom, because you can find some great styles for a lot less money (and they don’t look like your typical junior’s dress). I’ve rounded up my top picks for formal dresses above, as well as accessories. And um, I’m ding a little bit over this leopard bow clutch!

On another note, I’m still recovering from NYFW (hence, no post yesterday!). I think I slept around 12 hours the first night I got back… it doesn’t help that I’m reading a really good book right now and want to read it every chance I can get! Stay tuned to the blog this week for more of my looks from fashion week.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday, thanks for reading!

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20 Comments

  1. Oh I love number one and two!! If only I had a place to wear these πŸ™‚

    http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  2. Such gorgeous picks! I am in love with that little leopard Zac by Zac Posen bag!!!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  3. Such pretty dresses! I am big believer in the juniors section, especially for smaller women!

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  4. The juniors’ section is a great place to find clothes, especially for petite girls. For taller girls, be cognizant of the length! Juniors clothing is often cut a lot shorter!

    Emily
    Life of Emily

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  5. Love dress number three! I have a November wedding to go to and always have the hardest time finding something to wear to a wedding during that time of year. I would definitely wear that dress though.
    xo,
    Dana Kay
    https://www.southerncurlsandpearls.com/

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  6. The no. 5 print dress is my fav! These heels are so cute! <3

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

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  7. oh man, you deserve a nice long sleep! can't wait to see your nyfw posts!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  8. so many lovely dresses

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  9. Love all of these picks! Wish I had a formal event to go to now!

    Xo Kylie
    http://www.dressinsparkles.com

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  10. Gorgeous dresses! Hope you feeling rested up. What book are you reading? I need a new one…

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

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  11. What beautiful dresses! If only I had a fancy occasion!
    xo ClassToCloset

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  12. I used to love the Juniors Section for sorority events! Super affordable and great dresses! One time I found a hand beaded 20's esque dress in the sale area for $40 when original retail was like $350! Best place to look!

    Cynthia
    http://www.sensiblysharp.com

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  13. Anonymous

    Cute looks! Now I just need an occasion to wear them…

    Liz
    http://www.LizTheAustinite.com

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  14. I love the black one! These are all such beautiful picks!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  15. what a great post! i always have such a hard time picking formal dresses for the fall/winter time and this was a great way to show what to wear!!

    xo, carli
    http://www.puppiesandpolkadots.com

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  16. Love the two black ones! Super cute options!

    Emily at Style Cubby

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  17. Love this post! It's always hard finding the right dress for my sorority's formals- this will help big time!

    Xo, Tori @ Victoria Grace

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  18. Those shoes are gorgeous! Love!

    Southern Belle Inspired

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  19. Great selection!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  20. Good ideas, but a few of your choices are quite pricy!

    9.13.14Reply