I love floral prints especially in the fall because of the unexpected femininity it brings to an outfit and relatively moody color palette. Fall floral dresses can be hard to style and hard to come by when shopping, but this one from Ann Taylor Factory checks all of the boxes.
What To Look For In Fall Floral Dresses
Color of Florals
The color of florals can easily make or break a dress. A lighter color background like pale pink or white gives it a very airy or spring feel to a dress, whereas dark more dominant colors like black or even green here make it feel more grounded.
Darker accents like the dark green in this dress also adds to the overall fall feel to the dress. Of course, having lighter accents will always give the dress pattern more dimension.
This is a big no-brainer for fall. Obviously, in October you aren’t going to be wearing a tank or sleeveless dresses, so looking for a dress with ¾ length or full sleeves is going to be in your best interest. Even if it’s a light material like this one, the sleeve automatically makes it feel more covered and fall like.
Because we are still in this weird teeter-totter between 80 degree days and 50 degree days, the versatility of a dress makes all the difference. It was particularly warm the day I was wearing this dress, so I opted for some closed-toe suede mules (closed toed suede shoes always make things feel more fall) and no jacket. However, when the temps drop I know I’ll be reaching for a pair of booties and cardigan or some riding boots and a coat.
Because this dress checks all of the boxes of the fall florals it’s a perfect staple for my fall essentials. I can’t wait to continue to wear this dress as it gets chillier in new and fresh ways.