27 Short Sleeve Dresses That’ll Prepare You For Fall


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27 Short Sleeve Dresses That’ll Prepare You For Fall

When it comes to preparing your wardrobe for the fall season, short sleeve dresses are a must have for every woman’s closet. Transitional ensembles are some of the hardest to put together, but that’s nothing short sleeves can’t fix. Whether you reside in a hot or cold climate, you can never go wrong with snagging more of them. After a summer filled of strapless and tank style dresses, we’re finally moving towards more coverage. But if you’re not quite ready to jump right into long sleeves and knits, then these are the pieces for you. Scroll to discover our top 27 short sleeve dresses from the world’s leading online stores. You’ll soon meet your new favorite fall dresses well before the season arrives—and these are not to regret!

27 Short Sleeve Dresses That’ll Prepare You For Fall

ALESSANDRA RICH Wool Blend Crepe Mini Dress

27 Short Sleeve Dresses That’ll Prepare You For Fall

ULLA JOHNSON Cybil Odesa-print Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress

Welcome Fall Short Sleeve Dresses

Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s finally time to stock up on more short sleeve dresses. September and October are often hard to style when it comes to accommodating the transitional weather—no matter which type of climate you’re in. But if you’re still unsure, you can’t go wrong with snagging something right in the middle to suit every temperature change.


The ALESSANDRA RICH Wool Blend Crepe Mini Dress and the ULLA JOHNSON Cybil Odesa-print Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress are among our favorite options for welcoming in the fall season. While they’re much lighter than your average knit pieces, they’re perfectly suitable for the coming weeks. Better yet, you can even save them for future use in seasons like Spring. When it comes to short sleeve dresses, the possibilities are virtually endless.

Shop more dresses selected and reviewed by our expert fashion buyers and stylists

  • ALESSANDRA RICH Polka Dot Silk Pleated Mini Dress

  • DÔEN Phoebe Dress

  • ALESSANDRA RICH Printed Silk Short Sleeve Long Dress

  • FREE PEOPLE Magdalena Midi Dress

  • MAC DUGGAL Embellshed Short-Sleeve Column Dress

  • SALONI Lea Printed Silk-jacquard Midi Dress

  • VALENTINO Crêpe Couture Floral-appliqué Midi Dress

  • THE VAMPIRE’S WIFE The Light Sleeper Tinsel-embellished Chiffon Dress

  • GABRIELA HEARST Amor Ribbed Cashmere-blend Midi Dress

  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Net Sustain Russy Gathered Floral-print Stretch Recycled-satin Midi Dress

  • FREE PEOPLE Sundrenched Short-Sleeve Maxi Dress

  • FARM RIO Pineapple Lace-trimmed Smocked Broderie Anglaise Cotton Maxi Dress

  • THE SOMERSET Maxi Dress

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Corinne Maxi Dress

  • MELLODAY Tie Cuff Midi Shirt Dress

  • ALAÏA Archetypes Belted Leather Midi Dress

  • SELF-PORTRAIT Crystal-embellished Guipure-lace Midi Dress

  • SALONI Anais Ruffled Tulle-trimmed Velvet Midi Dress

  • ANDREW GN Keyhole-cutout Belted Twill Midi Dress

  • ANDREW GN Belted Crystal And Faux Pearl-embellished Crepe Midi Dress

  • SELF-PORTRAIT Tinsel Tweed Midi Dress

  • DVF Yoko Dress

  • ANTHROPOLOGIE The Katerina Button-Front Dress

  • MADEWELL V-Neck Midi Dress

  • AMANDA UPRICHARD Dominique Midi Dress

  • SALONI Tabitha Embroidered Velvet Mini Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN Tiered Plissé-taffeta Midi Dress


Enjoy The Last Of The Summer

One hidden perk of stocking up on short sleeve dresses is embracing the last bit of summer that’s left. While we’re approaching fall very quickly, you don’t have to let go of your favorite trends just yet. From unique summer shades to patterns to textures, there’s a million reasons to  savor the last bit of summer fashion.


Our personal favorite to bring into the fall is the THE VAMPIRE’S WIFE The Heartache Thorpe Floral-print Silk Mini Dress. While not your average fall dress, this spectacular piece isn’t quite your average summer dress either. There’s simply no better way to welcome in a new season than with something uncommon, especially when it comes to style. Short sleeve dresses like this one are just what you need to fuse both of your favorite two seasons together—fashionably!

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