It's that time of year again when the weather just can't make up its mind. From sweltering humidity to sudden downpours, it can be hard to predict which way the wind blows.
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With autumn here to stay, we're thinking about those timeless transitional pieces that work for each and every season – and we're starting with dresses. One of the easiest ways to build up a capsule collection is to add the kinds of dresses that can be accessorised with trainers in the sunshine or tights and boots in the cooler months.
From ASOS to Marks & Spencer, H&M and more, we've rounded up the best transitional dresses to take you from summer to autumn with ease. Which will you choose?
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Orange Floral Midi Dress, £25, Nobody's Child
Reduced to £25, this orange ditsy print dress features a statement V-neckline, voluminous sleeves and concealed pockets. Comfortable yet chic, we'd recommend teaming it with ankle boots and a tailored camel coat.
Hush Blue Shirt Dress, £79, John Lewis
An easy-breezy style that can also be worn with tights, it's no wonder that Hush's shirt dress has become a bestseller.
Rhea Midi Shirt Dress, £129, Mint Velvet
This transitional shirt dress is designed with a collar, long sleeves, and a partially elasticated waistband. Taking you from desk to drinks with ease, we'd suggest styling it with brown suede boots.
Black Shirt Dress, £49.99, Mango
Every girl needs a little black dress! A versatile addition to your wardrobe, you can easily wear this shirt style all year round.
Floral Print Midi Dress, £65, Omnes
This handpainted floral dress hails from the eco-friendly label, Omnes. Ideal for workdays and even weddings, it all depends on how you accessorise it.
Midi Wrap Dress, £29.50, Marks & Spencer
This leopard print dress is literally flying off of the virtual shelves. Fitted with a wrap-effect front, short sleeves and a v-neckline, it can be accessorised with box-fresh trainers and a denim jacket when the sun comes out, or military boots and a leather jacket in autumn.
Multicoloured Ditsy Floral Tie Back Mini Tea Dress, £27.99, New Look
Injecting a pop of colour into your wardrobe, New Look's floral tea dress is the ultimate transitional piece.
Shirt Midi Dress, £42, ASOS
This is the kind of dress that you'll wear on repeat! Adorned in an autumn-ready check print, it also comes with the belt.
Influence Floral Dress, £48, ASOS
Taking you from desk to daywear, we're loving this timeless polka dot dress. Imagine how glam it'll look styled with white ankle boots.
Floral Mid Dress, £24.99, H&M
On those chillier days layer a knitted cardigan or a jewel-tone blazer over H&M's vibrant puffed sleeve design.
Midi Tea Dress, £63.20, Warehouse
This gorgeous green dress is giving us Kate Middleton vibes.
Short Sleeve Jersey Midi Dress, £110, Boden
An everyday staple, we're taking notes from Boden and accessorising this forest green jersey dress with knee-high boots.
Animal Print Midi Dress, £47, River Island
Whether you're heading to the office or drinks with the girls, River Island's animal print dress has you covered.
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