10 Designer Runway Dresses to Inspire Your Fall Wardrobe

Look to the Fall/Winter 2020 Runways of Valentino, Prada, Christian Dior and more for fall's favorite dress trends.
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Following spring and summer's house dress obsession, we're ready to slip into something a bit more exciting. From classic plaid to playful fringe, the Fall/Winter 2020 runways served up plenty of dress inspiration to amp up fall wardrobes. With romantic frocks at Valentino and Rodarte, and more practical pieces at Fendi and Dior, there's something for everybody. Here, L'OFFICIEL rounds up 10 dresses straight from the runway that you'll want in your fall closet. 



For fans of this summer's cottagecore craze, Valentino offers up a romantic take on the trend with a sheer prairie-style dress featuring a ruffled collar and lace detailing. Pair it with practical fall footwear like combat boots to complete the look.


As the weather gets chilly, warmth is key for any outfit. Fendi has you covered with this gray wool midi. The extra wrapping around the high neckline doubles as a built-in scarf—a cold weather necessity.

Saint Laurent

Leather dresses were spotted on multiple Fall/Winter 2020 runways. Saint Laurent's latex option amps up the sex appeal while going hand-in-hand with fall's over-the-knee boot trend.

Christian Dior

Plaid is a fall staple and Christian Dior's shirtdress balances the utilitarian with the feminine.


If you're going for a more romanitic look, this red Rodarte dress is the right kind of vampy glam for a candlelit evening with that special someone. The puffed sleeves and ruffled collar follow the season's Victorian trend, while the sheer fabric and high-low skirt satiate a more sensual appetite.

Christopher John Rogers

Add a pop of color to your closet with a bold number like this yellow wrap piece by Christopher John Rogers. Saturated yellows, oranges, and reds are an easy way to evoke the fall season.


This fall is all about the microprint and micropleats. As is Demna Gvasalia's signature irreverent humor, this belted number is covered in rocket ships and teddy bears for a dash of nostaglia.


A velvet mini dress makes for a perfect transitional piece. At Gucci, a red velvet number with cutouts was layered with distressed tights for added coverage. 

Marc Jacobs

While pastels are typically reserved for spring, the power of pink knows no bounds. This simple Marc Jacobs mini adds a brightness to the muted fall tones for an effortlessly stylish ensemble.


For something a bit more fun, mix things up with a fringe look. Prada doubled down on the trend with fringe trim draping from the top of the piece and the chunky fringe skirt.


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