Yup, here at Who What Wear the countdown to fall has been on for a while now, and while outerwear, boots, and trend pieces are all important in their own rights, how could we not make a big deal about dresses for the season ahead? After all, you need something cute to pair with the aforementioned shoes and jackets on those days when your jeans (or new favorite sweatpants) simply won’t do and there’s no better stand-in than an autumn-ready dress.
Oh wait, there is one better option—an affordable one, of course, and as you probably guessed from the headline a few inches up on your screen, that’s just what I’ve rounded up for you today. From minis to midis in a range of prints, solids, and silhouettes, below you’ll find 18 fashionable frocks for the coming months, none of which will set you back more than $40 and all of which are editor-approved. To shop them all for yourself as well as see some of them in action along the way, just keep scrolling.