Even the smallest of details can make a huge impact to the way an outfit looks. And, in one of the biggest trends of the year, that detail has been the button!

The button front dress delivers a chic, vintage-inspired feel which can see you through the seasons.

So far, dresses with buttons have been the preserve of the summer midi dress. But you definitely don’t have to give up your buttons for fall.

There are some fabulously versatile, on-trend button front dresses (and button side!) dresses in stores now. Here are some ideas to style your button-ups, whether you already have one in your closet or are planning to add one!

The floral midi

Floral midi dresses have been a major trend for summer. But you definitely don’t have to put yours in the back of your closet when the weather turns cooler.

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RVCA leaf print dress – Blank NYC leather jacket – Ugg black booties – Caslon black scarf – Melinda drop earrings

If you pair your midi with a leather jacket and ankle booties, it will see you through fall. This one from the Californian designer RVCA is not only in burgundy, one of the on-trend colors for fall 2018, but it also features a leaf-print, another huge trend this season!

The wrap dress

Ever since Diane Von Furstenberg introduced everyone to the wrap dress, this has been one of the most versatile, universally flattering pieces for women the world over!

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Asos button slip dressChelsea turtleneckAnuja circle drop earringsJeffrey Campbell t-strap shoe

This one from ASOS has the retro-style buttons on the side for a look which is timeless, yet still bang-up-to date. Again in burgundy, it’s a good all-season option.

You could also pop a slimline turtleneck under this for extra warmth if wearing as a day dress.

The bright big-buttoned dress

If you bought a brightly-hued dress for summer then why not have a play around to style it with some of your fall accessories. Wearing with darker colors and ankle booties can easily take it into fall for you. Then, you can simply switch for sandals and a straw bag when the weather heats up again!

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Asos moon river green dressSplendid kitten heel bootiesMadewell leather toteMarchesa floater earringsBobeau navy cardiganTreasure and Bond scarf

The button-up shirt dress

A shirt dress is such a versatile option, but depending on the material, it can be too cool to wear alone for fall. You could opt for a long-line cardigan in a similar length to your dress and pair with leopard print accessories.

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Marks and Spencer long sleeve shirt dressCatherine duster sweaterMatisse leopard print heel bootieThacker leopard print bagAnna Beck pearl earrings

The evening dress

Here, the big, retro-style buttons are on the side for a different take on the trend. Mustard was another big trend for fall 2018. This would be a great look for evening and, again, if you wanted to wear during the day in colder weather, you could slip a turtleneck underneath.


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Asos wrap dressRebecca Minkoff black bootieFaux leather black clutch bagVince Camuto round earrings

Did you buy a button front dress this year? How will you be stying yours for fall?

Author bio: Liz Hands is a fashion journalist and stylist from the UK who has styled fashion shoots for newspapers, magazines and high-end clients including 5* hotels and BMW. She’s now happiest either blogging about style, or donning her favorite Barbour jacket and Brogini boots.




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