Fashion

The 6 Dress Styles You Need In Your Closet This Autumn and Winter

With options for every occasion and event on your social calendar this season.

Dresses are the unsung hero of any outfit, effortlessly blending style and comfort to suit any occasion.

Unlike with pieces like skirts or pants, a good dress is a one-and-done, simply throw it on, pair with some fancy footwear and you have a killer outfit with minimal effort or thought.

The importance of a well-rounded and carefully curated dress collection is not to be overestimated. From a timeless LBD to a cosy knit sweater dress, the quintessential cocktail dress or something elegant and elevated for when the time calls for it, each dress holds its own purpose and makes a worthy investment.

THE ICONIC offers a vast selection of dresses from both local and international brands, making it a go-to destination for fashion lovers. With styles ranging from timeless classics like the LBD to cosy knit sweater dresses and elegant cocktail dresses, they cater to every wardrobe need.

Whether you’re looking for a versatile staple or a statement piece, THE ICONIC provides endless options to explore. Check out our top dress picks from the site for this season below.

The best dresses to buy from THE ICONIC 2024 

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Atmos&Here Maxine Satin Dress 

$79.99 at The Iconic

Best for: the perfect LBD 

An LBD is perhaps the essential to end all essentials, however, if you’re after something that has the look but can hold its weight come wintertime then we love this longsleeved option from Atmos&Here. The sleeves offer some added coverage, and you can discreetly/expertly layer some thermals and tights underneath when the weather calls for it. 

Sizes: 6 to 18 | Colours: Black, Merlot and Blurred Floral | Materials: 100 per cent recycled polyester 

Style notes

  • Low back with self-tie details
  • Rounded neckline 
  • Subtle ruching at waistline that cinches 

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& Other Stories Turtleneck Midi Dress 

$199 at The Iconic

Best for: the office 

When it comes to finding the perfect maxi dress for the office that nails style, professionalism, and comfort, the struggle is real. But fear not, we may have just cracked the code for autumn and winter: the Turtleneck Midi Dress. Picture this— it gives off the cosy vibes of a turtleneck knit tucked into a chic midi-length pencil skirt, all snugly wrapped in thick, toasty wool.

Sizes: 6 to 12 | Colours: Black and Brown Medium Dusty | Materials: 100 per cent wool

Style notes

  • High slit on skirt
  • Shoulder pads for extra shape
  • Long sleeves

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Topshop Open Back Tie Detail Blazer Dress 

$87 (usually $175) at The Iconic

Best for: a blazer dress style

Add a pop of colour to your wardrobe this season with Topshop’s electric blue mini blazer dress, guaranteed to make a statement. Blazer dresses are our go-to style for this time of year—fun, flirty, and offering just the right amount of coverage.

What sets this dress apart is its unique tie detailing around the waist and back, adding a fun and distinctive touch to an already striking piece.

Sizes: 6 to 14 | Colours: Blue | Materials: 100 per cent polyester

Style notes

  • Mid-weight fabric 
  • Notch collar 
  • Button closure on front

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Dazie Out The Door Knit Mini Dress

$89.99 at The Iconic

Best for: a knit sweater dress 

If there is one dress that exemplifies winter style it is the classic sweater dress. Have you ever wanted to engulf yourself in your cosiest jumper when the weather is shiver-inducing? Well now you can and it looks ultra-chic. 

Sizes: 6 to 18 | Colours: Oatmeal and Grey | Materials: 57 per cent acrylic, 20 per cent polyester, 15 per cent nylon and 8 per cent wool

Style notes

  • Turtleneck
  • Mini length 
  • Wool blend 

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BY.DYLN Francesca Dress 

$99 at The Iconic

Best for: cocktails with the girls or date night

Finding a cocktail dress that still has some coverage for when the temperatures drop is a struggle. That’s why we have our eyes on this flirty and sultry chilli red mini from BY.DYLN that is too hot for words. It has long sleeves although the sheer fabrication is a touch cheeky. 

Sizes: 6 to 12 | Colours: Red | Materials: 95 per cent polyester, 15 per cent nylon and 5 per cent elastane 

Style notes

  • Centre front ruffle detail
  • High mock neckline
  • Ruching at sides 

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Lover Addyson Off-Shoulder Dress

$240 at The Iconic

Best for: formal events 

When special events like weddings or galas roll around in wintertime it can be hard to find a weather-appropriate dress to suit the formalities. In which case we love Lover’s Addyson dress that is made from a soft and cosy jersey material with an elegant silhouette that hugs the body. 

Sizes: 6 to 18 | Colours: Blue and Black | Materials: 95 per cent polyester and 5 per cent elastane

Style notes

  • Aysmmetric neckline 
  • Slinky jersey material
  • Midi length skirt 

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