10 Ways to Nail Fall’s Patchwork Dress Trend

Gone are the days of classic color-blocking. This season, it’s all about mixed prints with a 1970s spin, which is why we’re all about fall’s patchwork dresses.

This crafty-cool look was first revived on the Fall 2015 runways, but it has fast become a street-style favorite. The trend is a true style mash-up: Patchwork dresses have a distinct vintage, artisanal vibe and often include everything from vivid swatches of fabric to mismatched bohemian prints, scrap denim squares sewn together with frayed edges, and suede patches.
Our favorite? The lightweight, boho maxis popping up at Zimmermann and the intricate, mismatched prints that just landed at Zara. But, of course, there are dozens of designers offering the look, so keep reading to pick a patchwork dress to wear this season—we’re spotlighting 10 perfect dress boutiques online to choose from.

Patchwork Midi Dress

Patchwork Midi Dresses Online, $69.90; at Zara

ASOS CURVE Shift Dress in Patched Suede

ASOS CURVE Shift Dress in Patched Suede, $135; at ASOS

Tigerlily Hayati Maxi Dress

Tigerlily Hayati Maxi Dress, $199.95; at The Iconic

Serena Patchwork Smock Dress

Serena Patchwork Smock Dress, $16; at Boohoo

Clover Canyon Patchwork Paisley Dress

Clover Canyon Patchwork Paisley Dress, $385; at Shopbop

High Neck Dress

High Neck Dress, $39.90; at Zara

Sea Patchwork Lace Dress

Sea Patchwork Lace Dress, $415; at Shopbop

Rhia Patchwork Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress

Rhia Patchwork Off the Shoulder Maxi Dresses on Sale, $14; at Boohoo

ASOS Denim Patchwork Mini Pinafore Dress

ASOS Denim Patchwork Mini Pinafore Dress, $69; at ASOS

Shirt Dress

Shirt Dress, $415; at The Iconic

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