You could say that oxblood is having a major moment. The deep, ravishing color is a sophisticated take on the usual spate of dramatic autumn hues. It's somehow more grownup, devastatingly sexy and guaranteed to make a statement in any form. We've narrowed down our scarily long shopping list to a select few oxblood dresses perfect for taking you into the holiday season.
Beautiful structure lends this Josie Natori Juro Dress ($149.99) the sort of figure-flattering element that all women demand of their 9-to-5 wardrobes. Fortunately, this is so immaculate and ladylike that it can be worn during after hours, too. Polish it up with sparkling accessories and you've got yourself the ultimate go-to dress for fall.
Von Vonni designs some of the most versatile dresses in the industry - wrap styles that can be shaped in numerous ways to create looks that range from single-strap to strapless to halter. This short version ($120) is a gorgeous investment piece. The fabric is incredible quality, and because it offers so many styling possibilities it's great to wear to work or play.
The lean silhouette of this MSK 3/4-Sleeve Maxi Dress ($34.99) makes it a fabulous choice for cooler weather. Use the included belt to add definition.
Jones New York is almost untouchable when it comes to designing timeless dresses. This Belted Cap Sleeve Dress ($109) feels a touch retro with its full skirt and belted waist, yet looks completely modern with platform pumps.
Don't miss our Fall Fashion 2012 page to get the rundown on the season's latest styles!