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 just click through the gallery to pick a patchwork dress to wear this season—we’re spotlighting 17 perfect styles to choose from.