The Top 10: Fall Frocks Under $100

Want to shop adorable dresses for your Fall fetes but can't spend a bundle? We'll help you get dressed with our top 10 picks among haute frocks under $100.

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Snag cool frocks for this season, like these pictured here by Tibi during the label's Fall 2011 runway presentation, for under $100, with our top picks among the best dresses for less.
Best Basic: The conservative shape of this dress is office appropriate, but the body-conscious shape also makes it perfect for Fall evenings out, just add ultra-high platforms. Twisted tube dress, Zara, $79.90, Zara.
Best Colorblocking: We couldn't choose just one favorite frock representing our top Fall trend - colorblocking. The classic shapes of both dresses shown will ensure that you'll be wearing these garments even after the colorblock craze is over. At left, the burgundy colorblock dress by Calvin Klein, at Macy's for $79.99 (orig. $139.50), and at right, a ponte shift in goldenrod by INC, also available from Macy's for $89.50.
Best Rock-n-Roll: Channel Stevie Nicks in this sheer, swiss dot maxi dress; wear it now with stilettos and carry it forward to holiday by adding studded platforms and a leather jacket. Swiss dot maxi dress, Mimi Chica, $52, Nordstrom.
Best Sartorially Stylish: The whimsical quilted skirt keeps this frock fashionably quirky; pair it with jeggings and booties for a casual vibe, and add tights and leopard platforms to transition from day to night. Chiffon bodice dress with quilted skirt, H&M, $69.95, H&M.
Best City Chic: Rock this leather-trimmed dress with over-the-knee boots for a haute night out or pair it with flat booties and tights for a daytime look that's classic with a twist. Leather-trimmed shift dress, Gap, $61.99 (orig. $69.95), Gap.
Armani Exchange
Best Classic Cocktail: For a look that's worthy of Audrey Hepburn, wear this lace dress with high black pumps, pearls, and a chic clutch. Lace dress, Armani Exchange, $98, Armani Exchange.
Best Party Dress: Shine brighter at your next Fall event in this paillette-drenched mini dress; it's also ideal for holiday season with the addition of patterned tights and polished platforms. Sequined dress, Jodi Kristopher, $89, Dillard's.
Best Casually Cool: We love the long lines and wear it 24/7 appeal of this maxi dress; layer it with a cardi and tights once the temps cool off. Long sleeve henley dress, Sauce, $80,
Forever 21
Best Transitional Dress: The cropped length of this dress makes it ideal for Fall in Texas, when the temps can stay high, but the interesting tribal print frock will also work well into the season with the addition of tights, motorcycle-inspired boots, and a long cardi. Ethnic print dress, Forever 21, $29.80, Forever 21.
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