10 Stunning, Long-Sleeved Dresses From Free People That Will Keep You Snugly Even When Temps Drop

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When the chilly fall and winter temps roll in, all that "sweater weather" brings, well, sweaters, as well as oversized cardigans, thick shackets, and plush socks galore. What it normally doesn't bring? Dresses. Many of us like to save the breezy frocks and strapless gowns for the warmer months, reasonably so.

Well, Free People is happy to report that dresses aren't just for spring and summer after all. Its virtual shelves are currently stocked with long-sleeved cold weather dresses that prove you don't have to sacrifice warmth for comfort and style. Scroll through Free People's site and find tons of stunning maxi and midi-length that load up on coverage from the waist up and down. Short dresses aren’t out of the question, either—Free People's gorgeous fall minis and shorter styles can be paired with tights or leggings to keep your legs warm. It's that easy.

We're not telling you to completely ditch the sweater—just switch things up with one of these long-sleeved fall dresses. (Or layer it over top.) Find your new favorite fall staple below.

10 long-sleeved fall dresses from Free People

edie dress on model
Edie Dress — $168.00

Available sizes: XS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out.)

When summing up the Free People Edie Dress, one 5-star review said it best, “This dress is the best dress to run in a field with.” And she’s not wrong—With its plaid print, puffed sleeves, and subtle ruffle along the hem, the Edie Dress is giving Little House on the Prairie in the best way. Keep the buttoned front open and pair it with a maxi slip dress for an effortless autumnal outfit, or wear it buttoned with a pair of chunky boots for a more rustic look.

Colors: 4 different colors.

Hailee Sweater Midi Dress on a model wearing a hat and sneakers
Hailee Sweater Midi Dress — $98.00

Available sizes: XS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out.)

If comfort is what you’re after, the Hailee Sweater Midi Dress is as good as it gets. It’s made of a super soft 100 percent cotton knit, and has a relaxed “shapeless” fit that is exactly what I want when the temperature starts to drop. In the reviews, Free People shoppers point its warmth and oversized fit as major pros, perfect for layering warm items underneath, or pairing with a puffer jacket and your favorite boots for trips out of the house.

Colors: 5 different colors.

Santa Maria Mini Dress
Santa Maria Mini Dress — $78.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

Talk about a dress that can do it all! The Santa Maria dress is made of a primarily cotton blend, making it easy to dress up or down. Add a belt and some jewelry to give it a night time feel, or wear during the day with a coat and some winter boots. We especially love the envelope pleat at the front that levels this piece up from a typical dress of this silhouette.

Colors: Sienna, Pink Sand Dune, Autumn Sky, Black, and Sea Serpant.

trixie sweater maxi dress
Trixie Sweater Maxi — $98.00

Available sizes: XS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out.)

Unsurprisingly, the Trixie Sweater Maxi comes well reviewed by Free People shoppers. The toasty sweater knit is infused with just the right amount of stretch, resulting in a form-fitting silhouette that’s not restrictive in the least. Dress it down with an oversized sweater on top, or dress it up with a knee high boot for dinners or holiday parties. One reviewer even says that the deep V-neckline can be stretched over the shoulders for a more revealing look or pulled up for more coverage—whatever you prefer.

Colors: 9 different colors.

natasha one thermal dress on model wearing a beret and boots
Natasha Thermal Dress — $128.00

Sizes available: XS-XL

Free People’s Natasha Thermal Dress turns a cold weather staple into an all-around statement piece. The cozy cotton thermal dress may feel as comfortable as your pajamas—but thanks to fashion forward details, like the ruching at the side, the hand-dyed finish, and lettuce frills along the hem and cuffs, looks like a cool and edgy fall dress. “It is my go to dress when you wish to be comfortable and casually dressy,” writes one 5-star reviewer. ‘Nuff said.

Colors: 5 different colors.

dahlia embroidered dress
Dahlia Embroidered Maxi Dress — $168.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

A Free People best-seller, the Dahlia Maxi Dress will see you through cold fall air and sweltering summer heat alike. The maxi-length and puffy long sleeves keep you covered up from the cold (and can even be worn off the shoulders for added versatility), while adding a romantic, feminine look that’s made even more lovely by the embroidered flowers along the sleeves and skirt.

Colors: 5 different colors.

el topo sweater maxi
El Topo Sweater Maxi — $98.00

Available sizes: XS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out.)

A henley and sweater dress in one, the El Topo Sweater Maxi is the dress you’ll want to live until the sun comes back out. It has a relaxed fit, but the raised seaming throughout adds shape for a more tailored look—the best of both worlds. “Knew when I saw this dress to stock up on colors and boy was I right!” writes one 5-star reviewer, “[the] texture, medium heavier weight is so good for autumn and winter layering, chunky scarves, and boots.” For a more casual look, pair the El Topo with Birkenstock Bostons and chunky knitted socks.

Colors: 6 different colors.

free people mont blanc mini dress
Mont Blanc Mini Dress — $168.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

For evenings that require you to get out of your pajamas, the Mont Blanc Mini Dress is here to save the day. Made of snuggly sweater material inspired by vintage cable knits, it totally delivers on snugliness while offering a flattering, body-con fit that’s perfect for holiday cocktail parties and crisp fall date nights. What’s more, the zip front makes the Mont Blanc breathable, giving you the freedom to unzip a little once you’re in the presence of a heater.

Colors: Black, tan, and light blue.

Plaid Long Ruby — $198.00

Available sizes: XS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out.)

Your favorite flannel, but make it a frock. That’s this dress, and it’s so comfy, you might actually not need to reach for that beloved flannel ever again. It’s technically a shacket (shirt-jacket) that makes for effortless layering, but given its extra-long length, you don’t have to wear anything underneath if you don’t want to. Otherwise, you can pair it with anything to keep you roasty toasty while instantly giving your outfit some edge.

Colors: Sage and beige plaid.

Picnic Sweater Mini Dress — $78.00

Available sizes: XS-XL (select sizes/colors sold out.)

If we could sum up the Picnic Sweater Mini in one word, it’d be “effortless.” It’s easy to throw on and go, no matter what the weather brings. Got a rare sunny day? Throw it on with ankle booties. Raining out? Pop on some tights and rain boots. Snowing? Layer up with leggings and knee-high boots. Picking out an outfit has never been easier, no matter what the weather throws your way.

Colors: 9 different colors.

Santa Maria Mini Dress

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