It’s natural that whilst we await the cooler months, our minds and wardrobes shift to chunky outerwear and layers but dresses are a year-round staple in the wardrobes of many French women. Come October, mini-tea dresses are swapped for their autumn/winter equivalent and French women slip into frocks with tights and a chunky jumper thrown atop. I often find myself daydreaming about the dresses I’ll wear, be it for weddings or to elevate my daily wares and autumn is no different.
Whenever I fancy treating myself to something new or require a fresh dose of fashion inspiration, there is a selection of women I turn to, and the fact they’re all French or reside in France is no coincidence. If you’re familiar with my byline (for better or worse, my name is pretty easy to remember), you’ll know that I am an avid fan of the French aesthetic. I was eager to find out which dress trends French women actually wear come autumn to inform my own frock selection.
After hours of research, I can confidently say six dress trends get the overall French-girl stamp of approval. From the print that Gallic girls always come back to, to the shapes and silhouettes they prefer, scroll on to see the dress trends French women subscribe to each autumn and winter.