If you haven’t stash away your beach-ready cotton sundresses, now’s the time. Right now, the hottest thing in frocks as we head into cooler climes combines short, long and oftentimes prints to spectacular effect.

The Spring/Summer 2017 collections dropping in the rest of the world (namely, northern hemispheric fashion capitals of Europe and America) are littered with statement chiffon and silk dresses – like Romee Stridj’s angelic pick below – that are lengthy in the sleeve department only, making them the most on-trend between-season piece you could own right now.

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Victoria’s Secret supermodel Romee Strijd
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The fact they’re light, breezy and perfect for autumn doesn’t stop them being ideal once the full-blown winter chill kicks in too. Layer a roll-necked knit underneath and team with mid-calf boots (making a spectacular return to shoe trend status this year) or thigh-highs a la Kendall Jenner below and you’re set to sail through our Aussie winter. Just think of it as replacing your LBD with an LSD (long-sleeved dress).

Our hot tip: the bolder the OTT floral or animal print, the better.

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Kendall Jenner
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SHOP THE TREND: 13 BEST BUYS

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Diane von Furstenberg, Long Sleeve Crossover Dress, $458. SHOP NOW

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Realisation Par, The Goldie Star Struck Dress, $255. SHOP NOW

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Camilla and Marc, Evie Mini Dress, $550. SHOP NOW

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Finders Keepers, The Way Dress in Light Marrakech, $190. SHOP NOW

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COMINO COUTURE, ORIENTAL ROSE MINI DRESS, $241. SHOP NOW

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We are Kindred, Marybeth flutter sleeve beaded Mini dress, $479. SHOP NOW

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Self-Portrait, Ruffle Organza Lace Mini Dress, $377. SHOP NOW

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ASOS, Sister Jane Shift Dress, $153. SHOP NOW

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Seed, Flare Sleeve Dress, $170. SHOP NOW

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Needle and Thread, Prairie Embroidery Bib Dress, $557. SHOP NOW

 

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Caroline Constas, Micki Ruffled Striped Cotton Oxford Mini Dress, $643. SHOP NOW

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NICHOLAS, SPOT PRINT SHIRT DRESS, $585. SHOP NOW
 

thoughts?