Although the LBD will always be held as the number one closet essential for women who choose to wear dresses, pieces with patterns are just as necessary, especially for fall and winter, when the world's color palette becomes a little less colorful.

And fall is just arriving, so it's time to get over your fear of attracting the eyes of passersby and shop this selection of bold dresses with cute and wacky patterns.

Printed Flare Sleeve Dress ($57, Eloquii)

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You'll feel like Andie from "Pretty In Pink" in this retro-looking flared number.

Patterned Wrap-Front Dress ($60, H&M)

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From afar, this wrap dress gives an aquatic impression. Up close, it's more earthy than you originally would've guessed.

Stilletto's 3/4 Slv Printed Hatchi Bodycon ($22, JCPenney)

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Everyone will be envious of you in this beautifully patterned dress, especially after you tell them what a deal it was.

Off The Shoulder Tassel Ruffle Maxi Dress ($49, Target)

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After seeing Tiffany Haddish live her best life in a similar dress at the 2018 Emmys, we wanted a vibrantly striped dress of our own.

Dana Buchman Twist Knot Fit & Flare Dress ($23, Kohl's)

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Feel like Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in this chic version of her patchwork dress.

Knot Front Lemon Print Midi Dress ($22, Boohoo)

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Lemons will forever be associated with Beyoncé. What's not to love about that?

Curve Cami Wrap Midi Dress In Star & Zebra Print ($60, ASOS)

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If you love animal and celestial prints but can't choose between the two, this dress has you covered. Phew, crisis averted!

Lark & Ro Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress With Bow Belt ($79, Amazon)

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If you've ever wanted to look like a walking, talking piece of modern art, this dress is your chance.

Foliage Print Fit & Flare Dress ($13, Forever 21)

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This light blue is not a color you see often in fall fashion. You'll stand out with the color and the foliage design. 

Striped Dress With Pompoms ($119, Zara)

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Let your inner hippie fly free with this '60s-inspired dress that flows off the body and has an adorable pompom trim.

Yellow Floral Houndstooth Print Super Soft Belted Shirt Dress ($12, Rue21)

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What's better than a flannel dress? A flannel with flowers!

Have A Heart Polka Dot Dress ($55, Nasty Gal)

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If you were in need of a Cruella de Vil cosplay ensemble, then look no further. This one comes with a twist: Some of the polka dots on this dress are hearts!

Her Universe Star Wars Solo Bell Sleeve Dress ($45, Hot Topic)

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If you're a huge fan of "Star Wars," this is the dress for you. Even if you aren't, it's still serving a killer '60s flower power vibe.

A Blast of Color ($69, Urban Outfitters)

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The ruched sleeves of this dress bring abstract looks to the table like we've never seen before.

Scribbled Mix And Match Dress ($75, Topshop)

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The black and white color blocks give the impression that this is a basic dress, but the design and pattern are completely elevated.

Belle Of The Ball Glitter Dress ($22, Wet Seal)

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Shimmer and shine all night long in this black and gold glitter dress that's a conversation piece all on its own.

3/4 Sleeve Elastic Waist Sloth Print Flare Midi Dress ($8, Amazon)

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This sloth dress takes animal prints to a whole new level.