Sometimes trends aren't about dramatic changes in what we wear, but rather slight shifts in style that give your ensemble a new look. For Autumn 2009, I have noticed a lot of drop waist dresses on offer which elongate your shape.
There are plenty of party dresses in this style which will take you through to Christmas. At Oasis there is an embellished dress (£80) which would look great with thick tights and platforms. I also really like Alberta Ferretti's silk chiffon number (£345) which is slightly longer and would look great on boyish shapes.