When you’re in a certain age group, it can feel like every single weekend is booked with wedding festivities. From engagement parties and bachelorette trips to bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, the celebrations truly seem to never end.
While this can certainly be a fun period in your life, with so many events to attend, it can also be hard to pick an outfit that you love. I certainly have no problem rewearing dresses during formal occasions, but I also know that each venue and season require a different look.
Dressing for a fall or winter wedding can feel particularly challenging — especially if the venue is outdoors. Throw in the added task of finding a dress within your budget and the pickings can become even more slim.
As we approach the cooler months, I wanted to share some fall wedding guest dresses that are stylish yet seasonally appropriate. Whether you’re attending a black tie or semi formal wedding, these are some of my favorite dresses for the season ahead.
Fall Wedding Guest Dresses
Fall Colored Wedding Guest Dresses
One way to source the perfect fall wedding guest dress is to opt for something that’s made in a seasonal color. Autumn fashion features a variety of brown, green, yellow, and rust color ways, all which are easy and fun to incorporate into your look. Jewel tones, moody floral prints, and midi dresses are all practical and in-season options as well.
As far as fabrics go, chiffon and silk both have an elegant fall feel, and ruffled and pleated textures look on-theme. Here are some of the best wedding guest dresses to wear that are in seasonal hues.
Alex Midi Dress
Envy Slip Dress
Ruffle Tiered Maxi Dress
Adoni Mesh Maxi Dress
Genevieve Maxi Dress
Cut Out Midi Dress
Tropiques Maxi Dress
Pleated Midi Dress
Satin Cut Out Dress
Red Wedding Guest Dresses
One color that undoubtedly screams fall? Red.
A pop of red can look both seasonally appropriate and statement-making. It’s completely on theme, and in my opinion, there’s something about wearing the color that just makes you feel special.
Fall weddings are also the ideal time to bring in some texture. Look for dresses that have ruffle or tiered detailing — both add a feminine and fancy touch. Regardless of the red dress style you go with, be sure to complete your look with a pair of neutral heels and minimal accessories. This will ensure that you have a well rounded outfit that’s not too distracting or “busy.”
Ruched Square-Neck Gown
String Gather Maxi Dress
Agolde Midi Dress
Tiered Bustier Midi Dress
Bright Colored Wedding Guest Dresses
Even though it’s great to lean into a fall color palate, don’t be afraid to go big and turn heads with an unexpectedly bright color. A flashy blue, a vibrant green, or a girly pink are all good color options that are sure to score you some compliments throughout the night. Bonus: Many of these colors/dresses could also be worn to any spring occasions you have on the docket.
Pleated V-Neck Dress
Pink Mini Dress
Flowy Trapeze Mini Dress
Black Wedding Guest Dresses
Black dresses will always make for chic and timeless wedding guest attire. They’re perfect for a formal wedding but they can also be reworn for other events and occasions. Plus, regardless of the dress code, black is always a safe option that you can easily dress up or down. Accessorize with statement-making heels or some fun jewelry to give your look a more personal touch.
Lazo Midi Dress
Jasmine Halter Mini Dress
Draped High-Neck Shell Midi Dress
The Nour Midi Dress
Long Sleeve Wedding Guest Dresses
I think we can all agree that fall weather can be quite moody. For that reason, when attending autumnal weddings, it’s smart to consider what the temperature will be on the big day. If you feel like it might be a bit chilly or if you’re heading to an outdoor wedding, a long sleeve dress is probably your best option. These cute finds will keep you warm without sacrificing your sense of style.
Oversized Bf Shirt Flared Mini Dress
Millie Maxi Dress
Sundance Maxi Dress
There you have it! I hope this post helps you plan out the perfect outfit to wear to your next fall wedding. I know firsthand that wedding guest outfits can be hard to put together, but with ample planning ahead and some trial and error (thank god for free returns, am I right?) you can certainly find a dress you love.