While “wedding season” is generally thought of as spring, the most popular months to say “I do” are actually in the fall. Maybe it’s the foliage, maybe it’s the much-anticipated relief from the heat, but fall weddings, much like autumn itself, are definitely a thing. While the multi-hued leaves make for stunning wedding pics for the newly-weds, finding fall wedding guest dresses can often stump attendees. Looking for an outfit that is dressy while still feeling seasonally appropriate is deceptively difficult.
Fear not, because ahead are 21 fabulous wedding-guest outfit ideas that are both festive and suitable dipping temperatures. The perfect fall wedding guest dress has now become so easy to find. Trust us, there are lots of fresh ‘fits out there with re-wear potential. A new fall dress or jumpsuit (and some dancing shoes) are the perfect antidote matching sweatsuit ennui.
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Fall Wedding-Guest Mini Dresses
If you wanna show off your gams but still wanna be covered up, there are plenty of long-sleeve mini dresses calling your name.
For Love And Lemons Temecula Mini Dress, $, available at Free People
Simon Miller Chi Chi Dress, $, available at Shopbop
Lulus Rue Black Floral Embroidered Sequin Bodycon Mini Dress, $, available at Lulus
Fall Wedding-Guest Midi Dresses
Midi dresses are a classy choice for a fall wedding — plus, the length is just right for showing off your fancy shoes without your legs feeling overexposed. And if you’re wearing a sleeveless number, you can always throw on a blazer or shrug for warmth.
By Anthropologie Sweetheart Bodice Midi Dress, $, available at Anthropologie
Abercrombie & Fitch Poplin Strapless Midi Dress, $, available at Abercrombie & Fitch
Madewell Linen-Blend Ruffle-Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress, $, available at Madewell
Fall Wedding-Guest Maxi Dresses
Stay warm as the sun sets with a fall wedding guest dress that falls to the floor. These elegant maxi dresses are anything but frumpy.
Farm Rio Pineapple Beach Embroidered Maxi Dress, $, available at Farm Rio
River Island Black Sequin Halter Neck Maxi Dress, $, available at River Island
Love by Design Athen Plunging V-Neck Maxi Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
Fall Wedding-Guest Two-Piece Suit Outfits
Want to take your fancy skirt, shorts, or pants look to the next level? Get yourself a matching blazer for a standout coordinated wedding guest look.
Zara Tailored Lace Jacket, $, available at Zara
Zara Lace Ankle Pants, $, available at Zara
Something Navy Floral Cropped Blazer, $, available at Something Navy
Something Navy Floral Tailored Shorts, $, available at Something Navy
Mango Buttons Tweed Blazer, $, available at Mango
Mango Tweed Miniskirt, $, available at Mango
Fall Wedding-Guest Jumpsuit Outfits
For all the non-dress-wearers out there, here are a few night-out jumpsuits that are cocktail hour-ready — and will let you boogie on the dance floor all night long.
Eloquii Tie Strap Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $, available at Eloquii
H&M V-Neck Satin Jumpsuit, $, available at H&M
Karen Millen Satin Back Crepe Halter Jumpsuit, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
Fall Wedding-Guest Cocktail or Garden Party Dresses
These cocktail dresses are perfect for destination weddings or garden party weddings set in warmer environments. Bonus: they’re easy to pack, easy to style, and easy to clean afterward.
ASOS LUXE Triple Ruffle Bardot Structured Satin Mini Dress, $, available at ASOS
KIM SHUI Diamante Dress, $, available at Revolve
Quince 100% Washable Silk Slip Dress, $, available at Quince
Fall Wedding-Guest Black-Tie Dresses
If you’ve got a formal event on the books, these gorgeous hued gowns with delicate details will satisfy the black-tie dress code without leaving you cold.
Mac Duggal Ieena Floral Chiffon Gown, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Wayf The Angelique Strapless Tulip Gown, $, available at Nordstrom
Reformation Cassis Silk Dress, $, available at Reformation
Mac Duggal Pleated Long Sleeve Gown, $, available at Bloomingdale’s
Reformation Midleton Dress, $, available at Reformation
Madewell (Re)sourced Georgette Button-Front Mini Dress in Adorable Ditsy, $, available at Madewell
Daisy Street belted blazer in corduroy, $, available at ASOS
Daisy Street cigarette pants in corduroy, $, available at ASOS
Abercrombie and Fitch Single-Breasted Blazer, $, available at Abercrombie and Fitch
Abercrombie and Fitch Wide Strap Squareneck Top, $, available at Abercrombie and Fitch
Abercrombie and Fitch Elevated Wide Leg Pants, $, available at Abercrombie and Fitch
Batsheva Peter Pan Collar Dress in Juniper Velvet, $, available at Batsheva
Buenos Ninos Women’s Long Sleeve Chiffon Maxi Dress with Belt, $, available at Amazon
Lulus Toast to You Flutter Sleeve Jumpsuit, $, available at Nordstrom
Lovers and Friends Matilda Mini Dress, $, available at Revolve
Farm Rio black mini pineapples jumpsuit, $, available at Farm Rio
Cynthia Rowley Tee Jersey Organza Ruffle Dress, $, available at Shopbop
Alexia Admor V-Neck Puff Sleeve Dress, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
Goya Goya Mini Dress, $, available at Wolf & Badger
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