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While the winter, spring, and summer months all have their allure, there’s something particularly enchanting about attending a fall wedding. After all, the season is known for its beautiful golden foliage, crisp temperatures, and cozy venues. But when it comes to dressing for autumn nuptials, it can be tricky for wedding guests to find an outfit that's both stylish and season-appropriate.
Fortunately, there are plenty of fall wedding guest dresses out there that are practical and fashionable—even for outdoor ceremonies. Certain silhouettes like floor-length gowns, with long sleeves and high necklines, are perfect for fending off chilly temperatures in style. When it comes to colors and patterns, dresses in jewel tones, metallics, and moody floral prints, will complement autumn's rich and earthy hues. And the best fabrics for a fall wedding? Plush velvet, heavy crepe, satin, and silk are all great options for the cooler autumn months.
Whether the wedding takes place in a rustic barn in the mountains or at a modern city venue, we’ve rounded up the best fall wedding guest dresses for every style and budget.
Best for Cocktail Attire: Borgo de Nor Puff-Sleeve Crystal-Embellished Velvet Dress
Bogo de Nor’s Hazel dress is a stunning choice for weddings that calls for cocktail attire. From the romantic puff sleeves to the sophisticated square neckline and the crystal-embellished belt and buttons, it’s impossible not to covet this divine design.
Attending a wedding this fall? We've answered three common questions wedding guests ask when shopping for a fall outfit.
- What should a guest wear to a fall wedding? If the wedding is being held outdoors, you'll want to look for long sleeve dresses in warm fabrics like velvet and heavy crepe. For an indoor wedding, dresses in jewel tones, earthy hues, metallics, and classic black feel especially fitting for a fall wedding.
- What should I wear over my outfit for a fall wedding? Floor-length coats in wool or faux fur, boleros, cropped jackets, and shawls are all stylish ways to complete your fall wedding guest outfit.
- What shoes should I wear to an outdoor fall wedding? For outdoor weddings, we suggest wearing closed-toe pumps, booties, and mules.