Fall is on its way and if you’re recently engaged and planning a wedding during the autumn months, you’re undoubtedly in need of a few new dresses for all of your bridal events. From your engagement party to your bridal shower, bachelorette, and rehearsal dinner, there are a ton of occasions on your calendar to shop for aside from your wedding dress—that’s a whole other task! The season’s latest trends are an easy starting point when it comes to shopping for your bridal wardrobe and fall has eight super-stylish themes in store that make for a fresh and fashionable lineup of looks.
From ultra-feminine to bohemian and daring, new fall trends run the gamut whether you’re a mini, midi, or maxi dress enthusiast. Ladylike tastes will adore moody floral prints as a seasonal update to the lighthearted kind you’ve been rocking all summer as well as vintage-inspired silhouettes from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s (these shapes so super flattering on a range of body types). Another big focus for fall is romantic dresses á la the Old West (think a cross between Laura Ingalls Wilder and Laura Ashley) featuring puffy sleeves, frilled details, and sweeping maxi skirts—what could be better on an occasion that’s celebrating love? We love this an unexpected route for feminine aesthetics (i.e. a bit fresher than predictable ruffles, florals, and frills).
Bolder brides-to-be will certainly feel drawn to fall’s return to the ‘80s with a smattering of glamorous mini dresses with voluminous sleeves and in opulent fabrics—our top pick for a killer bachelorette look. Then, there’s prints, prints, prints galore! Leopard is an already ubiquitous motif among the style set that’s staying strong in the new season as well as scarf and mixed-print dresses for those unabashed by color and pattern. If you’re the type of bride who wants to set herself apart with a unique bridal wardrobe, these dress trends are definitely the way!
Ready to shop for dresses for your bridal wardrobe? Let these eight fall trends lead the way.