Fall wedding season is here! Which means autumnal weddings in the woods, rustic-chic country nuptials, and tented fetes amongst the changing leaves. For all those fall save the dates that are surely rolling in, it’s time to think about what to wear as a fall wedding guest. Putting together a wedding guest look is always fun, but there’s a major advantage to shopping for an ensemble this time of year—fresh fall fashion! And myriad dress trends are new to the market that make for a fresh and fashion-forward wedding guest during the months of October and November.
Fall’s latest trends are a perfect starting point when it comes to shopping for a wedding guest dress and this season is ushering in five super-stylish themes that make for a fresh and fashionable lineup of looks. If you’re a fan of vivid colors, yellow is the shade du jour from buttery hues to bright lemon. Despite what you may think, these rich tones look gorgeous on a range of complexions and offered in a range is shapes from puff-sleeve gowns to classic wrap dresses. Floral prints, while synonymous with spring, come darker for fall in a moody palette that feels at once daring and romantic. For feminine tastes, ruffles remain, but take a turn for the bold. Think asymmetrical designs to sweeping tiers top to toe. Velvet is always in season for fall and into winter, but this year, silhouettes are especially romantic from puff sleeves to voluminous shoulders and elegant ruching. For the sartorially adventurous, ‘80s-style minis are choice for an ultra-glam wedding guest look. New-in styles are done in fanciful fabrics and finished with mega-watt sleeves and striking embellishments.
Whether you’re attending one wedding or several, a wedding guest dress that’s in line with fall’s leading trends guarantees more than a stylish moment on the dance floor—it will be a lasting look in your wardrobe that you can wear repeatedly throughout the season whether at work, for date night, or at a cocktail party.
Ready to shop fall dress trends for the wedding circuit? Ahead, scroll through our edit of 25 dresses with options starting under $50.
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