Fall is a popular choice for weddings, likely due to the gorgeous backdrops and comfortably cool weather. However, we often come up short on what to wear to a fall wedding as a guest. Fall wedding guest dresses are characterized by rich tones, longer sleeves, heavy fabrics, and prints that echo the changing of seasons, but this doesn’t mean that you are restricted to a few cookie-cutter choices where you run the risk of sharing the same outfit with another guest.
I feel like the most-asked question is usually what color dress to wear to a fall wedding. What’s the answer? Well, it depends on whether you would like to stick to the norm or to allow your creative flair to flourish. Look at the invitation you were given to get an idea of whether this will be an outdoor wedding in a barn or a ballroom extravaganza at a downtown hotel. Take note of the wedding dress code and plan your wedding outfit accordingly. For fall, think velvet, satin, silks, and shimmering materials in colorful tones of marigolds, maroons, deep purples, turquoise, and dark greens. Below I’m rounding up my favorite fall guest wedding dress trends!
Fall weddings are the ideal setting for a lace cocktail dress. This posh style is a stunner at wedding rehearsal dinners and engagement parties. This dress is perfect to wear with choker necklaces with its high swoop neckline. THIS burgundy lace shift dress is the cutest cocktail option! Who agrees?! Also available in black HERE, because everyone needs a LTB! Another top pick is HERE! This color screams fall!
Outdoor weddings in Texas are gorgeous in the fall, but when you are invited to one, what should you wear? You can rest assured that a satin dress is a great option for somewhat still summer like temps! For all you northern girls, satin still works, just add a faux-fur wrap and you are set. THIS satin silk dress in Rose gives me all the heart eyes! It’s such a trendy, yet easy and simply look! Want a more romantic look? THIS black option is a winner!
Fall wedding guest dress ideas include lots of dark colors and florals. From off the shoulder options to a slight puff in the shoulder, dark colors and florals shout fall! Grab your favorite pair of neutral pumps or booties and you are set! My dress pictured is currently sold out, but I’ve found two similar options HERE and HERE! Go ahead bare some shoulders in either look, both under $50!
No matter what trend or style you are going for, don’t forget to add the perfect accessories! Accessories can take any outfit to the next level. When choosing fashion accessories to match your outfit, consider the color, scale and style of the pieces, and keep the occasion in mind. To look your best, put as much effort into selecting your fashion accessories as you do the main components of your ensemble.
I hope everyone has a fabulous week! Be sure to stay tuned for game day looks headed your way soon!
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