You have received your RSVP card. The fun part, and sometimes the most intimidating part, is now: You need to decide what you will wear to your fall wedding. With so many couples changing their wedding dates over the past two year, it’s possible that you will have several different events to choose from — each with its own dress code.
It could be a casual party at a waterfront restaurant or it might be a gathering of friends who want to toast to a lifetime full of happiness. You might be invited to a tropical destination wedding, where you can escape the cold air. We have four top-toe options that will work for a variety of fall wedding styles, regardless of the venue.
It’s fun to dress up in fall colors when it comes to fashion. Think burnt orange and dark burgundy. If you are the lucky one who is heading somewhere warm, we prefer to match the destination’s theme and wear bold and bright colors back home. You may only have one chance to wear something warm until next year so pack your palm-tree punch!
Here are four stunning fall wedding guest dresses, as well as mother-of-the-bride or groom outfits, along with the shoes, bag and jewels that go with them. Next, grab your smartphone and snap some incredible photos at the wedding for social media. Your photos may inspire someone else who is struggling to find the right wedding dress.
What to wear to a Fall Wedding: A Dressy-Casual Fall Wedding
Lulu’s Wine Red Dress
Sometimes, a dressy-casual code can prove to be most difficult. How casual can it be? It’s a good idea to take a look at the location before you go. Also, make sure to do an Instagram search to see other people’s outfits. It’s possible to play safe by wearing a lacy, deep-colored dress. It’s autumn, so why not dress it up in a jewel-tone. This stunner has a flattering mock neck that we love. It’s easy to wear for other fall events, or even on date nights!
Clarks Caroleigh Anya Sandal
It’s getting old for our feet to ache by the end the wedding ceremony. Clarks pumps are extremely comfortable and have a more formal feel than your typical heeled sandal.
Loeffler Randall – Rayne Knotted Lame Satin Cuff
This gorgeous Loeffler Randall clutch in gold adds sparkle and shine to your outfit. This clutch can be worn over your shoulder if you prefer your hands free for cocktail hour.
Bauble Bar Delanie Huggie Earrings
We are all about versatility and earrings that you can use long after the wedding is over are essential. These pave huggies can be worn as a dress for the reception but can also be worn with an everyday look if you wish to add sparkle.
What to Wear to a Cocktail-Attire Fall Wedding
Maggy London Flutter Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress
Even though cocktail attire is more formal than usual, you don’t have to buy a dress you will only wear once. The faux wrap dress fits well and flatters your body. However, it won’t tear in the front or cause wardrobe malfunctions as a traditional wrap dress might. This dress has flutter sleeves that add a playful touch. However, it can also be worn fall-appropriate if you require extra warmth. You can also get this dress in black. However, it is not recommended to be worn to a wedding.
Steve Madden Fleur Pointed Toe Mule
These flat mules are comfortable enough to dance the night away in. Flat mules will not only lengthen your legs like heels, but they also won’t make you slip on uneven surfaces or throw your shoes away after the ceremony. These shoes are great for date nights or work.
Nina Pacey Crystal Minaudiere
The clutch is the arch enemy of large purse and tote bag wearers. They can only hold a tube chapstick and a credit cards. This clutch is however different. It can hold lipstick, a phone and glasses. This bag is compared to Mary Poppins’s magical bag.
Maison Miru Comet Twirl Earrings
They look a bit like corkscrews but they are very comfortable. These are similar to wine bottles. You twist them into your piercing and they look like two earrings. However, they comfortably fit on your ears like one. Although it’s magic, the earrings somehow stay in your ears, no matter how much you dance to your favorite music after dinner.
What to Wear to a Black Tie Fall Wedding
BHLDN Maxi Dress Leila Satin Charmeuse Maxi
You don’t have to wear black just because it’s black tie. BHLDN’s sage green satin maxi dress has a deep V neckline, empire waist, and sleeves. It will also keep you warm in the event of cold.
Aerosoles Cosmos Heels
These heels will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds. Aerosoles created the perfect heel with a memory foam footbed that supports your feet. They also have a chunky heel that is easy to boogie in and an adjustable ankle strap. After wearing these heels to a wedding, Katie P., Commerce editor, decided to get rid of all her other heels.
Mango Chain Clutch
The pearlescent clutch will add some shimmer to neutral looks and protect anything inside. The durable acrylic material is tough enough to withstand bumps and spills no matter what happens after the ceremony.
What to Wear to a Tropical Destination Autumn Wedding
Farm Rio Yellow Floral Dream Maxi Dress
A destination wedding in hot weather is the best because you can wear brighter, more cheerful outfits. This Farm Rio maxi dress in mustard yellow will match the location. It’s made of cotton so it won’t make you feel constricted (or sweat as much) while on the dance floor.
Brelanie Sandal by Vince Camuto
A pair of honey brown heels will anchor the tropical-printed dress. Vince Camuto’s on-trend choice features woven detailing, which you can easily match with other outfits while on vacation.
Bembien Nora crossbody
You can avoid baggage fees by packing light in your carry-on until you realize you don’t have enough room for all your outfits. You don’t have to carry two bags, one for a day trip and one for a wedding. Instead, choose one that can handle both. This bag is handwoven by artisans and doubles as a crossbody or clutch. It also gives back to its creators. Nest, a non-profit dedicated to the economic and social advancement of artisan communities around the world, receives 10% of all Bembien profits.
Gorjana Reese Pearl Huggies
An organically shaped earring like this Gorjana one will reflect the beauty of the tropical environment. These earrings are small enough to not clash with your dress. You can also wear them around town while you explore the area before and after the wedding.