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Dresses To Wear To Fall Weddings To Be the Best Dressed Guest!

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Now that summer is nearly over, that can only mean one thing: Fall wedding season is nearly upon us! There are many reasons to look forward to enchanting Autumn weddings! The cozy venues that smell like sweet pumpkins, beautiful autumn foliage, rustic decorations, hearty comfort food, to the dresses in rich autumn hues — make the entire experience so magical.

While we love spring, summer, and winter — there is just something extra special about autumn nuptials. It is undoubtedly the most romantic time to attend a wedding.

If your desk is piled with save-the-date invites, but you have no idea what to wear – good news: we’re here to help you find the perfect dress for your wedding guest debut. Understandably, it can be tricky to try to think of a fall-appropriate wedding guest dress, especially after a year of lockdowns and postponed weddings. Living in sweatpants this past year might have made you forget how to dress up again for a special occasion.

Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of dreamy dresses that will have you looking so good that you will be the best-dressed guest. Whether the wedding will take place at a vineyard, rustic barn, or a mountainside venue — there is a dress for any location.

Ahead, we have got the best dresses to wear to fall weddings. Think moody floral prints, dresses in earthy hues, rich jewel tones, and more.

1. A Long Sleeve Dress For A Rustic Barn Wedding

The sleeveless dresses and flip flops you wore for your last summer weddings will leave you shivering in the crisp and cooler temperatures of fall. A wedding guest dress with long sleeves will be the perfect choice for outdoor occasions at an elegant farm wedding or a Vineyard. You can choose bell sleeve dresses in a gorgeous deep purple or a charcoal hue for a sophisticated look. The longer the sleeves, the more warm and stylish you will be!

purple, red and blue long sleeve dresses for fall weddings
Dresses to wear for fall weddings

2. A Slip Dress For A Chic Autumnal City Wedding

Turn up the glitz and glamour for that modern, black-tie wedding in a simple and elegant slip dress. It is perfect for taking you from the ceremony to the after-party. And the best part about a slip dress is that you’ll have no problem making your way around the dance floor.

A black-tie dress code requires wedding guests to wear their swankiest ensembles. So to ensure you have a fancy look, complete your dress with sleek strappy sandals, chic statement earrings, and dewy makeup.

You can also dress up your slip dress with a light jacket if it gets chilly.

slip dresses for fall weddings
Dresses to wear for fall weddings

3. A Floral Print Wrap Dress For An Autumn Garden Wedding

Elegant and timeless, a floral wrap dress in rich colors will look beautiful in all the romantic garden wedding photos. The pretty bold colors add a flirty element to a simple silhouette. Opt for minimal accessories because the floral dress will do all the talking!

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Dresses to wear for fall weddings

4. A High Neckline Gown For An Autumn Courthouse Wedding

What better time to wear high neckline wedding guest dresses than in the fall? Go for a formal gown that arrives in a spicy pumpkin latte hue. This fall-appropriate color is sure to leave a lasting impression! To elevate this classic look, even more, wear your hair up to showcase the chic neckline.

Neckline dresses
Dresses to wear for fall weddings

5. A Little Black Dress For A Fall Cocktail Party Wedding

For a formal wedding, you can’t go wrong with an ultra-sophisticated little black dress. Toast to the new couples in style by either wearing a bodycon mini dress to hug all the right places or a crystal-embellished silk mini dress for a statement look. The shorter hemline the easier you can dance the night away! You can accessorize with a bright pink clutch to add a fun pop of color to your all-black wedding outfit.

If you want, you can pair your little black dress with sexy tights on a breezy fall night.

Related post: Fashionable Guest Dresses To Wear To a Summer Wedding

Little black dressses for fall
Dresses to wear for fall weddings

6. Formal gowns for an Autumn Wedding At A Castle

A lovely formal gown trimmed with heavier fabrics like warm velvet and puff sleeves would be a good choice to wear for a November wedding. You will feel like royalty donning a velvet gown in rich colors like a jewel-tone green. A velvet dress is also a surefire way to help you look effortlessly stylish while braving the elements.

Just picture how a velvet gown would look gorgeous at a castle surrounded by rich greenery and stone paths.

green jewel tone wedding guest dresses
Dresses to wear for fall weddings

7. A Lace Dress For A Boho Autumn Wedding

For a more laid-back casual event like a boho wedding, dress up in a lace dress. Go for a moody color scheme to make this lace dress autumn-appropriate. Since the leaves are turning orange, so can the color of your boho-inspired dress. Finish off your look with dainty gold jewelry and you’re ready for the reception.

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Dresses to wear for fall weddings

8. Puff Sleeve Dress For A Dreamy Autumn Mountain Wedding

Do you have a wedding invitation for a formal mountainside event? A puff sleeve dress is a great option! The puff detail adds a little bit of drama to the otherwise conservative silhouette. Go for an eye-catching black and pink dress to achieve an effortlessly elegant look. And complete your look with shoulder-grazing earrings to add a bit more glam to your dress.

Once you step into the reception, you’ll receive so many compliments.

Puff sleeve wedding guest dresses for fall
Dresses to wear for fall weddings

9. A Glittery dress for a Romantic Autumn Cottage Wedding

There is so much love in the air – this glittered tulle dress included! The sweet sparkly elements allow you to channel your girly-girl side. Opt for a slick bun, your fave necklace, a fall-ready burgundy lip to complete the chic look.

Arriving on the dancefloor is sure to turn heads!

Glitter gowns
Dresses to wear for fall weddings

Finding the best fall dresses for weddings doesn’t have to be hard. These 9 autumn dresses are great options that you can add to your wedding guest wardrobe. There’s a dress style suitable for any Autumn wedding theme: from bold prints, bright colors to bell sleeves. Any of these wedding dresses will garner you so many compliments, and keep your fashionable reputation intact.

Now that you’ve found the best autumn wedding guest dresses for your upcoming event, it’s time to start planning what comfortable heels to wear with your gowns!

Up next: 9 Most Comfortable Designer Heels

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Dresses to wear for fall weddings


Hi! My name is Temwa and I have an obsession with all things lifestyle. Whether it's home decor, classy fashion, beauty products, or gift ideas -- you will find me writing about those topics. When I'm not sitting at my laptop, you will find me making press-on nails over the weekend!