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Fall Wedding Guest Dresses

Outfit ideas for guests of Fall weddings.

If you’re like us, your Fall weekends are filled with weddings to attend and with that comes the burning question: what to wear? It’s not always easy to find dresses for wedding guests. First, you need to consider the wedding dress code. But next, comes the fun part – finding a dress that suits your style, size and budget. We asked three fashion bloggers to style Fall wedding guest dresses to provide some real-life outfit inspiration. All three happened to choose formal dresses but the tips & trends apply to cocktail & party dresses too!


Are you a fashion risk-taker on top of all the latest trends? Key trends for Fall wedding guest dresses are shades of wine and jewel tones and of-the-moment details such as high necklines, cutouts, bell sleeves and cold-shoulder sleeves. Blogger Janelle of Wait, You Need This shows how to effortlessly pull of a trendy dress with relaxed hair and makeup and minimal accessories. We love this sophisticated and modern outfit for a guest of a Fall wedding.


The floral trend continues into Fall, this time with prints in rich colors or metallics on a deep colored background. We’re in love this romantic, feminine Fall wedding guest dress featured on Brighton The Day for a more formal wedding. For a more casual event, consider a floral party dress.

Classic with a Twist

While spring and summer are a great time to experiment with color, black is a classic color for Fall wedding guest dresses. Look for beaded straps, interesting backs, illusion details, and high-low skirts to update your favorite LBD (little black dress, that is.) Use accessories to further personalize your outfit. A floor-length black gown could easily work for a Black Tie wedding but Erica from Fashionlush paired hers with her favorite everyday accessories for a more casual look.

For more inspiration for every wedding dress code, check out our guide on what to wear to a Fall Wedding.

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