Beautiful Dresses to Wear as a Wedding Guest This Fall
The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting cooler, and you're craving apple cider and pie. Plus, wedding invitations are rolling in from all your autumn-loving friends. This all means just one thing: Fall wedding season is finally here. While your closet is probably bursting with sundresses and maxis perfect for wearing in the summer heat, you might find that you're in need of a new dress (or two!) to wear to the upcoming season's celebrations.
Swap pastels and rainbows for jewel tones and the hues reminiscent of changing leaves, find that perfect LBD, or fight chilly air in a long-sleeve gown—whatever look you're after, we have the perfect selection of wedding guest-worthy dresses right here. On the hunt for something formal? We found floor-length gowns in a variety of different cuts and colors. Although any material will do, we're partial to velvet; we found so many striking dresses made from the rich, luxe fabric, including a patterned number with a v-neckline and wrap dress in the dreamiest shade of plum.
If you're a fan of the classic black gown, you won't be disappointed either. We found iterations with plunging necklines, fluted skirts, and even a seasonally-appropriate floral print. But color works in the fall, too, and we rounded up a number of emerald, burgundy, navy, and mustard options for you to choose from.
Ready to RSVP "yes!" to your outstanding wedding invitations? Then it's time to start shopping for something to wear. Click through for some of our favorite fall styles, all of which were selected with a range of different seasonal celebrations in mind.
Zara Floral Embroidered Dress, $89.90, zara.com.
No. 21 Beaded Crepe Shift Dress, $1,159, matchesfashion.com.
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg "Katherine" Leopard-Print Burnout Wrap Dress, $498, neimanmarcus.com.
See by Chloe
See by Chloe Tiered Lace Mini Dress, $525, net-a-porter.com.
LoveShackFancy "Selma" Dress, $575, loveshackfancy.com.
Ulla Johnson "Philippa" Dress, $995, ullajohnson.com.
Jonathan Simkhai Hammered Silk Ruched Asymmetrical Dress, $695, bergdorfgoodman.com.
Shoshanna "Lucy" Dress, $398, neimanmarcus.com.
Figue "Gianna" Dress, $995, shopbop.com.
Zara Tulle Dress with Lace, $49.90, zara.com.
Sea "Alha" Crepe de Chine Dress, $589, matchesfashion.com.
Dôen "Mountain" Dress, $268, shopdoen.com.
Bottega Veneta Ruched Stretch-Satin Midi Dress, $2,480, net-a-porter.com.
Opening Ceremony Long-Sleeved Mixed Midi Dress, $395, shopbop.com.
J.Crew Embroidered Long-Sleeve Midi Dress, $168, jcrew.com.
Ulla Johnson "Indah" Dress, $445, ullajohnson.com.
LoveShackFancy "Lais" Dress, $375, loveshackfancy.com.
Sea "Nicolette" Dress, $395, bergdorfgoodman.com.
River Island Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress with Ruffle Waist, $87, asos.com.
Maje "Rio" Dress, $415, saksfifthavenue.com.
Madwell x Christy Dawn
Madewell x Christy Dawn "Tallulah" Dress, $238, madewell.com.
Cecilie Bahnsen "Tia" Gown, $1,240, shop.nordstrom.com.
The Vampire's Wife
The Vampire's Wife "Cate" Ruffled Floral-Print Cotton Mini Dress, $755, matchesfashion.com.
Steele "Maya" Dress, $269, anthropologie.com.
BHLDN "Edison" Velvet Dress, $220, bhldn.com.
Tularosa "Sid" Wrap Dress, $595, revolve.com.
Zara Contrasting Lace Dress, $49.90, zara.com.
Dress the Population
Dress The Population "Sandra" Plunge Trumpet Dress, $288, nordstrom.com.
Reformation "Peppermint" Dress, $388, thereformation.com.