23 Fall Wedding Guest Dresses We Love
Rich colors and luxe fabrics make autumn wedding attire stand out.
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 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 don in honor of the upcoming season's celebrations. Whether the festivities are intimate (or maybe even virtual) due to COVID-19 or you're planning ahead for next year's festivities, these fall wedding guest dresses are sure to wow whenever—or however—you wear them.
Forego light and airy pastels in favor of rich jewel tones. After all, fall is the perfect time to take a nod from nature and explore colors reminiscent of changing leaves. Whether you're headed to an outdoor wedding at a mountain venue or a classic church ceremony, we're sharing silhouettes that will work for any autumnal occasion. If you're looking for something classic, it's the perfect opportunity to find that perfect little black dress. On the hunt for something formal? We found floor-length gowns in a variety of different cuts and colors. Although almost any material will do, we're partial to cold-weather favorites like velvet; we found a few striking dresses made from the rich, luxe fabric, including an off-the-shoulder sheath dress in the dreamiest shade of plum.
Ready to RSVP "yes!" to all of the upcoming parties? Then it's time to start shopping for something to wear. Click through for some of our favorite fall wedding guest dresses—there's something for every type of style.
Delicately detailed, this floor-length dress with a floral motif is the perfect option for a wedding guest headed to an early fall soirée.
Shop Now: Modcloth Embroidered "Extravaganza" Maxi Dress, $229, modcloth.com.
Wearing this sequined long-sleeved dress with statement sleeves ensures you'll be the talk of any fall wedding—in a good way, of course.
Shop Now: Eloquii Mock Neck Sequin Dress with Puff Sleeve, $139.95, eloquii.com.
Delicate beading adorns this deep emerald-colored wedding guest dress that will look lovely sparkling as you move on the dance floor.
Shop Now: Adrianna Papell Beaded Short Dress in Dusty Emerald, from $103, amazon.com.
Look statuesque as you walk into a formal fall wedding with a classic black gown.
Shop Now: Alexander Wang Draped Corset Gown, $995, alexanderwang.com.
A bright, rich blue colored dress with asymmetrical one-shoulder details is perfect for a fall wedding guest.
Shop Now: Dress the Population "Tiffany" One-Shoulder Midid Dress in Electric Blue, $198, nordstrom.com.
Sparkle and Shine
Another one-shoulder dress, this option features a ruffle and sparkling material atop a trumpet style gown, making it perfect for a black-tie event.
Shop Now: ML Monique Lhuillier One-Sleeve Metallic Trumpet Gown, $417, nordstrom.com.
The cherry blossom woodcut silk print dress is simply stunning, with a color scheme that's ideal for an autumn wedding.
Shop Now: Ulla Johnson "Alessandra" Ruffled Floral Midi Dress, $695, intermix.com.
A classic silhouette—off-the-shoulder—gets an upgrade with an asymmetrical make.
Shop Now: ASOS EDITION Drape Asymmetric Midi Dress in Satin, $135, asos.com.
A burgundy-hued wrap dress with a soft cascading ruffle is utterly romantic.
Shop Now: Zimmermann Gathered-Cuff Silk-Satin Midi Wrap Dress, $630, matschesfashion.com.
Stay warm and chic in this fall-approved wedding guest dress. Its autumnal print, long sleeves, and turtleneck make it a triple winner.
Shop Now: Paco Rabanne Paisley-Print Stretch-Jersey Turtleneck Midi Dress, $830, net-a-porter.com.
Ideal for a daytime wedding in early autumn, this linen dress is perfect for the transitional months.
Shop Now: J. Crew Linen-Blend V-Neck Dress, $94.99, jcrew.com.
It's finally time to break out the luxe fabric! The burgundy hue of this velvet dress screams fall wedding.
Shop Now: BHLDN "Edison" Velvet Dress in Burgundy, $140, bhldn.com.
Look and feel sexy in a deep-V neckline. This dress has a relaxed bodice and easy relaxed skirt.
Shop Now: Reformation "Peppermint" Dress in Champagne, $388, thereformation.com.
All-over ruffles make this romantic red dress stand out on the dance floor.
Shop Now: Cynthia Abila "Anjie" Sheer Ruffle Dress, $850, clothia.com.
Hitting just above the ankle, a midi dress is a great, demure, elevated option for a daytime wedding. The floral motif adds a welcome bit of romance.
Shop now: The Kooples Floral Puff-Sleeve Dress, $498, saksfifthavenue.com.
Universally flattering, this olive-colored wedding guest dress will look great at a daytime fall wedding.
Shop Now: Ted Baker "Pohshan" Keyhole Wrap Midi Dress, $295, bloomingdales.com.
Tiers add volume while a tie-waist accentuates your figure.
Shop Now: Whistles Eastern Blossom Dress, $209, whistles.com.
Made of a cotton and wool blend, this warm maxi dress offers some wow-factor thanks to carefully placed cutouts.
Shop Now: Victor Glemaud Maxi Dress, $595, glemaud.com.
Perfect for a daytime soirée, this fall floral wedding guest dress allows for easy movement while dancing.
Shop Now: Label by Three "Carina" Dress Red Floral, $130, labelbythree.com.
Don an all-over lace dress for a black-tie affair. This fall wedding guest dress is nothing short of regal.
Shop Now: Gunta Pudiste Lace Long Illusion Gown in Black, $570, clothia.com.
Minute crinkles make this dress complete. Featuring a dramatic low-cut back, it's sure to impress.
Shop Now: Tove "Gaia" Dress in Carmine Red, $676.97, tove-studio.com.
A simple wrap dress in a rich mustard hue—a favorite for fall—makes for a comfortable-yet-stunning option.
Shop Now: Undra Celeste NY "Joi" Dress in Mustard, $155, undracelesteny.com.
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