There’s nothing better than a fall wedding, and if you happen to be invited, it’s the *perfect* excuse to go shopping for fall dresses. Getting all dolled up during the autumn season just hits a little differently. As soon as there’s a slight chill in the air, slipping on a cozy sweater dress and boots is my go-to. And now that larger gatherings are happening more often, many couples’ postponed weddings are finally coming up on the calendar again — I have two fall weddings to attend myself!
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Just an FYI, mama: dresses aren’t only for the warmer months. Fall allows us to wear our long knit dresses and finally slip on that sexy black number with the slit and long sleeves (you know the one). Need I mention the amazing fall color palette? Lots of burgundy, orange, and navy blue — all colors that just make you feel nice and cozy. And yep, we’ve rounded up all of that and then some.
These fall dresses for weddings are so nice, they’ll work for any formal event. So get that “Add To Cart” finger ready and check out our top picks for the best fall dresses for wedding guests below!
Best Fall Dresses for Wedding Guests
This short and flowy dress is the perfect way to transition from summer to fall. It has long sleeves, adorable ruffle detailing, and would look amazing with a pair of tall boots. Also the flowy design means no spanx necessary (thank goodness!). “Holy moly this dress is soooooooooooo sexy I teared up. I haven’t felt this pretty in over 3 years since I had my son. I finally found a dress that just works my best features and covers the not so best,” said one Amazon reviewer. “The material is [so] soft and light. I will be buying more from this company.”
This cold shoulder number from SHOWPO is a classic cut with clean lines for a more formal wedding. The color “Wine” is the most fall of the bunch, but your choices of Copper, Emerald, Dusty Blue, and Navy are pretty solid options too.
A nice long, tiered dress is always romantic and comfortable, and this one from Windsor is no exception. The tie straps give it a little something extra too, don’t you think? “Amazing dress,” said one happy customer. “I bought this dress for a friend’s wedding…I love, love it. It’s so flattering and beautiful! The material feels nice quality as well.”
For a more formal wedding, this loose fitting cocktail dress is a flattering fit on everyone. The slit sleeves and chiffon overlay make it elegant enough for a wedding, while the shorter length make it great to party in. It comes in many colors and prints and get over 4K 4-star reviews on Amazon.
This lovely wrap dress looks elegant, but not the uncomfortable, always-adjusting-because-it’s-too-tight kind of elegant. For one, it’s knit (perfect for fall — check!), it’s super comfortable and soft to the touch (check!), and a belted waist is always flattering. Feel free to dance the night away in this one, mama.
Yep, we’ve got another wrap dress, but this one has “fall wedding” written all over it! The kimino design, the stripes, the length — I’m obsessed with all of it. The best part is that it can be worn to numerous other occasions too. (Head’s up: it’s currently on sale!)
This little black dress is super simple, and yet so unique with a bow around the neck. It even comes in a lush green too! — perfect for any fall wedding day.
This Pretty Garden dress is a stunner. It can easily be dressed up with heels for a wedding, but is casual enough to wear to the office too. Dark green not your thing? They’ve got 25 other color options, so there are zero excuses not to buy this beaut. (I just order two myself because I have no self control when it comes to a classic dress.)
If floral is your jab, you will love this swingy floral dress by Nemido. It has pockets, can easily be paired with a cardigan or shawl, and comes in a ton of other prints and colors. You can wear this fall dress with heels, strappy sandals, or flip flops. It has 4.5 stars with over 9,000 reviews on Amazon!
You literally can’t loose with this under $20 dress from SheIn. It’s Pretty Woman vibe is the perfect way to celebrate a fall wedding. The reviews are filled with customers saying how comfortable the dress is and that it’s the perfect item to dress up or down.
No wedding guest dress list is complete without a silky cowl neck dress! This one from Anthropologie comes in Cinnamon (a.k.a. the perfect fall color) and comes in both standard and plus sizes. It’s honestly as classy as they come with a slit that’s not too high and a neck line that’s not too low. Plus, it hugs your body in all the right places — need I say more?
Do you really want to make a bold statement? This hot pink midi dress will definitely do the trick. The button-up detail at the bottom means you can choose to have a slit or not, and we love the versatility in that!
How gorgeous is this gown? Because of the gold metallic print all over, this navy blue fall dress would look amazing with gold accessories. I love the flowy fit and long sleeves, but the slit is definitely what gives this dress a dramatic edge. Note that this dress is dry clean only! (It’s way too fancy to handle ourselves).
Fall Wedding Guest Dresses With Sleeves
This cozy dress from Dearlove will make you feel like you are swaddled in a blanket while making a fashion statement at the same time. It comes in different colors, slips right on and gives you all the structure of a tailored garment without any of the discomfort.
This green dress makes a statement with its long, ruffled sleeves and straight neck line. It’s perfect for a fall wedding (you see how the model is rocking it with knee high boots!?) and it’ll look just as good when worn for a date night or girls night out. “This Dress is *Muah*,” said one reviewer. “This dress is even more beautiful in person. The color is exactly as it appears on the website. The sleeves are not too voluminous and the frill at the bottom gives it a touch of whimsy (not too much).”
This City Chic dress from Nordstrom is a closet staple that will never go out of style. It flares out at the waist and is simple enough to add a dramatic shoe, jewelry, or scarf if you’d like. That V-neck and how it dips down in the back adds just enough sexy.
What’s not to love about a balloon sleeve dress? It’s effortlessly feminine, and gives off major light and airy vibes. This dress makes the perfect option if the fall wedding you’re attending is something more casual during the day.
Okay, we’ve got one more animal print dress for ya, mama. But don’t worry it’s just as good as the first. This navy zebra print takes things to a whole new (and hotter) level. Try not to upstage the bride too much as you strut into the reception in this beaut. As if it needed anything else, the puffed sleeves give this dress the extra boost to make an even bigger statement.
Now, all you need to do is find the perfect pair of shoes. No big deal.
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