I thought summer was going to see the last of the weddings I’d be attending, but sure enough, the invitations kept rolling in, and before I knew it, my fall calendar was booked. Consider it wedding season in overdrive—and it’s only going to get busier for 2022. While opting for a pastel or floral dress is the easy option in the spring or summer, I tend to prefer the fall’s moody colors, soft velvets, and silks. It’s a palette I’m a big fan of. In fact, my wedding was in the summer, but the décor was filled with fall tones, and my bridesmaids wore black. If your schedule is packed or you’re simply on the hunt for formal dresses this season, I picked all my favorites for you.
Below, you’ll find 27 dresses that will no doubt give you the Best Dressed Guest title at any wedding you attend. You won’t out-stage the couple, but you’ll be the second best dressed for sure. From midis to maxis, velvets to silks, keep scrolling to find your favorite.
Reformation Lorenzo Velvet Dress ($298)
This shade of green is simply stunning.
Zara Satin Effect Cut Out Dress ($50)
This was a gem of a Zara find that I think about often.
Astr the Label Gaia Dress ($98)
Simple but perfect.
Ganni Cotton Canvas Dress ($395)
Now, this isa fashionable wedding guest dress.
Who What Wear Collection Drew Cutout Twist Midi Dress ($155)
I don’t mean to be biased, but there’s a reason this dress is our best seller.
ASOS Design Maxi Dress ($79)
I’ve seen this dress in person, and it’s even prettier IRL.
Staud Ida Dress ($295)
The perfect daytime dress in a color suited for the season.
Zara Satin Effect Halter Dress ($46)
The frill steps it up from your average halter dress.
Astr the Label Satin Slip Dress ($129)
Not your average slip dress.
ASOS Design Pleated Twist Back Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress ($54)
You’ll match the wine.
Who What Wear Collection Stella Cutout Midi Dress ($175)
Our Stella dress can easily be dressed up to suit any occasion.
Reformation Holland Dress ($248)
A floral dress that works for fall.
Significant Other Texas Dress ($218)
Look at that sheen.
La Ligne Puff Sleeve Tiered Ruffle Cotton & Silk Dress ($295)
How much more seasonal can you get?
Tove Cedar Ruched Organic Cotton Maxi Dress ($715)
Dress of my dreams.
Self-Portrait Oxblood Taffeta Puff Sleeve Mini Dress ($400)
It’s hard to find short dresses that still read formal, but this one is a match.
Katie May Katie May Secret Agent Dress in Black ($295)
Red carpet material.
Mango Floral Print Dress ($70)
Perfect for a more casual wedding.
Agua Bendita Bali Dust Dress ($230)
ASOS Design Cami Max Slip Dress ($72)
Sometimes going minimal is the best option.
A.L.C. A.L.C. Maeve Dress in Java ($495)
& Other Stories Velvet Wrap Midi Dress ($119)
Crushing on this.
Contenta Contenta Uo Exclusive Harley Dress ($95)
I love how the ruching drapes to one sde.
Staud Astro Dress ($375)
It’ll be hard for people not to compliment you when you’re wearing this.
Zara Velvet Mini Dress ($50)
Another great Zara find. Lucky us!
Norma Kamali Slip Fishtail Dress ($215)
Fit for any season but especially fall.
& Other Stories Draped Accentuated Waist Midi Dress ($119)
You can easily dress this up with jewelry and a clutch.
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