Here’s what to wear to a fall 2021 wedding

Consider jewel tones and velvet for your fall wedding attire.

Reiss/Petal & Pup

With many of last year’s weddings rescheduled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find yourself invited to more than one ceremony or wedding reception this fall. 

If you’re unsure of what to wear to the upcoming fall wedding, consider attire with nods to the season, such as jewel tones and velvet. Opt for dresses that pair nicely under fall coats, so you stay warm during any outdoor festivities.

To help you find that perfect wedding outfit, we’ve curated great wedding attire options for men and women, from affordable to splurge-worthy. These fall wedding outfits from Express, Reiss, Petal & Pup and more work within a variety of dress codes, and can be worn to events after the big day, as well.

What to wear to a fall wedding: Budget-friendly solutions

Are you invited to 101 weddings this year and just want a new outfit that won’t break the bank? Here are some affordable wedding outfits for fall. 

Cider Solid Midi Dress


This black Cider midi dress embraces the slip-dress trend for less. It has a cowl neck and unique straps. Pair it with a statement coat for time spent outdoors.

Cider solid midi dress, $32

slim fit suit jacket


This simple suit jacket comes in 17 different colors on Amazon and can easily be paired with pants you already own. Consider the dark green option for a fall vibe.

Slim fit suit jacket, $48

What to wear to a fall wedding: Mid-range stunners

Are you looking for pieces to wear again in the future that aren’t budget-busters? Consider these wedding wear options.

Petal & Pup Lyam dress

Petal & Pup

The rust hue of this Petal & Pup midi dress is ideal for fall. It has a cowl neckline and asymmetrical straps.

Petal & Pup Lyam dress, $80

Express Slim Black Satin Tuxedo


This black, slim-fit tuxedo is a closet staple. The jacket has satin peak lapels and comes in short, regular and long sizes.

Express slim black satin peak lapel stretch tuxedo jacket, $248

Express slim black cotton-blend tuxedo pant, $118

What to wear to a fall wedding: Splurge-worthy contenders

Is the wedding more formal, or are you intent on dressing to impress? These more expensive outfits are perfect for weddings and other high-class events.

Nookie Sasha Gown


Pre-order this stunning mocha-hue satin gown now from Revolve; it’s expected to arrive Oct. 22. Be sure to hurry, because some sizes in this gown with a dramatic ruffle detail are already selling out. 

Nookie Sasha gown, $249

Reiss Ace velvet blazer


This gorgeous dark green velvet jacket from Reiss pairs perfectly with standard black suit trousers. It’s a statement piece that’s still elegant.

Reiss Ace velvet blazer, $545

Poker performance modern fit tuxedo trousers, $245

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