Fall Wedding Guest Attire Ideas
You knew this day would come. You’ve had a card hanging on your fridge for almost a year now telling you exactly when this day would come. The card told you to “save the date,” and you’ve done what it said. You made sure you didn’t plan anything else for that specific day, because someone you know decided to get married that day.
Yes, a fall wedding. You can’t blame your friend for wanting one. Fall weddings are lovely—the sweltering summer sun trades in its toasty rays for much less humid air and lower temperatures. The trees wave goodbye to their green leaves to welcome burnt orange, bright red, and lemon yellow colors.
But as you shop for the wedding gift, you can’t help but stress out about what you’re going to wear. Fall weddings can be a little tricky. Will it be cold or just chilly? How can I stand out without upstaging the bride? Should I shop for seasonal hues?
Since finding something to wear can stressful for a wedding guest during any season, we wanted to help you out. Here, we have some handpicked options for each kind of fall wedding, whether it's a casual setting or requires a bit more spiff. You’ll be a vision of beauty and grace in those wedding photos, no matter how crazy your dance moves are!
With cocktail or casual wedding attire, you have lots of leeway. Any little flirty frock will fare well so long as its not too revealing or flashy. You'd have to come off as inappropriate! To ensure you're staying inside the lines of fashionable but not offensive, keep dress length and shoe choice in mind. These two factors can do a lot for the overall vibe of your ensemble. Mid-thigh is a good rule of thumb for the shortest dress length, but balance out the shortness with more modest shoes.
Elegance is key with dressier wedding guest attire. A long dress always exudes class, and if you need to make your maxi black-tie appropriate, remember that accessories are your best friend! Glitzy jewelry and a faux fur shawl can instantly glam up your outfit to fit the dress code. The best part of all is you can actually wear these dresses more than once since they aren't straight from the "formal" section of a department store. Talk about saying 'yes' to the dress(es)!
Who has an upcoming fall wedding to attend? We'd love to hear from you!
The Drift Babes