What To Wear To A Fall Wedding: 14 Looks You’ll Love
by Katelyn Cheek
The days are cooler, leaves are turning colors, and fall wedding season is upon us, begging just one question: Do you know what to wear to a fall wedding? Check out this collection of great looks for inspiration, including darker shades, gorgeous prints, luxe fabrics, and layers. Here are 14 fall wedding outfit ideas that will land you on the best-dressed list this season—after the bride, of course!
Trousers—printed or solid—are an unexpected and fun menswear item to wear to a fall wedding. An easy way to dress up your trousers is with a blazer, as Alexandra of Lovely Pepa did here. To offset this masculine style, glam up your look with a pair of pumps, add some jewelry, or try a girly hairstyle, like curls or a polished topknot.
Mary of The Classy Cubicle demonstrates just how stylish a long-sleeved dress can be for fall. We love the vivid radiant orchid color to brighten up a dreary fall day. Plus, the sleeves add an extra bit of warmth to combat autumn’s chill.
Another great outwear piece for formal fall occasions is a cape. Toss a cape coat over your wedding attire when entering and exiting the ceremony. Samantha of Could I Have That pairs hers perfectly over a mini dress to stay warm and stylish.
Julia of Gal Meets Glam rocks one of our favorite fall prints: gingham. Gingham is a stylish and festive pattern that adds character to a fall outfit, especially for wedding guest attire! Not only does this look add texture, but it’s also a unique trend to try in dress form.
Ditch the dress for a jump suit like Kat’s of With Love From Kat. This one-piece wonder will allow you to dance all night while looking très chic! Pair this look with a simple clutch and pointed-toe pumps for the illusion of extra long legs.
Incorporate warmer fall fabrics and textures, such as tweed, into your wedding outfits. It is easily worn in dress form as Rachel of Pink Peonies did here or by adding a dressy tweed jacket. Tweed can often be a quiet neutral, so don’t be afraid to add colorful accessories to your look.
For fall’s formal occasions, a sequin dress is appropriate and—more importantly—fun! Sequins are reflective, so stick to rich jewel tones or metallic colors, as Sazan did. Pair your sparkly attire with neutral accessories to balance the outfit.
If you’re not a fan of tights, try rocking a pair of over-the-knee boots or thigh-high hosiery with your mini dress as Devon of Devon Rachel did. It’s a refreshing and stylish way to keep your legs warm on a cool fall days, and the look is pure fun.
Off the Shoulder
Chiara of The Blonde Salad proves that you can still show a little skin when the temps drop. An off-the-shoulder dress is a trend we saw on the spring 2015 runways that is sexy and sophisticated for a fall wedding. Plus, the red color is hot right now. Toss on a pair of pumps, grab your trench coat, and celebrate in style.
Change up your look with a midi skirt like Amber’s of the blog Barefoot Blonde. A midi skirt is a chic way to give your dress collection a break. Our favorite way to style a midi skirt is with a kick-ass pair of heels and a simple top (tucked in).
Long-sleeve maxi dresses are a fashionable and effortless style to bundle up in for a fall wedding. We love how Thássia of Blog da Thassia dressed up this solid gold with a bold choker and bright bag for contrast.
Rework your summer maxi skirts by tucking in a same-color top and adding a belt as Blair of Atlantic-Pacific did here. This will instantly give the illusion of an elegant gown for a fancy fall wedding.
A pair of sequin trousers is an innovative alternative to a dress and the perfect amount of sparkle for a fall wedding. Pair your pants with a killer pair of heels as Kristina of Kayture did, and you’ll be ready to hit the dance floor.
Fall weather can be chilly, so bundle up in an overcoat that won’t take away from your gorgeous dress. Our favorite fall layer is a simple, traditional trench coat, such as the one Helena of Brooklyn Blonde wears. Layer a trench coat over your dress to keep warm without distracting from your outfit.