Collage of three fall wedding guest dresses

The post-COVID wedding boom is in full swing and the invites are rolling in. But after a year of staying safely indoors, your wardrobe might not be as prepared for the occasion as you are. Swap out the loungewear for a few of these gorgeous fall wedding guest dresses and you'll be ready for whatever festivities come your way. Getting dressed up for a couple's wedding isn't just considered good etiquette, it's also one of the most fun parts of being invited! According to our company data, getting dressed up is one of the things guests are looking forward to the most in 2021, with just over half of survey respondents (51%) feeling this way. 

Sound familiar? If you can’t wait to don your best attire, you've come to the right place. We're sharing some of our favorite fall wedding guest styles, from black tie-worthy gowns in seasonal shades (think: earth and jewel tones) to fun and flirty cocktail attire. Figure out exactly what to wear to a fall wedding right here.

Where to Buy Fall Wedding Guest Dresses

We've hand-picked some of the best seasonal styles below—but if you'd rather browse the web for yourself, these are our favorite places to shop for dresses to wear to a fall wedding:

  • ASTR The Label: ASTR The Label's stylish midis are a staple in any wedding guest's wardrobe. The brand's beautiful dresses are brimming with flirtatious details like ruffles, floral prints, and puffy sleeves—perfect for anyone who loves romantic style.
  • Lulus: If your style is a little more on the edgy side, Lulus is the place to look. The online retailer has a wide selection of outfits with sultry leg slits, plunging necklines, and form-fitting silhouettes. The best part? There are lots of affordable options.
  • Rue La La: Love a bargain? Rue La La's online boutiques are chock full of awesome discounts on designer clothing. You might have to do a little digging to find the perfect fall wedding guest dress, but it'll be totally worth it. 
  • Nordstrom: If you're not sure exactly what style you're looking for, department stores like Nordstrom are a great starting point. You can browse fashionable dresses from a wealth of designers at different price points. 
  • CoEdition: CoEdition specializes in plus-size clothing for pretty much any occasion, from everyday attire to outfits for special occasions. The site's selection of wedding guest dresses features a range of designers from City Chic and Chi Chi London to Adrianna Papell. 

The Best Dresses to Wear to a Fall Wedding

Whether you're on the lookout for a wedding guest dress for September, October, or November, we've got you covered. These stylish outfits are perfect for any and all fall celebrations. We've also made sure to include plenty of versatile options you can easily wear again.

Teal and orange floral fall wedding guest dress midi

1. Fall florals

Looking for a wedding guest dress for an outdoor fall wedding? The orange flowers on this chic midi subtly reflect natural fall surroundings. Every detail of this contemporary slip dress is so on trend, from the cowl neckline and low back to the fitted bodice. 

ASTR The Label Gaia floral midi dress in Teal-Peach Floral, from $98, ASTR The Label

Emerald green midi with structured bodice and flowy skirt fall wedding guest dress

2. Sultry slit

One of the best parts about saying goodbye to summer wedding guest attire? The return of gorgeous jewel tones. Emerald green is an ultra-flattering color that'll take you all the way through fall and winter. We love the structured bodice and subtle front slit of this understated midi. 

Reformation Juliette dress in Emerald, $218, Reformation 

Navy halter neck jumpsuit fall wedding guest outfit

3. Chic jumpsuit

This navy jumpsuit is a fitting fall outfit for a wedding guest attending a late summer celebration. The halter neckline, low back, and wide trouser legs will allow for plenty of airflow. Plus, the wide-leg detail will look amazing with a nice pair of heeled sandals.

ELOQUII halter neck Palazzo jumpsuit, $140, ELOQUII

Elegant burgundy formal gown fall wedding guest dress

4. Elegant ruffles

Attending a black tie affair? This floor-sweeping gown from Sachin & Babi is one of the most beautiful dresses to wear to a formal fall wedding. The deep burgundy hue is a stunning reflection of the season's changing leaves, and the cascading tier at the side creates an eye-catching silhouette. 

Sachin & Babi Blair gown in Bordeaux, $895, Sachin & Babi

Navy jacquard midi cocktail fall wedding guest dress

5. Sleek slip dress

Here's another gorgeous fall cocktail dress for weddings. This totally on-trend slip dress features a cowl neckline and subtle slit. The navy hue reflects the deep, saturated colors that rule this season, while the jacquard pattern creates an elevated finish.

Lulus You're My Type midnight blue satin jacquard midi slip dress, $68, Lulus 

Rust-toned ruffles satin midi cocktail fall wedding guest dress

6. Gorgeous copper hue

Metallic colors aren't just for festive holiday events. Copper and gold hues work incredibly well in the fall too. This copper faux wrap dress is a tribute to the season's signature natural hues. An elasticized waist ensures the perfect fit, while the ruffled neckline and hem add a sweet finishing touch that's equal parts playful and romantic.

Show Me Your Mumu Samantha ruffle wrap dress in Copper Luxe Satin, $198, Show Me Your Mumu

Casual cottagecore-inspired midi fall wedding guest dress

7. Versatile midi dress

Attending a celebration with a casual dress code? Pair this pretty floral midi with sandals or a nice kitten heel for a relaxed (but still dressed-up) look. The puffy sleeves, square neckline, and smocked waist give us subtle cottagecore vibes. It's a casual fall wedding guest dress you could easily wear again.

Chelsea28 floral lace midi dress, $79, Nordstrom

Formal pleated rust-orange maxi fall wedding guest dress

8. Pretty pleats

Rust-orange colors are super on trend for fall weddings. This stunning dress has dramatic open sides, a strappy back, and a unique pleated design. Depending on the formality of the occasion, you can choose between a knee, midi, ankle, or maxi length. 

Fame and Partners pleated double strap dress in Red Ochre, from $309, Fame and Partners

Floral cocktail ankle-length fall wedding guest dress

9. Bold botanical print

On the hunt for a fall wedding guest dress with sleeves? Well, this glamorous plus-size midi has serious sleeve game. Paired with a cute button-down front and vibrant floral print, what's not to love? It would look amazing at a daytime cocktail wedding (especially if it's a garden venue) or a pre-wedding event you’re attending. 

Chi Chi London V-neck smock midi dress in Green, $110, CoEdition

Floral marigold maxi fall wedding guest dress

10. Romantic maxi

Thought florals were just for spring? We're here to prove they can work for any season with the right approach. The bright marigold background of this floral-patterned maxi gives a nod to one of the season's primary colors. 

Reformation Jasen dress in Anjelica, $298, Reformation

Bronze-hued midi fall wedding guest dress with long sleeves

11. Beautiful bronze

Another hue that looks amazing in the fall? Bronze. The unusual bronze print on this long-sleeve fall wedding guest dress combines two of the season's biggest color trends: earthy tones and metallics.

Esther & Co. Bryleigh dress in Bronze Print, $85, Esther & Co.

Boho formal full-length fall wedding guest dress

12. Embellished tulle

Don't be afraid to embrace the theme while shopping for a dress for a formal fall wedding. If the couple is throwing a boho-themed bash, this gorgeous gown will instantly make you the best-dressed guest. Floaty tulle fabric, floral embroidery, and flutter sleeves add tons of bohemian character.

BHLDN Isabela dress in Sedona, $348, BHLDN

Casual floral shirt dress for fall wedding

13. Casual shirt dress

For a casual farm or backyard wedding, keep things low-key by wearing a simple but stylish shirt dress. Depending on the venue, consider pairing this fall wedding guest dress with a nice pair of boots to complete the look. 

ba&sh Brook floral midi dress, $420, ba&sh

Burnt orange wrap midi dress for cocktail fall wedding

14. Classy wrap dress

The easiest way to nail autumn wedding guest fashion is to choose a seasonal color. Deep oranges and reds such as rust, burnt orange, and burgundy are all appropriate options. We suggest wearing this burnt orange wrap dress with a pair of strappy stilettos to an evening cocktail event.

Veronica Beard Briony dress, from $70 to rent, Rent the Runway

Elevated navy shift dress for casual evening fall wedding

15. Long-sleeve shift dress

There are plenty of online retailers with beautiful plus-size wedding guest dresses for fall. We love this contemporary-yet-understated shift dress from Lulus that'll look right at home at a casual wedding or daytime cocktail party. It's also a great pick for weddings in the warmer half of the season thanks to the shorter length and slitted sleeves.

Lulus Shifting Dears navy blue long-sleeve dress, $48, Lulus

Casual bright orange maxi dress for fall wedding guest     

16. Vibrant orange

It wouldn't be a list of the best autumnal wedding outfits without at least one vibrant orange dress. The halter neck, flowy pleated fabric, and ruffled bodice of this statement gown feel playful and casual. It's a fitting maxi dress for a fall wedding on the beach. 

Revolve halter gown in Cherry Tomato, $398, Revolve

Pretty navy floral print formal maxi fall wedding guest dress

17. Unique tie-back dress

Fame and Partners is known for its unique and cute fall dresses for weddings, including this versatile design. The criss-cross tie back and high draped neckline are sure to garner attention. Again, choose between midi, ankle, or maxi length to suit the dress code. We suggest going with the midi for a cocktail wedding or the formal maxi length for a black tie affair.

Fame and Partners drape neck tie-back dress, from $389, Fame and Partners

Burgundy jumpsuit for casual fall wedding

18. Daring red jumpsuit 

There's no reason you can't wear a jumpsuit as your fall wedding guest attire if it's a casual event. This burgundy jumpsuit features a V-neckline, surplice bodice, and cute side tie. It's a great option for a daytime wedding, especially if the venue is outdoors.

NY Collection plus-size side-tie jumpsuit in Cabernet, $70, Macy's

Formal rust-toned fall wedding guest dress

19. Seasonal shade

Like we said before, choosing a dress for a wedding in fall colors is the easiest way to salute the season. This rust-toned satin maxi dress will look stunning at a formal event. Try adding a simple necklace or elegant drop earrings to add the finishing touch.

BHLDN Leila satin charmeuse maxi dress in Rust, $248, BHLDN

Fuchsia midi fall wedding guest dress with slit

20. Flirtatious fuchsia

The best fall wedding guest dresses allow you to express your own personal style. If you love all things bright and bold, don't feel obligated to stick with earthy, nature-inspired shades. Instead, opt for rich, saturated versions of your favorite colors. For example, you could swap out summer's pastel pinks for a deep fuchsia. This bright pink midi gives off all the celebratory vibes.

Reformation Marguerite dress in Flambe, $298, Reformation 

Unique navy mini dress embellished with floral details

21. Embellished shift dress

Looking for a dress to attend a fall wedding that's truly one of a kind? Check out this unique mini dress from Free People. The midnight blue color and floral adornments are reminiscent of an outdoor celebration under the stars.

Free People Flora mini dress in Midnight, $475, Free People

Rose print on black background maxi fall wedding guest dress

22. Romantic roses

ASOS is a great place to shop for fall dresses if you're a wedding guest on a budget. The site has lots of affordable options that'll work for all kinds of wedding celebrations and dress codes. The dark background of this romantic rose print makes this dress a suitable pick for fall and winter events.

ASOS Design high-neck satin maxi dress in Rose Floral, $69, ASOS

Earthy pink floral midi with ruffle details and off-the-shoulder sleeves

23. Garden-inspired print

Looking for a dress to wear to a fall garden wedding as a guest? Take an eco-friendly approach by renting this Reformation beauty from Rent the Runway. An off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline and slightly flared trumpet skirt bring all the romance. Plus, the earthy shade of pink is undeniably autumnal.   

Reformation Butterfly dress, $30 to rent, Rent the Runway

Formal purple floor-length beaded gown for fall wedding

24. Opulent beading 

Adrianna Papell specializes in gorgeous plus-size dresses that are suitable for fall weddings. From the regal purple hue of this formal full-length gown to its intricate beaded pattern, every detail is fitting of a black tie affair.

Adrianna Papell plus-size short-sleeve beaded blouson gown in Cassis, $259, Adrianna Papell

Navy lacy overlay cocktail fall wedding dress for guest

25. Dainty Lace 

This delicate lace midi dress is the ultimate daytime cocktail wedding attire. Stick with deeper shades such as navy and hunter green for fall and winter weddings, and opt for pastel hues in the spring and summer months.

ASTR The Label lace A-line midi dress in Navy, from $89, ASTR The Label

Burgundy midi slip dress for cocktail fall wedding

26. Midi slip dress

Dress this burgundy midi up or down depending on the dress code and time of day the event is taking place. The open back, sleeveless halter neckline, and lightweight fabric make it a great choice for weddings in warmer weather, but you could add a jacket for chillier temperatures.

Intimately Angelica midi slip in Burgundy, $60, Free People

Casual slate blue plus-size wrap dress for fall wedding

27. Casual wrap dress

Nordstrom is a great go-to for stylish plus-size fall dresses for wedding guests. Plus, you can shop them online. This simple but chic wrap dress is perfect for a casual daytime event.

Standards & Practices Candice Georgette wrap dress in Slate, $88, Nordstrom

Burgundy wrap dress fall cocktail wedding guest dress

28. Vivid midi

You'll be the dancing girl emoji in real life thanks to this wrap dress in a signature autumnal shade. Ruffled sleeves and a ruffled high-low hemline give this burgundy midi a flirty vibe.

Esther & Co. Farren dress in Burgundy, $76, Esther & Co.

High-low maxi fall wedding guest dress with blue florals

29. Blue florals

Blue is one color that looks amazing year-round. In the fall, darker, saturated tones like navy are more appropriate than bright turquoise or cerulean. This floral high-low maxi combines different shades of the popular color on a seasonal navy background, making this long wedding guest dress fully fall-ready.

R&M Richards chiffon capelet high-low dress, $109, CoEdition

Color block beach fall wedding guest dress

30. Seasonal hues

The color blocking on this casual maxi dress reminds us of two things: fall and the beach. The orange and yellow hues aren't just reminiscent of changing leaves in the autumn, they also pay tribute to sun and sand. We'd wear this fall wedding guest dress for a beach celebration.

Acler Astone striped long-sleeve pleated midi dress, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue

Purple midi dress for fall wedding guest

31. Streamlined purple midi

Deep purples are another beautiful color that look particularly stunning in the latter half of the year. This modest faux wrap midi can easily be dressed up or down to suit casual and cocktail celebrations. Not only that, but you can totally add it to your everyday attire once the festivities are over.

Chaus Laura faux wrap midi dress in Mulberry, $89, Nordstrom

Colorful casual flower and leaf print fall wedding dress

32. Colorful flowers

You can afford to be a little bolder with your outfit choice if it's a daytime event or a casual dress code. Anyone who appreciates a splash of color will love this bright A-line midi dress. The flower and greenery print is a lovely way to play up a garden or tropical wedding theme.

ELOQUII open-back puff-sleeve dress, $100, ELOQUII

Dramatic formal magenta dress to wear to a fall wedding as a guest

33. Magnificent magenta

Speaking of bright colors, this floor-sweeping gown comes in a mesmerizing shade of magenta that's sure to wow everyone else on the guest list. A cape-style detail at the shoulder adds extra drama. 

Saloni magenta Honey gown, from $70 to rent, Rent the Runway

Formal neutral maxi dress for fall wedding guest

34. Neutral maxi

Looking for a chic, understated maxi dress to wear as a fall wedding guest? Consider it found. This neutral-color gown is both elegant and sexy, thanks to the luxe satin material, thigh-high leg slit, and V-neckline.

Fame and Partners Borealis dress in Matte Satin/Dark Tan, $279, Fame and Partners

Velvet emerald formal fall wedding guest dress

35. Luxe velvet

You don't have to wait until winter to whip out the velvet attire. It's totally acceptable to wear this luxe fabric in the fall too—especially in November as the season starts to transition. This elegant gown is made with a stretchy fabric to help ensure a comfortable fit, and the ruched bodice is a unique focal point.  

Adrianna Papell stretch velvet gown in Emerald, $189, Adrianna Papell

Black and white 1950s-inspired polka-dot fall wedding guest dress

36. Cute polka-dots

Attending a vintage-themed wedding? This playful polka-dot dress is inspired by retro '50s fashion. It's also made from a soft and stretchy fabric that will let you move freely on the dance floor. 

Sydney's Closet Vintage Vibes dress, $99, Sydney's Closet

Pink floral maternity cocktail wedding guest dress

37. Delicate pink hues

ASOS has lots of great fall dresses for wedding guests in extended sizes, including maternity, petite, tall, and plus-size options. The flowers on this romantic maxi are a saturated shade of pink that's perfect for fall. 

ASOS Design Maternity Exclusive mixed print midi dress with button front, $64, ASOS

Sequin sheath cocktail fall wedding guest dress

38. Stunning sequins

Wear this dazzling sequined sheath dress to a semi-formal evening wedding with a pair of elegant heeled sandals or stilettos. The sheer, embellished neckline and sleeves show off the intricate beading.

Adrianna Papell plus-size short sequin cocktail dress with long sleeves in Midnight, $299, Adrianna Papell 

Floral midi fall wedding guest dress with flutter sleeves and tiered skirt

39. Flirty chiffon dress

Jenny Yoo is known for her bridal and bridesmaid attire, but the designer also offers dresses for wedding guests. Flutter elbow-length sleeves and a tiered skirt add just the right amount of romance to this floral number.  

Jenny Yoo Sonia dress in Mahogany Multi Flowering Sahara, $220, Jenny Yoo

Black floral shirt dress casual fall wedding guest dress

40. Relaxed shirt dress

A shirt dress is a great option for casual daytime weddings (and they're super easy to re-wear too). The bold florals on this midi-length dress immediately stand out against the black background.

Torrid tea-length shirt dress in Challis Black Floral, $90, Torrid