In a year that's chock-full of celebrations (hello, wedding boom), it can be hard for your closet to keep up. Luckily, we know exactly where to find the most beautiful fall wedding guest dresses, and we're sharing all our favorite 'fits right here. 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, just over half of guests attending a wedding in 2021 were most looking forward to getting all dressed up. As the festivities continue in 2022, we're here to help you keep celebrating in style.
Can't wait to don your best attire? Keep scrolling for 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.
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
2. Sultry slit
One of the best parts about saying goodbye to summer wedding guest attire? The return of gorgeous jewel tones. Rich shades of blue and green are ultra-flattering colors that'll take you all the way through fall and winter. We love the romantic shoulder ties and subtle front slit of this understated midi.
Reformation Twilight dress, $278, Reformation
3. Colorful sequins
Don't be afraid to embrace the theme while shopping for a dress for a fall wedding. If the couple has requested glitz and glamour, this gorgeous mini will instantly make you the best-dressed guest. Multicolor allover sequins, a bustier-inspired bodice, and a dance floor-friendly skater skirt add tons of character. If the dress code for the wedding is on the formal side, wear it as an after-party outfit instead.
Bronx & Banco Serena mini dress, $680, Free People
4. Feminine florals
There are plenty of online retailers with beautiful plus-size wedding guest dresses for fall. This casual midi dress from budget-friendly fashion store Lulus features a mock neck and comfy elasticated waist. The dark green hue reflects the deep, saturated colors that rule this season, while the floral pattern creates a feminine finish.
Lulus Floral Dressed Up dark green floral print midi dress, $72, Lulus
5. Elegant gown
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 purple hue is right on theme for fall and winter. In fact, it's a stunning transitional hue to wear to a November wedding. The collapsed crescent sleeves create a dramatic silhouette.
Sachin & Babi Jenny gown in Purple, $795, Sachin & Babi
6. Copper tones
Metallic colors aren't just for festive holiday events. Copper and gold hues work incredibly well in the fall too. This copper satin maxi dress is a tribute to the season's signature natural hues. A fitted waist accentuates your figure, while the pleated bodice and daring slit add playful texture.
Lulus Constantine rust orange satin maxi dress, $70, Lulus
7. Pretty pleats
On the hunt for a fall wedding guest dress with long sleeves? Well, this glamorous plus-size midi won't disappoint. Paired with a cute tie-knot front and playful pleated skirt, what's not to love? The blue and turquoise colorways are especially fitting for the fall. It would look amazing at a semi-formal celebration (or a cocktail wedding with some added bling).
ELOQUII knot front pleated skirt dress, $110, ELOQUII
8. Casual mini
Another color that looks amazing in the fall? Brown. While it might not have a reputation as one of the most glamorous colors of the rainbow, it can actually be really pretty. The brown botanical print on this long-sleeve fall wedding guest dress embraces one of the season's biggest trends: earth tones.
Hollister chiffon mini dress, $60, Hollister
9. Asymmetrical ruching
Norma Kamali is known for her unique and creative designs, and this stunning collaboration with Revolve demonstrates just that. Wear this cute fall dress for a wedding with a cocktail dress code (i.e. the perfect opportunity to show up in a vibrant shade of pink). The asymmetrical silhouette and allover ruching create a textured, curve-hugging structure that's both sexy and elegant.
Norma Kamali X Revolve Diana gown, $215, Revolve
10. Beautifully bold
The golden yellow color of this maxi wedding guest dress is just perfect for fall. The loose silhouette leaves plenty of room for movement (dance floor, here we come). Subtle ruffles at the neckline add a nice detail to an otherwise simple structure. It's a great option for a casual daytime wedding.
11 Honoré Pina spaghetti maxi, $325, 11 Honoré
11. Versatile midi
Attending a celebration with a casual or cocktail dress code? Pair this pretty floral midi with sandals or a nice kitten heel for a relaxed (but still dressed-up) look. For a cocktail celebration, swap out the sandals for a strappy stiletto or elegant heeled pump. The shoulder ties, scoop neckline, and smocked back give us subtle cottagecore vibes. It's a cocktail-meets-casual fall wedding guest dress you could easily wear again.
Reformation Besse dress, $248, Reformation
12. Chic jumpsuit
This mustard-tone jumpsuit is a fitting fall outfit for a wedding guest attending a late summer or early autumn celebration. The plunging neckline, sleeveless spaghetti straps, and wide trouser legs will allow for plenty of airflow in warm weather. Plus, the waist-defining twist-front bodice adds a unique element. The wide-leg pants will look amazing with a nice pair of heeled sandals.
ASTR The Label satin twist front wide leg jumpsuit, from $99, ASTR The Label
13. Cute ruffles
Emerald green is super on trend for fall weddings (and winter weddings too, for that matter). This stunning dress has a plunging neckline and back, but it's the tiered ruffled skirt that really steals the show. Bonus: It's made from light chiffon, so you won't feel like you're melting if there's a warm start to the season.
Lulus Celebration Time Emerald Green Sleeveless Tiered Midi Dress, $69, Lulus
14. Abstract pattern
Chi Chi London has lots of great fall dresses for wedding guests in plus sizes. Autumnal shades of orange and purple are splashed throughout the fabric's unique print, giving a subtle nod to the season. A skater skirt, halter neckline, and cutout back detail define this pretty fall wedding guest dress.
Chi Chi London plus size halter neck abstract print midi dress in Blue, $153, Chi Chi London
15. Classy midaxi
Got your eye on a gorgeous designer style? Good news: Rent the Runway will let you borrow it for a fraction of the cost of buying (but if you decide you really like something, you can choose to purchase it later). We love the way the classic hourglass silhouette falls into a romantic flowy hemline. The darker blue florals lend this chiffon masterpiece to more of a fall and winter aesthetic.
Sau Lee Freida dress, from $55 to rent, Rent the Runway
16. Casual cutouts
For a casual farm or backyard wedding, keep things low-key by wearing a simple but stylish maxi dress. The mesmerizing print is chock-full of fall-friendly hues, and the cutout sides and back give the illusion of a two-piece outfit from behind. Depending on the venue, consider pairing this fall wedding guest dress with a nice pair of boots to complete the look.
ba&sh Candy dress, $525, ba&sh
17. Flirtatious fuchsia
There are plenty of online retailers with beautiful wedding guest dresses for fall. We love this vibrant A-line midi from Trina Turk 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 breathable cotton fabric. Psst, saturated pinks like fuchsia are right on trend in the autumn.
Trina Turk Day Dreaming dress in Pink Peppercorn, $298, Trina Turk
18. Romantic maxi
Thought florals were just for spring? We're here to prove they can work for any season with the right approach. The autumnal roses on this floral-patterned maxi give a nod to some of the season's primary colors. And thanks to the black background, these botanicals really pop.
City Chic Autumn Rose maxi dress, $189, CoEdition
19. Vibrant orange
It wouldn't be a list of the best autumnal wedding outfits without at least one vibrant orange dress. While looser silhouettes sometimes have a more casual feel, this trapeze dress is quite the opposite. The streamlined satin fabric feels elegant enough for a cocktail or daytime formal wedding. All you need are the right accessories to complement the dress code.
L'AGENCE Lorraine trapeze dress, $375, Shopbop
20. Bold colors
The easiest way to nail autumn wedding guest fashion is to choose a seasonal color. That said, the typical orange and red tones aren't your only option. Saturated shades of pink and purple are just as suitable (and they feel pretty darn celebratory if you ask us). This magenta midi has sweet off-the-shoulder sleeves and a lacy overlay. It's a great option for a cocktail wedding at any time of the day.
ML Monique Lhuillier off-the-shoulder midi dress, from $80 to rent, Rent the Runway
21. Seasonal shade
Like we said, choosing a dress for a wedding in fall colors is the easiest way to salute the season. This rust-toned satin coord will look stunning at a beach or backyard wedding venue. Try adding a simple necklace or elegant drop earrings for a refined finishing touch.
22. Sweet embroidery
Attending a vintage-themed wedding? This playful floral-embroidered dress is inspired by vintage fashion. It's also made from a soft and breezy fabric that'll let you move freely on the dance floor.
ASOS DESIGN curve high neck pleated long sleeve midi skater dress with embroidery in Navy, $71, ASOS
23. Regal hue
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 pastels for rich jewel tones, like royal blue. This striking outfit gives off all the celebratory vibes.
Hello Molly Jessie dress in Blue, $67, Hello Molly
24. 3D appliqués
Looking for a dress to attend a fall wedding that's truly one of a kind? Check out this unique swing-silhouette mini dress. If the gorgeous deep teal color and floral embellishments aren't enough to impress you, peep that oversized bow on the back. You'll be set to twirl up a storm on the dance floor in this flirty number.
Eva Franco halter swing mini dress, $190, Anthropologie
25. 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. BHLDN has a few gorgeous plus-size dresses that are suitable for fall weddings. From the seasonal earthy hue of this formal full-length gown to its luxurious velvet texture, every detail is fitting of a black tie affair.
Jenny Yoo Mara velvet maxi dress, $290, BHLDN
26. Garden-inspired print
Looking for a dress to wear to a fall garden wedding as a guest? Try this silky satin slip dress on for size. Dainty lace trims add a delicate touch to the elegant but easy silhouette. Plus, the deep blue and orange hues are undeniably autumnal.
Favorite Daughter The Blackberry Dress, $248, Favorite Daughter
27. Handkerchief hem
Nordstrom is a great place to shop for fall dresses if you're a wedding guest on a budget. The site has options for lots of different budgets that'll work for all kinds of wedding celebrations and dress codes. Plus, you can always catch some pretty good styles on sale there too. The beautiful blue and green hues on this flowy patterned dress stand out against a light background. Stylish details like a tie waist, pleated skirt, and handkerchief hem come together to create a fun-yet-sophisticated feel.
Halogen pleated tie waist midi dress, $99, Nordstrom
28. 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, from $98, ASTR The Label
29. Fitted jumpsuit
Dress this burgundy jumpsuit up or down depending on the dress code and time of day the event is taking place. The asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline and sleek straight-leg silhouette make it a trendy choice for weddings throughout September, October, and November. Just remember to add a nice jacket or shawl as the weather starts to get chillier.
Chi Chi London one shoulder frill detail jumpsuit in Burgundy, $126, Chi Chi London
30. Mesh mini
We love to shop around to find the most stylish fall dresses for wedding guests. If you're looking for something that makes a statement, try Curverra's selection of plus-size outfits. This spicy little number feels romantic thanks to the dusty pink hue, but the figure-hugging silhouette and sheer mesh sleeves are ultra flirty.
Curverra Gentle Touches Coco mesh mini dress. $58, Curverra
31. Sleek satin
This vibrant floral maxi is bursting with romance. We can picture it gliding across a dance floor under a starry night sky or illuminated by the dazzling chandeliers of a ballroom. Basically, it'll look good in almost any setting. Covered top-to-toe in bold pinks, yellows, reds, and blues, this black satin gown is effortlessly eye-catching.
Hutch Calla cowl neck gown, from $41 to rent, Rent the Runway
32. Comfy midi
The Italian countryside-inspired print on this casual midi dress is oh-so-charming. Miniature fruit and veggies add an autumn-ready pop of color. We'd wear this fall wedding guest dress for a garden or backyard celebration.
Hill House Home The Opelia Nap Dress. $175, Hill House Home
33. Streamlined midi
Deep purple is another beautiful color that looks particularly stunning in the latter half of the year. This modest satin maxi dress can easily be dressed up or down to suit casual and formal celebrations. Not only that, but you can totally add it to your everyday attire once the festivities are over.
H&M V-neck satin dress in Dark Plum Purple, $60, H&M
34. Dazzling diamonds
You can afford to be a little bolder with your outfit choice if there's a cocktail dress code. In fact, the couple has pretty much requested you to jazz it up in honor of their nuptials. Anyone who appreciates a splash of color will love this multicolor sequin midi dress. The geometric print is a fun alternative to florals if they're not quite your thing. Psst, wrap silhouettes look good on everyone.
ASOS EDITION diamond belted wrap midi dress in Sequin, $233, ASOS
35. Purple blooms
Purple is a color that looks amazing year-round. In the fall, darker, saturated tones like indigo and violet are more appropriate than bright lavender or lilac. This floral wide-leg jumpsuit combines different shades of the popular color on a classic black background, making this strapless wedding guest jumpsuit fully fall-ready.
City Chic Stella jumpsuit in Night Bloom, $169, CoEdition
36. Neutral elegance
Looking for a chic, understated outfit to wear as a fall wedding guest? Consider it found. This neutral-color jumpsuit is both elegant and on trend, thanks to the luxe satin material, ruffled neckline, and puffy off-the-shoulder sleeves. The wide legs almost give the illusion of a ball gown, making this a black tie-friendly jumpsuit.
Fame and Partners The Tassiah Jumpsuit, $315, Fame and Partners
37. Bright blue
Here's another gorgeous fall cocktail dress for a wedding. Bold, bright hues are welcome for casual and cocktail celebrations, while darker colors (think: black, navy, and jewel tones) work well for formal events. Soft material drapes over your curves falling just below the knee and an asymmetrical detail at the shoulder adds extra drama.
LIVD Cheyenne one shoulder midi dress, $47, Dia & Co
38. Timeless LBD
You can't go wrong with a little black dress, no matter the time of year. This elegant midi is made with a stretchy fabric to help ensure a comfortable fit, and the frilly cap sleeves are a unique focal point. Cutout details at the waist and around the back give the illusion of a two-piece skirt and top from behind.
Hello Molly Only on Stage midi dress in Black, $67, Hello Molly
39. Shiny metallics
Wear this dazzling metallic wrap dress to a semi-formal evening wedding with a pair of elegant heeled sandals or stilettos. The pleated material and asymmetrical silhouette are interesting to look at and super flattering.
Saylor Alorna dress, $275, Saylor
40. Emerald midi
There are so many places to find gorgeous fall dresses for wedding guests. Petal + Pup has lots of stylish and romantic options to choose from, including this lovely jewel-tone midi dress. Large florals are printed on silky emerald fabric. A cowl neckline and thigh-high slit add just the right amount of allure to this floral number.
Petal + Pup Alejandra cowl neck midi dress in Emerald, $79, Petal + Pup