Fall has arrived! It’s time to break out the pumpkin spice lattes, scarves, and curl up with a blanket to watch Hocus Pocus. But before you can do all of that, you have to attend a fall wedding.
Finding the right dress to wear to a fall wedding can be a daunting task. From the color to the cut, it’s hard to know what will look good and be acceptable to wear, but don’t fret!
As the weather changes, we’ve got the best dress ideas to wear to a fall wedding, wherever you happen to be in the country.
The Floor-Length Fitted
The floor-length slim is a name we’ve assigned to any dress that is one, floor-length, and two fitted to your person. A good rule of thumb when going with a floor-length fitted dress is to choose one in a jewel or dark color (i.e., black, purple, emerald, mauve, navy, or dark brown). That way, the focus is on the fit of the dress, and the color is not screaming over it, saying, “Look at me, look at me.” As beautiful as you are, you are not the focus today.
Style note: This type of dress is best for indoor/outdoor fall weddings that are business casual.
The Cocktail Dress
The cocktail dress is a crowd favorite. When we hear the phrase, “cocktail dress,” we might think in our minds, “little black dress,” which is fine, because they’re very similar. Though the cocktail dress has changed over the years, in today’s world, a cocktail dress is simply any dress that hits you above the knees and is a semi-formal fashion. This means you’d be comfortable wearing it to a business meeting and or a semi-formal event, like a wedding! The floor is wide open when it comes to the best colors for a cocktail dress in the fall. Our only note is to stay away from pastel colors, like pale pink, green, or powder blue.
Style note: This type of dress is best for indoor fall weddings that are business casual or semi-formal.
The Floor-Length Flare
Any dress that is floor-length and poofs out at the waist and or has a full skirt is considered a full-length flare. This dress is NOT a full Princess gown, like in Cinderella, but merely a modest poof that fills the skirt and pulls it away from your body. The floor-length flare is a fall favorite of ours because it provides texture, volume, and sometimes warmth, in the right situation. Patterns also look great with a floor-length flare. Choosing a simple floral, polka dot, or abstract design can give the dress some character without overpowering the wearer.
Style note: This type of dress is best for indoor/outdoor fall weddings that are formal or black-tie.
For those who are not a fan of dresses, we hear you, we see you, and we part our legs on the dance floor with you; behold, the jumpsuit, which is one of our fall favorites to wear to a wedding. The semi-formal jumpsuit is a classic twist on an old favorite. Right now, the jumpsuit is also very in-style, which is good news for our fashionista wedding guests looking to make an entrance without upstaging the wedding party. As for our fall jumpsuit color recommendations, we recommend dark colors like black, brown, navy, and maybe even a dark orange. Please, please, stay away from any patterned jumpsuit. Those belong in the spring!
Style note: This type of dress is best for indoor/outdoor fall weddings that are business casual and semi-formal.
Well, there you have it, our best dress ideas to wear to a fall wedding, wherever you happen to be in the country. We hope this list helps and you enjoy every second of fall.