As a former October bride (see my Autumn wedding on the Washington Coast), I didn't want the weather of the season to weigh down my wedding guests’ style! My hope was for every one of my guests and bridesmaids is to feel fun and stylish. That means, even if they have to throw on a jacket as the cold of Autumn evening sets in.
With the resurgence of unique looks for the bride, like bridal pantsuits, cut-out elements and flowing sleeves, wedding guest style should be playful and just as fabulous! As a wedding guest, embrace the elements of what you already love wearing.
Our favorite trends of the season include wrap dresses, neutral prints, jumpsuits, two-piece ensembles, and even more glam versions of bridesmaid gowns. This list is your go-to for Setpember, October and November wedding guest shopping. These ensembles are wedding-appropriate yet modern and fun to wear as a wedding guest, or even as a bridesmaid this fall!
Wrap dresses have that “dressed up but not overdone” feeling. They’re a dress with duality. Make it fancy or keep it a little more casual when the occasion calls for it. Grab a slick clutch and you’re wedding guest ready. Swap out your fancy heels for a pair of boots and you’re ready for an evening out.
1. Silk Wrap Dress
Silk Wrap Dress by Zimmermann via ShopBop
2. Olive & Gold Wrap Dress
3. Flowy Wrap Dress
Winslow Dress by Reformation
4. Casual Cool Linen Wrap
Farah Dress by Nanushka via ShopBop
This is one of our favorite trends! And, it’s for everyone. Jumpsuits look put together without the need to accessorize. (But please, adorn yourself in jewelry as you see fit!) Make a statement with zero fuss. Pair with a bold shoe and you look composed without overthinking the details.
5. Feminine Floral Jumpsuit
6. Square Neck Jumpsuit
For Fall, I’m the first to admit I’m a huge fan of subdued, neutral tones. But, if you want to rock something a little more playful, then a floral pattern at a wedding is the perfect combination. Weddings are the happiest occasions, so sporting a happy floral print only makes the celebrating easier. Plus, the photos will look even more cheerful!
7. Patchwork Cut-out Dress
8. Organic Floral Print Dress
Sky Peace Silk and Bamboo-blend Wrap Dress by Savannah Morrow via Net-a-Porter
9. Asymetrical Ruffle Dress
Paola Ankle Dress by Cleobella via ShopBop
10. Ikat Puff Sleeve Dress
Ilana Ikat Puff Sleeve Smocked Dress by Sea via ShopBop
11. Watercolor Florals Dress
Lucia Dress by Significant Other via Free People
YES! The pantsuit trend is not only cool and sophisticated but sexy, too. (And definitely, the type of wedding outfit you can wear again in different combinations). This look is ever-evolving, so make it you!
12. Blush Satin Pantsuit
Doubleface Satin Two-piece Suit by Lapointe via ShopBop
13. Quilted Mini Skirt Set
Alexis Top and Chrissy Skirt by Cara Cara via ShopBop
14. Fall Tropical Set
15. Sexy Sleeveless Suit
16. Silk Floral Crop Set
Inspired by the bridesmaid styles of long flowing dresses with simple details, these gowns can do double duty as a bridesmaid or a wedding guest look. They’re a little more sophisticated than traditional bridesmaid dresses but still play by the rules.
17. Dark Rust Charmeuse Dress
18. Velvet Slip Dress
Velvet Sabrina Dress by Jenny Yoo via BHLDN
19. Silky Maxi Dress
The Rosabel Dress by Fame & Partners via Free People
20. Open-back Lace Dress
Rain Column Dress by Fame & Partners via BHLDN
To shop even more wedding day looks for bridesmaids & guests check our Best Places to Shop for Bridesmaids Dresses Online guide.