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, 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 jumpsuits and unique 3D textures, wedding guest style should be playful and just as fabulous! As a wedding guest, embrace the elements of what you already love wearing. (Remember these incredible starry bridesmaid gowns?)

Our favorite trends of the season – wrap dresses, bold prints, jumpsuits, two-piece ensembles, and even more glam versions of bridesmaid gowns – this list is your go-to for wedding 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

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. Sparkle Wrap Dress

Plymouth Dress by BHLDN

2. Yellow Gingham

Dolly Wrap Dress by Sister Jane via ShopBop

3. Flowy Wrap Dress

Winslow Dress by Reformation

4. Olive Silk Wrap Dress

Silk Wrap Midi Dress by Zimmermann 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. Floral Jumpsuit

Lemongrass Jumpsuit by Reformation

6. Retro Jumpsuit

Priestess Jumpsuit by Lenni via Free People

7. Fancy Embroidered Denim Jumpsuit

Farrah Embroidered Jumpsuit by Driftwood x Free People

8. Corn Maze Yellow Jumpsuit

Maricopa Jumpsuit by Black Halo via ShopBop

Bold Patterns

I’m the first to admit I’m a huge fan of neutral tones. But, if you want to rock something a little more playful, then a bold pattern at a wedding is the perfect combination. Weddings are the happiest occasions, so sporting a happy print only makes the celebrating easier. (And the photos will look even more cheerful!)

9. Tiger Dress

Agua Alta Dress by Juan de Dios via ShopBop

10. Sixties Floral Dress

Emma Dress by RIXO via ShopBop

11. Falling Poppies

The Honey Trap Dress by The Vampires Wife via ShopBop

12. Cosmic Sunflower Dress

Hana Dress by Banjanan via ShopBop

13. Autumn Tropicale Dress

Sicily Dress by Mara Hoffman via ShopBop

Two-Piece Ensembles

YES. The pantsuit trend is not only cool and sophisticated, but sexy. (And definitely the type of wedding outfit you can wear again in different combinations). This look is ever evolving, so make it you!

14. Mustard Velvet Suit

Velvet Single-Breasted Blazer & Wide Leg Pant by endless rose via ShopBop

15. Snakeskin Set

Valerie Pant & Iris Button-Down Shirt by Mara Hoffman via ShopBop

16. 70s Cropped Set

Ikala Top & Aditya Skirt by Alexis via ShopBop

Bridesmaid-Inspired Dresses

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. Square Neck Dress

Adena Dress by BHLDN

18. Silky Maxi Dress

The Rosabel Dress by Fame & Partners via Free People

19. Billowing Organza Gown

Mila Dress by STAUD via ShopBop

20. Mod Midi Dress

Fleur Dress by Saloni via ShopBop

To shop even more wedding day looks for bridesmaids & guests check our Best Places to Shop for Bridesmaids Dresses Online guide.