Summer may be the busiest season for weddings, but Autumn is arguably the prettiest. With the cooler temperatures come falling leaves and the most romantic backdrop for a wedding, ever! I can vouch for that because I was married in October!
Here’s what to wear to a fall wedding to look lovely and appropriate.
1. Choose Rich Hues
Spring/summer weddings are all about bright, cheery colors or soft watercolor pastels, but moving into fall, the color story changes. Nature is the best place to find inspiration when you are shopping for fall cocktail dresses for weddings. Dark Green, Gold, Brown, and brick are just a few of the many gorgeous earth tones that are perfect to wear to a fall wedding.
Wedding guest dresses in fall harvest shades like brick, wine, deep blue, teal, pumpkin, wine, eggplant, and black look rich and luxurious. Also beautiful this time of year – metallics like gold, copper, and silver add depth and warmth.
2. Consider a Dress with Sleeves
As the temperature drops, you may want a little more coverage, especially on your arms. This long-sleeved black lace dress is lovely because it camouflages any arm flab but shows off your beautiful forearms which are slimming, elegant and modern.
3. Embrace Luxe Fabrics
Breezy, light fabrics worked in the summer, but in the fall you’ll look lovely if you embrace rich, luxurious fabrics like lace, taffeta, heavy satins, and brocade. Velvet is always special and looks great in the autumn in a deep seasonal shade. This gorgeous plum velvet dress with sleek wrap waist is one of many fall dresses for weddings that are perfect for women of any age.
Satin is a luxurious fabric that is trending big this fall and has made its way into party wear. This stunning shiny midi in gorgeous green is a knockout with snake print sandals, green gemstone earrings, and a classy black bag.
4. Take a Wrap
This is the time of year when it can be quite nippy outside, so a lovely wrap comes in handy and is very elegant too. An off the shoulder dress like this blue one is stunning, but you don’t want to be shivering in an over airconditioned church or reception hall, which is sometimes the case.
5. Switch to Fall Shoes
Strappy sandals are favorites for a summer wedding or early September, but fall brings with it many gorgeous closed-toe pumps or peep-toe pumps that are fine, elegant and lovely for this time of year. You’ll find fall evening shoes in darker hues and luxurious fabrics, including suede and velvet. Of course, metallic and crystal-embellished pumps always work too.
Time flies and the big day will be here before you know it. Deciding what to wear to a fall wedding, and then shopping early on will save you a lot of heartaches. The wedding invitation goes out 6-8 weeks in advance, so once yours arrives, don’t waste time. There’s nothing worse than being stressed out because you can’t find a dress, or you have to settle because you have run out of time!