Let’s talk fall wedding guest dresses! Fall is one of our favorite seasons — not just for the stunning autumnal weddings (hello, warm color palettes!), but also for the fashion!
As much as we love the carefree vibes of summertime, no one can resist the feeling of slipping into something knit, velvet, or floor-skimming. And with so many stunning fall wedding guest dresses to choose from, we’re counting down the days to colder temperatures and pumpkin-hued nuptials!
Whether you’re looking for fall wedding guest dresses to rock to a gorgeous outdoor wedding (coastal cliffside or rustic mountains, perhaps?), something cool and casual indoors, or even cocktail attire, we’re rounded up the styles that we’re currently falling for.
All of these gowns can be dressed up or down with your favorite fall staples — think leather jackets, dainty gold jewelry, or a pair of cool booties. Oh, and a major bonus? You can wear them over and over again (not just to a wedding!). But before we dig into the fall fashion moments, let’s go over some quick fall styling tips!
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What Should a Guest Wear to a Fall Wedding?
If the wedding is being held outdoors, you’ll want to look for fall wedding guest dresses with long sleeves in warm fabrics. For an indoor wedding, you have more options — but we suggest playing with seasonal colors, prints, and materials. We’re talking fall wedding guest dresses in earthy hues, metallics, velvet, moody florals, and classic black styles.
As far as accessories go, it’s always best to check the dress code. For formal and semi-formal wedding attire, keep things classy with sparkling jewelry and heels (closed-toe pumps are best for colder temperatures).
For casual or outdoor weddings — or rustic venues like a barn or a forest — don’t be afraid to break out the boots! We’re currently loving knee-high boots with midi dresses, but the options are endless.
We also recommend rocking layers with your fall wedding guest dresses, since autumn weather can change easily from one week to the next! Which brings us to our next tip…
What to Wear Over Fall Wedding Guest Dresses
What you wear over fall wedding guest dresses depends on where the wedding is taking place! Typically, we recommend cropped blazers, leather jackets, and/or a shawl to complete your fall wedding guest outfit. But if the ceremony is taking you to colder climates, you may want to look for faux fur wraps or long duster jackets for extra warmth.
The type of outerwear you choose will also depend on how formal the wedding is and whether it’s indoors or outdoors. For inside celebrations, you’ll probably check your jacket, so it doesn’t have to perfect match your ‘fit. But for outside bashes, you may want to look for something chic that you’ll be happy to wear all night long (like a trendy leather blazer!).
Where to Buy Fall Wedding Guest Dresses
Whether you’re a boho babe or a minimalist at heart, here are the best places to buy fall wedding guest dresses!
- Anthropologie: With the best fall wedding guest dresses with a modern boho edge, look no further than Anthropologie. They’ve mastered the art of autumnal florals, flowy skirts, and dramatic sleeves. Plus, they also carry dresses from BHLDN (Anthro’s wedding line), which is known for wedding-ready fashion!
- ASTR The Label: For the fashionistas, ASTR The Label has the trendiest fall frocks, with options for all sartorial styles. From satin slip dresses to fall-ready minis, these are styles you’ll want to wear again and again.
- Lulus: Our affordable favorite, Lulus is your one-stop shop for gorgeous fall gowns under $100. There’s endless fashion-forward options to choose from, with too many autumnal colors, prints, and silhouettes to count. We’re also big fans of the accessories at Lulus, great for weddings and beyond!
Now let’s get into our favorite finds for fall!
Fall Wedding Guest Dresses With Sleeves
Welcome in the autumnal vibe shift with fall wedding guest dresses with sleeves! As the days get shorter and the temperatures get lower, you need dresses that can withstand the elements and look good doing so. Nothing does job better than a statement sleeve!
All of our favorite picks have loose, slightly puffed sleeves that will give you the coverage you need for colder weather, without making you overheat when the sun peeks out. They also have some swoon-worthy autumnal vibes — from moody florals to on-trend silhouettes.
Keep scrolling for the best fall wedding guest dresses with sleeves!
Cottagecore, but make it autumnal! We’re obsessed with this fall take on our favorite trend — because it can be hard to let go of those carefree warm weather vibes!
One of the best transitional fall wedding guest dresses with sleeves, this floral midi will carry you through the wedding season (and beyond!).
Featuring a cinched sweetheart neckline, a cheeky cut-out, and balloon sleeves, it channels all the best parts of this year’s warm weather dresses. But moody florals and a brown and pink color palette make it gorgeously fall-ready.
Keep things bright and flowy with this fall floral wedding guest dress with sleeves! This maxi dress is perfect for a wedding near the beach or in a vineyard, wine in hand.
With a laid-back retro feel, it’s mastered the art of comfy cute. We’re especially loving the subtle ruffle collar, which you can keep open for a flattering v-neck or tie together for a trendy keyhole neckline.
Pair this dress with some boots and a felt hat for that perfect ’70s girl vibe.
For the minimalists, skip the typical jewel-tone fall wedding guest dresses for something neutral that stands out. This grey off-the-shoulder dress with balloon sleeves will do the job!
Made with lightweight fabric, this gown is the perfect blend of coverage and breathability. Plus, it’s flattering on literally everyone, and also comes in inclusive sizing!
Rock it for a more formal affair or an elegant ballroom soirée — and draw extra attention to your neckline by styling it with a statement necklace!
No look is complete without a little bling — and we’ve rounded up the most stunning birthstone necklaces perfect for making a statement!
Who said you had to stick to an autumnal color palette when choosing fall wedding guest dresses with sleeves? This velvet blue gown will help you stand out from a crowd of muted earth tones and dark prints. With a flowy silhouette and a plunging neckline, it’s a statement dress in more ways than one.
Plus, we love anything that channels “something blue” for a wedding, even if you’re not one of the soonlyweds. SO cute for a beach bash or destination celebration!
Celebrate the newlyweds in style! This satin fall wedding guest dress with sleeves raises the fashion bar with a bold floral print and a sleek tie waist (which flows open to reveal a seductive leg slit).
The thin material makes it perfect for sunny outdoor weddings — but throw on a pair of tights and boots and you’re ready for colder days, too.
A great LBD is the only plus one you’ll ever need! Versatile and classic, little black dresses have your back for any and every occasion, and this fall wedding guest dress with sleeves is no exception.
We love the slim-fitting bodice combined with a relaxed fitting skirt (and mega high leg slit). It gives you a structured yet comfortable look that always makes an impression.
Wear it with trendy heels for a formal wedding, mid-calf boots for an outdoor event, or your go-to sneakers for Sunday brunch. You’ll never want to take this one off!
Practice your curtsy, courtesy of this floral fall wedding guest dress with sleeves. With a twirl-worthy silhouette, it’s a breathtaking pick for a night on the dance floor. Just peep that tiered ruffle skirt!
And while we love the moody purple color, our favorite detail might just be the alluring cut-out back. It adds just the right amount of sexy to this sweet flowy gown!
Still soaking up those summer rays? Don’t miss our list of the best summer wedding guest dresses in every style!
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We were obsessed with bright greens for the warmer months, but now that cozy season is starting we’re all about emerald. With fluttery sleeves, a plunging v-neck, and the trendiest fall color, this stunning wedding guest dress is sure to make a statement. If head-to-toe emerald doesn’t have you feeling like a rare jewel, we don’t know what will!
Plus, this Reformation dress is the perfect pick for sustainable fashionistas. Each of the brand’s gorgeous pieces are sustainably made and focus on saving water, CO2, and pounds of waste. Now that’s a style splurge we can get behind.
If you haven’t noticed by now, we love a wrap dress! And this fall wedding guest dress with sleeves is the perfect one-and-done style. Just tie it around your waist and you’ll be leading the best-dressed guest competition.
With a color that looks good for every season, this wrap dress has you covered for the biggest year of weddings. Rock it with a top knot and berry lips for fall, then give it a second life for spring with beachy waves and nude heels.
Fall Formal Wedding Guest Dresses
This year, one of the biggest themes for weddings is all-out glamour. After so long spent delaying events and staying inside, couples are ready to CELEBRATE. That means a rise in glitzy events for the coming season — and fall formal wedding guest dresses!
When it comes to the best fall formal wedding guest dresses, floor-length hemlines and luxe fabrics (like velvet and satin) are definitely at the top of the list. But don’t feel like a formal dress code is holding you back from great style!
Show some personality as you get all dressed up with season-approved metallics, unexpected silhouettes, and maybe even an on-trend mini. We’ve rounded some killer options for all of the above!
Give your fall formal wedding guest dress the va-va-voom treatment with an eye-catching neckline! This rosy hued gown’s deep-v features a mesh panel for subtle coverage, while the plunging back lets you bare some skin.
Plus, this fall formal wedding guest dress comes in 6 different colors and sizes 0-26 — and is crafted from ultra-soft and stretchy velvet. In other words, it was MADE for cold-weather nuptials.
If we could define timeless glamour with a dress, it would be this one. With a silky column silhouette and an effortless off-the-shoulder neckline, this fall formal wedding guest dress stands out with its simplicity. It evokes an elegance that transcends trends, and we are here. for. it.
When the invitation says black tie, this is the gown you’ll want to reach for. Add extra drama (and warmth) with a chic jacket. Stick with the glam vibes with a supersized faux fur coat — a timeless style for autumn!
A flattering black dress is the perfect investment piece — not just for all your future weddings, but also for any event, party, or dinner date!
Made with a sustainable silky fabric, this black formal dress will take you from summertime to fall and look stunning doing it. We’re especially digging the sultry strapless neckline and the fitted midi skirt!
Brighten up the dark color palette with fun colorful accessories. These bright tassel earrings are TO DIE FOR!
Nothing adds a rad boho statement to your look like a shoulder-grazing pair of tassel earrings! Here are 29 of our favorite pairs.
Formal doesn’t ALWAYS have to mean floor-skimming! If you’re not ready to retire your warm weather look, this one’s for you.
The key to rocking a mini fall formal wedding guest dress is to balance the leg-baring skirt with a modest neckline. It also never hurts to add an element of drama to keep it from looking too casual!
This gown checks off all the boxes with a high neck, cape-style sleeves, and a playful ruffle hem. It’s dressy, flirty, and fun — you could say we’re obsessed!
Manifest a night of dancing and disco with this metallic fall formal wedding guest jumpsuit! We’re happy to announce that sparkles are IN for fall, and this shimmery ‘fit understood the assignment.
The dazzling gold fabric is perfect for catching the light, helping you stand out under the disco ball. You also can’t go wrong with a jumpsuit in the fall — because extra warmth and comfort is never a bad idea!
This one-and-done wonder only needs statement platform heels and your favorite pair of earrings to create a head-turning ensemble.
Impress that person on the guest list you’ve been waiting to see with this fall formal wedding guest dress. Floral burnout velvet adds lush texture to this wrap dress, which accents your curves in ALL the right places. It’ll guarantee that all eyes are on you as you sashay from cocktail hour to the dance floor.
And with such a whimsical print, this gown would be so perfect for a formal outdoor wedding in a garden or the woods!
Another fall trend we can’t wait to rock? ’90s minimalism! Revolving around no-fuss silhouettes, midi hemlines, and clean lines, this trend is MADE for fall formal wedding guest dresses. Case in point: this minimalist slip dress.
With a sleek v-neck and chic cowl back, it’s kind of like the cool girl version of a wedding guest dress. Plus, if you want to double up on the hottest current trends, this gown also comes in earthy bronze. You can thank us later.
Bring your fashion A-game with this fall formal wedding guest dress! Modern and sleek, this midi will never go out of style.
And how cool is the twisted halter neckline, especially when paired with a sultry open back? It has us hoping for a formal dress code just so we have the chance to show it off!
We’re awarding bonus points for the flowy silhouette, which will be your saving grace after your second piece of cake. Très chic AND très comfy!
Feminine, bold, and a little whimsical — if we’re describing your personal style right now, then you can stop scrolling: this is THE fall formal wedding guest dress for you!
With an ethereal flower print, this strapless gown looks straight out of a secret garden. A structured corset bodice, flowy organza fabric, and tiered ruffle skirt complete the enchanting vibes. Because happily ever after love stories deserve fairytale wedding guest dresses!
Don’t forget to have your Cinderella moment with a pair of glimmering heels, like these rhinestone pumps.
Casual Fall Wedding Guest Dresses
While formal weddings are definitely having their moment, casual soirées aren’t going anywhere. With laid back vibes and celebrations that focus less on fancy traditions and more on the couple’s personalities, fall casual weddings are always a good time. And they’re just as fun to dress for as they are to celebrate!
With casual fall wedding guest dresses, you have endless sartorial options. This is your chance to get cozy with warm knits, lean into the season with autumnal colors, or keep the warm weather vibes going with shorter hemlines.
GWS Tip! If you’re not sure how casual to go for an upcoming wedding, it helps to look at the venue. Outdoor or backyard weddings are typically more laid back, perfect for easygoing fall wedding guest dresses. If the reception is in a hotel, ballroom, or more elegant space, you may want to choose a dressy casual ‘fit, instead. Either way, we always suggest keeping your look polished and chic.
Which brings us to our favorite casual fall dresses!
It doesn’t get much more autumnal than this. Fall means the return of the sweater dress, and this rust orange turtleneck one is giving major casual fall wedding guest dress vibes.
It’s comfortable and casual, but can still be dressed up with some gold jewelry. Plus, you can buy it on Amazon, perfect for when you need a last-minute ‘fit!
We’ve also heard through the fashion grapevine that over-the-knee boots are making a comeback. Grab a pair to rock with this mini dress — not only will they look stunning, but they’ll also keep your legs nice and toasty! It doesn’t get better than these classic black ones.
A casual fall wedding guest dress perfect for the beginning of autumn! We can’t get enough of its cute-yet-comfy silhouette, with a plunging neckline, cap sleeves, and a flowy maxi hemline. And that brown eyelet combo? It shows that you have major fashion game, even for the most laid back events.
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In the words of Lady Gaga: “Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before…”
This casual fall wedding guest jumpsuit is doing it all, with a sleek satin fabric, asymmetrical neckline, and wide leg silhouette. It also looks way more expensive than its $74 price tag and can easily be dressed up for something more formal. Do we need to go on?
Oh, AND it comes in our favorite emerald green. It’s almost too good to be true!
Say yes to this (casual fall wedding guest) dress! Not only is a shirt dress a fool-proof casual ‘fit, but the deep crimson hue of this one also oozes autumn vibes. If you’re looking for a wedding guest dress that can double as a cute everyday ‘fit, you’ve found it!
With a stylish belt that ties into a bow, this dress is also universally flattering. Balance the cute factor with some edgy accessories, like a black vegan leather jacket. It’ll add a dose of the biker chic style that you’re about to see everywhere this season.
Burnt orange and fall — name a more iconic duo! This casual fall wedding guest dress gives the classic combo a modern update with a shimmery lightweight fabric and flawless draping. For something less pumpkin spice and more chic autumn sunset, this glowing dress is IT.
Plus, this one’s a touch fancier than the last shirt dress, ideal for a casual indoor wedding or fall beach bash. Throw on some bronzer and you’re golden (literally!).
Cute ruffles? Check. Sheer sleeves? Check. A flirty neckline AND moody motif? Check and check. This ‘fit has all the ingredients for the perfect casual fall wedding guest dress!
Super versatile, you can also style this dress for any type of event. Rustic barn wedding? Match the theme with some cute cowboy boots! Stylish bridal shower? Just add a Blair Waldorf-approved headband! Do yourself a favor and add this one to your cart ASAP.
The raving reviews of this casual fall wedding guest dress don’t lie — it really is THAT good. And with a flowy skirt and sheer overlay, it’s not just comfy, it’s also super flattering.
But don’t just take our word for it! According to the reviews, this midi dress is “comfortable but dressy,” it “always get compliments,” and it’s “very flattering!!” Say less!
It’s the turtleneck for us! This fall wedding guest dress may be more on the casual side, but it’s raising the fashion bar with a timeless neckline, autumnal hue, and bodycon midi silhouette.
It’s designed by Good American, a brand co-founded by Khloé Kardashian that’s focused on creating cute, quality clothes for women of all shapes and sizes. We love an inclusive brand!
Outdoor Fall Wedding Guest Dresses
With the changing leaves, vibrant sunsets, and last bit of warm sunshine, fall is a stunning season for outdoor weddings. But like with outdoor soirées in the warm weather months, you’ll have to dress strategically to stay comfortable in the weather. Enter: outdoor fall wedding guest dresses.
The best outdoor fall wedding guest dresses can withstand unexpected temperature and weather changes. It’s a tricky balance between enough coverage for colder days and enough breathability for sunnier ceremonies — but our favorite frocks have got it mastered.
Just pair these dresses with some cute durable boots or flats and you’ll be ready to toast the happy couple under the stars!
If there was ever a time to embrace a bit of whimsy with your style, it’s during the fall. More specifically, during an outdoor fall wedding!
With a blend of dreamy silhouettes and dark details, whimsical autumn ‘fits are practically made for wearing in enchanting forests and charming gardens. And this outdoor fall wedding guest dress is proof!
Featuring a dark and romantic print, fluttery sleeves, and a lace-up corset detail, this midi dress is the perfect way to bring the fall-approved style into the upcoming wedding season. Keep the whimsical, autumnal vibes going by pairing it with layered birthstone rings and black knee high boots!
Forget zodiac signs — birthstones are the most fashionable way to rep your birth month! Get the look with our list of the prettiest birthstone rings for every month.
This outdoor fall wedding guest dress will help you brave the elements in the coziest way possible. It juxtaposes a chunky knit with some pops of skin, perfect for when the weather is just starting to dip into smaller numbers.
Easily dressed up or down, you could wear this one to a mountaintop ceremony or rooftop celebration alike. Plus, if the night gets too chilly you can pull the fold on the neckline up for extra warmth — it’s two looks in one!
It’s giving magical secret garden vibes, and we’re obsessed! Moody florals take this outdoor fall wedding guest gown up a notch — we can practically smell the sweet fragrance of the print from here!
With lightweight sleeves and an airy midi skirt, this dress is definitely a must if you’ve been invited to a fall garden wedding.
Incorporate some floral accessories into the look for extra whimsy, or give it some edge with a statement leather belt.
All your other dresses will be jealous once they see this boho number enter your wardrobe! Bright and floaty, it’ll easily take you from a daytime ceremony to the dance floor. Chiffon will also keep you nice and cool once you start working up a sweat with the Cupid Shuffle.
Dress this floral dress down with sandals for a beach wedding or up for an event with a pair of heels or booties.
Can we get a little commotion for this outdoor fall wedding guest dress?! The color is spot-on for a rustic outdoor wedding surrounded by fall foliage. And the curve-hugging fit will keep you nice and toasty on October days.
But the star of this show-stopping midi has to be the trendy asymmetrical cut-outs! That little tease of skin will have your crush from the wedding party looking your way all night long.
Dance the night away in this dazzling maxi, embellished with all-over glittering sequins. Because it’s officially time to celebrate!!
Oh-so dazzling, this gown hits the mark for a formal dress code, without feeling fussy. We’re digging the combo of the effortless silhouette and the black sparkles. Few fall wedding guest dresses look THIS dreamy.
Style this maxi dress with all black accessories for a monochrome ‘fit that will have you looking just as ready for the runway as you do for the reception.
The unexpected lilac purple of this outdoor fall wedding guest dress is sparking MAJOR joy right now! When everyone else reaches for darker shades, stand out with this bright feminine frock. We’re absolutely smitten with the delicate florals, the flirty neckline, and the long flowy skirt.
This frock is giving major beach wedding vibes — but you can also pair it with some fun western boots for an outdoor ranch or countryside affair. It also comes in tons of colors and patterns, so you’re bound to find one that matches your unique style (we also love this celestial one for fall).
Long Fall Wedding Guest Dresses
By now, you’ve scrolled through quite a few breathtaking long fall wedding guest dresses. That’s because, like satin fabrics and orange hues, they just scream fall!
Whether you’re getting ready for a carefree outdoor wedding or a black tie dress code, floor-skimming hemlines will add some coverage and some drama on the big day.
In addition to all the great long fall wedding guest dresses we’ve highlighted in this list, here are a few more that have caught our eye. They’ll all keep your legs nice and warm — without being too long to cover your fab shoes!
Disclaimer: this dress may cause you to swoon. As far as long fall wedding guest dresses go, pink may not be your first choice — but this gown shows just how stunning it can be in EVERY season.
A long asymmetrical skirt and shimmery pleated fabric give this dress its autumn edge, while the flattering halter neckline makes it stand out.
Just picture how chic you’ll looking holding a glass of rosé as you wear this rosé-hued gown. Your IG feed won’t know what hit it!
As much as we love classic cowl neck slip dresses, there’s something about this fall-ready twist on the silhouette that’s just SO GOOD. Jacquard botanical print makes this long fall wedding guest gown look both effortless and luxurious at the same time. It’s shimmery, sophisticated, and oh-so stunning.
Pair this gown with something sparkly (like these glitzy “fallen leaf” earrings) for a formal wedding, or top it off with a comfy wedges for something more casual.
One word: flawless. One of our favorite long fall wedding guest dresses, this trendy meets carefree gown is fall fashion GOALS. We have major heart eyes for the flattering belted bodice, tiered skirt, and romantic pink print.
This floral beauty is perfect for an elegant fall wedding with a bit of a bohemian vibe. Pull from the dark moody print for fall-ready styling, and keep your makeup on theme with a pink pout.
Last, but certainly not least, this orange long fall wedding guest dress! A satin slip dress is perfect for layering – there are SO many ways to style it.
With a halter neckline and sultry cut-out, this one goes above and beyond your basic slip silhouette. Have some fun with different jackets, shawls, heels, boots, and even hats, depending on the venue!
This dress also comes in a nine other gorgeous colors, so you may want to stock up on a couple different ones. We have a feeling they’re going to be a staple in your wardrobe.
Attending a Wedding? We’ve Got You Covered.
Is there anything more exciting than attending a wedding? (Except being the one getting married, of course.) There’s bubbly, old friends, great tunes, and the joy of seeing your favorite couple tie the knot!
But to make the most out of the good times, there are a few things you need to consider after you’ve hung the invitation up on your fridge. Before choosing one of these stunning wedding guest dresses to wear, it’s important to have a look at the wedding’s dress code. Some are trickier than others, which is why we created our complete guide to semi formal wedding attire!
If the dress code is more on the formal side, you’ll also want to check out our list of the best cocktail dresses for weddings in every style. These all pair great with your favorite cocktail!
Once you have your statement ‘fit ready to go, the last step on your checklist is choosing a wedding gift. Give the couple something they’ll truly love with one of these killer wedding gifts that never fail!
Do you have any other questions before the big day? Let us know in the comments below!