Choosing the right outfit for a fall wedding is hard. What you wear to a wedding communicates to everyone there what type of person you are. This is why it’s important to think carefully about what you wear and not just put on the first thing that comes into your head. There are several things which can help you decide what to wear, including when and where the wedding is taking place and who invited you.
However, there are some basic rules which apply no matter where or when the wedding takes place:
- Men should always wear a suit, preferably black, grey or navy blue.
- Women should never wear anything with a plunging neckline or too much cleavage showing.
A sequin wrap dress is perfect for a fall evening wedding.
As the sun sets and the weather cools, you may want to consider a longer hemline or a more polished look. A sequin wrap dress is perfect for a fall evening wedding. This is probably my favorite style of dress for most women as it is both easy to wear and always looks great on. It’s also a versatile choice for an evening fall wedding because the color palette can be more rich to match the season and the fabric weight will typically be heavier than those from early fall weddings.
Metallic boots will make a chic addition to any fall wedding outfit.
And you’re in luck because there are so many pretty maxi dresses to choose from. This one, while a bit pricier than some of the options below, is worth every penny if you have it. It’s made of thick fabric and even has a built-in slip, so you don’t need to worry about wearing a separate one.
Or perhaps you want a dress that has more of an eveningwear feel? Then this stunning satin wrap dress may be just the thing for your next fall wedding.
Now, what shoes should you wear with your fall maxi dress? Wedges are always a safe bet, especially in metallic silver or gold shades which have been trending this season. You can also go with boots, like these chic suede ones that would look great paired with the button-up maxi dress above or this plaid option below. And if you want something different than either boots or wedges—try neutrals heels like these strappy sandals (even better if they have a block heel).
It is all about layers during the fall season, so don’t be afraid to pile them on.
It is all about layers during the fall season, so don’t be afraid to pile them on. You can style a dress with a blazer or bomber jacket and a pair of ankle boots for an edgy twist, or you could go totally casual and cozy by wearing your favorite sweater over your dress. And if it’s really cold out, throw on a pair of black opaque tights and carry a chic coat to top off the look!
The good news is that as long as you follow a general dress code, you have free range to wear whatever you’d like.
The good news is that as long as you follow a general dress code, you have free range to wear whatever you’d like. Here are some of our favorite items available on Walmart’s website:
- This beautiful, geometric jumpsuit (with pockets!) will help make your outfit feel like your own while fitting the dress code—and , it’s budget-friendly too.
- This smocked gingham blouse is a great fall staple that can be paired with pants or a skirt. You can take off the belt if there’s no waist restriction.
- If you’re looking for something more fun and flirty, this floral wrap dress has retro vibes and plenty of room to move around in.
A lace number is a great choice for a fall day wedding.
One of the many wonderful things about attending a wedding is that it gives you an opportunity to dress up. It’s a special occasion, after all! That said, deciding what to wear isn’t always easy. Weddings can be formal or casual; day or evening; indoor or outdoor.
A lace dress is a great option for a fall wedding because it’s romantic and timeless. Lace was first invented in the 15th century and has been used widely ever since—it’s just as popular now as it was then! Not only does lace look pretty, but it also looks feminine and flattering on everybody.
For an outdoor wedding, consider wearing flats or wedges to keep your feet happy on grass or cobblestone.
For an outdoor wedding, consider wearing flats or wedges to keep your feet happy on grass or cobblestone. The couple said “I do” on a breezy hillside, and you arrived in a pair of strappy, high-heeled sandals. Talk about a recipe for blisters! Don’t be afraid to wear flats or wedges; they’ll be much more comfortable and are just as appropriate as heels at any daytime wedding.
Choose a comfortable pair that works with your dress, but remember one rule: avoid black at daytime weddings. If the reception is still several hours away and you plan on dancing up a storm, choose a cute wedge or kitten heel to keep your feet from hurting during the last dance.
Don’t forget about accessories! We love the idea of adding a colorful sweater or jacket over your shoulders for an unexpected touch.
Accessories can do wonders to enhance your outfit. A colorful scarf, pendant necklace, and/or purse can all make a simple dress feel more exciting. If you want to look more formal, try adding pearls, diamonds, or a silk shawl to your ensemble.
If you’re not sure how to style these accessories with your clothes, consider the following:
- Color combinations: Go monochromatic by wearing two (or three) shades of the same color. For example: forest green pants plus a magenta top plus nude heels and an orange-red purse equals an autumnal color scheme that’s unexpected yet totally gorgeous—a great way for you to stand out in a sea of taupes and navy blue dresses! In addition to this classic pattern, play around with other patterns like stripes or plaids if you’re feeling bolder.
- Fall colors: If nothing else ticksle your fancy about this idea then at least remember that fall is prime time for jewel tones (deep reds and blues) as well as earthy hues such as browns and greens!
You can dress up this look with heels but we think that it looks just as cute with some wedges or flat boots.
We love this dress for its casual but still dressy feel. You can add some heels and a nice necklace to dress up the look for a fancier wedding, or wear it with wedges and a cross body bag for a more casual event. However you decide to style it, you’ll want to ensure that your shoes are super comfortable—weddings are all about dancing, and no one wants blisters on their feet after they’ve been boogieing on the dance floor all night!
An off-the-shoulder neckline is super flattering and makes for a nice detail too.
An off-the-shoulder neckline is super flattering, and makes for a nice detail too. I would never say that you can’t wear black to a wedding (if you’re one of those people who has been wondering what to wear to a fall wedding where the dress code is black tie), but it’s definitely a safe bet and doesn’t add much in terms of interest or excitement. As for colors, there are so many gorgeous options! Some crowd-pleasing choices include burgundy, navy, maroon, emerald green, gold, cream/ivory. The best part about choosing a dress in one of those hues is that they look great on everyone!
If you want my personal opinion on what to wear to a fall wedding as an over-50 woman with an hourglass figure and anxiety about showing her arms but also wanting something fun? I would choose this dress. If your budget allows for it (and if it’s more affordable than the Nordstrom picks above), I highly suggest getting this type of dress custom made at eShakti; the process is super easy and affordable (see my step by step guide here). Their quality is excellent and their service is fantastic. You’ll get exactly what you want—no more wishing that sleeves were shorter or longer or cut differently. Plus, their prices are incredible considering the level of customization available.
A jumpsuit that can be totally office-appropriate and can easily be worn to a casual fall wedding with a leather jacket wrapped around your waist and some metallic accessories.
Be ahead of the curve and gracefully step over that line in a jumpsuit. The outfit is flattering on many body types; once you find the right cut and fit, you’ll be set for any event. Dress it up with a statement necklace, dangly earrings, and strappy heels, or tone it down with flats or boots and a leather jacket draped over your shoulders.
If you’re attending a daytime fall wedding, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear color! This pretty royal blue dress would be perfect with booties on cooler days.
- If you’re attending a daytime fall wedding, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear color! This pretty royal blue dress would be perfect with booties on cooler days.
- For more formal weddings, a classic LBD is always appropriate. This elegant black dress features pretty embellishments and flattering three-quarter sleeves that make it unique and seasonally appropriate at the same time. Wear heels or heeled booties for maximum style points.
- A flirty floral print is perfect for weddings during any time of the year, but this particular piece works well for fall because of the jewel tones in the pattern and the longer sleeves. Pair with an all-black outfit underneath to give your look some edge and keep you warm as temperatures drop.
In conclusion, you’ve learned that you should always wear something festive, but not too extravagant. You’ve been reminded that weddings are about celebrating love and the bride and groom, so keep the focus on them. Your takeaway: avoid wearing white or black unless specifically invited to do so, and ensure your ensemble is appropriate for both the venue and weather.