In 2019, the boho chic look is still going strong. Sometimes called ethnic-inspired clothing, boho chic was initially inspired by the hippie fashion of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Characterized by long hair and casual clothes in natural fabrics, it features lots of maxi dresses, wide-leg pants, flowy skirts—and plenty of accessories.
It also tends to be modest: while many celebrities like Kate Moss have their share of miniskirts and tube tops on display, boho outfits tend to feature hemlines that either hit just above or below the knee (never above mid-thigh), with generous necklines. The shirt doesn’t have to be buttoned all the way up: a V-neck will do nicely for this style.
With so many options for daywear that can easily transition into evening attire as well, you’ll find yourself reaching for these styles again and again throughout wedding season—and beyond!
Fur is the epitome of fall fashion, in my opinion. It’s a classic look that’s bold and sophisticated, but it can be really expensive and not necessarily environmentally friendly. Luckily, faux fur has gotten a lot better and more affordable over the years. You can find it in a variety of textures and colors like scarlet red or pastel pink to match any outfit you have in mind! Try pairing it with a simple tee and jeans for an easy day-to-day look, or dress your vest up with a silk slip dress for date night!
Look, we know you’re busy, and we understand that everyone’s schedule is different. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to come up with a guide to making the transition from fall to wedding season as easy as possible. Wildflower prints are one of the top trends not just for this fall, but also for next spring. This means that all of your wildflower-print dresses, blouses, shoes, jewelry, skirts, bags and scarves won’t be going out of style anytime soon—meaning you can easily twist them into something appropriate for your friends’ and families’ nuptials. We already know what you’re thinking: “I don’t have any wildflower-print clothing!” But here’s the thing: You do. You have a scarf with wildflowers on it! That counts!
The Cold Shoulder
The Cold Shoulder: This style is one of the more on-trend fall looks. A cold shoulder dress allows you to bare just the right amount of skin without giving up a single degree of warmth. It’s great for cozying up with textured tights and booties for a crisp autumn look, or wearing with strappy sandals for summertime parties. You can find it in midi and maxi styles as well as dresses for any body type. As far as accessories go, a simple statement necklace or bold earrings are all you need. With this ensemble you can pull your hair up or wear it down without sacrificing any elegance.
The muted floral pattern is one of the most popular for autumn, and for good reason: it’s incredibly versatile. Not only can you rock this trend outdoors during the wedding season, but it comes in a variety of hues and styles. If you’re going to a beach wedding, check out this asymmetrical dress with muted blooms and a trendy off-the-shoulder neckline. Need something that’ll work at a barn wedding? Check out this A-line style with delicate lace trim along the sleeves. And if you want to feel like royalty at your cousin’s big day, try this floor-length gown in an elegant cream hue; paired with minimal gold earrings and metallic sandals, no one will be able to take their eyes off of you.
Sometimes, the biggest challenge to wedding attire (and life in general) is making the transition from summer to fall. One of my favorite ways to do this is with a lace dress. It’s not as heavy as a cashmere sweater or wool coat and it’s appropriate for both casual and formal occasions. Pair a lace dress with a denim jacket or suede boots for an afternoon out at the pumpkin patch, or throw on some velvet heels and head straight to an autumn-themed wedding reception. Lace can be used in almost any silhouette and since it comes in so many different colors, you can match your look to your occasion!
Mixed Floral Print
The biggest fashion faux pas of the season? Not knowing how to mix prints. Sure, you could play it safe with a solid or stripes, but if you really want to stand out at your next soirée, try mixing floral prints.
To avoid looking like a walking floral shop, experts recommend pairing different floral print colors and shapes. There are no rules when it comes to combining florals as long as the patterns come together in harmony and make sense. For example, we love the look of a large-scale striped blouse paired with a mini-floral print skirt. The bold stripes of the top paired with small florals on the bottom results in an eye-catching outfit that doesn’t overwhelm. But what about mixing different floral sizes? Or mixing florals with solids? What about geometrics? The possibilities are endless!
What to wear to a wedding in October if plus size
With the wedding season in full swing, it’s time to start shopping for a new wardrobe that will get you ready to party. You probably know what to expect from a wedding dress, but not all brides know what happened to their last dress. A few things may have happened: 1.) It may have gotten pressed and worn into submission due to the hot days of summer; 2.) It might have been left at home in favor of comfort as your wedding day approached; 3.) It was purchased because it was on sale and then forgotten about until after the ceremony; or 4.) There were multiple dresses and you didn’t really want any of them anyway.
This is where you can use your familiarity with plus-sized fashion trends to set yourself apart from the crowd. As we’ve learned, plus size dresses don’t always come in standard sizes that cater to most people’s bodies. In fact, they’re often cut and styled differently than you’d expect. To help you take advantage of this style expertise and choose the right dress for your big day, we’re sharing our 5 favorite styles (plus five more if you’re interested). To show off these dresses, we’ll be keeping them short enough so that no one trips over anyone else at your reception!
What to wear to an October outdoor wedding
If you have a wedding to attend in October and the weather is fine, you’re in luck. Any piece of your existing wardrobe that’s appropriate for the occasion will do, though we recommend keeping a few things in mind (especially if the event is held outdoors).
First and foremost: check the forecast. If it looks like it’ll be windy, avoid dresses that flow loosely or are made from light fabrics unless you don’t mind showing off your undergarments if your hemline is unintentionally blown up by an errant gust. If there’s even a hint of rain in the forecast, plan on wearing boots—even if they’re not quite as fashionable as you’d prefer—to keep your feet dry.
If it’s still warm outside, opt for lighter colors as opposed to darker ones; this will help reflect heat and prevent overheating during outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Wearing bright colors can also be helpful when venturing into outdoor areas with grass or dirt (like parks), since darker shades tend to show stains more readily than lighter ones do. Finally: consider wearing sunglasses if there’s any chance that guests will be seated near windows that face eastward toward rising suns
What to wear to a beach wedding in October
- Maxi dress. The total dream for a beach wedding (or any warm weather setting, really!), the maxi dress is a versatile choice that can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories you pair with it. Go for breezy fabrics like cotton, linen and rayon to keep things light and airy.
- Jumpsuit. As jumpsuits become more common in the mainstream, they are gaining quite a following as a wedding guest outfit option. Playful jumpsuits with wide legs can be paired with strappy sandals for an effortlessly chic look, but sleek culotte jumpsuits can also be fun to style!
- Skirt and top combo. When it comes to separates, you don’t have to go full-on matchy-matchy (but we won’t judge if you do), just make sure your colors complement each other well so you look put together from head to toe. Try pairing bright hues like yellows and oranges together for a sunny vibe that’s perfect for an outdoor ceremony by the water.
- Wrap dress. For something more sophisticated than your average sundress, try out this fashion-forward silhouette that was made with warm weather events in mind! Its timeless elegance makes it easy to wear season after season, plus it flatters every body type from petite figures all the way up through plus sizes!
- Floral dress — The only thing better than one floral print? Two of them! This super trendy matching set is totally ‘gram-worthy—and since there’s no need to iron out wrinkles or add any accessories, getting ready will take minimal effort on your part (meaning you’ll have plenty of time left over for prepping those photos!). Plus these pieces are perfect if you want something comfortable enough to wear while sitting on grassy grounds too—just pair them with some low-heeled wedges!
- White dress — Keep things simple by
What to wear to a barn wedding in October
- Boots – they’re warm, they can be dressed up or down, and you can wear them over tights if it’s really cold!
- Flannel – cute over a dress and with your favorite jeans
- Dressy boots – not everyone likes to wear heels, and these boots are trendy!
- A versatile dress or skirt – it’s always good to have one in your closet for just about any occasion. They’re great for pulling together a nice-looking outfit in a hurry.
- Pants – so useful!
What color to wear to a wedding in October
- Sage green
- Dark green
- Forest green
- Light green
- Olive green
- Plum -Purple -Rust -Teal
There are lots of stylish ways to look great at an autumn wedding.
There are lots of stylish ways to look great at an autumn wedding, but the key is making sure that your outfit is appropriate for the season. If you’re headed to a formal wedding in fall, try pairing a long-sleeve midi dress with a chic wool coat. A longer hem line will help keep you warm when temperatures drop, and a timeless coat will add extra warmth and style. If you’re looking for something a little more casual, opt for an adorable floral dress or jumpsuit with chunky ankle boots. You can even pair this look with an oversized sweater if it’s really cold outside! For a beach wedding in the fall, opt for something light and breezy like a maxi dress or gauzy skirt (but be sure to bring along some wedges or flats so you don’t get sand in your shoes).
If you have any other questions about how to transition your wardrobe into wedding season, don’t hesitate to ask!