Finding the perfect outfit for a wedding is always a challenge. You want to look gorgeous and impress your date (obviously!), but you also want to dress appropriately for the occasion. Taking the weather and season into account, here’s a guide for figuring out what to wear to a fall wedding.
Choose a dress in a fun color. Muted jewel tones like dark green, navy, and eggplant are always great color choices for fall weddings. Fuchsia, teal, and true yellow are a little less expected, but can also work with the right accessories.
Wear heels if the wedding is inside, and wedges or a blocked heel if there’s a chance you’ll have to walk through grass at an outdoor wedding.
Bring a shawl, pashmina, or chic fur wrap in case it gets chilly.
Take the state’s mood into account. If you’re going to an LA wedding, choose a fun dress in a bright color. If you’re headed to Connecticut, choose something a bit more muted and modest.
Use your accessories to bring an outfit into fall. For example, that purple dress you wore all summer long with nude sandals can be instantly updated with a pair of leopard pumps and a textured, metallic clutch.
Take the time and location of the event into account. Is the wedding at a ranch or a five-star hotel? A backyard or a ballroom? If the wedding is during the day, your dress can be a tad more casual. Think crisp cotton, linen, and light fabrics. If the wedding is in the evening, you’ll need a proper cocktail dress.
Make sure your outfit makes you feel sexy, confident, and ready to dance!
Wear white or any shade of white.
Wear flats, flip-flops, or excessively casual shoes.
Wear a dress that is more than five inches above the knee, or super tight and skimpy. You want to look classy, not like you’re headed to a club!
Wear anything too flashy like a flaming red dress, or a sequined gown.
A final note…
Remember to keep your overall goal in mind: you want to look gorgeous (of course!), but you don’t want to upstage the bride. Don’t draw an excessive amount of attention to yourself with a loud outfit, and aim to look classy, elegant, and totally chic.