Here’s a popular opinion: Fall is the best season for getting dressed. The blazers, the jeans, the not-too-thick sweaters, the layers, the dresses with boots (!) — we know we don’t have to tell you about autumn’s endless options for sartorial brilliance. But here’s a not-so-common opinion: it’s also a spectacular season for wedding guest attire.
The crisp temperatures welcome you to play with layers, as opposed to spring and summer’s never-ending debate over whether or not to bring the pashmina. The season’s rich foliage summons a new wash of colors and patterns including moody florals, enchanting prints, dramatic metallics and inky jewel tones. And finally, a multitude of fabrics like velvet, satin and silk just joined the roster.
Whether you’re heading to a posh city venue or a rustic mountainside barn, read on to find your best fall wedding look(s).
Wear Your Jewels
Nothing radiates elegance like a rich jewel tone. From emerald greens and ruby reds, to vibrant sapphires and dazzling ambers, these colors are bound to turn heads.
Match the Foliage
As ditsy florals and sweet pastels get ready to hibernate, moody bouquets of deep reds, burnt oranges and dramatic browns make their debut just in time to complement the season’s changing leaves.
Make it a Mini
Don’t worry about the chillier temps — that’s what the layers are for! A micro mini and thigh-grazing blazer is the ultimate sexy-meets-chic combo.
Drape Yourself in Metallics
Equal parts formal, celebratory and fun — the power of a shimmery dress is that it ticks all the boxes.
Go Ham with Prints
When it comes to fall wedding-appropriate prints, anything goes. Geometric, animal, stripes, florals — you can really do no wrong.