The first reaction to getting a wedding invitation in the mail is usually excitement. Weddings are basically a designated time to party, eat, drink, and celebrate love with friends and/or family. But, once that initial flutter of euphoria and excitement fades, the next thought is likely, “Do I have anything to wear?”
Choosing an outfit to wear to a fall wedding can be a bit tricky. If it’s at an outdoor venue, the weather can be totally unpredictable. One weekend, you’re pressing a cool glass of rosé against your cheek because it’s so hot out, and the next you’re grabbing a jacket to throw over your sundress. The good news? There are a ton of options for you to say yes to the (guest) dress—no matter the forecast or venue location. Even better, these dresses are versatile enough to be worn at any party in pretty much any season.
The right fall wedding guest dress often features a heavier, textured material like lace, velvet, or satin. Autumnal colors like marigold, maroon, or caramels are always a safe bet, as are rich jewel tones like emerald, cobalt, or amethyst. Feel free to play with patterns too, like a romantic floral or bold print. Then, consider what design you’ll feel best in. Are you comfortable in a sleeveless maxi dress or frock, or do you prefer a shorter hemline offset by romantic, billowy sleeves?
Comfort is key (especially when it comes to those all-day celebrations), but so is style. Whether you have your eye on someone from the bridal party or are looking for some cute outfits for your Insta grid, these 71 fall wedding guest dresses work for any wedding vibe, from a black tie affair to a New England backyard, beach, farmhouse, or anything in between.
This V-neck and V-back dress features an Empire waist and a floor-gracing skirt. Made with a hidden back-zip closure, there are also side-seam pockets for your convenience.
Universally flattering fit? Check. Seasonal colorway and print? Yep. Covered elastic waist with drawstring? Hallelujah! A dark floral pattern never looked more chic.
This oh-so-comfy cotton dress is a fave for fall weddings thanks to its v neck, swirling purple pattern, and smocked waist. Bonus: It pairs well with cowboy boots for more casual outings.
Hello, twirls. This pleated dress features a low V neckline and a belted waist. It reads put together, yet knows how to relax. Capped sleeves complete the formal look.
Sexy without being over-the-top, this lace is swoon-worthy as is the fit and flare style. It’s a dress you’ll want to wear again and again, so pick it up in a few colors.
Linen for life, friends. This mini dress with short flutter sleeves isn’t exactly subtle, but it makes a gorgeous, green statement.
If a black tie wedding is on your calendar, get glam with this beautiful navy dress. We love the modern silhouette, along with the one-shoulder design to show off a bit of skin.
Headed to a beach wedding this fall? We love this stylish number with a palm frond pattern and a smattering of colorful hues. If the temperatures are still hot where you are, this cotton and linen dress is a good bet for staying cool, too.
Watch out, dance floor. Burgundy is a stunning color for fall, and this retro skirt was basically made for twirling to the music.
Autumn is for velvet. And this green dress boasts thoughtful details like side-slant pockets, an Empire waist, and a flounced hem.
Doesn’t this look scream fall wedding? With three-quarter sleeves, a floral design, and a midi length, scream it from the fall foliage covered mountaintops.
Under $40 and the color of marigolds, this A-line dress checks all of the boxes.
Best for the cutest little backyard wedding since I don’t know when (hi, 13 Going on 30), this high-low dress is equal parts flouncy and flirty.
A classy AF black jumpsuit can feel just as formal as any gown. This option keeps things super simple, so you can dress it up with accessories and wear it again many times over.
This dress in a dusty rose bridges the gap between a structured and relaxed look. We’ll take both, thank you.
A dress in deep burgundy is so autumn. A high-lowl hem adds a bit of oomph to this classic style.
Hungover after the rehearsal dinner? No one will know if you roll out of bed in this sweet slip just in time for your friend’s vows.
Reminiscent of orange fallen leaves, this simple satin dress is très chic. All that’s missing? A glass of champagne in time for the toast.
A sweater dress that hugs your curves in a deep orange. Enough said.
From the fall-ready jacquard chevron pattern to flowing pleats, this blush midi is a dream, like floating on cloud nine all reception long.
Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you can’t go bold. An eye-catching turquoise, this electric number has a bit of ruching and ruffles at the side to add some extra spice.
Easy-breezy and warm yellow (so #fall), this crinkled material adds a dose of romance. We also love the fun, flowery print.
This attention-grabbing pink-and-red zebra print dress is guaranteed to make heads turn. Pair it with simple jewelry and shoes to let the frock really shine.
This dress has it all: floral embroidery, buttoned cuffs, a fit-and-flare style, and a hidden back-zip closure. It’s that kind of dress that’s just as memorable as the night you wore it.
Comfy enough to dance the night away yet luxe enough for allll the Instagram photos, this floral dress features a flattering high-low hem and wrapped silhouette in a vibrant blue.
A tiered dress that feels part Jane Austen, part chic drapes, this navy number hangs on the bod beautifully.
This mock neck is elegant without being stuffy or overly formal. Plus, the eye-catching green is sure to turn heads.
While you may need to bring a wrap just in case you get cold, this dress in black with a darling neck tie is too striking to pass up.
There’s so much love in the air—this frock included. Ruched puff sleeves, tiered Mulberry silk, and a beautiful scoop neckline will garner you endless compliments.