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Clothing, Dresses, Wedding, Women's clothing

20 Gorgeous Fall Wedding Guest Dresses for Every Temperature 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - September 11, 2022

Fall weddings call for long sleeves, hemlines below the knee, and fabulous outerwear pieces that'll turn heads in cooler temperatures. The right attire will keep you cozy during an outdoor wedding ceremony without causing you to overheat on the dance floor.

Below, we've rounded up nineteen of the best fall wedding guest dresses for every dress code and weather condition. Whether you are attending a casual wedding ceremony or formal, their rich jewel tones, sexy cut-outs, and luxurious fabrics will guarantee you're the most stylish one in attendance— second to the bride, of course.

Fashionable Fall Wedding Guest Attire Options

01

Out of 20

Lukhanyo Mdingi One-Shoulder Fringed Ribbed Silk Maxi Dress

Lukhanyo Mdingi One-Shoulder Fringed Ribbed Silk Maxi Dress

Source: Net-A-Porter

You'll be the talk of the wedding in this One-Shoulder Fringed Ribbed Silk Maxi Dress from Lukhanyo Mdingi. The up-and-coming South African designer is known for blending modern craftsmanship techniques with timelessly elegant silhouettes. Knit from lustrous silk, this ribbed midi dress is surprisingly lightweight and comfortable. It goes without saying that the fringe trim along the bottom deserves a twirl or two on the dancefloor.

Material

100% silk

Care

dry clean

02

Out of 20

Elliatt X Revolve Gwenyth Dress

Elliatt X Revolve Gwenyth Dress 2

Source: Revolve

Can't get enough of the Barbiecore trend you keep seeing on your For You page? Add this bright pink Gwneyth Dress from the Elliatt X Revolve collab to your cart! Draped effortlessly across one shoulder, its understated silhouette balances out the bold color. Lightly padded shoulders, subtle ruching, and a side slit accentuate your hourglass curves in its waist-cinching silhouette.

When it comes to jewelry, skip the necklace and accentuate the asymmetrical neckline with a loose, low bun and a pair of hoops instead.

Material

Self: 100% poly
Lining: 92% poly, 8% spandex

Care

hand wash

03

Out of 20

Norma Kamali V-Neck Rectangle Gown

Norma Kamali V-Neck Rectangle Gown

Source: Revolve

No fabric says fall quite like velvet. And that's precisely why this Norma Kamali V-Neck Rectangle Gown makes the perfect choice for an autumn wedding (and perhaps a holiday party too). The fitted maxi dress pairs a body-conscious fit with a daring V-neckline. Its effortless glamor and sexy silhouette make it the perfect option for a formal affair, especially styled with tasteful gold jewelry and nude heels.

Material

92% poly, 8% spandex

Care

machine wash

NBD Monsieur Mini Dress2

Source: Revolve

How chic is this Monsieur Mini Dress from NBD? Its asymmetrical silhouette boasts a long sleeve with light shoulder padding on one side and a strapless sweetheart neckline on the other. Together, its boned bodice, adjustable waist tie, and fitted mini skirt give you that wrap dress feels while covetable hourglass shape. Pair your LBD with strappy black heels to elongate your legs and a side-swept hairdo to show off the one-shoulder neckline.

Material

poly, elastane

Care

handwash cold

05

Out of 20

Halston Juliet Shimmer Jersey Gown

Halston Juliet Shimmer Jersey Gown

Source: OliveLA

Halston's Juliet Shimmer Jersey Gown exudes a different kind of glamor. Its pleated metallic plisse fabric shimmers under the light, bringing a dose of Studio 54 glamor to the dance floor. Equipped with a twirl-worthy maxi skirt and an invisible strapless bodice, it's the ideal choice for wedding-goers who can't wait to hit the night away.

Just be sure to order far enough in advance to fit in a quick trip to the tailor. The right hemline length is key to nailing Halston's quintessentially 70s look.

Material

63% polyester, 37% metallic

Care

dry clean

06

Out of 20

One33 Social Velvet Puff-Sleeve Cut-Out Dress

One33 Social Velvet Puff-Sleeve Cut-Out Dress

Source: OliveLA

Cut from luxe velvet fabric, One33 Social's Puff-Sleeve Cut-Out Dress offers a sense of timeless sophistication. The fitted mini dress features a high neckline and long puff sleeves fit for an outdoor fall wedding. A chest cut-out shows a touch of skin, adding subtle sex appeal to its elegant design. The rich sapphire blue color looks stunning on any skin tone and pairs well with both silver and gold accessories.

Material

95% polyester, 5% spandex

Care

dry clean

Jenny Yoo Mara Velvet Maxi Dress

Source: BHLDN

Tailored to perfection, this Mara Velvet Maxi Dress from Jenny Yoo compliments bodies of all shapes and sizes. Its square neck and back beautifully frame your face, providing the perfect backdrop for a statement necklace. A thigh-slit and flowy maxi skirt adds movement and a flash of skin. Offered in seven autumnal shades, it's a suitable choice for bridesmaid dresses too. With shades like sage, cinnamon rose, and vintage plum to choose from, there's something for every wedding guest.

Material

Polyester, spandex, polyester lining

Care

professionally clean

08

Out of 20

Ulla Johnson Angelica Long-Sleeve Printed Maxi Dress

Ulla Johnson Angelica Long-Sleeve Printed Maxi Dress

Source: Bergdorf Goodman

Shine bright in Ulla Johnson's Angelica Long-Sleeve Printed Knit Maxi Dress. Its marigold yellow viscose fabric boasts decorative botanical motifs fit for a fall setting. A crew neckline, long sleeves, and a floor-length skirt ensure you stay cozy during a chilly outdoor ceremony and comfortable until a midnight send-off. Don't be afraid to go bold with boho accessories!

Material

Viscose/polyester/nylon

Care

dry clean

09

Out of 20

USISI SISTER Mary Cut-Out Maxi Dress

USISI SISTER Mary Cut-Out Maxi Dress

Source: OliveLA

Channel 70s glam in this skin-baring Mary Cut-Out Maxi Dress from USISI SISTER, a sustainable London-based label founded by sisters Kathryn and Millie Allsopp. Knit from a blend of organic cotton and responsibly-sourced merino wool, it's the ideal choice for a chilly outdoor occasion. Crossover straps and a cut-out neckline bring visual interest to the otherwise simple long-sleeve, maxi-length silhouette. If this deep wine red isn't your color, try the basic black version instead.

Material

Wool

Care

Machine wash cold

10

Out of 20

Shona Joy Noemi Ruched Mini Dress

Shona Joy Noemi Ruched Mini Dress2

Source: Revolve

Prefer something with a shorter hemline? Slip into this Noemi Ruched Mini Dress from Australian designer Shona Joy. It boasts dramatic balloon sleeves and a ruffled skirt that show off the delicate semi-sheer chiffon fabric. Fitted through the waist, the high-neck, mini-length silhouette creates a feminine hourglass shape without feeling overly stuffy. The decadent pumpkin orange hue looks particularly striking, surrounded by fall colors at a casual outdoor ceremony.

Material

Self: 100% viscose
Lining: 100% polyester

Care

dry clean

Edwin Ruffled Evening Gown

Source: Nordstrom

Attend your next wedding looking elegant and chic in the Edwin Ruffled Evening Gown. Layered cabernet red tulle contrasting against red velvet bodice. Plunging surplice v-neck allows you to wear your favorite sparkling necklace. Crafted with an open halter neck back with hook closure.

Material

90% polyester, 10% spandex

Care

dry clean

12

Out of 20

Mac Duggal Embellished Evening Gown

Mac Duggal Embellished Evening Gown

Source: Macys

For more formal occasions, there's Mac Duggal's Embellished Evening Gown. Rendered in emerald green sequins, it's undeniably glamorous without feeling over the top. A plunge neckline and curve-skimming fit tastefully show off your figure. Long sleeves and a floor-length hem make it an excellent choice for a formal fall wedding with an outdoor ceremony. On chillier autumn days, bring along a faux fur coat for added warmth.

Material

Shell: polyester; lining: polyester

Care

Spot clean only

13

Out of 20

Remi X Revolve Gigi Maxi Dress

Remi X Revolve Gigi Maxi Dress

Source: Revolve

Stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons in this Gigi Maxi Dress from the Remi X Revolve collab. It's offered in sizes XXS- 4X— and, unlike many wedding guest dresses, is actually designed to look good in every size. Its one-shoulder silhouette is cut from cherry red stretch jersey fabric that skims effortlessly over your curves. A thigh-high side seam slit elongates your legs and, perhaps, shows off a statement shoe.

Material

95% polyester, 5% spandex

Care

hand wash

14

Out of 20

La Femme Ruched Twist Column Gown

La Femme Ruched Twist Column Gown

Source: Nordstrom

For those seeking something more modest, try this Ruched Twist Column Gown from La Femme for size. Elbow-length lace sleeves and a floor-skimming skirt ensure enough skin is covered for a conservative ceremony. A sweetheart neckline and twist-front detail show off your feminine shape without revealing too much skin. Delicate crystal embellishments create a luminous glow under the light of the dance floor.

Material

100% polyester

Care

dry clean

BCBGMAXAZRIA Norma Lace Evening Dress2

Source: BCBGMAXAZRIA

Headed to a fall beach wedding? Go boho chic in this Norma Lace Dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA. Draped in 'sunkissed' orange lace, it brings to mind the color of autumn leaves and ocean sunsets. Its plunging scalloped neckline and waist cut-outs show some skin without hindering your ability to tear up the dance floor. A peplum-style ruffle and elbow-length sleeves flutter with an ethereal quality that'll leave fellow wedding guests in awe.

Material

71% nylon, 29% rayon

Care

dry clean

16

Out of 20

MISHA Pauline Asymmetrical High-Slit Maxi Dress

MISHA Pauline Asymmetrical High-Slit Maxi Dress

Source: Anthropologie

It's impossible not to feel a touch more glamorous when you slip into MISHA's Pauline Asymmetrical High-Slit Maxi Dress. The asymmetrical midi dress balances a high neckline, a single long sleeve, and a sexy thigh-high slit. Its body-conscious fit and subtle ruching wrap effortlessly around your curves. Offered in bronze and wine red color options, it's a fitting choice for a fall wedding guest.

Material

Polyester, spandex

Care

dry clean

17

Out of 20

Dundas Vega Dress

Dundas Vega Dress

Source: Revolve

Shopping for a black tie wedding? Dundas' Vega Dress is just the dress to wear. The long sleeve gown is cut from slinky black fabric with mesh panels, a thigh-high slit, and a sexy open back. Padded shoulders and strong diagonal lines emphasize your hourglass shape. Bring your intended shoe choice along with you to the tailor to ensure your maxi skirt is hemmed to just the right length. With a few styling swaps, it'll be ready for a formal holiday party this winter and a gala in the spring.

Material

Nylon blend

Care

dry clean

18

Out of 20

Badgley Mischka 80s Pleated Ruffle Velvet Dress

Badgley Mischka 80s Pleated Ruffle Velvet Dress

Source: OliveLA

Badgley Mischka's Pleated Ruffle Velvet Dress draws inspiration from over-the-top evening wear of the 1980s. Its asymmetrical silhouette is defined by pleated mikado ruffles along the neckline, shoulder, and single long sleeve. The midi-length dress is cut from sumptuous stretch velvet fabric that hugs your curves just right. Complete your look with simple black two-strap heels and a slick bun that lets the statement-making ruffles do all the talking.

Material

92% polyester, 8% spandex

Care

dry clean

19

Out of 20

Norma Kamali Halter Turtleneck Side-Slit Gown

Norma Kamali Halter Turtleneck Side-Slit Gown

Source: Revolve

Norma Kamali's Halter Turtleneck Side-Slit Gown finds harmony between sexiness and sophistication. The sleeveless halterneck maxi dress features a daring open back and thigh-high side slit that shows off just the right amount of skin. Cut from slinky jersey fabric, you'll feel comfortable from ceremony to send-off— that is if you wear the right shoes. Style it with a slick bun, statement earrings, and an oversized black blazer for a black-tie wedding.

Material

95% poly, 5% spandex

Care

handwash cold

20

Out of 20

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER Plunging Strong-Shoulder Ruched Velvet Gown

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER Plunging Strong-Shoulder Ruched Velvet Gown

Source: Neiman Marcus

When it comes to a versatile dress, you can't beat this long sleeve velvet gown from Alexandre Vauthier—featuring ruching and padded shoulders that creates a lovely shoulder line and contoured shape for more comfort. The bright and beautiful red color is beautiful to be worn for the fall or winter season for fall wedding guests or holiday parties.

Material

Polyester/elastane

Care

dry clean


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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