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75 Best Fall wedding guest dresses 2023 | Designer to luxe for less

75 Best Fall wedding guest dresses 2023 | Designer to luxe for less

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Stunning styles for the best dressed Fall Wedding guest 2023 from luxe to luxe for less

Fall wedding guest dresses for 2023 are elegant and the most fashion forward looks are all here. If you’re wondering what dresses to wear for a Fall wedding, whether it’s in September, October or November I have you covered. This years Fall fashion color trends are brighter, full of rich jewel tones and include lots of fun styles. If you’re looking for an outdoor fall wedding guest dress, luckily blazers of all lengths are in fashion for cooler or outdoor wedding ceremonies. As are long line coats and jackets to layer over your Fall wedding attire. I’ve included both sleeveless and sleeved Fall wedding guest dresses from chiffon to satin wedding guest dresses. Along with some blazers and outerwear so you can find the right Autumn wedding guest dress for you to create your perfect look.

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Fall wedding guest dress comes in periwinkle, blush or pink

What’s on the best Fall wedding guest dress edit

I hunted down the best choices for fall wedding guest dresses for Autumn nuptials. Including options for Autumn wedding guest outfits for the UK, Fall wedding guest outfits for the US and dresses that ship internationally. From all of the new season Fall wedding guest dresses for 2023 from trending designers with styles for all dress codes.

As always, there’s looks from designer to high street in this Autumn wedding guest dress edit and a wide variety whatever your personal style.

While strapless styles tend to be appropriate for most weddings, wear plunging necklines and cut outs with caution. Whether or not cut out dresses are acceptable or not for wedding guests will all come down to that specific wedding, dress code and brides wishes.

If it’s a formal or conservative wedding, stay clear of them. If it’s a more casual event it should be ok as long as the dress isn’t too sexy or revealing and you’ll want to cover up for most ceremonies.

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Black midi dress | Photo FWRD
 

Fall wedding guest dresses 2023 | Best dresses to wear to a Fall wedding

Deciding what dress to wear to a Fall wedding can be tricky as the weather can be unpredictable. It’s also a lot different in the UK and East Coast than it is on the West Coast, Australia and Southern hemisphere. Not to worry, I’m sharing the best ways to layer up as well as the best dresses and Fall wedding attire from black tie to casual nuptials.

The Fall wedding guest trends for 2023 include cut outs, matching coord sets and structured styles. Women’s Fall wedding season attire doesn’t have to be predictable neutrals and darker Autumnal colors. Although navy and burgundy will always be classic and in style, bold reds are very much the color for Fall 2023.

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Navy satin dress | Photo FWRD

This years bright color trends make Autumn wedding guest dresses more fun and vibrant whatever the season. With pinks of any shade, red, green, blues and lavender taking center stage.

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Pink mini dress just add a longline blazer for the ceremony

I’ve hand picked Fall wedding attire and styles that work for all dress codes. Whether you’re looking for floor-length gowns for a black tie affair like the satin wedding guest dress above, outdoor fall wedding guest dresses, knee lengths, or more casual wedding dresses.

Jump to Fall wedding guest dresses under $400

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Winter wedding guest dresses

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Satin wedding guest dress green gown

Now’s the perfect time to shop for Fall wedding guest dresses and cooler temperatures so you have time to do exchanges and plan your whole look. I’ll keep updating this as the dresses keep selling out. As there’s nothing more frustrating than wasting time clicking on links to sold out styles you’ve fallen in love with.

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Red mini dress on major sale!

25 best designer Fall wedding guest dresses 2023 you’ll want to wear again and again over $400 | Shop the edit

A lot of these designer Fall wedding guest dresses and outfits will work as outdoor fall wedding guest dresses and for Winter as well. Layer with a pair of stockings and close toe pumps or boots and a Winter coat.

If some of this styles are too revealing you can always have them altered to show less cleavage or leg. So many dresses around right now are more sexy. Making it harder to find a conservative style that isn’t frumpy or an elegant style without a hefty price tag.

These are my top picks for Fall wedding guest attire from my favorite designers including Valentino, Bronx and Banco, and Cult Gaia. I’m loving Valentino’s elegant collection this season and could have done a whole edit of Valentino dresses alone. A lot of theses dresses are now on sale so ignore the prices below.

What’s on the designer Fall wedding guest dress edit

These are some of the most stunning designer styles I found during my search for the best dresses to wear to a Fall wedding. From elegant gowns to slinky satin wedding guest dresses.

Colorful designer wedding guest dresses

For those who love bold colors, I’ve been lusting over this Valentino hot pink off shoulder crĆŖpe mini dress. This long sleeve dress is easy to layer with on cooler Fall days and the color for 2023. Another pink option is this beautifully structured, long sleeve midi dress from Zhivago with its padded shoulders.

For a vintage aesthetic, Alexander McQueen’s ultra feminine and fit and flare blue midi wedding guest dress is a super chic and elegant choice.

Make an entrance and brighten up a grey day in this ultra-femme, elegant formal tulle gown which also comes in other colors. Another etherial tulle option is this violet lace and tulle midi which is so beautiful for Fall wedding attire.

For a chic style look no further than this stunning, long sleeve, satin wedding guest dress from Zimmermann. If you’re looking for feminine florals, a midi dress looks elegant and the fit and flare styles are made for dancing. Floral print and colors are perfect for Fall wedding attire.

This emerald green, one shoulder gown, satin wedding guest dress comes in lots of other colors. It gives a polished, elegant aesthetic that works for so many dress codes.

Reach cult status in this Cult Gaia red feather high low strapless dress which is my absolute favorite. The color, strapless neckline and feathers make this pure poetry and it’s made for the dance floor.

Bronx and Banco is having a major moment in 2023. This long sleeve, slinky satin plunging, purple maxi dress is stunning for a 2023 Fall wedding guest dress and will definitely get worn on repeat.

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Satin wedding guest dress purple maxi | Photo Revolve

Dress to impress in this structured red strapless dress. The gown is a show stopper and perfect for black tie and formal wedding guest dress codes but it’s selling out fast.

Designer black wedding guest dresses

If you’re looking for a sleek black tie gown my fashionistas will love this one. This Maticevski strapless gown is a slinky but elegant black tie attire wedding guest dress. It would also be perfect for a Winter wedding guest dress.

For my statement makers, this structured black midi dress is so beautifully designed. The waist detailing, 1/2 length cap sleeves and leg slit make this a complete knock out. The perfect Autumn wedding guest dress if you’re looking for a powerful black dress.

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Black midi dress | Photo FWRD

It wouldn’t be a designer dress edit without Versace! This long sleeve La Vacanza Butterflies And Ladybugs Belted Midi Dress by Versace is super cute and statement making. It’s from the newest Versace La Vacanza collection and one of the most on trend dresses you’ll find.

25 Best Fall wedding guest dresses 2023 under $400

These gorgeous dresses to wear to a Fall wedding for 2023 are feminine, on trend and great value for money. I love the fall wedding guest dresses with sleeves and in heavier fabrics as I’m always cold. Plus it means not worrying about how arms look in photos.

Most of these styles are from online stores that offer free shipping and returns. They’re the best Fall wedding guest dresses for under $400 with great options for indoor and outdoor weddings and this time of year.

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Green gown under $200 | Photo FWRD

If you’re looking for a conservative gown, this dress from trending designer Norma Kamali looks way more expensive than it is and comes in 7 different colors. This dress is made for Autumn wedding guest dresses and cap sleeves and material shoots beautifully in wedding photos.

Fall doesn’t mean having to wear darker colors. A brighter color looks beautiful on a grey Autumn day which we tend to have more often than not in the UK. Just layer accordingly for the weather.

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Shop the fall wedding guest dresses from $200 – $400

A lot of these Autumn wedding guest dresses are pre order, as dresses that were available were selling out too quickly to keep up with. I’m updating this weekly so if you find something sold out check back in a couple of days and I’ll probably have updated the list.

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Mid-range trending Fall Wedding guest dresses 2023 that don’t break the bank

If you’re looking for a Fall wedding guest outfit that’s a bit kinder on the credit card but still fashion forward and absolutely stunning, these are some of my top picks:

  1. This Michael Costello lavender/periwinkle strapless midi dress is perfection. It’s feminine, sexy, elegant and the midi length is ‘the’ trending length for Fall 2023. The sizing runs slightly small so consider sizing up. The material almost has a slight waffle texture to it and is a little sparkly which you can’t tell from the photos. The best part of this dress is that it’s beautifully boned and stays up really well. It’s also flattering on the booty.
  2. The Diana Gown: This plum one shoulder dress is one of Revolves best sellers and it comes in lots of colors and lengths. It’s an elegant and flattering style with thicker material that’s perfect for both Winter or Fall wedding guest dresses.
  3. Self Portrait has some of the best lace wedding guest dresses for 2023 including pretty pastels with the sweet silhouettes that are both elegant and flattering.
  4. Less is more in this simple but elegant, fuchsia satin, cap sleeve midi dress.
  5. Sultry, slinky and feminine, this emerald green, long sleeve maxi dress is so pretty. The belted waist and color are what made me fall in love with this style. Adds to cart…
  6. Power dressing is a major Fall fashion trend for 2023: this hot pink blazer cape dress is so structured yet feminine. It’s not the color for those who like to blend in, it’s a total stand out piece that would look gorgeous styled with gold jewelry and nude pumps.
  7. This halterneck black dress is anything but basic. Elegant, chic and easy to dress up or down depending on the dress code.
  8. Another Fall wedding guest dress with sleeves for the cooler months. Elliatt has been coming through with the dresses this year and this high low hem and high neckline is church wedding appropriate. It’s so beautifully cut and feminine. Plus the smocked waist is really flattering.
  9. Best Seller: This knockout red dress is such a beautiful bright color for Fall and makes a change from the usual neutrals and dark colors. The cut is gorgeous and the straps are adjustable.
  10. This red and pink floral mini dress is one of Revolves best sellers and is giving me all the Fall fashion vibes. It’s a great fall wedding guest dresses with sleeves. The padded shoulders are perfection.

11. Fall Perfect: one of the most elegant and fall inspired styles of these Fall wedding guest dresses. This floral maxi dress is perfect if you’re going to a non formal or a formal wedding.

It’s a boned, strapless, floral maxi dress with a killer thigh high slit and structured neckline. I’m 5’2″ and it didn’t need hemming. If you’re taller it may be more of a long midi dress.

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Fall wedding guest dress strapless midi comes in more colors

Luxe For Less 25 Best Fall Wedding Guest Dresses Under $200

These Fall wedding guest dresses or Autumn wedding guest dresses for 2023 are stunning and a great option if you know you’re only going to wear it a few times (or once) or don’t want to fork out a fortune. A lot of them would work for holiday party dresses as well. The 3 dresses I’m wearing are all on this edit too:

These gorgeous autumn wedding guest dresses and gowns for 2023 look way more expensive than they are and are right on trend for 2023:

  1. Orange midi high neck satin wedding guest dress. I love the elegant high neck on this Fall wedding guest dress. It does need steaming or ironing before use though. I found the sizing ran true to size (wearing an XS).
  2. Lulus always has the most beautiful feminine dresses and is featured a lot in the Summer wedding guest edit as well. If this green satin midi dress is too plunging for you, you can always tack or pin it closed for the wedding and then repurpose it for other events like holiday parties.
  3. Less is more in this simple but elegant slip midi dress with adjustable straps.
  4. Sparkly, slinky and feminine, this silver maxi dress is so pretty. The bow details on the shoulders and belted waist are what made me fall in love with this style. Plus there’s enough room for eating and drinking bubbles and it comes in more color options.
  5. This color! I have a one shoulder dress in a similar color to this except mine’s shorter. Its stunning and the draping and side ruched detail is heavenly for an Autumn wedding guest dress. It also comes in more colors if this shades not for you.
  6. Velvet, long sleeves and a roll neck make this dress everything you need on colder days from a Fall wedding guest dress. It’s also another dress in a gorgeous emerald green but this ones a mini.
  7. This knockout red dress (pictured above) is such a beautiful color from Fall and makes a change from the usual neutrals and dark colors. The long sleeves and high neck are gorgeous as you’d expect from Amanda Uprichard and perfect for outdoor venues.
  8. Lady luck. I’m obsessed with the vibrant shade of green of this dress. This satin mini/midi knee length dress is both sexy and elegant with a flattering wrap tie accent at the waist.

Fall wedding guest dresses outwear

The weather in Fall can be really hit and miss! What to wear to a September wedding 2023 maybe similar or totally different to what to wear to a October wedding 2023 depending on where the wedding is and the weather. However, you can never go wrong with dressing in layers and planning for both rain and shine.

Even if you’ve chosen an outdoor fall wedding guest dress, you’re more than likely going to need to layer up your wedding outfit with a light jacket, trench coat or blazer to stay warm.

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Forget a boring black coat, these colorful blazers and jackets are perfect for weddings and for whatever the Autumn weather is on the day.

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Whether it’s a September, October or November wedding, an outdoor Fall wedding or in a colder part of the country/world, you’ll probably need something a little more heavy weight. So that you’re not limited to a turtle neck sweater dress and then having hot flashes as soon as you go inside.

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Here are the perfect shoes, bags and statement earrings to complete your fall wedding attire.

If you’re looking for a summer wedding dress, these are the best styles for warmer sunny days. If you’re shopping for a winter wedding guest dress, I have you covered for that too.

Choosing a Wedding Guest Dress Etiquette Tips

When it comes to wedding guest dress code etiquette its ever evolving and depends on the dress code, bride and grooms preference, country and culture.

If you’re worried any of the colors are too bold or aren’t sure how formal to be just ask the bride, mother of the bride or her maid of honor. Most brides have a vision of what they want their wedding to look like.

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Obviously, white is always a definite no to wear as it’s reserved for the bride in many cultures. When it comes to black, it’s a matter of preference and where the wedding is. In America black tends to be fine.

However, in England it could have been a faux pas but that’s slowly changing and it’s becoming more acceptable. If in doubt avoid black as it’s such a sombre color and reserved more for funerals and mourning in the UK. 

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When I got married in England back in 2008, I asked my guests to not wear black on the wedding invites as part of the dress code. It’s always easier when the bride gives you clear direction but if in doubt just ask. No one wants to feel uncomfortable or upset the bride.

I’ve spoken to a few mothers of the bride and groom and their tip was to talk to each other to make sure you’re not wearing the same or anything too similar. As well as to make sure your colors don’t clash since you’ll be stood together in a lot of the photos.

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