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8 Fall Wedding Guest Dresses That Will Turn Heads This Season

8 Fall Wedding Guest Dresses That Will Turn Heads This Season
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Summer might be over but wedding season is still in full swing. Not sure what to wear to a fall wedding? You’ve got plenty of stylish options. The fall wedding guest dresses ahead are elegant, on trend, and totally appropriate for the next nuptials on your calendar. Just pick your favorite frock — and prepare to shoot to the top of the best-dressed guest list.

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Nikita Midi Dress


A rich, inky blue is the ideal alternative to basic black — it looks great on every skin tone (and feels a little less serious). Up your wedding-guest game with a retro-inspired navy dress that shows off your shape and boasts special details like tie straps and a ruffle hem.

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Tadashi Shoji Lace High-Neck Pleated A-Line Cocktail Dress


Can’t stay away from classic black? We don’t blame you. Opt for a dark frock in a novelty fabric to add texture and tone to your look. This lace dress feels romantic, sultry, and ladylike all at once: a total wedding guest win!

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Aidan Mattox Strapless Velvet Gown


If you’re stuck on what to wear to a formal wedding, try channeling your inner screen siren in a delicious berry-hue velvet gown. The fabric feels luxe and glamorous, and the asymmetric ruching and draped ruffle trim are ultra flattering. Va-va-voom!

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Keepsake Hold Back Long Sleeve One Shoulder Maxi Dress


Darker hues aren’t required just because it’s fall; you can absolutely opt for softer colors with your fall wedding guest dress pick. We love how this one-shoulder dress combines a delicate shade of pink with a dramatic silhouette. Pro tip: Try accessorizing this blush beauty with burgundy extras — the color combo is unexpected and perfect for the transitional season.

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Cooper St Garland Frill Lace Midi Dress


Remember what we said about darker colors not being required? Mustard, marigold, and golden yellow hues are a major autumn trend — and will be continuing into spring. That means you can wear this standout lace number for a fall outdoor wedding now (just picture it against a foliage backdrop!) and then stun all over again next season in front of a whole new crowd (as long as the guest lists don’t overlap).

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BB Dakota Let’s Dance Dress


Go for a boho-meets-boudoir look with floral embroidery and lace trim. A hint of sheer detail, ultra-thin spaghetti straps, and lingerie-inspired edges add some sexiness to the sweet flowery embellishment — a perfect combo for a rustic fall evening wedding.

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Truly Zac Posen Strapless Mikado High-Low Ball Gown


A red dress for a wedding guest? Absolutely! Just be sure to keep your look streamlined and sophisticated — avoid ultra bright reds and overly embellished styles. If you’re headed to a black-tie affair, this glam gown hits all the right notes — and lets you show off a killer pair of heels.

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Gal Meets Glam Collection Diane Mock Neck Fit & Flare Midi Dress


Jewel tones are everywhere this fall and this fuchsia midi dress hits the must-have trend in an elegant way. For a daytime wedding, pair it with neutral pumps, stud earrings, and a top handle mini bag. For an evening wedding, try it with sparkly statement earrings, a metallic clutch, and strappy sandals.