25 Awesome Fall Wedding Guest Dresses For Every Style

Fall is a beautiful time of year, especially for a wedding!

The air is beginning to cool, and the leaves are changing into their best colors before they fall from the trees.

While fall is often a comfortable wedding season temperature-wise, it can also be a tricky time of year when it comes to dressing for the unpredictable weather. Some days it feels like summer is sticking around, while on others, it seems that winter has arrived early. 

How can you be the perfect guest if you don’t know what to wear to a fall wedding?

Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of our favorite fall wedding guest dresses!

Cap Sleeve Lace Sheath Mini Dress

Though this lace dress has a sheath silhouette, it also has a defined waist.

The slimmer silhouette will display your curves and keep you warm at an outdoor wedding, while the higher neck and knee-length skirt keep this dress modest.

With color options in many different rich jewel tones and autumnal colors, you can’t go wrong when it comes to this cocktail attire! 

High Neck Full-Length Mermaid Dress

Perfect for a formal wedding, this mermaid silhouette dress would be great for anyone looking to show off their arms and shoulders, thanks to that high neck with the racerback!

The slit in the skirt allows for airflow, a nice touch if the wedding day ends up being warmer than you expected! But our favorite thing about this full-length mermaid dress is the ruffles on the skirt.

Mid Length Dress with Pleated Skirt

This is one of our favorite modest fall wedding guest dresses. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it covers so much – this dress is super flattering!

The pleated skirt is flattering to the hips, while the fluttering ruffled sleeves can help keep you warm, and/or can provide coverage if you want or need it.

Spaghetti Strap Silk Midi Dress with Cowl Neck

Probably the sexiest dress on this list, this silk midi would be most appropriate for a formal fall wedding. We’re thinking of a nighttime event at a swanky location!

Our favorite thing about this wedding guest dress is its cowl neckline. Cowl necklines offer the best of both worlds: they can provide a little cover for a more ample chest and also fill out a smaller chest.

Long Sleeve Velvet Bodycon Dress

Velvet is a sumptuous fabric that’s thick and soft to the touch, making it perfect for weddings during the cooler months of fall. 

This wedding guest outfit is sexy without being distracting, due to the V-neck, bodycon silhouette, and long sleeves.

The ruched bodice of this dress is notably incredibly forgiving, so if you have a beer or eat a lot of salt, no one will be able to tell!

V-Neck Short Dress with Swiss Dots

This short dress is perfect for a more casual affair, like a backyard or beach wedding, in the earlier part of fall before the cooler months of October and November.

The combination of the ruffled skirt, Swiss dots, and tie belt make this dress whimsical and fun.

We’d recommend purchasing it in some of the deeper shades listed, to make it more fall-appropriate.

V-Neck Maxi Dress with Long Lace Sleeves

This dress is fun and romantic – just like a wedding!

We love the long sleeves made from corded lace and the soft luxe fabric of the main part of the dress. 

The faux-wrap silhouette of this dress is flattering because it creates ruching, which can help forgive anything you’re insecure about on your body. 

Lacy Cocktail Dress with Full Short Skirt

This dress is so sweet and fun!

With a floral lace pattern and swinging A-line skirt, our favorite thing about this dress are the pleats in the front and back of the skirt. They’re a luxurious detail, making the dress more formal.

Crochet Lace Maxi Dress with Short Sleeves

We love this boho crochet lace maxi dress! It strikes the perfect balance between summer and fall. The short sleeves bring a little coverage without completely covering the arm. 

This dress would be ideal for a fall wedding guest at a casual event. Pair it with statement earrings and a pretty bracelet, and you’re good to go!

Mid Length Dress with Belted Waist and Ruffled Skirt

With a ruffled skirt in two tiers and a belted waist with trailing ends, this dress is a versatile option that you can wear to events besides weddings.

The tiered skirt adds a sense of fun and we love that this dress also comes in floral prints! 

Sheath Dress with Flowy Open Sleeves

This dress would be perfect for an older wedding guest, thanks to the boat neckline and sheath silhouette, and flowy, floaty sleeves. 

Off-Shoulder High Low A-Line Dress

If you’re not sure if a wedding is formal or informal, a dress like this one might be just right!

The high-low A-line skirt is fun and casual, while the trailing back of the skirt and the off-shoulder sleeves are a bit more formal.

This dress is available in both bright and darker colors. Add a statement necklace and a pair of strappy heels to this wedding guest outfit, and you’ll be ready to party!

Mid Length Mock Neck Dress with Bell Sleeves

Better for the later fall months than those closer to summer, this dress strikes the perfect balance between formal and casual. 

Add a pair of heels for a black-tie affair, or boots for a more casual celebration. Statement earrings would also be a great addition to this dress! 

Floral V-Neck Knee Length Dress

More casual than most of the dresses on this list, this floral number wouldn’t be the best choice for a black-tie affair.

There are six different patterns to choose from, and we think it would look great paired with strappy sandals for a garden or vineyard wedding. 

Off-Shoulder Lace Mermaid Dress with Sleeves

This dress is one of the most formal on this list, and it’s absolutely lovely!

With off-shoulder long sleeves, delicate lace fabric, and a mermaid silhouette, this dress just screams elegance. 

Our favorite thing about this formal gown is the bottom of the skirt. If you look closely, you’ll see that the flared part doesn’t have a liner behind it. This means you’ll be able to show off your gorgeous shoes!

V-Neck Mermaid Dress with Sequin Vines

If you’re someone who loves to sparkle and you need a dress for a more formal wedding, look no further than this one!

With sequin vines running up and down the skirt and bodice, and a deep cut V-neck, this dress is sexy and romantic. 

V-Neck Cap Sleeve High Low A-Line Dress

For a formal high-low dress, we present this elegant V-neck ball gown!

The top of this dress has an overlay of lace, but the skirt is the most fun thing about it! With the high-low skirt with a ruffle edge on the slit, we think it will move gorgeously when you walk or dance!

Convertible Maxi Dress

Dresses like this one are a crowd favorite because they can be worn almost any way you like!

One dress can become many different dresses, depending on how you style it and what shoes, bag, and/or jewelry you use to accessorize it.

Spaghetti Strap Backless Mid Length Dress

This dress is another that balances sexy and classy perfectly.

The spaghetti straps, bare-back, and deep-cut V-neck are sexy, while the long pleated skirt is classy.

The best thing about this backless number is the fact that it has pockets! No more having to bring a bag, you can simply place your phone, wallet, and keys in the pockets of your dress!

Boho Cap Sleeve Square Neck Maxi Dress

This dress reminds us of the frock Donna wore in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

It’s boho and flowy, but the tapered waist and square neckline are incredibly flattering.

We love the ruffled sleeves as well! A pair of strappy sandals, heeled or not, would look amazing with this dress.

Long Sleeve V-Neck Maxi Dress with Swiss Dots

Similar to a dress earlier on this list, this choice also boasts the whimsical, fun accent of Swiss dots.

The V-neck and longer, tiered skirt are completed perfectly with the tie belt for the ultimate flirty vibes dress.

We love the voluminous puff sleeve and faux wrap bodice, and it’s available in regular polka dots!

Halter Neck Backless Maxi Dress

This gorgeous, boho maxi dress would be perfect for a vineyard wedding!

We love that it’s backless, which is balanced against the high halter neck of the front of the bodice. Under the smocked waist, the tiered skirt is also tons of fun!

Simply pair this dress with statement earrings or lots of fun bangles, and you’ll be ready to go!

Deep V-Neck Maxi Dress with Sequins and Long Sleeves

This dress would be lovely for an evening wedding!

With its sheer sleeves and subtle sparkle and shine throughout, it’ll certainly stand out.

The slit and V-neckline are sexy, but the long sleeves and straight skirt are classy and flattering. We love it best in black, but there are other color options as well!

Cocktail Length Off-Shoulder Bodycon Dress

This dress is so classy!

The off-shoulder sweetheart neckline is romantic, while the slinky silhouette that clings to your curves is sexy.

We love the ruched bodice because it will help disguise any possible bloating whilst emphasizing all the other good curves you have!

V-Neck Backless Sweater Dress

Sweater dresses are great if a wedding is in a colder location in some of the months closer to winter. A November wedding in New England for example.

This sweater dress is surprisingly sexy, with its wide and deep-cut neckline and clinging skirt. We love the large, long sleeves too!

Our favorite thing about this dress is the way that the back and front are nearly identical.

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