What to Wear to a Fall Wedding

Summer wedding season has been in full swing. These weddings hold a special place in my heart since Matt and I got married in the summer. Soon we’ll be transitioning into the fall. In the past, I’ve gone with transitional dresses, like this one, that could work for both summer or fall. Weddings during the fall tend to have rich color palettes. There are lots of options regardless of the wedding dress code. Here’s what to wear to a fall wedding.

Statement Dress

This gorgeous dress by Self-Portrait is a great option for weddings happening now and a few months down the road. Thanks to the design of the dress, it’s suited for different temperatures and wedding guest attire requests. It has beautiful detailing with the lace sheer mesh panels. While the dress is contemporary it definitely has a classic feel to it and can be styled a number of ways. This dress is definitely a statement piece so remember to keep accessories, especially your jewelry simple.

Bold Colors

It’s time to embrace the colors of fall. These colors are beautiful and rich. They really embody the season. You can go with jewel tones or more earthy colors. When shopping for a dress think of emerald and sienna hues. The great thing about the fall color palette is there is something that will flatter everyone.


This material is perfect for fall and you can usually find a dress that’s suitable for the warmer months. It gives off a richness that’s perfect as people start preparing for the cooler months ahead. It’s such a touchable fabric and gives off a hint of luxury. These dresses also look amazing in the bold rich colors of fall.

If you’re ever in doubt of what to wear to a fall wedding think about what says fall to you. The transitional periods between the seasons can be the most challenging. However, if you know the bride envisioned a fall wedding in mid-September, go along with her vision, even if it’s still warm.

Have any upcoming weddings this fall? How far out do you plan your outfit for a wedding?

xo, Olivia

Self-Portrait Dress | Gucci Marmont Bag | Pavé Stud EarringsBobbi Brown Art StickJimmy Choo Heels


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  1. Caitlin wrote:

    I’ve been searching for a dress to wear for 2 months now. The wedding is the 1st of September and I just recently had a baby June 2nd. I’m not totally happy with the way by body looks right now and I’m trying to find the perfect dress to cover the places I don’t want accentuated. ?

    Posted 8.7.18 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Caitlin, I totally understand. Go for black! Hopefully you found a few good options on the blog post!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 8.15.18 · Reply

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