As a wedding guest, it’s part of your job to show up looking fabulous, but not over the top. In the past, flashy dresses, bright red get-ups, and drab black was unacceptable wedding attire. These days, guests should pay attention to dress code cues in the wedding invitation and definitely leave their favorite white dress at home, but the rules are much more lenient. While you’re perfectly able to show up to a wedding wearing a classic little black dress or even a glitzy gold one, I think fall is the perfect opportunity to find a flattering, ladylike dress in a a classic fall hue. Here are 10 of my favorite guest dresses to wear to a fall wedding — and they can stick around for the holiday party season, too!
Magenta Fit and Flare Dress 1 of 10
This bright and beautiful dress gets right to the point with a simple, classic shape in a bold, feminine hue.
Available at Nordstrom for $138 (available in petite sizing, too)
Satin Wrap Dress 2 of 10
This sumptuous satin dress is styled with a faux-wrap waist to create a feminine portrait neckline and a cinched figure. Perfect for a vintage vibe that never goes out of style!
Available at Nordstrom for $169
Orange Lace Bodice Dress 3 of 10
Tease your hair into a simple bouffant, pull on your favorite tights and Mary Janes, and get ready to twist the night away in this '60s-inspired mini dress.
Available at ModCloth for $59.99
Autumn Floral Swing Dress 4 of 10
This little swing dress has a beautiful lace inset and an autumn-hued floral pattern that makes it perfect to wear to a fall wedding.
Available at ASOS for $80.09
Contrast Panel Sheath Dress 5 of 10
This modern, structured dress packs a graphic punch with its geometric black side panels and bold purple color. It would be a comfortable choice as a wedding guest dress, and could even be worn to the office on weekdays.
Available from Nordstrom for $118
Black Pencil Dress with White Ruffles 6 of 10
A pencil dress is a safe, classic choice, but these black and white ruffles are anything but boring!
Available from ASOS for $74.75
Green Dress with Netted Neckline 7 of 10
This vintage-inspired dress has a flattering shape and a uniquely interesting neckline. Perfect for a fall wedding or holiday party!
Available from ModCloth for $139.99
Jersey Knit Wrap Dress 8 of 10
The faux-wrap style of this jewel toned dress is so flattering, and it seems super cozy! The big bow at the waist is the perfect festive touch.
Available from Nordstrom for $129.00
Plaid Shift Dress 9 of 10
Part sweetheart, part scoop neck, this plaid dress is tailored to flatter the feminine form and oozes with classic style.
Available from Zara for $59.90
Two-in-One Mini Dress 10 of 10
This two-in-one style dress sports a form fitting black bodice and a flattering high waist patterned skirt trimmed a faux leather band. Funky, modern, and a little sexy!
Available at Bloomingdales for $98