Getting dressed for a wedding can be a challenge, especially if you are someone who hasn’t attended many weddings in the past. With fall being a popular season for weddings, I wanted to share a few tips for looking the part during this festive season of “I do’s”.
Fall is probably my favorite season to search for wedding guest dresses as the color palette generally consists of beautiful jewel tones, fabrics switch to fun textures like velvet and sequins, and patterns echo the change in seasons with vibrant florals. With all that said, here are a few tips to help you plan your guest of the wedding outfit accordingly:
1. First things first, check the invitation for dress code
You will likely need to dress differently for an afternoon wedding hosted in a barn or outdoor venue, vs an evening ballroom reception. It is important to pay attention to this as you do not want to be overdressed, or under dressed.
2. See if you can figure out the bridal parties color scheme
While in today’s day and age you don’t need to worry about this too much, I personally still think it’s best to avoid blending in with the bridesmaids. Often times couples will choose to post wedding color schemes on their wedding website so guests can be aware of what colors to avoid.
3. Consider renting your outfit
While there are lots of affordable options out there these days, if you’ve scrolled through Instagram for two seconds – you’re well aware everyone and their mother is walking down the aisle. Meaning, being a guest can get expensive if you’re invited to more than one wedding. Furthermore, if you’re like me and always have champagne taste on a beer budget, renting a dress can be the perfect option for you! Websites like Rent The Runway can provide great designer options, at affordable prices so you can look the part without blowing your entire fall shopping budget on guest of the wedding dresses.
4. Accessorize with outwear
Autumn temperatures can be brisk! Don’t be afraid to dress appropriately by accessorizing your outfit with a coat. If you’re wearing a short dress, create balance with a long coat. If you’re wearing a long dress, choose a fun cropped jacket to make a statement.
5. Invest in versatile shoes
Once you have the dress, it’s time to find the shoes. I would suggest investing in a pair of heels you can not only dance the night away in, but one that matches the seasons latest styles so you can continue rocking them long after wedding seasons over. I have these in 4 different colors, and cannot recommend them enough for not only their comfort level, but versatility in styling too!
If you need a dress suggestion, the ruffled pencil dress pictured above is a budget friendly option age appropriate for all generations! It comes in 8 different colors, runs TTS, and includes a little stretch for comfort.
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