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It's officially fall wedding season, which means out with the light, summer florals and in with the deep jewel tones. For many, this means cooler outdoor ceremonies against a background of vibrant turning leaves. While there are many upsides to this change of season, some fall wedding guests may struggle with what to wear. We spoke to expert wedding stylist and founder of The Stylish Bride, Julie Sabatino, about the best fall wedding guest dresses to sport this season.
“I always like to put out there that it's an honor to be invited to someone's wedding,” says Sabatino. “And as a sign of respect, I believe in really putting in the effort to look your best, whether it's for a casual wedding, a black tie wedding, [or something] in between.”
To help you choose appropriate attire and look your best as a guest at any fall wedding, she's sharing her best fall fashion tips, including key features to look for when shopping, how to style a dress to be weather-appropriate, and even a few of her favorite brands to shop.
The best fall wedding guest dresses in 2023:
Check out our picks for the best fall wedding guest dresses below, so you can feel confident, stylish, and comfortable at any autumn wedding ceremony or reception.
Kate Franke (she/her) is the editorial assistant at Woman’s Day. She loves all things lifestyle, home, and market related. Kate has a BAJMC in Magazine Media and BA in Writing from Drake University. She is a proud ASME alum whose work has appeared in Food Network Magazine, The Pioneer Woman Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Modern Farmhouse Style, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, and more. Next to writing, Kate’s two favorite things are chai lattes and pumpkin bread!
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