WHAT TO WEAR TO A FALL WEDDING
With the changing leaves and temperate weather, autumn offers an ideal time to tie the knot. But for guests, the colder temps can cause wedding attire conundrums. Are pants too casual? Is wearing all black OK? What colors are in season? Below, we answer these and other common queries as we show you what to wear to four types of ceremonies.
A City Wedding
Whether it's a brick loft or a contemporary art museum, an urban setting lets you be creative with your attire. While an all-black cocktail dress may feel sophisticated for a swanky city venue, be sure to break it up with some color to keep things festive. Satin fabrics feel extra luxe, especially in jewel tones. A pretty midi dress in ruby, amethyst, sapphire or jade will put an elegant spin on your dance moves.
A Country Wedding
For a ranch reception or woodsy nuptials, embrace the natural beauty of your surroundings. Colors tend to be moodier: wine, plum and midnight abound. A long-sleeve dress is perfect for outdoorsy venues, especially if the night air is chilly. Stilettos and pointy toes can be tricky on grass, so a block heel or platform is the safest bet. A pretty crossbody bag keeps your hands free for navigating the terrain with a drink in hand.
A Courthouse Wedding
Just because the couple kept the ceremony low-key at city hall, it doesn’t mean you need to dial back your attire. A little sleuthing will help you decipher the wedding dress code: What's the couple's aesthetic? Where will the after-party be? In some cases, pants may be preferred. A chic jumpsuit with flats feels dressed up and ready for hours on the dance floor. Adding a few shiny flourishes like rhinestone earrings or a sleek blazer makes it evening appropriate. For a daytime affair, a wrap dress always looks put together and lovely with some bold jewelry.
A Beach Wedding
A seaside wedding with fall's vivid sunsets as the backdrop offers the perfect ambiance for a joyous occasion. Coastal venues invite you to experiment with unstructured elegance. Be romantic in a floaty chiffon maxi. Or show your fun side with an unexpected palm-print midi dress, a greener evolution of the floral trend. Flats or sandals are best for strolling on the sand and pebbles. Grab a soft wrap for when the temps drop. Delicate gold jewelry provides the prettiest finishing touch.