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It’s wedding season…. times 10. RSVPing is easy, but trying to find a stunning fall wedding guest dresses before they’re all sold out? That’s almost impossible. If you’re panicking and realizing that you’re basically living the life of Jane Nichols from 27 Dresses—minus the bridesmaid status—I’ve got you covered.
Finding an *actually* stylish dress to wear to a wedding without looking like you’re in the wedding party is so difficult. You don’t want to end up with a closet full of dresses you kind of hate and won’t ever wear again! Luckily, I am going to a wedding in October, so I’ve selfishly decided to write this story to do research on the clock. It benefits us both!
Fall can be tricky because those cute pastels you’ve been seeing all over TikTok aren’t really going to fly in October. I know that a person can only wear rust or emerald so many times, which is why I tried to expand the fall color palette and find some more interesting options if you’re attending multiple weddings.
I found 10 picks for you in a variety of styles and colors from everywhere. But unlike poor Jane and her collection of hideous bridesmaids dresses, these frocks are full-on grid-worthy. There aren’t any scuba or cowgirl dresses in this round-up, I swear!
Scroll on to find some gowns you can actually wear to all your upcoming fall soirees. Talk about a win-win.
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Knot Detail Dress
This steel dress from Mango has a metallic sheen to it that makes it more formal. It’s available in sizes 0-20 and would look great with sparkly heels and earrings.
Selkie Corset Mini Dress
Green is one of the best formal dress colors for fall and this strapless option from Selkie has the sweetest lace detailing on the bodice. It’s available in sizes XXS-3X.
Chiffon Ruffle Dress
Hey hot stuff, this chiffon dress will be your go-to for every special occasion because it’s the perfect mix of chic and sexy. It’s also available in a bright shade of red.
Jessa Ruffle Dress
If you love a boho moment, this tiered ruffle dress will fit your personal style while still being very formal.
Printed Draped Dress
This slip is the type of dress that works year-round and for any occasion. Dress it up for a wedding with strappy heels and a clutch and then wear it to happy hour with loafers and a blazer.
3D Floral Open Back Sheath Dress
This floral statement dress is a great option for a black tie wedding if you don’t want to wear a full-length gown.
Flowy Satin Dress
If you want to be the classiest person at the wedding, this flowy satin dress is the one. It would pair perfectly with heels that lace up around the ankle and a cuff bracelet.
Metallic Asymmetric Dress
If the wedding your attending is at a restaurant or city venue, don’t be afraid to go for a fun short option! This one-shoulder dress is perfect.
Batwing Sleeve Maxi Dress
For a more conservative look, look for something with shoulder draping like this pink maxi dress.
High-Slit Midi Dress
Abercrombie & Fitch is a hidden gem for wedding guest apparel and this slip dress proves it! It comes in five colors.