Being a guest at a wedding comes with its own set dress code. Don’t go too short, don’t be too flashy, and definitely don’t wear white. Go for something stylish, but not something better suited to a night out on the town with your closest girlfriends. Dress up in pretty, romantic styles such as florals, lace, pastels, pinks, and blues from ball gowns to mini dresses – but never, ever wear white!
In Autumn, when you’re battling temperamental cool and hot weather while also trying to find an event-appropriate dress, the search for the right outfit can sometimes outweigh your excitement. But, despite the obvious do’s and don’ts, the ‘what to wear’ to a wedding isn’t always an easy question to answer.
But, weddings are already popping up on the calendar extra early this year. Thankfully, from your casual back-garden wedding, to an extravagant black-tie function, we’ve got a range of dresses in our wardrobe help you kick off your search!
Pastels are a good go-to. Light, airy, feminine, and eye-catching, they’re an elegant blend of endearing, and cheery, perfect for the season. Opting for a simple, spaghetti-strap dress with light colours and a simplistic neckline will keep you both cool, and charming. Try our Beyond Dress by Talulah, or our Frilling Around Fitted Dress by Grace and Hart for something unique, and undeniably feminine with powder-light colours bound to compliment any complexion.
Midi dresses, both free-flowing, and fitted create a delicate, and classic silhouette that will leave your look absolutely unforgettable, especially when accented with intricate, floral lace. Top off your look with some simple, understated silver accessories, and a small, matching pastel pod clutch with a flirty heel!
Bold, bright colours and free-flowing skirts with elegant cut-aways are a carefree, and easy choice. A perfect way to dress to the season, and still look stunning, you’ll be sure to draw the eye (but not away from the bride!) in a bold mini dress.
Go for sleeveless, off-shoulder, or even full-length lace sleeves for a classic, and dignified look. The Tiered Broderie-Anglaise Mini Dress by Self Portrait is a flawless choice with flirty frills and a fitted waist for a flattering look. Our Hybrid Dress by Thurley comes complete with intricate lace, and a free-flowing, tiered skirt in an unforgettable daffodil bound to bring a dash of spice to your presence on the dance floor!
Opt for simple, toned-down makeup and a nude lip for a demure look, and top your ensemble off with some simple gold accessories, a nice black heel, and a plain pod clutch to keep the attention on your dress!
If you’re still feeling lost, take it back to basics and go for a simple little black dress with a mini hemline, and a free-flowing skirt detailed with intricate lace. While it might always seem like a ‘safe’ choice, the little black dress is a timeless classic for a reason, and a Autumn wedding is still the perfect place to rock one. Our Center Stage Flare Midi Dress by Grace and Hart is a timeless and impeccable choice with a flattering fitted waist, and free-flowing hemline.
Dress your look up with a glitter clutch, some dark lip and a few pieces of statement jewellery for an unforgettable, and dramatic look. Opt for sleeveless or thin-sleeved dresses for a comfortable fit that won’t leave you battling the Autumn heat, that can easily be styled with a cape or shawl in cooler weather, and a nude or black heel to tie your look seamlessly together. Let your hair down for a long, warm night, and don’t forget to dance!
Weddings are all about getting together and having fun while celebrating love and family. Take some inspiration from our wardrobe above, and play around with these different eye-catching styles to find something that works for you! If you have a wedding coming up on the horizon, check out our extensive range of Autumn wedding guest dresses for hire!