If you’re attending a bridal shower as a guest this fall, here’s exactly what to wear to it.
From the coziest sweater dresses and boots to long-length maxi dresses in autumnal prints, we’ve got you covered from head to toe in fall fashion. Let’s go!
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What to Wear to a Fall Bridal Shower as Guest
Renee wrote us in our Ask Emmaline inbox on this topic. She’s a guest at an upcoming October bridal shower and she wants to know what to wear to it. She writes,
“Dear Emmaline, my cousin is getting married and I’m invited to the wedding shower. My question is, what should I wear to a fall bridal shower as a guest? It takes place in October and I’m hoping to wear something stylish but I have no idea what guests wear to fall wedding showers. Please help! Thank you!”
Great question, Renee! I hope we can help you find the perfect outfit to wear as a guest to the fall bridal shower. In this blog post, we’ll share thirty of our fave hand-picked autumnal outfit ideas and then we’ll explain what you can wear to a shower as a guest. Hopefully, this will clear up any questions you have and, you may even have the perfect outfit right here.
Let’s get started!
1. Burgundy Sweater Dress, $67
Complete the look with these boots:
2. Mustard Yellow Floral Dress with Ruffles, $79
I love this pattern, color scheme, and the sweet ruffles on the shoulder! Get it here.
3. Velvet Midi Length Dress, $99
This soft, sumptuous velvet midi is a great attire piece for your fall closet. Great reviews, too! Get it here.
4. Long Sleeve Floral Print Mini, $69
This gorgeous floral print is fun and colorful, yet it’s perfectly fashionable for fall wedding shower guest attire. Love it paired with boots! Get it now.
5. Wine Red Mini with Long Sleeves, $79
Short, long sleeves, deep red! What more could you want in a fall bridal shower guest outfit? Available here.
6. Blue Satin Long Tie-Front Dress, $70
This long button-down dress fits like a glove! Shiny satin makes it fun to wear and the length is perfect for fall. See it here.
7. Blue Floral Print Midi Dress, $79
A cute midi-length dress with wide shoulder straps and a pretty floral print. Get it here.
8. Black and White Floral Tiered Dress, $92
Rock this pretty tiered floral print dress with delicate bow straps for a fun look. See it here.
9. Dark Green Floral Print Midi, $79
Wear this beautiful floral print dress — perfect for the season! — to the fall bridal shower. It has a high neckline and a cute midi length that hits between the knee and ankle. Buy here.
10. Smocked Long Sleeve Floral Mini, $79
Adorable! Long sleeves, smocked skater skirt and a pretty floral pattern. Get it here.
11. Navy Blue Sheer Long Sleeve Mini, $69
The ultimate wedding shower guest fall dress: this navy floral pattern mini with long sheer sleeves. Cute! Get it here.
12. Wide-Leg Floral Print Jumpsuit, $65
Rock this jumpsuit with a wide-leg style and fashionable fall floral pattern. See it here.
13. Garden Splendor Midi Dress, $72
Cute! Love this pattern. And that jacket! See it here.
14. Black Sweater Dress with Thigh High Boots, $39
15. Pleated Button-Down Midi, $69
Stylish and fashionable, this midi dress will be your go-to for fall occasions, from bridal showers to after-work parties. Get it here.
16. Navy Smocked Cuff Long Sleeve Mini, $89
You can never go wrong with a mini navy dress with long sleeves for a fall wedding shower! You’ll be the best-dressed guest. Get it here.
17. Black and Gold Floral Midi with Skinny Straps, $89
Metallic gold flowers and leaves makes this the ultimate bridal shower guest dress for fall. Get yours now.
18. Olive Green Sweater Dress, $59
Love this comfy sweater dress! Olive green pairs so nicely with these tall boots! Get this style here.
19. Red Floral Smocked Dress with Long Sleeves, $69
This pattern and color are so fun for fall! Get yours here.
20. Two-Piece Sweater Dress, $89
Shown in burgundy and also available in beige. Get it here.
21. Long Sleeve Camel Sweater Dress with Black Booties, $59
Wear this adorable camel colored sweater dress that hits at the knee and pair it with black ankle booties. Adorable! Get it here.
22. Forest Green Wrap Sweater Dress, $59
Looks like a traditional wrap dress, but it’s a cozy sweater. Perfect for the fall season! Available here.
23. Green Button Down Blouse, $44
Pair this beautiful blouse with your favorite dressy trouser pants for the ultimate in fall fashion. Available here.
24. Burgundy Corduroy Midi Skirt, $54+
Wear your favorite black sweater with this beautiful midi skirt and a pair of boots. Perfect fall wedding shower guest outfit right here! Get it here.
25. Pleated Skirt, $54
Pair a simple black top with this burgundy maxi skirt with pleats for a stunning fall bridal shower guest outfit. Get it here.
26. Navy Blue Sweater Dress, $59
Simple, yet perfect for the occasion! Totally loving that beret, btw. Get the look here.
27. Vegan Leather Brown Skirt with Sweater, $54+
This comfy look will make you a perfectly dressed guest at the fall wedding shower! Brown skirt, cozy turtleneck sweater, and boots. Get it here.
Get cream booties here.
28. Burgundy Flutter Sleeve Maxi, $89
A pretty dress to wear this autumn season. Love the maxi length and flutter sleeves. Available here.
29. Green Pleated Tiered Midi Dress, $102
I love this dress! The color, the tiers, the pleats, the length… it’s perfect for fall shower guests to wear. See it here.
30. Wine Red Floral Dress, $78
A halter-style neckline and a pretty floral pattern in wine makes this an exceptional wedding shower outfit for fall. Get it now.
Need boots? Click here for a beautiful collection!
Now that you’ve seen some examples, let’s discuss shortly what to wear to a fall bridal shower as a guest.
What to Wear: DOs and DONTs
As with all pre-wedding parties, guests should avoid wearing white, cream, and variations of it in their outfit selection. The Bride gets to wear white, and although it’s not the wedding day yet, the color is still reserved for her on this special day: her bridal shower!
As a guest at a shower, you’ll want to dress up: wear a mini, midi, or maxi-length dress in seasonal fabrics and hues.
For fall wedding showers guests should wear cozy and comfortable dressy outfits including jumpsuits, sweater dresses, long sleeve dresses, or blouses paired with skirts or dress pants.
You can wear dresses of any style, as long as they are appropriate for the setting and formality of the event. Similarly, you’ll want to dress warm enough for the location and season. If it’s chilly, consider a long-sleeve dress or a sweater with long sleeves. A midi length works best at a shower, as it’s right in the middle: it’s not too short, but it’s also not too long.
Need more inspo? See these fall bridal shower guest outfits here. These are all available from Lulu’s. Aren’t they so stylish?
I don’t know if I can pick a favorite. I’m on a total sweater dress / boot kick lately. Can’t you tell? ;)
Thanks to Renee for writing and inspiring this blog post! I hope it helps. Have fun at the wedding shower!
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