What should you wear to a fall wedding as a guest when there is a cocktail dress code? We’ll tell you! Plus, enter for your chance to win a gift card towards your favorite outfit. Read on for more and subscribe for the latest to your inbox!
Fall weddings are on the horizon! If you’re wondering what to wear to a fall wedding as a guest — and the dress code is cocktail attire — you’ve come to the right place.
In this blog post, we’ll showcase the best fall cocktail dresses for wedding guests to wear 2023 has to offer.
You’ll be the best dressed guest in these trend-worthy styles and confident in your wedding guest attire for a cocktail dress code.
Let’s get started!
P.S. Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this blog post!
What to Wear to a Fall Cocktail Wedding: Women
For women, wear seasonal colors and shades, opting for darker colors for evening weddings.
► COLORS: Navy blue, emerald green, maroon, plum, black, and rust orange are all popular colors this time of year.
► LENGTH: Choose a dress that is knee to midi-length (midi hits between the ankle and the knee) and avoid any floor-length dress (no maxi dress here).
A favorite little black dress is a great option, which can be dressed up with nice jewelry, an evening bag, and a pair of dressy heels.
► DRESS ALTERNATIVE: If you prefer an alternative to a dress, opt for a pantsuit or jumpsuit. Either one is appropriate cocktail wedding attire for guests particularly in the fall months.
Here’s a wine red jumpsuit I adore!
What to Wear to a Fall Cocktail Wedding: Men
For men, cocktail attire in the fall is a darker suit, tie, and dress pants.
If the wedding is held in the evening, dark colors are a must; if it is a daytime wedding, lighter gray is a nice option.
► DRESS SHOES: Wear a nice pair of dress shoes and polish them up.
Fall Cocktail Wedding Guest Dresses 2023
Now that you know what to wear, let’s get you dressed! Here are the best fall cocktail wedding guest dresses 2023.
1. Satin Cowl Neck Midi in Brown, $72
Get this silky and satiny midi length dress to wear to the cocktail wedding this fall!
2. Navy Blue Lace Up Velvet, $88
Midi length and brimming with style! Love this velvet fabric and the luxe floral pattern.
3. Dark Green Strappy Midi, $72
Always in style, this simple yet elegant dark green midi dress has a strappy neckline and a perfect length for a cocktail wedding. Loving thie green shade for fall!
4. Ruffled Black Midi Bodycon, $59
This little black dress is the perfect wedding guest dress for a fall cocktail wedding. It goes with everything and has the sweetest ruffle details on the straps.
5. Navy Blue Ruffled Midi in Satin, $89
Stylish and sohpisticated, this cocktail guest dress is perfect for fall in an elegant shade of navy blue satin.
6. One-Shoulder Cocktail Mini Dress, $72
Go for the mini dress in a cute one-shoulder neckline style, beautiful shade of green, and a soft and luxurious satin material.
7. Ruffle Shoulder Bodycon Dress, $59
When you want a little black dress with a little something extra, wear this midi style with a cute ruffle detail on the shoulders and an open back.
8. Navy Midi Slip Dress, $79
This dress will hug your curves and flatter your figure with a deep v-neckline, midi length, and satin material and moves with you.
9. Mock Neckline Olive Green Satin Midi, $72
This may be my favorite fall cocktail wedding guest dress: I adore the mock neck, olive green color, button closure on the back, and asymmetrical hem.
10. Black Halter Midi Length Dress, $69
Show off your shoulders in this figure-hugging dress with a midi length and semi-open back.
11. Black Dress with Mini Hemline and Open Sleeves, $54
For a style you’ll wear again, opt for this little black dress featuring a mini length, long sleeves that are open, and a v-neckline.
12. Wine Red Satin Mockneck Jumpsuit, $79
This stylish jumpsuit is a perfect wedding guest outfit for a fall cocktail wedding.
13. Off-the-Shoulder Emerald Green Midi, $69
Rock this off-the-shoulder midi dress with ruffle hem and dark green satin to your next wedding as a guest! Love the satin material.
14. Navy Blue Midi with Pockets, $69
And last but not least, who says you can’t find the perfect cocktail wedding guest dress… with POCKETS?! We found it! Classic navy midi length dress with a sleeveless style and flattering gathered knot in the bodice.
And there you have it: perfect cocktail wedding guest outfits for fall weddings! Which style is your favorite?
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