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All The Fall Wedding Guest Dress Inspo You Need in 2023

Are you excited about attending a wedding this fall but still searching for the perfect wedding-guest dress? The crisp air, the warm colors, and the cozy-meets-rustic atmosphere lend fall weddings a uniquely romantic air. You already RSVPed an enthusiastic yes, picked out your dinner order, and booked your plane ticket. So, naturally, the one thing left to figure out, as any doting wedding guest must, is: What should I wear to my friend’s fall wedding?

Choosing the perfect dress for a fall wedding can be a delightful challenge. Will you be warm enough while still being able to bust a move on the dance floor? Will you need to buy new shoes to match your outfit? We've got you covered with loads of ideas to craft your perfect fall wedding-guest style that will make you feel the autumnal magic!

From luxurious velvet to deep, moody hues, you’re sure to find something that speaks to the PSL-loving, leaf-peeping fall girly in you. So, without further ado, here are six ideas to help you shop for your wedding-guest attire.

Embrace Autumn Hues

august in cabernet


When it comes to fall wedding guest dresses, drawing inspiration from the season's colors is always a hit. Think rich cabernet, deep emerald green, warm terracotta, or sweet chocolate. These hues not only complement the fall landscape but also evoke a sense of sophistication and glamor. Whether you opt for a floor-length gown or a flirty midi dress, embracing the autumnal color palette will make you feel like a fashion-forward and thoughtful guest.

A New Neutral Palette

devin in toffee


We know that neutrals are not going anywhere as a wedding fashion trend, so we’ve developed a neutral palette that is more than just many shades of beige. Mocha and toffee are two of our favorite new shades for fall.

Midi Length Charm

eugenia in olive


Midi dresses make ideal fall wedding guest dresses. Midi dresses strike the perfect balance between formal and casual, making them versatile — you can wear them again! For a modern silhouette, try our Lisa Midi, a satin dress that you can accessorize for any occasion. Or, for something more romantic, our James dress

Dancing queens, our midi dresses are perfect for getting your dance on at the wedding reception. Just make sure you have comfortable shoes to get you through the day blister-free. Don’t see a midi dress you love? Think outside the box and hem any of our maxi dresses to midi length, et voila.

Luxurious Velvet

alex in velvet desert rose


When it comes to autumnal fabrics, velvet takes the lead. Its plush texture and luxurious sheen make it an ideal choice for a fall wedding-guest dress. A velvet dress in rich, fall-friendly hues like emerald, desert rose, or taupe will undoubtedly make you feel like royalty as you celebrate the love of the newlyweds. Pair your velvet dress with statement accessories to complete the look and add a touch of your personality.

Playful Ruffles

jackson in ocean blue


Since fall is the beginning of the festive season, why not get the party started with some ruffles. Ruffles are a fun and playful embellishment that can transform any dress into a statement piece. Whether they adorn the neckline, sleeves (or both), or cascading down the skirt, ruffles bring movement and dimension to your look. Opt for a dress with delicate ruffles for a romantic touch or go bold with exaggerated ruffles for a fashion-forward statement.

No Cold Shoulders Here

wedding shawl


As the wedding day turns into night, and the temperatures get a little colder, you may want to wrap up in something that is formal and easily tucked away in a purse. Enter: shawls. Our shawls come in easily mixable-and-matchable shades, with or without fringe, and you can personalize them for an additional $6.

As you're exploring these fall wedding guest dress styles, don't forget to check out the rest of our always-growing collection of dresses here at Birdy Grey. Our collection is designed with bridesmaids in mind, but there are also loads of beautiful options that are perfect for fall wedding-guest dresses.

Remember, the key to choosing the perfect fall wedding-guest dress is to select a style that reflects your personality, matches the dress code of the event, and pays homage to the beauty of the season. Enjoy your pal’s celebration and cherish the magical memories you'll create! And don’t forget to tag us in the photos. There’s nothing we love more than a wedding fit check.

Hero photo by: kelseyscapturesphotography
Special thanks to @kristigarciaaa for the real wedding photo submission.
Image contains terracotta, spice, and desert rose bridesmaid dresses.