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    If You're Invited To A Fall Wedding, Here Are 33 Great Dresses To Wear

    Because October is the new June, obviously.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A belted bodycon with long sleeves, meaning you won't have to carry around a jacket the whole time to keep you comfortable and then inevitably forget it at the end of the night.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! The material doesn’t feel cheap; it feels heavier than you’d think but was comfortable. I got many compliments on this dress, and I just paired them with some Old Navy leopard-print block heels." —Erika W.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in sizes L–5X and in 12 colors).

    2. A smocked bodycon dress made to be super stretchy so it won't hold you back as you bust a move on the dance floor. I see you in the middle of the dance circle, showing everyone up!

    model wearing the dress in light pink

    Get it from Tobi for $59 (available in S–L). 

    3. A vintage-inspired swing dress with more than 9,000 5-star ratings raving about how amazing it is, and it comes in a variety of patterns and sleeve lengths, meaning you can find the perfect fit for the specific wedding you're going to.,

    Promising review: "I was in a bit of a pinch looking for something nice to wear to a fall wedding at a historic manor, so something a little more on the fancy side without being TOO much (it was not cocktail attire or anything like that). Scrolling through Amazon at the 11th hour I came across this dress. I read the reviews and decided to go for it. I wasn't expecting much for $30, but I was more than pleasantly surprised when it arrived and I tried it on! My husband loved it, first of all, so I knew it was at least decent. I paired it with black pumps, gold bangles, and black-and-gold statement earrings (black is my color ha), and I got SO MANY COMPLIMENTS. Everyone wanted to know where I got the dress from. Overall, I felt great and felt like it fit well!" —Katie Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $29.96 (available in sizes S–3X and in 36 colors, prints, and sleeve lengths).

    4. A polka-dot slip style you probably won't even want to ~slip~ out of at the end of the night. Plus, if it's going to be a little chillier, this one looks GREAT paired with a faux-leather jacket.

    model wearing black and white polka-dot midi dress
    Petal + Pup

    Get it from Petal + Pup for $49.95 (available in sizes 0–12). 

    5. A ruffled tie-neck dress pretty much begging you to give a twirl while wearing it. Plus, the sleeves will keep you covered but the material will make sure you don't overheat. It's a delicate balance during wedding season.,

    Promising review: "I worried that this might be too sheer, but its double-fabric is done well, it's not heavy or clingy but it gives good coverage. It does fit a little high waisted, but the style is very cute." —JenTee

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 17 colors and patterns).

    6. A lace cut-out midi dress here to make you reconsider all the other dresses you've thought about wearing to the wedding. When you see this stunner, you're going to ~say yes to the dress~ immedately.

    model wearing the lilac midi dress

    Get it from Asos for $48 (originally $60; available in sizes 0–14). 

    7. A 3/4-sleeve midi number with a very slight puff sleeve for a cute detail that'll help you cement your place as fashionista in your friend group. Don't be surprised if they find you all night to tell you how amazing you look. "No really, you look stunning!"

    Reviewer wearing the knee-length dress in blue with small red flowers on it

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I got it in two different colors. I have wide shoulders and a large bust, but the waistline fit well. The fabric is lightweight, so you can wear it in the fall, spring, and summer." —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in nine patterns).

    8. An off-the-shoulder ruffle bodycon dress reviewers confirm is made from thick yet breathable fabric, which is perfect because the seasons are changing as fast as the bride is changing her last name.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this dress!!! It fit like a glove. I wore it to a friend's wedding, and people constantly came up to me and told me how beautiful the dress was. The material is thick (but breathable) and stretchy. I paired it with some gold accessories, and everything seemed to go together." —Elizabeth Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 12 colors).

    9. A satin long-sleeved wrap dress in such a gorgeous color you'll ~pink~ it out to wear every chance you get (to even more events than just weddings).

    model wearing the pink satin long-sleeved wrap dress

    Promising review: "I wore this dress to a December wedding, and it was perfect. The fit was great, and it did not gap at all. The length was also very modest. 10/10 recommend." —Erica B.

    Get it from Lulu's for $58 (available in sizes XS–XL). 

    10. A keyhole maxi dress with pockets (!!!) so you don't have to worry about where to put your phone, lipstick, and — of course — tissues. *sniff, sniff*

    Reviewer wearing the long-sleeved dress in yellow
    A different reviewer wearing the dress in purple with a belt

    Promising review: "Ladies, I know you may be contemplating......but buy the damn dress!!! It’s ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! I wore it to a wedding and got so many compliments. I typically wear a size 12/14 and was nervous about the 1X, but it fit great. It was a little on the long side, but I managed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes L–3X Plus and in seven colors).

    11. A V-neck ruffled swing dress you can wear with your favorite heels for the wedding but then also pull out of your closet when your girlfriends remind you that you have brunch plans. We love a dress that can do both!,

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It's modest enough to wear for work but cute enough to wear every day! I'm petite, so I would say it runs a bit bigger than I'd prefer, but it is still super cute! Also, this exact dress is being sold at other boutiques for three times the price!" —Emily Seils

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    12. An off-the-shoulder midi dress you really cannot give a ~cold shoulder~ to because the color screams FALL, and the style, well, the style says, "I'm ready for one heck of a night".

    model wearing the burgundy dress

    Get it from Loft for $79.50 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in black and red). 

    13. A flared dress with ruffled sleeves because it's totally OK to love cheap ~frills~, especially when you have three weddings with the same group of people coming up and need a budget-friendly dress option that doesn't look budget friendly.

    reviewer wearing the dress in teal

    Promising review: "This is the perfect wedding guest dress. I loved this dress and may actually buy different colors to expand my wardrobe. I received many compliments and many were surprised that the dress was from Amazon. There is a zipper in the back, and I was very impressed with how well it was made. I am 5 feet tall and bought a large." —Alicia Mahan

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 29 colors and patterns).

    14. A gathered satin dress so unique and different, you'll want to wear it to every single wedding you have coming up. Hey, if some guests can wear the same suit over and over again, I think it's only fair to wear the same great dress again and again!

    model wearing the blue and peach marble-print dress

    Get it from Eloquii for $119.95 (available in sizes 14–28). 

    15. A long-sleeved scalloped-hem A-line that looks like a simple dress from far away, but from close up, everyone will notice the super-cool design on the hem!,

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress and great quality for the price. I received lots of compliments, and I’m tempted to buy it in every color! The material has a bit of stretch. It's very comfortable. The color was great!!!!" —Wineymama

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in seven colors).

    16. An asymmetrical tiered boho dress so beautiful, it's basically guaranteed to bring as many ~tiers~ to your eyes as when you see the groom's reaction to seeing the bride for the first time (which is always the best part).

    model wearing the dress in metallic pink
    Yellowcake Shop

    BTW — Yellowcake shop is Latinx-owned small business from Project Runway alumna Valerie Mayén! Each garment is handmade in the US. 

    Promising review: "When I saw the sample dress at the Self-Care Saturday, I knew that I needed to add this staple to my collection of Yellowcake pieces. This dress is easy and comfortable, a definite add to any wardrobe." —Dawn Hebben

    Get it from Yellowcake Shop for $184 (originally $194; available in sizes XS–3X and in 13 colors and patterns). 

    17. A cocktail swing dress perfect for that cocktail attire wedding you're unsure of what to wear to. This dress will keep you feeling classy while still staying comfortable because wedding receptions are marathons, not sprints.

    reviewer wearing the dress in navy blue

    Promising review: "I really like this dress. I wore it to a wedding and received many compliments. The color is beautiful. The fabric and lace seem to be high quality. The dress doesn't poof out like in the picture but probably could with a petticoat. The chest is a bit revealing so I used a safety pin to be more modest. It could have been worn without a pin comfortably. I would highly recommend this item. It fits true to size." —Arizona Mermaid

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes 16–26 and in 11 colors).

    18. A faux-wrap midi dress in a bright-red color to show just how much love you have for the happy couple. Can you believe they found each other on this crazy ride we call life?

    model wearing the dress in red

    Promising review: "This dress is wonderful. It's extremely comfortable. This could be used for a dressy event or casual. It fits exactly as shown." —Dthompsam

    Get it from Nordstrom for $89 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors). 

    19. A printed minidress proving that just because it's a "fall wedding" doesn't mean you can't wear a bright colorful floral dress. You're a rule breaker and will stand out in the crowd (in the best way possible, of course) of simple dresses with this number.

    model wearing the printed high-neck long-sleeved dress
    Lilly's Kloset

    BTW — Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman–owned online boutique that has been bringing women fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories since 2012. Their mission is to help dress women for their most memorable moments.

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $78 (available in sizes 1X–3X). 

    20. A high-neck short-sleeve lace cocktail dress you can wear no matter the dress code. Pair this with the right shoes and accessories, and it can go from an outdoor barn wedding to a black-tie one.,

    Promising review: "This dress was PERFECT for my friend's fall wedding. I saw a similar dress on another site at almost double the price, and I decided to take a chance on this. I am SO glad I did! It fit perfectly — it wasn't too tight or uncomfortable. I love that it's classy but still fitted and has the slit in the back for flair. I may even buy it in another color!" —Lauren Pearman

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes 4–10 and in black, green, and red).

    21. A floral midi dress that is truly so stunning you may go out of your way to make sure the photographer takes at least a few pictures of you in it. A dress like this needs to be documented!

    model wearing the long-sleeved pink floral midi dress

    Get it from ModCloth for $99 (available in UK sizes 6–16). 

    22. An embellished mesh-sleeve bodycon dress giving me true 10/10 vibes. I mean, you'll look (and feel) S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G in this number.,

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous. I love the sleeves on this dress. They are absolutely beautiful. I’ve never seen any like those before. I will be wearing this dress to my son’s wedding." —monday19

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99 (available in sizes L–4XL and in seven colors).

    23. A sweetheart midi dress at such a ~sweet~ price you won't even care when you accidentally spill champagne on it. Whoops!

    model wearing the green dress
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XL). 

    24. A V-neck wrap sweater dress perfect for that late-fall, bordering-on-early-winter wedding when you want to feel stylish but also not freeze the moment you step outside.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! I got it for a February wedding, and it was perfectly warm and extremely comfortable. I received compliments on it. I highly recommend it for a fall/winter wedding. It’s also versatile enough that you can make it casual too with sneakers or flats. It’ll be good for work as well. Definitely get it!" —SillyBrunette

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in 16 colors).

    25. A knee-length floral swing dress all your friends will be messaging you about (asking where you got it from).

    Reviewer wearing the boat neck 3/4-sleeve dress in teal with pink and green flowers all over it
    A different reviewer wearing the dress in navy blue.

    Promising review: "You won’t regret purchasing this dress! I purchased the green floral dress and wore it at a wedding and got SO many compliments. The dress is so comfortable and has pockets. It does need a slip." —Yomama

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes 14–24 and in eight colors and patterns).

    26. A pleated lantern-sleeve pleated-front maxi dress for an elegant look at every wedding you're invited to. When the temperature starts to drop more than the bridesmaids on the dance floor, you want this dress in your corner.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It's so elegant. I bought it to officiate an outdoor wedding. It was light enough to keep me cool but the style was perfect for the task! And the best part was that my husband loved it! Couldn’t stop complimenting me." —Monchery

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

    27. A printed ruffle dress here to make you the unofficial best dressed at the wedding. (After the bride, of course).

    model wearing the yellow printed dress

    Get it from Saylor for $231 (available in sizes XS–L). 

    28. A mermaid cocktail dress giving me big "I understood the assignment" vibes when you show up to that black-tie wedding in it. And for less than $50? Now that's what we like to call a baddie on a budget.,

    Promising review: "Blown away!! I felt amazing in this dress. It fits like a glove with excellent length. I wore it to a wedding and it was a complete hit." —Gizmo

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in nine colors).

    29. A lace maxi dress reviewers swear looks expensive, which is great for you because with so many wedding invites on your calendar, you can't be spending tons of money on all the dresses you need.

    reviewer wearing the dress in red

    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous!! I could tell the quality and that I was going to love it from the first moment I held it in my hands. The lace and weight and design of it, it just doesn't have a cheap feel to it at all! Perfect length. Just reaches the tops of my feet. Very bohemian yet vintage feel." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 12 colors). 

    30. A giraffe-print mesh dress for when you're feeling a bit ~wild~ — and by wild, I mean having so much fun, but not as much fun as the drunk groomsman who has definitely been served one too many...

    model wearing the mid-length high neck brown snakeskin print bodycon dress

    BTW — Curverra is a Black woman–owned business offering clothes for curvy women. They even offer many exclusive styles.

    Get it from Curverra for $48 (available in sizes 1X–3X). 

    31. A beautiful maxi dress for an effortlessly chic look everyone (and their mother) will be talking about the next day. "Did you see that BEAUTIFUL maxi dress?"

    model wearing the blue and pink pattern maxi dress
    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $198 (available in sizes 0–14 and in two colors). 

    32. An off-the-shoulder minidress you'll for sure impress everyone in, even the people you haven't seen since high school. Who decided weddings were a good time to have a mini high school reunion???,

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It was the right fit, and it didn't ride up while I walked. You could see through a little, so I would recommend wearing black underneath. I will definitely buy this in another color." —Chosen Empress

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes L–5X and in 11 colors).

    33. And a Ulla Johnson mini dress so gorgeous, it may have you rewriting the lyrics to Taylor Swift's "Love Story" to be about you and this dress. And with this dress as your plus one, you're going to have an amazing time.


    Get it from Shopbop for $425 (available in sizes 0–14).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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