Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

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Let’s be real, it’s always wedding season.

But when the colder weather begins to set in, finding the perfect dress to keep you looking your best is no easy feat. 

Luckily for you, we’ve scoured the web and handpicked our favourite dresses that are up to the task.

From cocktail dresses to maxis to midi lengths, here's a mix of the chicest, sexiest and most party-approved autumn dresses for wedding guests.

Our favourite fall wedding guest dresses

For black tieFor a daring moment in redFor a flirty lookFor a statement piece

For black tie


Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress


NORMA KAMALI Diana one-shoulder gathered jersey dress

Stand out from the crowd in this figure-flattering number that exudes class and elegance — just what a black tie wedding is all about.

The built-in bodysuit helps to cinch your waist and hold you in, whilst the beautiful draping draws the eye and creates fluidity of movement. 

Make like the model and pair this with a sparkling handbag, heels and a pared-back makeup look, to let your outfit really do the talking. 

Then all that’s left to do is to dance the night away in style.

For a daring moment in red

Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: Boden

Boden Tie Back Slip Midi Dress

Red dresses are a girl's best friend. 

But if you haven't found yours yet, let this dress lead the way.

Effortless yet sensual, this vibrant red halterneck dress will make you feel as good as you look. 

With its slip-on style and satin material, it drapes beautifully over your body without hugging your midsection too closely. In other words, you’ve got plenty of room to indulge in drinks and dessert. 

What’s not to love about that?

Wondering how to style it? Pop on a pair of gold sandals, earrings and a lightweight shawl to transition from day to night.

For a flirty look

Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: New Look

New Look Black Floral Embroidered Bustier Strappy Midi Dress

You save £10.99 (26.17%)£41.99

Can you wear black to a fall wedding? 

This dress screams YES! 

Designed with an ultra-feminine embroidered bodice, sweetheart neckline and a wispy yet lightweight layered skirt, this charming number is sure to flatter all body types.

When it gets chilly, keep with the darker colour scheme and pair it with a black blazer and a pair of block heels to stay warm and chic.

For a statement piece

Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: ASOS

ASOS DESIGN One Shoulder Premium Draped Maxi Dress

If you love a show-stopping moment, this dress from ASOS will definitely turn heads for all the right reasons (without detracting from the bride, of course!).

Featuring a gorgeous chocolate brown colourway and a material that stretches with you, this look seamlessly drapes around the body, defining all your curves to perfection. 

As for the sleeves, its dramatic cape style and matching train are perfectly balanced out by the fitted waist and one-shoulder cut, creating a harmonious yet glamorous appearance.

For a more modest ‘fit


Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: & Other Stories

& Other Stories Ruffled Wrap Dress

For a modest dress that's equally glamorous, this ruffled piece is the perfect choice.

Designed with a silky fabric and asymmetrical hemline, this midi dress strikes the perfect balance between elegance and fashion-forward style. 

Its soft lilac colourway and long puff sleeves add character to your look, while its belted waist adds a hint of definition to your silhouette.

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Plus, with this dress taking centre stage, all you need are earrings and a clutch to complete the look.

For the after party

Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal Satin Tie Shoulder Bias Maxi Dress

You save £39 (49.37%)£79

Late-season fetes call for a sexy satin dress.

Featuring a deep royal blue colourway and straight cut, this romantic dress proves that sometimes subtlety is key.

Don't forget to check the back of this dress! It has a flirty backless design and a tie-back fastening that takes this dress from simple chic to dance floor ready.

For sophisticated wear

Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: Coast

Coast Premium Jacquard Midaxi Dress

You save £179 (74.90%)£239

Attending an elegant fall wedding? 

This formal occasion dress won’t let you down. 

Embracing old-school glamour, this dress pairs a classic boat neckline and a bold A-line skirt with a monochromatic finish for an eye-catching, yet refined appearance.

With its classic design, it'll easily accommodate guests with strict or formal dress codes, keeping you, as well as the bride-to-be, as happy as can be.

For a form-flattering fit

Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: PrettyLittleThing

PrettyLittleThing Emerald Green Slinky One Shoulder Ruched Midi Dress

If you’ve got it, flaunt it. 

And this dress does just that.

Made from recycled silky fabric, it hugs every curve of your body to perfection. 

Finished with a deep emerald colourway, a one-shoulder design and a hem that just sits above the knee, it’s appropriate for every formal occasion and fancy to-do.

Either follow the model's lead and pair it with gold pumps and earrings for a fashionable look, or you can opt for a more daring pairing – like these shoes from Nasty Girl – to really stand out.

For shorter babes

Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: Karen Millen

Karen Millen Petite Velvet Devore Strappy Woven Midi Dress

You save £17.85 (15%)£119

If you’re 5ft 3” or under, you’re probably shopping for a standout dress that doesn’t completely overwhelm your frame

Luckily for you, we’ve found your perfect match.

Dripping in gorgeous velvet, this vintage-inspired dress has hit the stores just in time for the fall season. 

Its vibrant, rich blue abstract pattern flatters all skin tones whilst its low cowl neck, criss-cross back and split hem show off just the right amount of skin to elongate your figure.

Looking for more petite options? Check out our favourite picks right here.

For curvy ladies

Turn heads this autumn in a knock-out wedding guest dress

Photo: boohoo

boohoo Plus Wrap Leopard Ruffle Midi Dress

You save £6.25 (25%)£25

If you’re looking to buy a special occasion dress that you can wear again and again (even after the wedding season), this is the perfect piece for you.

Perfect for plus-size girlies, this leopard wrap dress is as party-ready as it gets. 

A wrap-around design cinches your waist, a low v-neckline and a sleeveless cut show off your skin and a jazzy blue print brings plenty of fun to this ensemble.

What colours are best at an autumn wedding?

While there is no official rulebook about what colours are best to wear to an autumn wedding, given the cosy and cooler vibes of the season, there are a few options that definitely stand out.

Darker and deeper tones like purple or green are particularly relevant hues, whilst colours like red and royal blue are simply timeless options that work for every season or occasion.

What are the best autumn dresses for wedding guests?

While we’re big fans of each of these handpicked autumn wedding outfits, if we had to choose a select few to wear this upcoming wedding season, we do have a few favourites:

  • ASOS DESIGN One Shoulder Premium Draped Maxi Dress: This show-stopping floor-length piece from ASOS is a statement dress that is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

  • Nasty Gal Satin Tie Shoulder Bias Maxi Dress: Made from high-quality satin, this figure-flattering dress drapes beautifully around the body while its royal blue colourway makes it stand out as one the best autumn dresses for wedding guests this season.

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