What To Wear To An Autumn Wedding

In time-gone-by it would be the summer months which had flurries of wedding invites coming through the door but nowadays there is no such thing as the ‘Wedding Season’ and Autumn weddings are becoming more and more popular. So if you’ve ever wondered how to dress for an Autumn wedding read on.
Mature blonde woman wears a patterned nehru collar jacket
We can see why so many couples choose the Autumn months to tie the knot, cooler days mean less worrying about make up melting, dry but slightly overcast days often make for better pictures and it doesn’t get more romantic than a fairy-light lit evening reception! As a wedding guest though an Autumn wedding can leave you wondering how to balance comfort and style, with an outfit which will look great whilst also keeping you comfortable as the temperatures drop. So we’re here to help you choose that perfect Autumn wedding guest outfit.
Mother of the Bride in long cashmere coat

How To Dress For An Autumn Wedding

Colour and Pattern

In the Summer a floral shift dress may be your go to but you might be wondering whether florals are right for an Autumn wedding. We say yes! Choose a floral print in a warmer colour palette for an Autumn wedding. Opt for something like the Bardot dress in Soft Pistachio for an autumnal colour palette with a little brightness, plus with the longer sleeve the Bardot dress is the ideal Autumn wedding guest dress.
Mature woman with red hair in an a-line long sleeve Bardot dress in Soft Pistachio
You could also opt for richer jewel toned colours like navy blues and rich red to shift your wardrobe into a more Autumnal feel. Take inspiration from nature’s Autumnal colour palette for a chic look, warm coppers, muted greens, soft browns or rich golds are all great for an Autumn wedding outfit.
Young read head woman in cap sleeve midi shift Hepburn dress in Mineral

Layer Up

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about in Autumn wedding is temperature. How do you balance looking good and keeping warm?
If you’re wearing a knee length dress then a matching knee length coat is a great option, it will add structure to your outfit, keep you warm and still look flattering. Go for something like the elegant Lyra coat which is designed to be worn open, perhaps in a Deep Raspberry cashmere, with it’s curved collar to flatter the neck or something with more structure like a Nehru Coat.
mature couple at wedding, man in blue tween suit and woman in deep raspberry knee length cashmere jacket lyra
Blonde woman wears a navy blue silk dress and coat, Nehru coat and hepburn dress in midnight blue.
If you are keeping your legs covered then you can either go short or long with your layers. A cropped jacket is a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe, wear it over your favourite maxi dress at an Autumn wedding then bring it out again and again for work, drinks with the girls or just to brighten an every day outfit.
Young woman with short brown hair in a grey blue maxi dress with a curved collar Anya jacket in imperial blue.
Or go for maximum glamour with a long coat. The Devi coat with its soft curved collar gives a classy lift to your outfit and will give you a long statuesque look.
Woman with long brown hair in a pale pink maxi dress with deep pink long opera Devi coat in Deep Raspberry.
If you’re going to an early autumn wedding and just need a light layer then a cashmere shawl is a great option, drape it through your elbows for a classy accessory in the warmer weather then wrap up in the evening to keep warm in style.
Young red head woman laughs while drinking champagne, she wears a metalic blue silk Hepburn shift dress and a patterned cashmere shawl.

Try a Suit

If you don’t fancy wearing a dress in the Autumn chill then why not opt for a suit? A Silk Suit is a step up from your standard suit with its luxury feel and soft shine.
A mature blonde woman wears a pale pink suit with a nehru jacket.
Choose a richly patterned fabric to really take this look to the next level, a suit in a stunning floral fabric like Poppy or Mineral would look wonderful as an Autumn wedding outfit.
Woman with dark hair wears a deep teal silk suit in Mineral fabric
There are so many options for what to wear as a guest to an Autumn wedding, whatever you choose just remember that the most important thing is that you feel great. So whether its a classic shift dress and coat, a statement floor length coat or a more alternative Autumn wedding outfit like a suit, wear it with confidence and let your inner light shine through!