Last week on the ‘gram, I asked for input on content YOU all want to see on the blog. This post came highly requested! And, I can understand why. Fall & Winter wedding guest dresses are tricky! If you’re in the north (like moi), you need something warm but still dressy and stylish. If you’re in the south, you don’t need something as warm, but rather something that’s Fall/Winter appropriate. And, once Winter actually hits, we’ll all be needing warm and cute attire!
As I was prepping for the family wedding we went to last weekend, I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices for wedding guest dresses. So I’m going to break things down for you today to make it easier! I ended up going with old faithful (if you’ve followed me for a while, you recognize this dress) because the wedding was pretty casual. But, that doesn’t mean I didn’t do some browsing to see if there were other options. So, while I was online window shopping (lol), I made a note of which styles stood out so I could share those with you all!
Let’s talk basics first – there are two major things that make Fall/Winter wedding guest dresses different from Spring/Summer ones: the style of dress & color. Seems pretty obvious right? But if you break it down like that, it makes finding a dress a lot less overwhelming! So, first thing you need to ask yourself is, are you looking for a Fall/Winter appropriate style (long sleeved, longer length) OR a Fall/Winter color (black, dark green, burgundy etc) or both? Once you’ve narrowed down what you’re looking for, it makes finding that perfect dress that much easier. And, when in doubt, stick with a black dress in a a classic style. You really can’t go wrong, and you’re more likely to use it again!
I’ve rounded up 30+ affordable Fall and Winter wedding guest dresses (and jumpsuits!) below. All are under $80! If you’re a petite gal, I find that Loft and Express often have the best petite selections. For Express, you’ll see there’s an option that says “available in petite” under the item title on any dress that’s available in petite!
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A word on accessories – It can be hard to know what to wear with any wedding guest dress let alone one that requires a bit of layering to stay warm! A nicer jacket, like this one, is the perfect solution for looking dressier while staying warm. It would also be easy to repurpose for a different occasion! Or, if it’s not that chilly out, you can use a scarf as a wrap or my favorite moto jacket. I used this blanket scarf (only $12 + Prime ship!) as a wrap this weekend! And, lastly, these heels are great for cool weather weddings and any formal occasion! My sister actually recommended this brand to me because their shoes come with a rubber bottom to provide some grip on slippery surfaces!
Have a great night everyone!
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