17 Fall Wedding Dresses for the Autumnally-Obsessed

'Tis the season for football, foliage, and of course, weddings.
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Sofia Deeb
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Sofia was a writer for Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine.
  • Sofia studied cultural anthropology and journalism at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Updated Aug 30, 2023
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Real talk: We're totally *falling* in love. . .with fall wedding dresses that is. Seriously, whoever said the season was about pumpkin spice and 'everything nice' must have been talking about these dresses.

The change in weather brings about all new opportunities when it comes to bridal fashion (hello black wedding dresses). Of course, there's always the classics, like long sleeves and lace too. Whether you're looking to keep cozy at a chilly outdoor wedding this fall, or channel a bit of autumn vibes when the weather still feels like summer, we've got the looks for you. Keep reading to discover 17 of our fall faves, plus some expert styling tips for the season.

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Fall Wedding Dresses for Autumn Celebrations

Looking for inspiration? You've come to the right place. These 17 wedding dresses are editor-approved for fall nuptials.

Watters Frances High-Neck Lace Sheath Wedding Gown

High-neck lace wedding gown from Watters
Photo: Anthropologie

Everything about this look says 'fall', from its mock neckline, to its long sleeves and intricate embroidery. Finish off the festive ensemble with ruby earrings and a classic red lip.
Size Range: 0 - 15 | Color: Ivory | Fabric: Lace | Silhouette: Sheath

Reev Bridal Hera Gown

Reev Bridal wedding gown with V-neck, ruched waistline, and trailing cape
Photo: Reev Bridal

How lovely would this dress look against a backdrop of autumn leaves? A deep V-neck, ruched waistline and trailing cape are just a few of the details that make it a standout pick.
Size Range: Custom | Color: Ivory | Fabric: Chiffon | Silhouette: A-Line

Justin Alexander Gemma Gown

Square-neck long sleeve wedding dress from Justin Alexander
Photo: The Knot

No matter the season, simple is always in style, and this dress is a testament to that. With a square neck and streamlined silhouette, it's the definition of understated excellence.

Size Range: 0 - 30 | Color: White | Fabric: Crepe | Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare

Maggie Sottero Penny Gown

Black lace wedding gown from Maggie Sottero
Photo: The Knot

This lace look has 'spooky season' written all over it. As one of the top wedding dress trends for 2023-24, a black wedding dress is the perfect pick for your fall nuptials.

Size Range: 0 - 28 | Color: Black | Fabric: Lace | Silhouette: A-Line

Wtoo by Watters Miles V-Neck Ruched-Sleeve Mesh Wedding Gown

Off-the-shoulder mesh wedding gown from Wtoo by Watters
Photo: Anthropologie

Whether you choose to dress it up with accessories, or let its stunning silhouette speak for itself, one thing is for sure: You'll turn heads for all the right reasons in this off-shoulder fall wedding dress.

Size Range: 00 - 26W | Color: Ivory | Fabric: Mesh | Silhouette: A-Line

Bridal by ELOQUII Embellished Cape Gown

Embellished sequin cape wedding gown from Bridal by ELOQUII
Photo: Bridal by ELOQUII

For the bride who loves to make a grand entrance: Meet the wedding dress of your dreams. With all-over sequin embellishments and a detachable cape, this ensemble makes a serious statement.

Size Range: 14 -28 | Color: Off-White | Fabric: Mesh | Silhouette: Sheath

Olivia Bottega Acerola Dress with Leg Slit

Off-shoulder wedding gown with train and leg slit from Olivia Bottega
Photo: Olivia Bottega

Here's further proof that you can't go wrong with a classic. This gown features an off-shoulder neckline, an A-line skirt and a cathedral-lenght train. Talk about timeless.

Size Range: 0 - 30 | Color: White | Fabric: Organza | Silhouette: A-Line

Lulus Romance Dreamer White Lace Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Lace off-shoulder wedding gown from Lulus
Photo: Lulus

We thought this pick couldn't get any better, and then we saw its price tag. At under $200, this cozy lace gown offers major bang for your buck.

Size Range: XXS - XL | Color: White | Fabric: Lace | Silhouette: Sheath

Sincerity Bridal Clean A-Line Dress with Chiffon Blouson Sleeves

Square-neck wedding dress with blouson sleeves from Sincerity Bridal
Photo: The Knot

Equal parts cozy and sweet, this balloon-sleeved gown is sure to stun at a wedding this fall. Level up its simple silhouette with a crown of flowers in autumnal hues.

Size Range: 0 - 30 | Color: White | Fabric: Chiffon | Silhouette: A-Line

Justin Alexander Giza Gown

Mermaid wedding gown with sweetheart neckline from Justin Alexander
Photo: The Knot

Check out the gorgeous leaf embroidery on this strapless, sweetheart neck mermaid gown. Seriously, does it get any more fall-friendly than that?

Size Range: 0 - 30 | Color: White | Fabric: Lace | Silhouette: Fit-and-Flare

AW Bridal Shah Wedding Dress

Long sleeve wedding dress with bustier bodice and floral appliqué from AW Bridal
Photo: The Knot

All-over floral appliques and a bustier bodice makes this a trendy pick for 2023-24 brides. Plus, thanks to its illusion long sleeves, it will keep you warm during chilly autumn nights

Size Range: Custom | Color: Ivory | Fabric: Tulle | Silhouette: A-Line

Willowby by Watters Sorvette Long-Sleeve Satin Wedding Gown

V-neck wedding gown with long balloon sleeves from Willowby by Watters
Photo: Anthropologie

Show off your décolletage in this stunning low-cut look. With a deep V-neckline, long balloon sleeves, and a side leg slit, it's as sexy as it is sweet.

Size Range: 0 - 26W | Color: Ivory | Fabric: Satin | Silhouette: A-Line

Willowby by Watters Cameron Tiered-Sleeve Off-Shoulder Mesh Column Wedding Gown

Off-shoulder lace wedding dress from Willowby by Watters
Photo: Anthropologie

Meet the cottagecore wedding dress of our dreams. This off-shoulder lace number is sure to pair perfectly with a bouquet of wildflowers and a foliage-filled setting this fall.

Size Range: 0 - 26W | Color: Ivory | Fabric: Stretch Mesh | Silhouette: Column

AW Bridal Nena Wedding Dress

Tea-length wedding dress with cape from AW Bridal
Photo: The Knot

We love this tea-length pick for a fall elopement or courthouse wedding. Its pearl-adorned cape can easily be removed to switch up your look between the ceremony and reception.

Size Range: Custom | Color: White | Fabric: Tulle| Silhouette: A-Line

Tadashi Shoji Dawson Long-Sleeve Crepe Wedding Gown

Long-sleeve wedding dress with plunging neckline from Tadashi Shoji
Photo: Anthropologie

Our love for this long-sleeved wedding gown is as deep as its plunging neckline. Accessorize your exposed décolletage with an emerald necklace for major autumn vibes.

Size Range: 00 - 26W | Color: White | Fabric: Stretch Crepe | Silhouette: Sheath

AW Bridal Miya Wedding Dress

Lace mermaid gown from AW Bridal
Photo: The Knot

Live out your bohemian dreams in this stunning lace mermaid gown. Sheer illusion sleeves give it a cozy fall look, without making you overheat.

Size Range: Custom | Color: Ivory | Fabric: Lace | Silhouette: Mermaid

Maggie Sottero Tristyn Gown

Black and white lace wedding dress from Maggie Sottero
Photo: The Knot

Finding the perfect wedding wardrobe is never black and white. Your dress on the other hand, can be. We love this two-toned ball gown for fall (and all year round, for that matter).

Size Range: 0 - 28 | Color: Black, Ivory | Fabric: Lace, Tulle | Silhouette: Ball Gown

Tips for Styling a Fall Wedding Dress

Even if your wedding dress doesn't particularly scream 'fall', there are plenty of ways to add a seasonal touch to your look. Here are a few of our favorites:

Accessorize with Jewel Tones

Jewel tones were practically made for fall, so incorporating them into your wedding day look is a no-brainer. You can pull a Carrie Bradshaw and rock sapphire pumps under your dress (Bonus: They can double as your 'something blue'). Of course, you could always go the jewelry route as well. In our books, a dainty emerald necklace or pair of earrings can add the perfect fall touch to any look.

Opt for a Bold Lip

If you're not keen on the idea of adding color to your wedding wardrobe, you can always incorporate a subtle fall touch into your makeup look instead. A bold lip is always a good idea, especially heading into the holiday season. Just like with accessories, you can't go wrong with rich jewel tones like ruby red or violet when it comes to your lip color.

Add Layers

If you're really hoping to capture a cozy fall vibe with your wedding day ensemble, you can always throw on a cape, pashmina or faux fur shawl. Not only will it add a unique touch to your look, but it will also come in handy if you're planning an outdoor wedding during one of the chillier months. The best part? You can remove it as you please to seamlessly switch up your look throughout the night.

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