37 Fall Wedding Guest Dresses the Gilmore Girls Would Certainly Approve Of

Get ready to *fall* in love with our top picks.
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Photos, From Left to Right: Showpo, Abercrombie & Fitch, ASTR The Label
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
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Updated Oct 26, 2023
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Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes wedding season. Since you've landed on this page, it's safe to assume you're gearing up for a busy few months by searching for fall wedding guest dresses—props to you for getting ahead of the game.

If you're anything like us, you're probably eager to say goodbye to *hot* girl summer and hello to cooler temps. After all, the season brings about so many fun opportunities for fashion (warm tones, stylish booties and cozy knits, just to name a few). The best part is that these looks are all totally wedding worthy.

Get ready to hit 'add to cart'. We've rounded up 37 of the best wedding guest dresses for fall, plus tips on how to spot the season's biggest trends. Keep reading to shop the picks we're totally *falling* for.

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Editor's Picks: Top 10 Fall Wedding Guest Dresses for 2023

We get it: You want to look good. Fortunately, you've come to the right place. These 10 dresses are editor-approved for the upcoming wedding season.

Best Overall: Showpo Dangerous Woman Dress Rust

Rust plunge thigh split fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Showpo

If you're looking to channel your inner Stevie Nicks this fall, we think this beautiful bohemian wrap dress will do just the trick.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: 0 - 16 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 5

Most Versatile: ASTR The Label Kamila Dress Black Yellow Multi

Long sleeve floral wrap maxi fall wedding guest dress
Photo: ASTR The Label

A warm-toned floral pattern gives this classic wrap dress a distinct autumn vibe. Did we mention we're obsessed?

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 2

Most Timeless: ASTR The Label Marin Dress Midnight Blue

Midnight blue dolman sleeve midi fall wedding guest dress
Photo: ASTR The Label

You can seamlessly switch up the style of this versatile midi dress. A bright-colored clutch or some statement jewels can change the look of this dress for a same-season re-wear.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 6

Most Trendy: Significant Other Halter Colorblock Cutout Maxi Dress

Halter Colorblock Cutout Maxi fall wedding guest Dress
Photo: Anthropologie

This pick is all treats and no tricks. Rock the orange and black colorblock dress to the next Halloween wedding on your calendar.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: 2 - 12 | Length: Midi | Colors: 1

Best Plus Size Option: ELOQUII Cowl Neck Dress

Brown cowl neck midi fall wedding guest dress
Photo: ELOQUII

Whether you choose to dress it up or down, one thing is for sure: You'll have this sexy brown slip dress on repeat all wedding season long.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 14 - 32 | Length: Midi | Colors: 3

Best Petite Option: Abercrombie & Fitch Ruffle Tiered Maxi Dress

Black Floral Ruffle Tiered Maxi Fall Wedding Guest Dress
Photo: Abercrombie & Fitch

Who says petites can't rock a full-length gown? Certainly not us. This floral ruffled maxi dress is ideal for any celebration you have on deck this fall.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: XXSP - XLT | Length: Maxi | Colors: 4

Best for a Formal Dress Code: Petal + Pup Grasie Dress Olive

Petal + Pup olive green halter neck fall wedding guest
Photo: Petal + Pup

This olive green halter neck maxi dress was practically made for sipping dirty martinis at an autumn wedding.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 12 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 1

Best for a Casual Dress Code: Showpo Amalie Dress

Pink floral linen puff sleeve fall wedding guest midi dress
Photo: Showpo

Why not lean in hard on the fall vibes and rock some foliage. This leave-printed wrap dress does just that. And *so* well. What's more fall-friendly? (We'll wait).

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: 2 - 16 | Length: Midi | Colors: 4

Best Budget: Lulus Classic Elegance Dress Wine

Wine Satin Sleeveless Mock Neck Maxi Fall Wedding Guest Dress
Photo: Lulus

We've got major heart eyes for this mock-neck satin maxi dress (especially after we saw that price tag under $90).

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Length: Maxi | Colors: 5

Best Splurge: Reformation Annabelle Silk Dress

Black floral long silk fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Reformation

This sexy silk dress will become your new best friend throughout spooky season and beyond. Pair it with a cozy pashmina for an outdoor wedding this fall.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 12 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 6

The Best Fall Wedding Guest Dresses with Sleeves

Here's a few of our favorite picks with sleeves. . . For when the "-ber" months turn into the 'burrr' months.

ASTR The Label Anamaria Cutout Long Sleeve Mini Dress Rust

Rust cutout long sleeve mini fall wedding guest dress
Photo: ASTR The Label

This satin pick will prove you're anything but *rusty* when it comes to dressing the part.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Mini | Colors: 4

Showpo Lorelei Dress Indulgent Bloom

Brown floral V-Neck ballon sleeve fall wedding guest maxi dress
Photo: Showpo

Equal parts sexy and sweet; This floral dress is guaranteed to make a statement at an upcoming fall wedding (plus, it will keep you warm thanks to it's long sleeves and maxi silhouette).

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: 14 - 32 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 3

ELOQUII Mockneck Knit Dress With Wrapover Skirt

Mockneck Knit Fall Wedding Guest Dress With Wrapover Skirt
Photo: ELOQUII

Made from soft knit fabric and featuring a comfortable wrap silhouette, this brown midi dress is as cozy as it is cute.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: 14 - 32 | Length: Midi | Colors: 2

Reformation Winslow Dress

Here's a versatile pick to seamlessly take you from summer to fall. This 3/4-sleeved floral wrap dress pairs perfectly with heeled sandals or suede boots.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XXS - XL | Length: Maxi | Colors: 3

Show Me Your Mumu Kimora Wrap Dress

Sparkle Knit Fall Wedding Guest Wrap Dress
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

You're guaranteed to shine in this brown sequined midi dress—no disco ball required (although it would also look fierce on the dance floor).

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 1

Reformation Tommie Knit Dress

This comfortable knit dress features snug coverage, a crew neckline, and a lush red floral design perfect for fall. It also comes in plus sizes.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Maxi | Colors: 4

The Best Fall Outdoor Wedding Guest Dresses

Rain or shine, these five outdoor wedding guest dresses are guaranteed to make a statement this fall. . . But don't forget to check the weather and pack a stylish pashmina and matching umbrella just in case.

Petal + Pup Ariel Dress Rust

Rust silk midi fall wedding guest dress with lace cutout
Photo: Petal + Pup

If a second summer is in the forecast, you might want to opt for a lightweight look, in a warm, fall color. This burnt orange slip dress, for instance, totally fits the bill.

Dress Code: Cocktail

Size Range: 0 - 16 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 3

Elliatt Astrid Dress Multi

Multicolored floral long sleeve ruffle fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Elliatt

A mock-neckline and long, bishop sleeves make this floral midi dress the perfect pick for those days when the weather is a bit unpredictable.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 1

Wilfred Saturn Long Sleeve Midi Dress

Mocha brown Longsleeve Midi Fall Wedding Guest Dress
Photo: Aritzia

This long-sleeved midi dress is guaranteed to keep you cozy—even when the weather outside is anything but.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XXS - XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 7

ASTR The Label Trinity Dress Black Orange Floral

Long backless black floral fall wedding guest dress
Photo: ASTR The Label

Looking for a dress that will perfectly compliment the fall foliage? This maxi dress, with an orange and yellow floral print, is our pick.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Maxi | Colors: 2

AzazieOli Pleated Stretch Satin Jumpsuit with Pockets in Rust

Terracotta Pleated Stretch Satin Fall Wedding Guest Jumpsuit with Pockets
Photo: Azazie

Who says you have to rock a dress to a wedding? This stylish satin jumpsuit will be your best friend for an outdoor event on a breezy fall evening—no wardrobe malfunctions here!

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: 0–30 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 23

Lulus Striking Impression Orange Floral Print Tiered Midi Dress

Strut your way into the season in this comfortable (and versatile) floral midi dress. You'll love dressing it up or down for every event on your calendar.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 1

The Best Fall Formal Wedding Guest Dresses

Maybe you have a formal wedding on your calendar this fall. . . Or maybe you like using the holidays as an excuse to get all dressed up. Either way, you'll love these five looks.

Lucy in the Sky Kofi Dress Maroon

Maroon ruffle maxi fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Lucy in the Sky

With an elegant silhouette, structured bodice, and charming ruffle detailing, you won't believe this maroon maxi dress costs less than $100.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XXS - XL | Length: Maxi | Colors: 3

Reformation Senna Dress in Navy

Reformation halter neck navy fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Reformation

With a high cowl neckline, deep navy hue, and side slit, this stylish maxi is perfect for a formal fall wedding.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 12 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 5

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Nadira Gown

Gold long sleeve maxi fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Rent The Runway

From wedding season to holiday season, you're guaranteed to have this shimmery gold maxi dress on repeat. Add some gold jewels for extra shine.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 16 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 1

Marchesa Notte Metallic Floral Pleated Gown

Metallic floral pleated fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Rent The Runway

Florals for fall? We think they're pretty groundbreaking. . .Especially when they look this good. Go glam, just for the night with this stunning rental option.

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 14 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 1

Reformation Seona Knit Dress

Brown open back knit fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Reformation

Sure, this knit dress' color might make it perfect for fall, but its sexy silhouette will have you reaching for it all year round (hello front and back cowl).

Dress Code: Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Maxi | Colors: 3

The Best Casual Fall Wedding Guest Dresses

Keeping it casual never looked so good. Check out our five favorite options for a casual dress code wedding this fall.

Petal + Pup Barker Dress Olive

Olive green ruffle midi wrap fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Petal + Pup

From strolling through the pumpkin patch to sending your loved ones off into marriage, this ruffled wrap dress is guaranteed to be your go-to all season long.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 5

Torrid Mini Lurex Chiffon Tiered Dress

Mini maroon chiffon tiered fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Torrid

Maybe the weather hasn't gotten the memo that it's fall yet. Sheer sleeves and an airy ruffled skirt make this dress the perfect choice for keeping cool and comfortable at an upcoming wedding.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: 10 - 30 | Length: Mini | Colors: 1

ELOQUII Sweater Wrap Dress

Black sweater wrap fall wedding guest dress
Photo: ELOQUII

Did somebody say sweater weather? Pair this stylish knit wrap dress with a pair of leather boots and matching shoulder bag for a casual wedding this season.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: 14 - 32 | Length: Midi | Colors: 5

Madewell Petite Sophia Tie-Front Midi Dress Teaberry Floral

Teaberry Floral Fall Wedding Guest Tie-Front Midi Dress
Photo: Madewell

Lean into the cottagecore aesthetic this fall with this charming puff-sleeved smock dress. P.S.: It has pockets!

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XXSP - LP | Length: Midi | Colors: 1

Gap Puff Sleeve Smocked Midi Dress

Gap puff sleeve smocked midi dress in green with a v-neckline

With a timeless style and petite and tall availability, this green smock dress checks off all our boxes when it comes to casual fall wedding attire.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XSP - XXLT | Length: Midi | Colors: 2

The Best Fall Wedding Guest Dresses for Over 50

Calling all mothers of the bride or groom. You're sure to love these five festive dress options for the fall (and we think your kids will as well).

ASTR The Label Quinn Floral Cutout Midi Dress

Green rust floral fall wedding guest cutout midi dress
Photo: ASTR The Label

A warm-toned print and long bishop sleeves makes this a cozy pick for a wedding on a brisk fall evening. P.S.: Peep that sexy open back, mom.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 1

By Anthropologie V-Neck Pleated Slim Midi Dress

Black pleated slim fall wedding guest midi dress
Photo: Nuuly

This pleated midi dress proves that simple can certainly make a statement. Pair it with classic black accessories, or add a pop-of-color if you're feeling festive.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: XXSP - 3XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 3

Sweetest Impression Black Floral Velvet Tie-Front Midi Dress

With options that look this good it's hard not to get all *wrapped up* in the wrap dress craze. Pair this flutter sleeve pick with a classic set of kitten heels.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 1

Lane Bryant Lurex V-Neck Tiered-Skirt Maxi Dress in Green Paisley

Lane Bryant chiffon midi fall wedding guest dress
Photo: Lane Bryant

Made from soft chiffon and featuring a gorgeous dark green paisley print, this maxi dress from Lane Bryant is an autumnal dream.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Size Range: 10/12 - 38/40 | Length: Maxi | Colors: 1

Madewell Chufy Cairo Maxi Dress

Patterned fall wedding guest maxi dress
Photo: Madewell

Moms: Embrace your free-spirited side in this boho midi dress. You'll love its festive print *almost* as much as its ultra-flattering silhouette.

Dress Code: Casual

Size Range: XS - XL | Length: Midi | Colors: 1

2023 Fall Wedding Guest Dress Trends

Bishop Sleeves

Bishop sleeves are having a major moment in fall fashion and it's no mystery why. As a full-length version of classic puff sleeves, they're the perfect way to add volume and dimension to a look, without sacrificing warmth in the chillier months. Oh, and for all you Bridgerton fans, they also offer a bit of Regency era charm you're sure to love.

Pleated Fabric

Pleated fabric, a.k.a. 'crinkle crêpe' is another trend we're loving for the fall season. Not only is it oh-so chic, but it's also more resistant to wrinkling and regular wear-and-tear than traditional fabric. A pleated gown is a timeless choice for wedding guests. Of course, you could always pair a pleated satin skirt with a knit sweater and a pair of boots for a casual wedding this fall.

Mock Necklines

If you're looking for the coziness of a turtleneck, without any of the discomfort, mock necklines will be your new best friend. Because they cover the chest and neck, they keep you warm without the need for a scarf or pashmina (which is perfect if you're attending an outdoor wedding this fall).

Where to Buy Wedding Guest Dresses for Fall 2023

Nuuly

Showing up in style to multiple weddings on your calendar doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. You can save time and money by renting your wedding guest wardrobe with Nuuly! Simply choose the plan that works for you and get shopping. Oh, and if you end up falling in love with a look, you can purchase it directly from Nuuly as well.

ASTR The Label

Once you get your hands on a dress from ASTR The Label, you'll be well on your way to earning yourself the title of 'best dressed guest'. . . No, seriously. Their online options are known for being totally on-trend and seasonally appropriate. We think you'll love rocking one of their stylish floral midi dresses throughout wedding season and beyond.

Anthropologie

In case you didn't know, Anthropologie is a one-stop-shop for all your wedding guest wardrobe needs. On their site you'll find a wide selection of dresses, including plus size, petite and tall options, as well as shoes, jewelry and other accessories. No matter the dress code of your upcoming event, you're bound to find something to love within their wedding guest shop.

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