What to Wear for a Vineyard Wedding

Go chic for your wedding guest look for a celebration among the grape vines.
What to Wear to a Vineyard Wedding as a Guest
Photos, left to right: Lulus, Anthropologie, Kirrin Finch
Jaclyn Palermo
by Jaclyn Palermo
Updated Nov 08, 2023
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When that vineyard wedding invitation arrives, don't stress about what to wear. We've got you covered. There are so many different vineyard wedding and winery wedding locales that you could be attending this wedding season. Whether it's new world or old world wine country—an 18th century Napa Valley vineyard, a grand villa in Tuscany surrounded by awe-inspiring views, Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia, the Hudson Valley, Martha's Vineyard or the French wine region of Northern Rhone—your outdoor wedding attire should be be on theme and on point. Read on for our editor-approved tips for choosing vineyard wedding attire (hint: you can't go wrong with a boho vibe), plus picks you can add to your cart right now.

Things to consider

  • Choose Comfortable Footwear: Your footwear should work with both an outdoor setting and the dress code. If you'll be wandering the venue or dancing into the evening under the stars, a stiletto may get ruined or be quite uncomfortable, while sneakers may feel too dressed down. If you're opting for heels, a wedge or block heel is ideal for uneven terrain. Have your heart set on wearing a strappy shoe? Make sure it feels secure on your foot and won't slide around in grass or dirt.

  • Prepare for Photo Ops: You are definitely going to be photographed—and why not? A stunning location like a vineyard is just made for photo ops. This is where accessories can make all of the difference. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you can accent your wedding guest dress or suit with eye-catching earrings or a statement tie and pocket square. Botanical-inspired patterns prints are also a safe bet, and will play up the vibe of the venue.

  • Go with a Natural Color Palette: Your outfit should complement the beautiful natural scenery. With lush outdoor surroundings in mind, the color palette of your attire can be inspired by both earthy and celestial tones. Blush pink, moss green, olive, rust, dusty blue, deep brown and wine (obviously!) are all great places to start when choosing your color palette.

  • Dress for the Temps: If you're attending a vineyard during warmer weather, opt for a breezy dress or lightweight suit in linens and muted tones and let statement accessories be the focus on your 'fit.

  • Bring Sunnies: Shade may be scarce. Don't be dazzled by the sun—wear an elevated pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes during cocktail hour.

Vineyard Wedding Attire Ideas

The dress code for vineyard wedding guest attire runs the gamut, from casual to semi-formal or dressy cocktail to black tie attire. Unless the attire guidelines are extremely formal, you really can't go wrong with a midi-length floral dress or jumpsuit accessorized with a low block heel. Flowy fabrics, open backs and ruffle details are not only on trend, they also work well in outdoor surroundings. A polished olive green or brown suit plus brown dress shoes is another foolproof combo. For genderless fashion, dress up a suit jacket, with formal slacks and sleek smoking loafers. All the while, stay cool in flowy and airy linens, the quintessential outdoor fabric. A linen suit vest and matching jacket and slacks is tres chic.

Shop Bold Floral Dresses

Reformation Frankie Silk Dress

Reformation Frankie Silk Dress
Photo: Reformation

This green floral silk slip dress with spaghetti straps is comfortable and fits the wedding theme perfectly. Pair this slinky number with gold jewelry and a lucite clutch. If it gets chilly at night on the vineyard, add an oversized blazer.

Zimmermann Matchmaker Floral Drape Midi Dress

ZIMMERMANN Matchmaker Floral Drape Midi Dress
Photo: Zimmermann

This gorgeous floral statement dress from Zimmerman is a breeze and can be worn throughout the day into the evening. It's sure to be a showstopper at a garden or vineyard event.

Lulus Still the One Blue Floral Print Satin Maxi Dress

Still the One Blue Floral Print Satin Maxi Dress
Photo: Lulus

Vye for the spotlight in this incredible maxi dress. With satin fabric and a bold, splash of floral print, this spaghetti strap number would be ideal for a spring or summer vineyard bash.

Cara Cara Poppy Dress

Cara Cara Poppy Dress
Photo: Cara Cara

Whether it's a Fall wedding or a Summer wedding, look no further than the designer Cara Cara who offers a wide selection of dresses that are great options for wedding guests or even bridesmaids. Pictured here we chose to highlight an airy mini dress with floral print, long sleeves and a V-neckline that will compliment the surrounding environs perfectly.

Shop Vibrant Minis and Jumpsuits

The Somerset Mini Dress: Velvet Edition

The Somerset Mini Dress: Velvet Edition
Photo: Anthropologie

Channel your inner earth goddess with this velvet mini dress in a captivating shade of deep pine green. Pair with a cute bolero and statement earrings for an autumn event.

Lulus Enticing Endeavors White Jumpsuit

Enticing Endeavors White Jumpsuit
Photo: Lulus

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Nothing says elegance like a bright white jumpsuit. This stunning number from Lulus is sure to shine in a natural setting.

Ulla Johnson Arlo Hibiscus Printed Cotton Poplin Romper

Ulla Johnson Arlo Hibiscus Printed Cotton Poplin Romper
Photo: Bergdorf Goodman

If you're attending a vineyard event at the height of summer, nothing could be more on-point than this vibrant romper in a hibiscus flower print. pair with gold earrings and a pair of chic sandals for the ultimate look.

Shop Statement Suits and Blazers

Kirrin Finch Taupe Tweed Blazer

Kirrin Finch Taupe Tweed Blazer
Photo: Kirrin Finch

Channel the nostalgic feel of a natural venue with this herringbone tweed blazer. In a gorgeous neutral shade, we envision it paired with a pop of color, either from a bright collared blouse or floral statement earrings.

Kirrin Finch Sky Blue Linen Suit

linen blazer and matching slacks in sky blue
Photo: Kirrin Finch

Stand out in bright tones. A linen suit vest with matching slacks and blazer in a light sky blue hue fits the bill. This airy suit will feel so comfortable in the summertime.

Maeve Corduroy Double-Breasted Blazer

Maeve Corduroy Double-Breasted Blazer
Photo: Anthropologie

Nothing says "chic summer garden party" than a tailored ivory blazer. Pair this with a pop of color in your shoes or clutch, and you'll be off to the races.

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