Last year, weddings were practically nonexistent. Plenty of couples who had their nuptials planned over 2020 had to cancel or reschedule. But in 2021, weddings are back, which means invitations are starting to roll in and are even stacking up for next year. If you’re starting to plan and hunt for wedding guest looks, this is where we step in, as we’ve looked through the thousands of dresses available on the high street and from designers.
I’ve genuinely spent hours hunting down the coolest, most appropriate autumn-ready wedding guest dresses around. Longer sleeves feature on most of these frocks, of course, and hemlines stay in the midi-length area. That said, these dresses are meant to last, so expect to keep wearing them over the festive period, next year’s wedding season and years to come after. Also, bonus tip for 2022’s nuptials: If you buy your outfit now, chances are by the time the wedding comes around, no one else will be wearing the same thing as you.
Great sleeves combined with a great colour. What more could you want?
Editor in Chief Hannah Almassi has this dress, and it looks incredible.
Chuck on a blazer for those cooler autumn months.
Picture this dress with strappy sandals and gold jewellery.
Wear with boots afterwards.
Such a gorgeous colour.
This is a perfectly autumnal dress.
These long sleeves will serve you well.
For a wedding, this dress will look incredible with classic courts.
You can’t ever go wrong with a satin slip.
A great option from Zara. And yes, you can wear black to a wedding.
Rixo always delivers.
Check with the bride that silver is okay, but otherwise, press ahead with this stunning dress.
Off-the-shoulder is a real evening-do vibe.
This gold frock comes from one of our current favourite dress brands.
Simple and elegant.
Polka dots are just so chic.
Princess Di–inspired, no?
If you’re really looking to pull out all the stops.
The neck on this!
The Devastator dress—the name says everything you need to know.
We’re in love.
This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, the biggest autumn 2021 fashion trends to know.