Summer, and especially August, has long been defined as the wedding season for it's warm weather promise. But, I've noticed Summer is getting edged out as the signature wedding season. In recent years 'Summers' have failed to deliver guarenteed warm weather, wedding guests are away on holiday during school break, and the venue costs are higher. People are reconsidering if Summer really is the best time to get married, and Autumn is now proving the more popular season.
If you're attending a Fall / Autumn wedding, the number of colour combinations for Autumn Wedding Guests outfits are endless. The Autumn is my favourite season to dress for. Look at nature and be inspired by all the great colours. The Autumn leaves, conkers and chestnuts offer a huge variety of Browns, Reds and Oranges that are all great outfit colours for Autumn weddings.
Think of your Favourite personal colour and there will be an 'Autumn leaf' to pair it with I guarentee. For example if your favourite colour is mint, it will pair brilliantly with dark chocolate brown. If peach is your favourite colour, mix it with Autumnal claret red. Tangarine orange is your fave? It's a dream with Auburn Red/Brown. You get my gist?For weddings at the beginning of Autumn think satin, heavier silks, and shimmering materials in colorful tones of mustard, chocolate or Jewel tones. The fabrics switching to velvets, beaded fabrics and jacquard later in the Autumn. Lace wedding guest shift, pencil or midi dresses with different colored shifts underneath are a current trend. Autumn weddings are the perfect time to consider Jumpsuits in Autumn fabrics. A cropped trouser tailored suit with killer boots are another option of course.
If you prefer to stick to dresses, then Midi Length, either in A line or pencil, would be the hem length to look for. Mini of course is to short unless paired with thick tights, and maxi length (in my personal opinion) is for the Bridesmaids. Suit and Jacket, Dresses, or Jumpsuits, all have great options out there with Bell Sleeves - another fashion that is very hot at the moment and perfect for flirty fashion in the Autumn.
If you want to create a warm Autumn wedding outfit, here are our some outfit ideas I've found myself working with, to inspire you.
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Autumn is the season for dozens of Jumpsuit options. Choose those in Lace, shimmering crepe or satin for formal. Keep the jerseywear jumpsuits for casual or you could be accused of wearing a onesie. Another current trend is the cropped flare or wide leg trouser suit, which you can wear with killer ankle boots.
The Jumpsuit is: Adrianna Papell. Click for Jumpsuit..
Felt Headpiece: Etsy. Click for Headpiece.
Bag: Furla. Click for Bag
Shoes: Marni. Click for Shoes.
Nail Varnish: OPI. Click for Nail Varnish.
Liquid Eyeshadow: Bourjois. Click to see Eyeshadow.
Liquid Eyeshadow: L'Oreal. Click for Eyeshadow.
There is an Orange for every season. You will see Orange in Nature in some form all year round, and is a favourite for Autumn in the less flo hues. Orange pairs well and is fun with Chocolate, Browns, Navy, Deep Purples and Teals.
Pairing with any of these colours embraces Autumn, with the Orange still hanging on to Summer. Full of prep and spontaneity, these colour combos are the perfect mix of cool and warm, and keep colour in your outfit.
Orange and Purple Eggplant / Aubergine are a style favourite when it comes to contrasting combinations. Visually appealing, the two dynamic shades create a bold and chic look when paired together. The deep rich tones of Aubergine give it just the right amount of contrast to ensure the outfit is not too striking.
The Orange Dress is: Victoria Beckham. Click for Dress..
Felt Beret: Etsy. Click for Beret.
Bag: Jerome Dreyfuss. Click for Bag
Earrings: Etsy. Click for Earrings.
Shoes: Paul Andrew. Click for Shoes.
Nail Varnish: Nails Inc. Click for Nail Varnish.
Eyeshadow Set: Clinique Going Steady. Click for Eye Quartet.
Teal has an ultralux vibe and always looks stunning applied to Autumn fabrics like lace, wool, jacquard, suede and velvet.
Just about all neutrals will pair well with teal, but especially Grey, Gold, Navy and Charcoal.
Teal is a colour that is niether too bold or too dull. A bright dark if you like. For this reason teal can be worn head to toe if you like without being to bright or too boring. A lot of people will choose teal as a favourite colour to wear because of it's midway tone that suits most skins.
The Lace Dress is: Tadashi Shoji. Click for Dress..
Gold Fascinator: Etsy. Click for Fascinator.
Bag: Amazon. Click for Bag (USA). Click for Bag (UK).
Shoes: Pinko. Click for Shoes.
Nail Varnish: Essie Getting Groovy. Click for Nail Varnish.
Eyesahow Set: Glo and Ray. Click for Eye Quartet.
For Autumn through Early Winter Orange is a favourite paired with Teal. With Teal at the helm you're in Autumn colours, while the orange gives a warm feel and is true to the orange tones of freshly fallen leaves. Full of prep and spontaneity, these colours are the perfect mix of cool and warm.
This combo has depth and demonstrates a playful flair.
Teal Dress: Dsquared2. Click for Dress
Felt Headpiece Hat: Etsy. Click for Hat.
Bag: JW Anderson. Click for Bag.
Shoes: LK Bennett. Click for Shoes.
Eyeshadow Palette: Clinique. Click for Eye Shadow.
Nail Polish: Kate Moss Salon Rimmel. Click for Nail Polish.
Perfume: Marc Jacobs. Click for Perfume.
Emerald Green combined with gold always looks wonderful, and is perfect for an Autumn, Winter or Christmas Wedding Guest.
Emerald Green is for everyone. It suits everyone regardless of skin tone, hair and eye colour. Emerald green is a luxurious jewel colour, so it’s an ideal choice for wedding guests outfits and never fails for a wedding in any season, hence many will refer to it as their favorite colour.
For More Ideas on what to wear with Green you should also read the How to Wear Green Outfits post.
Lace Dress: Tadashi Shoji. Click for Dress.
Leather Crown: Etsy. Click for Crown.
Shoes: Sophia Webster. Click for Shoes.
Bag: Amazon. Click for Bag (USA). Click for Bag (UK).
Nail Polish: Rimmel. Click for Nail Polish.
Perfume: Gucci. Click for Perfume.
Eye Liner: Rimmel. Click for Eyeliner.
Eye shadow: Mii. Click for Eye shadow.
You don’t have to go Black, Brown or Grey for Autumn / Winter Weddings. Neither am I suggesting you wear super bright sunshine or lemon yellow, but Mustard and Saffron hues are divine in Autumn, worn to add a colour pop to Neutrals. These spiced yellows are a rich Autumn shade and will bring contrast to your paler skin. Definitely avoid pale or pastel yellows in winter.
For maximum creativity, Musatard, Saffron and Ochre will also work with Deep Green, or Burgundy. Avoid wearing a Black outfit with Yellow accessories as that looks a bit "Bumble Bee", but any of the other neutrals will make a stunning outfit for fall or winter weddings.
The Navy Lace Jumpsuit is: Little Mistress Click Here for Jumpsuit.
The Saffron Felt Percher Hat Fascinator is: Etsy. Click to see Felt Fascinator .
The Velvet Clutch: Etsy. Click for Velvet Clutch Bag.
The Shoes: Tory Burch. Click for Tory Burch Feather Shoes.
Nail Varnish: Naj Oleari. Click for Yellow Nail Varnish.
Blue Eye Paint: L'Oreal. Click for L'Oreal Infallible Eye Paint.
Gold Eyeshadow: Illamasqua. Click for Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow.
Below is a Gallery of other ideas for dressing the part at an Autumn Wedding, or Day at the Races. Click images to be taken straight to retailers: