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The Best Wedding Guest Dresses for Fall 2021

The Best Wedding Guest Dresses for Fall 2021

The best fall wedding guest dresses are made for dancing and pair perfectly with boots. Whether you’re attending a formal, casual, indoor, or outdoor ceremony, finding the perfect dress is no easy feat. With that in mind, we’ve highlighted our favorite fall wedding guest dresses with sleeves (or without), and available in short and long silhouettes.

All pieces included in this list are sustainable and crafted from vintage fashion house fabrics. In other words, these unforgettable fall wedding guest dresses are one-of-a-kind.

The Best Long Fall Wedding Guest Dress with Sleeves: The Carmen in Marble Print

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The Carmen in Marble Print - $995.00

A long-sleeve option is a lifesaver for colder, outdoor celebrations. Our favorite fall wedding guest dress with sleeves is the Carmen in Marble Print. We also love its shorter version, the Carmen Mini in Silk Organza by Freya Nite.

There is only one word to describe this piece’s marble print: stunning. The A-line Carmen in Marble Print combines a delicate collar, waist cinch, and silky-smooth silhouette to create your new favorite fall formal piece.

Wear this stunner with a boot for an outdoor fall wedding to remember.

The Best Sleeveless Long Fall Wedding Guest Dress: The Leda in Burgundy Drops

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The Leda in Burgundy Drops - $895.00

The Leda shape is as easy as it is flattering. With a handkerchief tie-style neckline and loose yet becoming silhouette, the Leda in Burgundy Drops is perfect for an autumn celebration. Easy to pair with a heel or boots, the Leda is breezy and elegant in the extreme.

Looking for a long fall wedding guest dress that won’t just hang in your closet? The Leda can be styled with sandals or sneakers for a day-to-night look.

The Best Short Fall Wedding Guest Dress with Sleeves: The Carmen Mini in Silk Organza

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The Carmen Mini in Silk Organza - $1,695.00

Few dresses look as fabulous as the Carmen Mini with a tall pair of boots. Featuring a killer neckline, silky (and flattering) waist tie, and eye-catching organza pattern, this ultimate transition piece will keep you dancing during cooler celebrations.

We love the Carmen Mini in Silk Organza’s bold black, orange, and red pattern. Though easily paired with a coat and boot, this fall wedding guest dress with sleeves can be dressed down on warmer days with a slide.

Stylist tip: Wear the Carmen Mini with the Gabriela Hearst Marion Boot.

The Best Sleeveless Guest Dress Option: The Leda Mini in Organza

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The Leda Mini in Organza (left) $995.00 and The Leda Mini in Handkerchief (right) $695.00

Made from vintage fashion house organza, the Leda Mini is the transitional weather party dress you’ve been looking for. Fabulous with boots, this handkerchief-style dress is as easy as she is flattering. Elegance meets modern cool with the singular coral and black with green accents pattern.

The Leda Mini is also an excellent bachelorette party or Friday night choice.

Note: All dresses included in this list are made from deadstock fashion house fabrics. In other words, they reappropriate beautiful fabrics that would otherwise be thrown out, and are a sustainable choice.

How to Choose an Event-Appropriate Dress

Knowing what to wear to any celebration is a challenge — especially with unpredictable fall weather. Before choosing your outfit, first consider the wedding venue: Is it indoors or outdoors?

For outdoor celebrations, we recommend a dress that pairs well with boots. Depending on your climate, you may want a wedding guest dress with sleeves.

Also, consider the dress code: Is it a formal or casual event? For a more casual gathering, there is nothing more fun than a short wedding guest dress — such as one of the silk options on this list. For a more formal event, choose a dress that pairs well with heels.