Ladies… we’ve got three big weeks ahead of us. IT’S WEDDING SEASON. Is it just me or are more people getting married in the fall? Either way wedding season always reminds me of one of my favorite movies (link may contain explicit language) and I had to find a way to incorporate it into this post. But with a few weddings coming up for me, I figured a fall wedding post was in order. Because dressing for a fall wedding is so much harder than dressing for a summer wedding. Why, you ask? Do you layer with a throw or a jacket? Do you wear closed toe shoes or is it acceptable to wear sandals? Will it be too cold to wear a short dress? Can I still order rosé or will I be forced to drink the bride and grooms specialty pumpkin spiced cocktail? The list goes on… So I am hoping that this post will clear up a few of those questions for you.
Here are some easy Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to dress for a Fall Wedding…
- Wear comfortable shoes! Whether it be open or closed toe comfort is key. And YES it is acceptable to wear open toe shoes to a black tie wedding! I prefer a block heel or even an ankle strap for extra comfort.
- Layer appropriately. If you know you are going to be cold bring a solid color wrap or throw. A jacket is only necessary if the weather permits it and in that case… this one will do.
- Be prepared. Fashion emergencies happen! A hair tie, bandaids, and cream blush are never a bad idea to throw in your bag. Speaking of bags if you need a go-to clutch this one is a reader favorite.
- Worry about being the most fashionable. When it doubt a little black dress will do and is perfectly appropriate for the occasion. Plus… all eyes will be on the bride.
- Skimp out on the undergarments. A good strapless bra may be the difference in how well you twist and shout.
- Narrow your outfit to a dress. We’ve gotten so many questions about what a breastfeeding mama should wear to a wedding. A skirt, pants or even a jumpsuit is acceptable to wear to a wedding!
So what will I wear to one of the many fall weddings I have this year? This turquoise midi dress had me at hello.
The flirty skirt and cap sleeve make this dress perfect for fall. Not to mention the nod to the 70s with the already-done-for-you ring belt. Just add a few accessories to dress this little number up. A sparkly necklace adds just enough bling for an evening affair. While the beaded bag adds texture and is most definitely a conversation starter… aka “Where did you get the bag?”. Then there are the shoes… I tested out two different options with this dress an open toe mule with block heel that is perfect for dancing and a closed toe slingback if you are going for a more demure look. I would finish this look off with a wrap, but being that it is still 90 degrees in PA I skipped out one for now.
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