Maxi Dresses for Fall

Maxi Dresses for FallThese maxi dresses for fall shopping sources use affiliate links where noted in italics.

Dress: Maid by Rory Beca Venice Gown in Clover from Revolve | Earrings: Panacea Stone Tassel Earrings from Nordstrom | Cuff: Braxton Cuff by Five and Two x Revolve | Nail Polish: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Black Sugar | Clutch: Azura Rainbow Minaudere from Rent the Runway,  also shown on model with : Kayu Saguaro Clutch in Black from Revolve | Shoes: Raye Blossom Heel in Nude from Revolve | Rings: Amarilo ‘Tesselate’ Ring in Gold Overlay from Revolve

Fall Maxi Dresses

There’s no question that the maxi dress is suited to summer nights, tropical destinations and hot climates, and it has rapidly become the dress of choice for weddings. This dress with its delightful long flowy silhouette can be dressed up for formal, or worn with flats and sandals and casual accessories for a more informal look. But does the maxi dress have to be only for summer? My answer is no! Thanks to this years expanded selection of colors and styles, the maxi dress can be worn well into fall! Some of the styles in this post are now out of stock, but there are many more maxi dresses for fall styles in the shop section of this post!

How to Wear a Maxi Dress in the Fall

The fall maxi dress is a close cousin to a formal gown, and sometimes can overlap, but with a formal gown the formal fabric and silhouette makes the look decidedly, well – formal or black tie. A fall maxi dress can be formal, but often is made of a casual rayon or flowy fabric that leaves room for informal styling too. The only difference between a summer and fall maxi for me are these 3 factors: 1. fabrics (slightly heavier), 2. colors (deeper, more autumnal), and 3. silhouettes (with a long sleeve or covered shoulder – and this one is not a requirement!)

Is it OK to Wear a Maxi Dress to Fall Events?

Yes! A maxi dress is great for fall events. So, just like wearing white after Labor Day now has been classified as passe advice, the maxi dress also gets a permission to go into the fall months. In some cases you can even help a summer maxi style make the transition to fall with some darker accessories or wraps. But with the pretty autumn shades like this pretty green called ‘Clover’, and some of the burnt oranges, rich burgundies, and deep blues and purples, why not try out a few decidedly fall maxi dress looks!

How to Accessorize a Maxi Dress for Fall

Accessorizing a fall maxi dress is also easy! For the clover look above, I added gold and a bit of aqua, to help make the jump from summer colors ( like this shade which looks like seaglass) into fall. I actually found tons of pieces I loved with this dress! Here are a few of the other dresses I’ve found here! Hopefully you’ve found dresses that will take you to fall weddings for the next few months!

Tea Gardens Rusty Rose Floral Print Satin Maxi Dress

Swept Away Burgundy Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

One shoulder rose pink maxi dress

One Shoulder Scuba Maxi Dress from ASOS

Love Runs High Burgundy Maxi Dress

Swept Away Forest Green Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

Taupe maxi dress

Amanda Open Back Gown 

Garden District Navy Blue Wrap Maxi Dress

Winter maxi dress

Lenny Neimeyer Drape Gown from Revolve 

Navy blue ruffle maxi dress

High Neck Ruffle Maxi Dress from ASOS

Long sleeve red wrap dress for fall

The Clementine Dress from Revolve

Epic Night Navy Blue Satin Maxi Dress

Everlasting Enchantment Dark Green Maxi Dress

Air of Romance Navy Blue Maxi Dress

Burgundy Maxi Dress

ASOS Open Back Maxi Dress

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Stylish Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace | ‘Selma’ from BHLDN

Wedding Dress of the Day : The ‘Selma’ Gown from BHLDN

Sheer lace panels accent the sides of this sleek and stylish wedding dress from BHLDN. We’ve made it our wedding dress of the day!

Selma Wedding Dress from BHLDNSexy sheer lace bodice wedding dress


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Wedding Dress with Sheer Lace Bodice and Sides

There’s no stopping the sheer lace trend in wedding dress, and it’s such a chic, elegant, and subtley sexy style, we wouldn’t want it any other way! Artful mesh panels now suspend lace in the most lovely figure-framing way, and we particularly love how it has been done in this new wedding dress at BHLDN

It’s the Selma Gown from BHLDN  and it was designed by Willowby by Watters, and selected to be a part of the latest wedding dresses at BHLDN. Selma has all sorts of sophisticated details: illusion lace on the bodice, hip and sides, and long sweeping train.

Have a closer look in these images, or seek out more details on this gown from BHLDN.

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15 Jumpsuits You Can Absolutely Wear as a Wedding Guest

Yes, you can wear a jumpsuit as a wedding guest, just follow these tips!

This post about dressy jumpsuits for special occasions uses affiliate links. Shopping sources: 1. Antonio Melani Kennedy Crepe Jumpsuit from Dillards 2. ASOS Bandeau Off Shoulder Jumpsuit in Chiffon 3.  ASOS Lace Top Jumpsuit 4. Lace Off-The-Shoulder Jumpsuit from Anthropologie

Dressy Jumpsuits to Wear to Weddings

Jumpsuits have become a popular wardrobe piece for the past several seasons, and they are absolutely appropriate as wedding guest attire, just as long as the jumpsuit suits the occasion, and that you’re comfortable wearing one of the one-piece items!

Fall wedding season is starting, and, in my view dressy jumpsuits are particularly appropriate for fall and cold weather wedding attire. Here’s why: there are certainly some lovely jumpsuits for any season, but quite often, the warmer temperatures just suit light breezy dresses or skirts!

For the colder season of fall weddings,  you want a chic look, but possibly a little extra warmth, so it’s the perfect time of year to don a jumpsuit! Jumpsuits offer the the comfort of pants, with the one-piece ease and head-to-toe style of a gown!

Jumpsuit for a Wedding Guest

This jumpsuit blends the look of a maxi dress with open slits at the legs, with the modesty and mobility of pants. It’s also a lovely sapphire satiny fabric. This unique hybrid style, is why I’ve picked it as our featured dressed-up jumpsuit!

Jumpsuit for a Fall Wedding Guest

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Jumpsuit : Galadriel Jumpsuit in Marine by The Jetset Diaries from Revolve | Earrings: Triangle Stone Earrings by Treasure & Bond from Nordstrom  |  Bracelet:  Iris Wide Bracelet by Kendra Scott from Nordstrom  | Clutch: Tasseled Snakeskin Clutch by Kate Landry from Dillard’s  | Sandals: ‘Landen’ Ankle Strap Sandals by Steve Madden from Nordstrom

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Grey Lace Sheath Dress for a Wedding Guest or Mother of the Bride

Short Grey Lace Dress for a Wedding Guest or Mother of the BrideAffiliate links from our sponsors are used in the shopping links and sources in this post.

Dress: Illusion Yoke Sheath Dress by Tadashi Shoji in Ash Grey | Earrings: ‘Zena’ Drop Earrings by Kendra Scott from Nordstrom  | Bracelet: Double Row Imitation Pearl and Crystal Bracelet by Nadri from Nordstrom | Perfume: Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum Spray | Clutch: Alhambra Clutch in Hematite from Nordstrom|  Pumps:  Ossie d’Orsay Pump by Imagine Vince Camuto from Nordstrom | Lipstick: ‘Vice’ Lipstick in Alpha by Urban Decay

Gray Short Length Lace Dress for the Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom

Silver or gray is a classic color for instant elegance, making it a favorite for Mothers-of-the-Bride, and and as long as the grey isn’t too pale, well-heeled wedding guests. This gray lace sheath dress is a tailored style with exquisite lace detail that accents the clean and flattering silhouette of this dress – it’s a classic look!Read More

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Bridal Headbands for Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles!

Wedding Headbands, Halos and HeadpiecesWedding Headbands

Affiliate links are used in the shopping links in this post, meaning this blog may receive a commission from our sponsors, if a qualifying purchase is made.  Featured Wedding Headbands: 1. ‘Kassia’ Halo from BHLDN 2. ASOS BRIDAL Floral Vine Hair Crown 3.  ‘Odette’ Crystal Headpiece by Bride La Boheme from Etsy  4. Crystal Burst Ribbon from David’s Bridal

Bridal Headbands

Whether you’re planning to rock long or short wedding hairstyle, or something in between, I feel confident in saying that there’s a bridal headband for you!

There are many reasons why I think wedding headbands are so fabulous. Firstly, they are an easy and secure way to accent your wedding hairstyle. They also offer a lot of styling options – they run the gamut of styles from boho, romantic, to all-out decadent bling. Bridal headbands are slightly less showy than a bridal crown, but they still add just the right amount of spectacle, especially if you aren’t wearing a veil.  (If you are, many headbands pair perfectly with drop veils, and make for a beautiful look that goes easily from ceremony to reception.)  Some bridal headbands do double or triple duty – there are some that can be worn like a vine, woven through the hair, or other that can double as a sash or necklace.  These versatile pieces also have wear-again possibilities – to be re-purposed as a belt or necklace.

Headbands for Weddings

Remember, wedding headbands aren’t just for brides – they are a lovely way to  set off your bridesmaids’ hairstyles as well.  Here are a few over our favorite picks for bridal head pieces spanning the regal to the delicate, and everything in between. There’s also some great hairstyle and makeup styling inspiration to be had as you look through these pretties!

Gold Bridal Headband

Gold Bridal Headband

Neat rows of small crystal stones against an golden band, give a beautiful way to accent a bridal topknot like this. Gold Bridal Headband By  GlamHerBands on Etsy 

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‘Adelynn’ by Christos : A Stunning Ballgown Lace Back Wedding Dress

Ballgown Wedding Dress with Stunning Back and Lace Bodice.

Today’s wedding dress of the day, is this beautiful ballgown wedding dress by Christos, called ‘Adelynn’ . ‘Adelynn’ is an attention grabbing gown, with its full tulle skirt that sweeps the ground. Both demure and striking, the beautiful silhouette of this gown certainly enchants and catches the eye.

Adelynn by Christos a Tulle Wedding Dress with Lace Bodice

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