Shop the Best Wedding Guest Dresses of Fall/Winter 2022

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Best dressed guest! Fall wedding season has just begun, and we’re gearing up for a season of love (cue Rent). Although many people may think that summer is the best season to get married, it is actually autumn. According to The KnotFor the past four years, October has been the preferred month for weddings.

This preference could be due to beautiful fall foliage or cooler, more humid temperatures. After all, you have far less of a risk of sweating through your formalwear when the hot summer sun isn’t shining down on you! 2022 is especially crowded with parties because of postponed pandemic celebrations. (Try saying that 10 times fast). No wonder our social calendars are so full right now!

It’s difficult enough to find the right outfit for a wedding guest. We want to ‘say yes to the dress,’ but sadly it’s not that simple! It feels like there are infinite white gowns for brides but limited options available for guests — especially in the fall and winter. Most of the dresses in our closet just don’t cut it.

How we chose the best wedding guest dresses in fall/winter

Here are some things to remember when selecting your wedding guest outfit. Every wedding has a dress code. You should plan accordingly. You can experiment with beautiful patterns, but you should avoid patterns that have too many whites. Ivory is out of the question at a wedding — you never want to upstage the bride! We try to keep things classy but comfortable, as we do every day. So you can make it through the ceremony and get to the cake cutting, we recommend that you choose stretchy styles over stiff ones whenever possible.

I’ve been to so many weddings in the past year that I’m beginning to feel like Katherine HeiglIn 27 Dresses. I spent hours searching the shelves for affordable wedding guest gowns, just like the movie. But, unlike the movie’s plot, I can actually wear these looks again.

When compiling this list, my goal was to find timeless pieces that were not just trendy. You can wear one of these frocks to a holiday party one weekend, and another to a wedding the next. There are so many options! I tried to include affordable designs that are suitable for a wide range body types and can be worn in a variety different settings. I was looking for elegant wedding dresses that could be worn in fall or winter, so I focused my search on elegant dresses with sleeves that are midi- and maxi-lengths.

By the power I have been given by Us WeeklyI now have the following 11 best wedding guest gowns for fall and winter. These chic styles are available at Anthropologie and Amazon. These dreamy dresses are sure to make you happy!

1. Our Top Pick: ASTR the Label Women’s Gaia Dress

Silky Smooth

Amazon

This is the ultimate wedding guest dress! This silky slip dress fits like an effortless glove. It accents your curves in all the right spots while allowing you to move freely with the flowing skirt and sultry, slit. This flattering frock was flattering and I received compliments all night at a fall wedding. This dress is less than $100 and comes in 17 colors. You can even purchase multiple shades for different events throughout year. If you’re having a wedding outdoors, you will want to bring a shawl and coat.

Pros:

  • Universally flattering
  • Comfortable
  • Available in 17 colours

Cons:

  • Won’t keep you as warm as other options

Available at

2. Lulus Moments Of Bliss Forest Green Backless Mermaid Maxi Dress

The Little Mermaid 

mermaid gown
Lulus

Warning: Your jaws might drop when you wear this mermaid maxi gown. This evening gown is praised by shoppers as being figure-flattering and stunning. This long length makes it a great black-tie choice for taller women. We’re smitten with the simple yet shapely silhouette — V-neckline, thin straps darted bodice and wide back cutout. The floor-length silhouette will keep your body warm all night.

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Available at: Lulus

3. Lulus Such Sophistication Rust red Floral Print Pleated Maxi Dress

Flowers for Fall Groundbreaking

floral dress
Lulus

This is what tasteful prints meant! This elegant floral frock is perfect for fall and winter. It comes in three colors. This tiered maxi dress is made with woven chiffon and features a surplice neckline, sheer crochet lace accents and wide straps with sweet bows. So chic and charming!

Pros:

  • Unique details
  • Flattering

Cons:

  • No stretch
  • Bust area is big

Available at: Lulus

4. BHLDN Juniper Dress 

Shining, Shimmering & Splendid 

sparkly dress
Anthropologie

This stunning gown will make you glisten under the spotlights. This maxi dress with tiered hem features metallic sparkles and a romantic floral pattern in the color of fall leaves. The high-neck complements the open back — as they say: business in the front, party in the back! You can also opt for a maxi with a spaghetti strap in the exact same pattern.

Pros:

  • Beautiful fall color and shimmer
  • Two styles available

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Available at: Anthropologie

5. Lulus Forever – Rust Orange Satin Maxi Dress with One-Shoulder

One-Shoulder Wonder

rust one-shoulder dress
Lulus

I am heading to New England for a wedding this weekend, so I wanted to make sure I found a dress that would blend in with the fall foliage. Lulus has a stunning one-shoulder dress that exceeded all my expectations. The stunning rust orange color has a subtle sheen that will go well with the autumn leaves. While the mermaid cut hugs my curves in all the right places, the fabric is still stretchy enough for hours on the dance floor (trust me — comfort is always my top concern).

Pros:

  • Flattering fit
  • Beautiful fall colors

Cons:

  • There is no slit, so it is more form-fitting.

Available at: Lulus

6. Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Kate Slit-Detail Boatneck Gown

Whatever You Want to Float Your Boat(neck).

Chiara Boni dress
Saks Fifth Avenue

My cousin Janet has been searching for a Mother of the Groom dress for her son’s wedding in December, so I suggested this stunning Chiara Boni gown. It’s appropriate for any wedding guest — my mom has worn the same style to many formal events! This flattering frock has a ruffle faux wrapping skirt, a boatneck with slit details, and three-quarter sleeves. It’s surprisingly stretchy. “Looked everywhere for something smart, stylish and comfortable to wear to my daughter’s Manhattan wedding in the fall,” one mother of the bride said. “When I pulled it up, it was like magic. I felt amazing and looked fantastic. The fabric is so comfortable I didn’t want to take it off. Most expensive dress I’ve ever purchased but worth every penny!”

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Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

7. MEROKEETY Women’s Sleeveless Lace Floral Elegant Cocktail Dress

An Ace in Lace

lace sheath dress
Amazon

This lace sheath gown has over 15,000 Amazon reviews and is a winner for any wedding guest dress. “MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE DRESS HANDS DOWN!!!” proclaimed one shopper, in all caps no less. “I got SOOOOOO many compliments on this dress and everyone was so shocked that I had gotten it for so cheap off of Amazon.” This classic silhouette will never go out of style. Plus, it’s on sale now!

Pros:

  • Available in 15 colors
  • Affordable and on Sale
  • Flattering

Cons:

  • For a black tie wedding, it takes a little while.

Available at

8. Amsale Satin One–Shoulder Gown

Silky Smooth

one-shoulder gown
Saks Fifth Avenue

This off-the shoulder gown is great for any winter wedding or black-tie event. Please allow UseThis one-shoulder maxi is a great way to lift your shoulders. Available in a variety o rich hues. This gown will warm your cold shoulder in cold weather, thanks to its satin finish and draped bodice. This rave review speaks for itself: “I don’t often leave reviews but this dress is absolutely stunning. It’s so beautiful and hangs on your body in the most perfect ways. It is extremely luxurious and comfortable. Highly recommended. I love this dress.” It’s totally timeless!

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Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

9. Other Demi Dresses

Hole in One

cutout dress
Anthropologie

This satin midi is stunning with its flirty cutouts. It also has an open back. This dramatic dress will add some heat to your fall or winter wedding. The twist-front design adds intrigue while the full-length balloon sleeves play with proportions. The result? The result?

Available at: Anthropologie

10. Norma Kamali Diana Gown

The Carrie Bradshaw Dress

ruched bodycon dress
Revolve

As seen in babyblue Sarah Jessica ParkerIn And Just Like That…This iconic Norma Kamali, one-shoulder dress by Norma Kamali has taken the Internet by storm. You might be wondering why? This flattering gown is designed to hug your curves while hiding any problems with the draped ruching effect. According to one reviewer, “It’s the kind of dress that looks amazing on any body type.” Made from a Spandex blend, this stretchy dress is comfy-chic!

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Available in a variety colors

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Available at: Revolve

11. Jenny Yoo Ryland Velvet Dress

Va-Va’Voom Velvet

velvet gown
Anthropologie

This striking velvet dress is sure to make a statement. It features a plunging openback and V-neckline. When it comes to formal fabrics, we can’t think of a material that provides more insulation than velvet. This maxi-length, long-sleeve maxi dress will keep your body warm and still show off some skin. Just because it’s a winter wedding doesn’t mean you need to cover up completely!

Available at: Anthropologie

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