These 31 Autumn Wedding Guest Dresses Are Very Chic—You'll Love Them

Is it just me or does it feel like you receive another wedding invitation in the mail every week? Thankfully, I love weddings, but they involve a bit of planning. How will I get there? Where will I stay? What will I get the happy couple as a gift? And, my favourite thing; what will I wear? Over the years, I've assembled quite the collection of wedding guest dresses, however, upon raking my rails for a dress for a wedding I have in late October, I soon realised that my current wedding guest-dress selection very summery. I've been to two autumn weddings in my time, but I was a bridesmaid with a dress provided to me at both, so I've never had to find myself a seasonally-appropriate outfit for an autumn wedding. 


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Over the past couple of weeks, I've genuinely spent hours hunting down the coolest, most appropriate autumn-ready wedding guest dresses around, not just for myself, but to serve anyone else who might be in the market for such an item. Longer sleeves feature on many of these frocks, of course, and hemlines remain generally in the midi-length area. That said, these dresses are meant to last, so expect to keep wearing them over the festive period, next year's wedding season and years to come after. Also, bonus tip for 2023's nuptials: If you buy your outfit now, chances are by the time the wedding comes around, no one else will be wearing the same thing as you.

So, scroll on to see the most beautiful autumn wedding guest dresses I can find. 

Shop the Best Autumn Wedding Guest Dresses

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2023 fashion trends to know. 

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.