It seems like more and more, fall is becoming the new wedding season. In fact, I recently read that October has officially surpassed June as the most popular wedding month. Which begs the question… what to wear to a fall wedding?
Well, if you’ve been wondering, you’re in the right place! Because today I’m styling two dresses from Macy’s that are perfect for fall weddings or other dressy events.
One is a little more formal than the other, but both are appropriate for most traditional fall weddings as long as the dress code isn’t formal.
Of course, these days there are all sorts of new and creative wedding themes floating around, and some are very casual, but this first look is the type of thing I’d wear to a traditional afternoon church wedding in the fall — or any time of year, really!
These Ralph Lauren jersey dresses are always a hit with me, and Macy’s carries a great selection. They’re so comfortable and flattering, and they come in a bunch of different colors and patterns.
It has a body-con silhouette, but it’s a lot more forgiving than other similar styles I’ve tried because it’s fully lined and the jersey fabric doesn’t cling. I love the ruching detail on the side and the way it’s cut high under the arms.
The floral design is actually navy and grey, but it reads as black. I don’t think anyone would notice the difference, so I carried a black clutch.
Rather than go with black shoes, however, I went with these strappy silver block heeled sandals. I love how they lighten up the look and lengthen the line of the leg.
If you’re going to an outdoor reception and there’s a possibility you’ll be walking on grass, I highly recommend a block heel as opposed to a stiletto. These are pretty comfortable as far as 4″ heels go, but you can also opt for a lower heel if you prefer. Just keep the rest of the shoe strappy and delicate like this or this. There’s no quicker way to ruin a gorgeous dress than by wearing shoes that don’t fit the occasion.
FYI, these dresses run true to size — for reference, I’m in the 8.
For a dressier look more appropriate for evening weddings, I’m loving this beaded sheath by Adrianna Papell. I didn’t even realize until I went to put this post together that I ended up with two navy dresses. #ooops #sorrynotsorry
I’m definitely in a navy mood these days — seeing how it’s also the accent color in my new house! In fact, this photo was taken in our dining room.
Isn’t the beading detail on this dress just gorgeous? I will add that this dress runs small. I’m also in a size 8, but I felt like it was a tad snug and going up to a 10 would give me some more breathing room. Plus it might give me a little extra length as well. I forgot that I usually have to go up a size in this brand.
If you’re looking for a dress for a wedding or other event this fall, I highly recommend checking out Macy’s. It truly is the dress destination with options for ever occasion, style, and budget.
Plus the Macy’s Labor Day Sale runs today through September 3rd, so you can save an extra 20% off sitewide with code WKND, and shipping is free on orders $49 or more during the sale!
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