WHAT TO WEAR TO AN AUTUMN WEDDING

From rich hues to sumptuous fabrics, an autumn wedding presents the unique opportunity to embrace all things opulent. Read on for a lesson in head-turning style, whether you're a wedding guest, bridesmaid or mother of the bride – or groom.

Model wears an ivory dress with frill sleeves, pearl earrings and a black suede clutch bag.
Model wears a red floral print midi dress with a black clutch bag and court shoes.
Model wears a red floral print midi dress with a black clutch bag and court shoes.

AUTUMNAL FLORALS

Florals for spring may be an obvious choice, but blooms on richer, darker bases evoke an air of romance that feels just right for autumn weddings. It's a trend that makes floral dresses practically perennial, so you can expect to keep wearing them long after the main event.

Model wears a red jacquard floral shift dress and coat co-ord, Mary-Jane heels and a clutch bag.
Model wears a red floral print midi dress with a black clutch bag and court shoes.

PERFECTLY MATCHED

With cooler temperatures, layers are a must – so make sure they aren’t an after-thought. Look to chic co-ords to create a cohesive look from the outset. If you’re attending a formal wedding, luxurious fabrics like plush faux fur and intricate jacquard will more than step up to the occasion.

Model wears a blue long-sleeved printed midi dress with ankle boots.
Model wears a red floral print midi dress with a black clutch bag and court shoes.

LONG STORY

If you're heading to a wedding in October, consider longer sleeves and hemlines your sartorial saviours. Not only will a long-sleeved midi or maxi dress ensure you look chic and stay warm on the big day, but it can also be paired with boots to see you through the rest of the season.

Model wears a red midi dress with a red coat and heels.
Model wears a red midi dress with a red coat and heels.

RED ROMANCE

Rich and romantic, red is perfect for evening nuptials and receptions – despite once being considered a big day faux pas. Standing out in the darker hours and bringing joy to the dancefloor, a red dress is a worthy investment for this timing. Style with a coordinating coat for an impactful look that's warm, yet considered.

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