Last year, weddings were practically non-existent. Plenty of couples who had their nuptials planned over 2020 had to cancel or reschedule. But in 2021, weddings are back, which means invitations are starting to roll in and are even stacking up for next year. If you're starting to plan and hunt for wedding guest looks, this is where we step in, as we've looked through the thousands of dresses available on the high street and from designers.
I've genuinely spent hours hunting down the coolest, most appropriate autumn-ready wedding guest dresses around. Longer sleeves feature on most of these frocks, of course, and hemlines stay 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 2022'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.
Rotate Birger Christensen Dawn Light Blue Jacquard Midi Dress (£320)
Great sleeves combined with a great colour. What more could you want?
Ghost Alara Dress Pink Daisies (£149)
Editor in Chief Hannah Almassi has this dress, and it looks incredible.
Whistles Maria Bridesmaid Dress (£159)
Chuck on a blazer for those cooler autumn months.
& Other Stories Floaty Pleated Midi Dress (£95)
Picture this dress with strappy sandals and gold jewellery.
Mango Lyocell Pleated Dress (£50)
Wear with boots afterwards.
Ganni V-Neck Wrap Midi Dress (£225)
Such a gorgeous colour.
Patrizia Pepe Belted Midi Dress (£416)
This is a perfectly autumnal dress.
ASOS Design Curve Midi Smock Dress With Shirred Cuffs in Dobby in Blue (£38)
These long sleeves will serve you well.
Isabel Marant Albi Floral Stretch-Silk Midi Dress (£970)
For a wedding, this dress will look incredible with classic courts.
Max Mara Leisure Talete Satin Midi Dress (£225)
You can't ever go wrong with a satin slip.
Zara Polka Dot Draped Dress (£90)
A great option from Zara. And yes, you can wear black to a wedding.
Pleats Please Issey Miyake January Monthly Colours Long Dress (£352)
Rixo Autumn Silk Midi-Dress (£325)
Rixo always delivers.
The Vampire's Wife The Falconetti Dress (£1595)
Check with the bride that silver is okay, but otherwise, press ahead with this stunning dress.
Uterqüe Off-the-Shoulder Dress (£155)
Off-the-shoulder is a real evening-do vibe.
Queens of Archive Stevie Gold Dust (£320)
This gold frock comes from one of our current favourite dress brands.
COS Ruffled Maxi Dress (£89)
Simple and elegant.
Rodarte Polka-Dot Silk Twill Midi Dress (£1158)
Polka dot is just so chic.
Mango Pleated Satin Dress (£60)
Alessandra Rich Polka-Dot Silk Crêpe De Chine Dress (£1410)
Princess Di–inspired, no?
ASOS Edition Button Through Midi Tea Dress in Sequin (£180)
If you're really looking to pull out all the stops.
M&S X Ghost Pure Cotton Floral Frill Sleeve Midi Dress (£69)
The neck on this!
The Vampire's Wife The Devastator Dress (£850)
The Devastator dress—the name says everything you need to know.
Solace London Elson Off-Shoulder Maxi Dress (£470)
We're in love.
This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, the biggest autumn 2021 fashion trends to know.
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