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Feb 14, 2024

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Brides are falling in love with fall weddings! While spring used to reign supreme, Wedding Wire found that September and October have jumped up to the two most popular wedding months. And it’s no surprise, from the crisp feeling in the air to the cozy vibes, fall weddings are truly lovely, especially for wedding gown pictures. So what you need next is the perfect fall wedding dress to match! We’re sharing unique fall wedding dress ideas for 2024 to help you capture the magic of the season.

What Kind of Wedding Dress Should A Bride Wear in the Fall?

  • Lace Wedding Dress
    • Lace wedding dresses are a classic choice and can help enhance the rustic feeling of a fall wedding.
  • Long Sleeve Wedding Dress
    • With the weather getting cooler, long sleeve wedding dresses are a great choice in the fall.
  • High Neck Wedding Dress
    • High neck wedding dresses are coming back in a major way, and we think they look extra special at a fall wedding.
  • Illusion Wedding Dress
    • An illusion wedding dress is stunning year-round, but there’s something special about an illusion gown in the fall.

Indoor vs. Outdoor Autumn Wedding

There are some factors that can help you decide if you should host an indoor or outdoor autumn wedding. First and foremost is your wedding date. If you’re thinking about getting married in early fall, that’s a great time to have your wedding outdoors. With the remnants of summer slowly slipping away, the weather starts to cool making it an optimal time to be outside. If you’re worried about cold weather affecting your wedding day, consider having a tent wedding. A clear tent will allow you to stay comfortable, away from the elements, while still enjoying all the beauty the season has to offer. 

If you’re getting married in late fall, we would recommend an indoor wedding. Depending on where you live, you’re certain to feel a chill in the air come November, so hosting your wedding inside will be best. A venue like a barn helps to embrace all the rustic vibes that autumn brings. Fall is all about feeling cozy, so make your space feel the same with touches of flannel, warm colors inspired by the changing foliage, and decor like aged wine barrels and dried flowers. These elements will help bring that seasonal effect inside, creating an ambiance of southern charm that suits fall weddings so well. 

Not all fall weddings follow this trend. If you live in states like Florida or California or are looking to celebrate in a tropical destination, you can have a beach wedding any time of year. This gives you a chance to step away from the sleeves and lace of typical fall wedding dresses and have fun with beautiful beachy gowns! For beach weddings, you can choose from boho A-lines to slinky slip dresses and loads more beach wedding dress ideas.

Unique Fall Wedding Dress Styles & Silhouettes

You want a dress that feels uniquely you when getting married, and that’s no exception for an autumnal wedding. From chic styles to antique-inspired silhouettes, there’s a dress for every fall bride. Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but we think wedding dresses with a bevy of botanical details are a beautiful option for the fall season. From vine-inspired embroidery to leafy appliqués, these floral details are totally inspiring for a fall wedding. Whether it’s a delicate illusion neckline or breathtaking back, illusion wedding dress designs scream fall. There’s something so elegant and romantic about illusion long sleeves, either fitted to the arm or beautifully billowing, this illusion detail is a beautiful addition to a fall wedding dress. A-lines and ball gowns reign supreme when it comes to fall wedding dress silhouettes. These silhouettes are timeless and versatile and will totally give you that princess bride feel. A-lines can fit any theme and venue making it an easy silhouette to wear for a fall wedding.

Fall Wedding Dresses with Sleeves

Fall is the perfect season to start embracing a wedding dress with sleeves. From delicate illusion sleeves to lovely lined long sleeves, a fall wedding dress with sleeves is an easy choice. For the true romantic at heart, we think our Penelope Wedding Dress is perfect for fall. The stunning ball gown features an illusion bodice that reveals a plunging corset with playful scalloped edging on the off-the-shoulder neckline. We love the classic look of the sheer long sleeves and the Chantilly lace over delicate sparkle organza has us swooning. If you prefer a fitted gown, our pick is our Paris Wedding Dress. The sophisticated fit and flare has a sheer bodice with delicately beaded lace appliqués contrasted by the sleek satin skirt that has a flattering asymmetric drape. The open back is absolutely breathtaking and we love how the illusion long sleeves are detachable forb two looks in one.

Simple Fall Wedding Dress Ideas

Simple is stunning, especially at a fall wedding. The clean lines and delicate details of a simple fall wedding dress allow you to stand apart from the beauty of the season. Modern minimalists will love our Psyche Wedding Dress, a cool and classic fit and flare in luminous satin. The sculptural neckline has delicate draping that leads to off-the-shoulder cap sleeves and a banded waist to define your figure. The simple gown is elevated by the timeless touch of buttons cascading down to the hemline. Our Phyllis Wedding Dress takes the A-line silhouette we love for fall and gives it a contemporary twist. he A-line satin gown has a lustrous look with delicately beaded floral lace appliqués cascading down the dress and accenting the chapel length train. The strapless bodice has boning for added structure and support with classic buttons down to the hemline.

Casual Fall Wedding Dress Ideas

Fall weddings give us cozy vibes, so we can see why some brides might take a more casual approach when it comes to their wedding dress. But casual certainly doesn’t mean plain or boring. A casual fall wedding dress can be full of details and sparkle, but in an effortless way that makes it easy to wear. Our Polly Wedding Dress has a rustic charm with a delicately beaded embroidered bodice, over romantic Chantilly lace. The sculptured neckline has a lovely scalloped edge while the lace-up corset back will keep you looking cinched. The chiffon skirt beautifully billows off the body with a relaxed A-line silhouette that will have you floating down the aisle. Our Noah Wedding Dress is a great option if you want a more vintage feel. The effortless A-line has a modest look with a high bateau neckline on a structured crepe bodice. Sheer bishop long sleeve are balanced by the breathtaking open, v-shape back lined with lovely lace trim. The chiffon skirt floats off the body with a banded waist to highlight the soft flare of the A-line skirt.

Plus Size Fall Wedding Dress Ideas

Plus size brides deserve to look just as fabulous at their fall wedding. Regardless of your body type, there’s a perfect dress for you. We usually recommend an A-line silhouette for our curvier brides, as it tends to be the most flattering on all bodies with its tight fitted bodice and billowing “A” shaped skirt. We do have some recommendations for plus-size brides who are looking to address specific concerns with their fall wedding dress. For our plus-size brides who have a bigger bust, our is pick our Natalia Wedding Dress, a truly romantic ball gown! The sleeveless illusion bodice provides the support you need while allowing for a plunging sweetheart neckline. Frosted, three-dimensional embroidered cascades down the fairytale gown in sequined tulle for that bridal sparkle. Our Nicole Wedding Dress is an elegant fall wedding dress, perfect for curvy brides who want to bring the drama! The sheer bodice has boning giving you structure and support with ruching for added texture and a v-neckline that shows off your bust. Crystal beaded, embroidered lace appliqués that cascade down the A-line skirt with ruffled detailing for a glamorous look.

Bohemian Style Wedding Dresses For Autumn 

Free-spirited and effortless bohemian wedding dresses perfectly suit the fall season. With a stunning mix of fabrics, chic laces and embroidery, and billowing silhouettes a boho wedding dress is one of the most popular styles. And with all the beauty of autumn on full display, we say choose a dress that’s also inspired by these natural elements! Our Paulette Wedding Dress is a bohemian dream featuring three-dimensional floral embroidery with pearl and crystal beading floating down the billowing ball gown silhouette. The sheer bustier bodice highlights the botanical embroidery which pools at the hem of the sparkle tulle skirt to create a beautiful border. The detachable bishop sleeves bring the boho vibe together on this stunning bohemian style fall wedding dress. Our Phillipa Wedding Dress has an effortless elegance featuring botanical frosted, embroidered appliqués accented by delicate beading. The illusion bodice has a seductive plunge that guides the eye down the relaxed A-line silhouette, while the open back reveals the perfect amount of skin. 

Fall Wedding Dress Colors: Is it okay to wear a champagne wedding dress?

There are so many breathtaking colors during autumn that it’s hard not to take inspiration from all the stunning hues the season has to offer. So when a bride is wondering “Is it ok for me to wear this wedding dress color?” Our answer is absolutely yes! Warm tones like champagne and cappuccino are beautiful accents to a fall wedding dress. Our Micaela Wedding Dress is a gorgeous champagne fall bridal gown. The classic A-line sparkles in glitter tulle with a sheer corset bodice adorned with frosted, three-dimensional embroidery leading to a breathtaking illusion back. The best part is that champagne colored underlay that shines through the tulle giving you a subtle pop of that pretty hue. Another option that adds a warmth to your dress is our Preciosa Wedding Dress, shown in our vintage ivory colorway. The stunning gown features frosted, allover floral embroidered net on a relaxed A-line silhouette. The sweetheart bodice has a sheer inset with accents of floral patterned beading for added dimension. Detachable floral beaded straps give you versatility in styling and the scalloped hemline is a dainty touch. 

Picking The Right Fabric for a Fall Bride

As the weather cools down during the fall season, you want to make sure you’re picking the right fabric for your wedding dress that will keep you cozy and comfortable all night long. Depending on the month of your wedding and where you live, it’s safe to say you may need a heavier fabric for your fall wedding dress. Something like mikado is a beautiful choice. Mikado is a heavier variation of silk that is sleek and chic and is better suited for cooler climates. Brocade fabric is another great choice for a fall wedding dress and is distinguished by the unique jacquard, or raised design, that’s woven into the fabric. The stiffer material is great for structured gowns, like our Petra Wedding Dress, a sculptural brocade fit and flare that is all about texture. The clean lines of the princess waist and delicate draping on the neckline make this brocade dress fall approved.

Selecting the Perfect Neckline for a Fall Wedding Dress

When it comes to the details of your perfect fall wedding dress a lot of it comes down to personal preference. We can offer you some recommendations when it comes to necklines that we think best suit the season. Our top choice is an illusion neckline! Elegant and effortless, an illusion neckline offers you the beauty of a strapless style with all the support you could need. The sheer effect allows for stunning appliqué designs that are sure to wow your guests. Our Peony Wedding Dress is our pick for an illusion neckline fall wedding dress, with its plunging sweetheart detail and three-dimensional floral embroidery. Another neckline we love for fall are high necklines, like turtlenecks. This cozy style keeps you covered and warm in the cool weather and has a timeless look that brides have loved for decades. Our Nigella Wedding Dress is inspired by vintage glamour with its high neckline and cuffed bishop sleeves in luminous stretch satin.

Cute Back Details for a Fall Wedding Dress

The back of your wedding dress should look as good as the front! We have a selection of cute back details that will help take your fall wedding dress to the next level. First is an illusion back. When you walk down the aisle and your guests catch a glimpse of a gorgeous sheer back we’re positive it’ll take their breath away. A style like our Prudence Wedding Dress will do the trick with frosted three-dimensional lace on a fit and flare silhouette and a striking illusion back featuring dainty buttons. This dress is the perfect modern twist on classic bridal. Another cute back detail for a fall wedding dress is a keyhole. Geometric and chic or a sweet and simple circle, keyhole backs come in all shapes and sizes. Our pick for the perfect keyhole back fall wedding dress is our Paolina Wedding Dress, a perfect choice for our brides who love the look of Sophia Richie’s gown. The luxe fit and flare has a collar-style halter neckline that leads to a breathtaking keyhole back accented by the scalloped edged of the romantic Chantilly lace fabric. Corset detailing is also a beautiful choice for a fall wedding dress. Corset wedding dresses are totally trending and suit all seasons. Our Pepita Wedding Dress is a chic twist on the classic corset, great for our fall brides who want to make a statement. The feminine mermaid has a sheer v-neckline with frosted embroidered floral lace and an illusion back that reveals the couture corset boning accented by pearl and crystal beading for that pop of bridal sparkle.

Which Sleeve Style is Best for an Autumn Bride?

Fall is a great time to embrace sleeves on your wedding dress. From dainty cap sleeves to stunning illusion long sleeves, there are lots of great choices for a fall wedding dress with sleeves. Bishop sleeves are a vintage style that’s becoming new and trending again in the bridal industry. A pouf sleeve that gathers at the wrist, for a bubble-like effect, these sleeves look lovely both fully lined and with illusion detailing. Our Marion Wedding Dress is a sultry fit and flare with romantic frosted, embroidered lace decorating the fitted gown. The additions of detachable bishop sleeves adds a whimsical effect that we think totally fits the vibes necessary for a fall wedding. Another sleeve style we love for fall is cap sleeves with its delicate and dainty look. Our Norma Wedding Dress is our winner for a cap sleeve fall wedding dress. The minimalist A-line has an artfully draped bodice with a modest bateau neckline and cap sleeves. The soft satin fabric looks luxe and we love the addition of the tie-back sash for a touch of feminine drama. Looking for something transition to take a strapless gown and make it ideal for fall? Well our Chantilly Lace Button Back Jacket, styled with our Pepper Wedding Dress does just that. The romantic Chantilly lace jacket features illusion long sleeves and a mock neckline and can be worn under or over your dress to transform the look.

Pairing the Perfect Accessories for Your Fall Wedding Dress

Once you’ve found your perfect fall wedding dresses you need the right accessories to match! A classic bridal pairing is, of course, a veil. A cathedral-length veil is a great way to feel grand and the romantic botanical lace lining the hem of our Cathedral Length Veil with Lace Edging totally embraces the stunning foliage of the autumn season. If you’ve found your dream dress, but are looking for a little more sparkle, an overskirt is the way to go. Our Tulle Over Sparkle Tulle Overskirt has a beautiful shimmer that can elevate a simple fall wedding dress. An overskirt is also a great way to create more volume in your dress for the ceremony revealing a slim gown for the reception, giving you two looks in one. And of course, how could we forget about bows. Wrap yourself up with the trending bow style in our Larissa Satin Bow that is a stunning way to complete your look!

Fall Wedding Dress Ideas for Your Bridal Party 

It’s not just the bride who should look seasonally appropriate. The whole bridal party should definitely embrace the feeling of fall in their dresses. From the mother of the bride and groom to your bridesmaids, we’ve got plenty of options to invoke autumn’s warm and cozy spirit.

Fall Wedding Dresses for Mother of the Bride

Jewel tones definitely scream fall and are a sophisticated and mature color choice for the mother of the bride and groom. Think deep emeralds, warm reds, rich plums, and radiant blues. Our Beaded Embroidered Long Sleeve Evening Gown with Chiffon Skirt is stunning in a bordeaux red with sparkling beaded embroidery to help mom shine. The illusion long sleeves are perfect for fall and the faux-wrap chiffon skirt looks and feels effortless.

Fall Wedding Dresses for Mother of the Groom

The mother of the groom deserves to look just as classy at her son’s wedding day. When it comes to standing apart from the other members of the wedding party, it’s the sophisticated embellishments that can make all the difference. Our Stretch Crepe Evening Gown with Three-Dimensional Florals and Cowl Back is the perfect example! In a glowing emerald green shade, the fitted stretch crepe gown stands out with an elegant crystal beaded, three-dimensional flowers accented the cap sleeves with the dramatic touch of a draped cowl back to complete the look.

Fall Wedding Dresses for Bridesmaids

Your bridesmaids should compliment you when standing by your side at your fall wedding. Since you now have all the tools to find your perfect fall wedding dress it’s time for the besties to find festive fall styles that are truly stunning! When it comes to fabric, velvet is the ultimate fall fabric for bridesmaids. This weightier fabric makes it a great choice for when the weather cools down and the texture looks luxe. If you’re looking for your bridesmaids to mix and match, try using both our floral velvet and regular velvet styles. Having someone like your maid of honor stand out in our Strapless Floral Velvet Bridesmaid Dress is a great option. The chic floral velvet gown has a structured strapless neckline and sultry skirt slit. If your fall wedding is all about being elevated and sophisticated, we recommend our Corset Fit and Flare Luxe Satin Bridesmaid Dress. The sleek gown has a corset bodice with a draped sweetheart neckline in a sultry fit and flare silhouette that sure to work with a black tie fall wedding.

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