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What To Wear To An October Wedding

February 19, 2016 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

While summer is still the most popular month for weddings, fall is definitely picking up steam–especially the month of October. Whether you’re saying I do during this popular month or simply attending a couple’s special day, here are some tips of choosing the right thing to wear.

Consider the time and place. Before choosing your outfit, take into consideration the time and location of the big day. Is it a day or night affair? Is the wedding taking place on a farm or in a ballroom? These factors will have a major impact on what you wear to the event.

Think past tradition. Most brides skip pure white anyway, but the fall is an especially good time to wear a dress in ivory, crème or even blush pink. And it goes without saying that guests should stay away from white and all of these variations unless the couple requests for their guests to show up in that color.

Embrace fall colors. Those rich jewel tones make the perfect color palette for a wedding. Brides can find ways to incorporate it into the gown through a pretty sash or colorful shoes, while guests can enjoy the full treatment by choosing an ensemble in burgundy, hunter green, plum purple or even gold and silver. Or you can simply choose some accessories in a particular fall hue.

Bring some coverage. There will likely be a chill in the air–especially at night–so bring a shawl or wrap to keep you warm. Brides can even get some affordable faux pashminas to keep at the reception for any guests who left their coverage at home. It’s a nice touch to show that you had everyone’s comfort in mind.

Choose heavier fabrics. The fall season is the time to play up fabrics with some weight, such as velvet, brocade, damask, gabardine and the like. If you choose a lighter fabric, then you definitely need to layer your ensemble (see bring some coverage).

Think about a pantsuit. Guests can skip the dress and go for a formal, and even sexy, pantsuit instead. Not only will you stand out from the sea of cocktail dresses, but pants will keep you warm if any of the wedding day festivities is outside.

Pick a focal point. It’s okay to show off some skin at a wedding, but just make sure to pick a focal point. So it’s either a plunging neckline or back–not both. The same goes with jewelry: Pick one statement piece, such as a necklace or pair of earrings, and then keep the rest of your accessories understated.

Skip open-toed shoes. In general, open-toed shoes aren’t in season for the fall anyway, so stick with classic pumps or statement shoes. If you really want to be fashion forward, try an ankle boot.

Choose one bold color for makeup. Fall means you can use darker lipsticks as well as a jewel-toned eyeshadow, but don’t go too crazy. It’s best to choose one or the other–accentuate either your eyes or your lips, but not both.

Don’t miss what to wear to a fall wedding and how to plan a bachelorette party.

[Photo: KT Merry]

 

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