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What To Wear To Fall Weddings: The BRIDEfinds Editors Answer Your Dress Code Questions

October 10, 2011 by Justine Schwartz
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Fall weddings might not be as frequent as spring/summer ones, but they’re twice as hard to dress for: many cocktail dresses are too summer-y, there’s the tights or no tights dilemma, and of course there’s the question of cover-ups (no, a cardigan won’t do). On BRIDEfinds, we’re used to fielding the fashion queries of brides — but know that guests need guidance, too.

Take a cue from the lovely guests of Molly Sims’ wedding (left), and go for warm fall colors, printed dresses, jewel-tone earrings, floor-length gowns, and more seasonally-appropriate pieces.

A few tips:

-Stockings or tights trump bare legs in any occasion: it’s better to be modest and warm, then cold and under-dressed.

-For semi-formal, formal and black tie weddings, cardigans aren’t dressy enough. Opt for a cashmere wrap or fur bolero.

Just say no to: summer dresses, cleavage, flip-flops, blazers, white (!), flat sandals, fake tanner and anything you would wear in July.

Just say yes:

For more fall tips, shop our guides to the best faux fur vests, leather jackets and wedge booties.

Author:

Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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