September wedding outfits and September wedding outfit ideas for an early fall wedding 2023 – here! From island formal to daytime looks for city hall registries to linen for an early fall beach wedding and a countryside wedding, here are the best early fall wedding guest outfits for every September wedding. Scroll down and copy the looks if you want to be the best dressed wedding guest this season.
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Summer may be drawing to a close, but the wedding season is far from over. And ceremonies in cooler times call for a whole new dress code to match.
Play with beautiful tailoring for daytime affairs and make the switch from light pastels to rich berry tones. Look to more embellished fabrics as an alternative to playful florals. They will look luscious amidst the early fall landscape.
POV It is important to be practical about locations and adhere to prescribed dress codes. You know, the rules about leaving whites and creams to the bride and dressing in early fall colours.
Worry not; I made sure to put together early fall wedding guest outfits in the right colors.
THE BEST SEPTEMBER WEDDING OUTFITS 2023
By the way, all the collages that are posted in this article are hyperlinked and available for immediate purchase via links within the content itself… Meaning, you can shop all these fashionable late summer wedding outfits just with a few clicks. To shop for your favourite early fall wedding guest outfit, simply click the items you need to copy the look.
POV If it is a multi-day affair, indulge in a series of outfit changes. It may not be your wedding, but it never hurts to have more than one fabulous September wedding guest dress.
EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST BEACH WEDDING OUTFITS
Early fall weddings by the sea are all about breezy silhouettes and fuss free shapes. Choose colours to match the glorious sunset and avoid multiple layers to stay cool under the sun. You also want something you don’t mind getting a little bit sandy and salty. Lastly, don’t bother with heels, and opt for a pair of flats or wedges.
Flat sandals with a dash of gold will perfectly match any September beach wedding guest dress. Especially those in linen.
Maxi lengths and airy ties are endlessly flattering and really set your heart aflutter.
When it comes to choosing the perfect outfit for an island formal, late summer wedding, or early fall wedding in September, you need an island gown and sandals. The Mango pink long cotton dress with side ties will be perfect.
The V-neckline and thin straps of this dress give it a touch of sophistication, making it ideal for a wedding party. As you slip into it, you’ll instantly feel the gentle caress of the flowy fabric against your skin, promising comfort as you dance the night away. But what truly sets this dress apart are the side bow fastenings, a whimsical detail that adds a playful touch to its elegant design. Thanks to the ties, the dress fits me perfectly. Worry not, the dress doesn’t run small. It can stretch at the bodice.
The Mango dress is not just about the front; it’s also a masterpiece from behind. With gathered details on both the front and back, it ensures that you look flawless from every angle, making you the center of attention at any wedding. The gathered detail on the front adds a touch of refinement, while the back gathers create an alluring silhouette that’s perfect for any party or celebration.
Now, let’s talk about the ideal pairing for this dress: the Stuart Weitzman metallic nudist song sandals. The metallic finish adds a touch of luxury, making them the perfect complement to your island formal late summer wedding outfit. Their minimalist design keeps the focus on your fabulous Mango dress while adding a touch of sophistication to your overall look.
3 LINEN DRESS WITH SLIDES AND A HEADBAND
Choice of fabrics is all important for a wedding on the beach. Avoid sequins and too much glitz, and look instead to clean lines that match the beach and low-key surroundings. They can have a print. Or add a headband. Simple accessories, like a headband, will help to make the outfit look extra special.
EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST FORMAL OUTFITS
If the dress code for an early fall wedding says formal, then really go the extra mile with a proper evening dress or a full skirt.
Be sure to avoid daytime looks with cotton or linen and opt for more luxe styles in silk, taffeta or lace.
4 BLACK FLORAL DRESS WITH BLUE HEELS
Now is the time to go in for a bit of sparkle, add on those pearly accessories and get statement heels to stand out.
Indulge in everything you ever imagined in fantasies of fabric and embroidery. POV I always feel like a princess in these blooming florals executed with sequins. And I know you will love this September wedding guest dress, too. POV The photo in the collage was taken in October, so we can say this is an October wedding guest dress, too.
5 BLACK LACE TOP WITH FULL MIDI SKIRT AND SLINGBACKS
Now the weather is cool enough to wear jacquard with ease, we love the option on offer. A midi full skirt offers the perfect balance between looking formal and feeling special.
And when it comes to elegance, class, and embracing the key fall 2023 fashion trend, there’s a combination that beckons to be worn—effortless yet undeniably classy.
Imagine yourself strolling through the picturesque gardens of an elegant estate, where the colors of fall foliage paint a mesmerizing backdrop for a formal early fall wedding. And a Self Portrait lace short sleeve top paired with the noble embossed floral jacquard full midi skirt in regal purple in this setting.
As you step onto the beautifully manicured grounds of the venue, the lace top adorns you with a sense of alluring charm. Its delicate, short sleeves and intricate lace detailing is giving. The subtle sheerness of the lace hints at sensuality beneath the refinement, allowing you to embrace a classy style with a hint of allure.
Now, let’s talk about that skirt—a marvel of fall fashion in 2023. Btw the 50s are a key styling trend for AW23/24. The rich, embossed floral jacquard in regal purple feels tailor-made (pov mine was taken in, so it should look tailor-made – but even before, this skirt looked exquisite – my seamstress was taken by the fabric) for this September wedding. With its full midi silhouette, it creates a sense of whimsical drama. The skirt’s luxurious texture and royal hue make it the perfect choice for a formal event that demands nothing less than the most elegant attire.
And what better way to elevate this early fall wedding guest outfit than with the slingback pumps? Mine are from Aquazzura, but I bought the last pair, so you might need to get similar shoes from Amina Muaddi. The curvy kitten heels add an extra touch of class to your overall look.
FASHIONABLE SEPTEMBER WEDDING GUEST CITY OUTFITS
Go for graphic simplicity to suit the modernity of an urban early fall setting.
For a traditional wedding format that takes you from an early afternoon ceremony at the city hall to dancing after dinner, you need options that go seamlessly from day to night. Rich jewel tones of raspberry, navy, brown and black are perfectly suited for early fall weddings.
6 BLAZER ON SATIN DRESS WITH SATIN PUMPS
Choose luxurious fabrics in silk and satin to reflect the occasion. A satin dress will take you from city hall to the dance floor effortlessly.
Picture yourself in the heart of the city, surrounded by the rhythmic beat of life and the twinkling lights of skyscrapers, as you prepare for a city wedding that promises to be a night to remember.
Choose That Original Tina dress in a striking raspberry red. It’s my favourite choice for an early fall wedding when there is no dress code adhered to.
And I’m convinced it will be yours also. It’s a short satin slip dress that oozes confidence and charm. As you slip into it, the smooth, cool fabric caresses your skin, making you feel like you’ve stepped straight out of a wedding magazine. The dress is a party dress, a wedding guest dress, specially designed (pov I personalized it for an early fall cocktail wedding – but you can customize it for any dress code) for September and October weddings when the air carries the first hints of autumn’s embrace.
The minimalist silhouette of the Tina dress perfectly complements the city’s sleek elegance. Its deep, rich color adds a touch of drama and sensuality to your outfit. As you stand before the mirror before you leave home, you won’t be able not to but smile at the reflection of a confident, radiant you, ready to gain the title of the best dressed wedding guest.
Pair the dress with Gianvito Rossi satin pumps. They are the most comfortable party pumps yet. I bought them in a hue that complements the dress.
Ps. If you are cold, put an oversized navy blue blazer over your shoulders. It’s a daring move that brings a hint of nonchalance to your outfit. Wearing it this way, you strike the perfect balance between polished and effortlessly chic. The blazer’s deep hue provides a striking contrast to the vibrant red of your dress, elevating your look to new heights. Mine is from Sandro Paris. But you might don’t even need one. That is if your plus one is fashionable and a gentleman. And he wears Zegna. Ps. Don’t trade an oversized Sandro Paris blazer for anything less but Zegna.
7 SLIP DRESS WITH BLAZER OR DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET AND SANDALS
Inject some edge into your outfit for September weddings held in cool, urban settings by investigating the power of simple minimalism. Pair a brown slip dress with a double breasted blazer and sandals for a sleek, modern look. A striking design in brown and navy is our palette of choice this season.
8 LITTLE BLACK DRESS WITH HIGH HEELS
Whether they are signing at the town hall or having a lavish ceremony at the rooftop club with everyone they know, a little black dress will never look out of place.
Pair it with Valentino Rockstuds – they are back in fashion.
Ps. It might rain, so we added an umbrella to the collage.
CLASSY EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST CHURCH OUTFITS
A church comes with its own set of rules and dress code. Luckily, it is easy to follow all in early September.
You stand before the grand entrance of an ancient church, the stone facades looming high above. The air is filled with the hushed excitement of the occasion. It’s an early fall morning, and you’re here to attend your friend’s wedding. The dress code is formal, of course. Formal, and lavish old money. We could say tacky, but we won’t as you will be dressed classy. Fancy, but classy.
Your outfit for this momentous occasion will perfectly encapsulate the class and sophistication. The Roksanda midi silk dress in shining amber silk will grace your form with its draping silhouette, the luxurious fabric flowing like liquid gold. The dress, cinched at the waist by a sleek black belt, exudes an air of regal poise, making it an ideal choice for this church ceremony.
As you enter the dimly lit sanctuary, the stained glass windows will cast kaleidoscopic patterns of light across the wooden pews. The dress will shimmer in the muted glow, catching the eye of fellow old money guests.
Your Amina Muaddi Satin Begum Slingback Heels 95 will leave a delicate imprint on the old, polished floor. And their satin finish will add a touch of opulence to your every movement.
10 DOUBLE BREASTED BAR STYLE JACKET WITH A BELT AND MIDI TULLE SKIRT WITH PUMPS
On a crisp September wedding morning, a fashionable ladylike outfit emerges like a breath of fresh air. Imagine yourself in a 50s style outfit, carefully curated for this special occasion.
Start with a black double-breasted Pinko blazer. By the way, you will see me wearing a linen Pinko blazer in the video below – it was quite hot outside. And I didn’t want to wear heavy fabrics. Also, I thought you might want something lighter, too. All in all, it’s still summer outside the church.
Cinch the blazer with a black belt to sculpt a modern silhouette.
Pair the blazer with an inky floral double-layered mesh tulle midi skirt, akin to a garden shrouded in the gentle embrace of twilight. The skirt will dance with every step. Its layers of tulle create an ethereal, whimsical effect that perfectly complements the morning hours. And the inky florals evoke a sense of fall’s rich, moody palette, drawing inspiration from the natural world as it prepares for its slumber.
Accessorise with blue Gianvito Rossi satin blue pumps for a lavish old money touch – perfectly harmonizing with the overall aesthetic while adding a playful twist. Ps. get them in black if you plan to complete this refined early fall wedding guest look with gloves.
Small and intimate, not every church wedding calls for grand gestures and fascinators. If you want to keep things low-key, look to exquisite tailoring and sleek silhouettes for a touch of glamour that feels just right.
Navy wedding guest dresses always look elegantly poised in a pastoral setting. And the tailoring and structure will lend an elegant air to the formal parts of the wedding.
12 TWEED SEPTEMBER WEDDING GUEST LONG SLEEVES DRESS WITH SATIN HEELS
Daytime elegance comes assured with a tweed dress whlist subtle touches of metallic thread and buttons that add a special touch that doesn’t feel overdone. For that pop of something exquisite, why not add a fashionable weeing guest hair accessory like a headband adorned with diamanté? Or satin pumps? Ps. I was thinking ahead and added bloom satin pumps in the widget below. While blue is the best colour to wear for a September wedding, dark pink reins supreme for a wedding in October.
ELEGANT EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST BLACK TIE OUTFITS
If you are looking for that grand entrance, length and volume are the best ways to make an impact. Explore styles with full ballgown skirts or slits to create those high drama moments and feel your most beautiful self.
13 EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST NAVY BLUE DRESS WITH BLUE PUMPS
But when the night goes dark and the lights come up, it is time to put on a tiara.
Dresses already adorned at the neckline will help simplify your wedding guest dressing. Why worry about accessorising when you already have clusters of luminous pearls and sparkling diamanté around your neck? POV I’m never late when I wear this exceptional September wedding guest dress.
EARLY FALL WHITE TIE WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS
Now when the days are shorter and the nightfall comes early, the white tie is a popular dress code for weddings again.
15 WHITE TIE FALL WEDDING GUEST GOWN AND LONG GLOVES
Seize this opportunity to showcase full-length gowns and revel in the early fall wedding guest gown. Embrace the fun of dressing up and get ready for the best night ever.
EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST BOHO OUTFITS
If the bride decides to throw the rulebook out the window and plan a boho wedding, make sure you follow the theme.
With a variety of styles that put a unique spin on early fall boho weddings, play around with silhouettes and indulge in autumnal prints.
16 FALL FLORAL DRESS WITH SANDALS
While you are looking for something informal for an early fall boho wedding, you still want your early fall wedding guest boho outfit to pack a punch.
Braids sharpen up a boho wedding guest dress, making it gloriously appropriate for occasion dressing.
At the same time, accessories provide a beautiful accent to the boho wedding guest dress of your dreams. Whether you are going for midi length or autumnal florals, hair accessories are bound to be a perfect match.
EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST COUNTRY OUTFITS
The sweeping countryside calls for exceptional dresses in earthy tones.
17 LINEN ORANGE DRESS WITH SANDALS
Be at ease in relaxed silhouettes if you are looking for less formal options. A brown linen dress is also a chic style statement for a countryside early fall wedding.
18 LINEN TOP WITH BLACK BRODERIE ANGLAISE SKIRT AND SANDALS
For the ceremony at the barn, give traditional tailoring a modern spin by going for a linen crop top and broderie Anglaise. Embroidered A-style midi skirts offer a nice touch of movement to counterbalance the crop top. Pair with a pair of classic sandals for total sophistication.
CAPSULE EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST VINEYARD OUTFITS
Relaxed and at ease, airy layers will make celebrating at the vineyard a total breeze. Silky fabrics with long sleeves and ruffles provide the perfect amount of detail for something elevated that doesn’t feel overly formal for a fall wedding guest at the vineyard wedding.
19 LONG SLEEVE BURGUNDY OCTOBER WEDDING GUEST DRESS WITH SANDALS
Still, there is something unfailingly elegant in a more covered-up approach, which suggests a confident approach to style. As a bonus, long sleeve dresses are more practical as we step into the season of fall weddings.
MORE EARLY FALL WEDDING GUEST OUTFIT IDEAS FOR 2023
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You can wear a hot pink dress for a September wedding, but you might want to avoid pastel pink wedding guest dresses.
Ivory and pastels. And of course, white, and bright red.
Blue, hot pink, brown, burgundy, Viva Magenta, Red Dhalia, Orange, Persimmon, Olive Oil, Fired Brick, Burnt Sienna, Pale Khaki, High Visibility, and Spectra Yellow are the best colors to wear for a wedding in September as a wedding guest. POV Check AW23/24 colour trend report to see all September wedding guest colours to choose from.
You can wear burgundy, Viva Magenta, or Red Dhalia. POV Check AW23/24 colour trend report to see what lava falls and molten lava look like.
Pumps, slingbacks, and stiletto sandals.
Hair accessories, gloves, small bag or a clutch, and jewellery. For a church wedding you can also wear short cotton/silk gloves and a fascinator. For a white tie wedding, you need silk elbow gloves.
An oversized blazer or a cropped jacket. Cropped jackets are in fashion for fall 2023.
So these were my favourite September wedding outfits and September wedding outfit ideas. Surely you can wear at least two of these late summer wedding guest outfits for a fall wedding in October, too. But you might want to see the new fall wedding guest outfits I put together just for you, first. Check them out!