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What Colour to Wear to an Autumn Wedding

Summer is an incredible time to have a wedding, don’t get us wrong, but we're starting to see a shift in what’s popular at the moment. Everyone loves a floral, flowy summer jumpsuit, but an Autumn wedding require deep, moody colours that show strength, and that darker pallet unlocks a whole heap of styles - some of which we’re going to show you!


The best colours to wear to an autumn wedding reflect the change in season;

best colours to wear to an autumn wedding

What to Wear to an Autumn Wedding

See the autumn colours and dresses we love to see on wedding guests at the moment!

Bec + Bridge Nadia Twist Maxi Dress

The Bec + Bridge Nadia Twist Maxi Dress is a stunning party gown that creates a flattering feminine form. The dress relaxes over the hips and flows elegantly to the bottom of the ankle. If you’re looking for bride’s maid dresses, these are an absolute highlight (without showing up the bride). Unfortunately, you can’t wear a bra with this piece, so we suggest investing in some Boob Tape - if you haven't already!

House Of CB Charmaine Corset Gown

The House of CB Charmaine Corset Gown is one we know you will recognise. Made from a lustrous silk satin, this dress features a beautifully draped cowl neckline with a corset bodice to cinch the figure. The Charmaine Gown makes the perfect formal dress as it is the perfect maxi length and can be dressed up or down. This House of CB dress is the dress of the season, we know you will adore this style as much as we do.

This style is available in blush pink, chocolate and black.

Lexi Aurea Dress

The Lexi Aurea Dress is a gorgeous mango orange formal dress that features an asymmetric bodice design with sexy cut-outs that accentuate the waist. It is cut from a delicate georgette which gathers beautifully and drapes into a long flowing skirt with a thigh high split. The perfect style for an autumn wedding.


Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress

The Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress is a gorgeous dress with a corset inspired waist, made from a glossy linen material. Made mostly from linen, it is extremely comfortable and in colours blush, champagne and navy. This style is suited to all ages and is perfect for those who want more coverage in a formal dress. This stunning style can be dressed up with formal accessories to achieve a black tie look, or even dressed down for your more casual events in the daytime.

Acler Palms Dress

The Acler Palms Dress is crafted from a luxurious pleated fabric. The pleating, bell sleeves, plunging neckline and asymmetrical hemline, creates a flattering silhouette. This style will keep you warm for events on those cooler days, and is perfect for a more sophisticated formal wedding in autumn.

This style is available in colours turmeric, pink and sky blue.

Puffy Sleeves

Puffy sleeves started in the victorian era, made a comeback in the 80s, and like most fashionable fads, they have made a third comeback.

Acler Empire Dress

The Acler Empire Dress is a stunning full length long sleeve dress that is perfect for occasions both formal and cocktail. The two-toned fabrication and pleated skirt makes this a stand-out piece. With the beautiful balloon sleeves, this dress will keep you feeling warm on colder nights while still looking elegant and glamorous. This natural and earthy two-toned colourway, makes it the perfect long sleeve dress for an autumn wedding.

Lexi India Dress

The Lexi India Dress is crafted from a sage green satin fabric, featuring long bell sleeves that compliment the plunging neckline. This dress is the perfect dress for a colder day in autumn. Being super comfortable and easy to wear, we know you will love this style as much as we do. Pair it with neutral accessories for a soft and elegant look.


We feel like sometimes women assume they’re pressured to wear dresses and dresses only… it’s the 21st century! If you want to wear a jumpsuit, two-piece, or a black ball gown to an autumn wedding, go for it!

We’ve seen that two pieces are really starting to move around autumn now. A shorter skirt frees up your choice of footwear. If you’re proud of the tan (or fake tan) that you have at the moment, then show a bit of bronze with an empty middle half!

This one does depend on where you live and whether the piece can be matched with a jacket.

House Of CB Una Corset and Vesper Skirt

The House Of CB Una Corset and Vesper Skirt is a stunning two piece ball dress that is cut from a luxurious satin in an exquisite brown hue. The corset features boning in the bodice and lace up detailing to cinch in your waist while the satin fabric drapes beautifully over the figure. Completed with the matching skirt, this set is truly a dream and all you ever need in a two piece gown. An effortless look that still has you looking and feeling like a million dollars.

Don’t Assume All Autumn Weddings are the Same!

Just because a wedding is in autumn, it doesn’t mean that it is a one-dress-style-fits-all. You need to consider what the description of the wedding was. Is it a formal wedding in autumn, a beach wedding in autumn (unlikely in the southern parts of Australia), is it a winery wedding, church wedding, black tie autumn wedding - all of these locations or variations may affect what kind of autumn piece you put in the shopping cart.

We’re not sure why some people have a complex about asking for more details around the dress code; ask away! You can rest completely reassured that the bride would rather people ask her questions about clothes than rock up to a wedding where nobody is matching…

The Take Away

Colours - Brown, red, orange, light yellows

Styles - Two-piece, borrowed from the boys (suit jackets, pants etc.), puffy sleeves.

Considerations - Where the wedding location is may affect what autumn dress/get-up you wear.

See our Wedding Collection for more helpful pointers and suggestions!


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