Everything this year has been disrupted and weddings planned over spring and summer have all had to be rescheduled and moved. Weddings are allowed to now take place (with limitations on guest lists), meaning they are starting to resume, and invitations are stacking up for next year. If you're starting to plan and hunt for wedding guest looks this is where we step in, as we've looked through the thousands of dresses available on the high street and from designers.
I’ve genuinely spent hours hunting down the coolest, most appropriate Autumn-ready wedding guest dresses around. Longer sleeves feature on most of these frocks, of course, as well as hemlines staying in the midi length area. That said, these dresses are meant to last, so expect to keep wearing them over the festive period and next year’s wedding season and for years to come after. Also, bonus tip for 2021’s nuptials: If you buy your outfit now, chances are by the time the wedding comes around, no one else will be wearing the same.
Rotate Birger Christensen Dawn Open-Back Polka-Dot Satin Midi Dress (£339)
The ultimate autumn/winter dress.
Ghost Nisha Frill Floral Midi Dress (£149)
Just because it's getting colder doesn't mean you can't choose a bright dress.
Rixo Steph Tie-Back Gingham Crepe De Chine Midi Dress (£265)
Rixo continues to wow us with beautiful dresses.
& Other Stories Voluminous Ruffle Midi Dress (£95)
Florals and flouncy—you can’t go wrong, really.
Mango Zebra Printed Dress (£70)
Wear with a black headband and gold accessories.
Ganni Tiered Floral-Print Pleated-Georgette Midi Dress (£205)
Such a gorgeous print.
Alessandra Rich Embellished Ruffled Polka-Dot Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress (£1330)
From one of K-Mid’s favourite brands.
H&M Long Chiffon Dress (£40)
Wear with strappy orange heels and a headband to make this feel dressed up.
Topshop Ivory Floral Ruched Sleeve Midi Dress (£45)
A great option from Topshop.
Whistles Alva Zinnia Floral Dress (£89)
Vintage prints are still going strong, and this one from Whistles is a winner.
H&M Balloon-Sleeved Organza Dress (£50)
We can imagine wearing this one well into the festive season.
Dorothy Perkins Black Floral Print Square Neck Dress (£35)
This neckline is everything.
Kitri Serafina Vintage Maxi Dress (£98)
If you've got a wedding coming up in early September, this one is ideal.
Bernadette Valentine Floral-Print Crepe Midi Dress (£610)
Pair with strappy sandals or mules.
Nasty Gal Sleek Your Heart Satin Midi Dress (£23)
Simple and elegant.
The Vampire's Wife The Firefly Ruffled Silk-Blend Dress (£1495)
Vampire’s Wife is a favourite of shopping editor Joy.
Maggie Marilyn It's Up to You Pink Wool Midi Dress (£340)
Be still our fashion-loving hearts.
De La Vali Bluebell Floral-Print Satin Midi Dress (£495)
Red shoes will look great with this dress.
Shrimps Fredrick Face-Embroidered Bow-Trim Organza Dress (£450)
Topshop Green Daisy Midi Ruffle Tea Dress (£46)
Goth, but make it fashion.
16arlington Morie Knotted Fil Coupé Crepe Midi Dress (£950)
This is from one of our new favourite dress brands.
Norma Kamali Obie Checked Stretch-Jersey Maxi Dress (£205)
A great option for next year’s spring and summer weddings.
& Other Stories Linen Puff Sleeve Midi Dress ($95)
Simple, elegant and inexpensive.
Ghost Luella Floral Print Midi Dress (£120)
Editor Emma Spedding owns this dress in two different colours, that’s how much she loves it.
Mango Metallic Thread Dress (£90)
One for weddings and holiday evenings.
Olivia Rubin Lara Floral-Print Satin Midi Dress (£380)
A solid all-rounder dress: wear to weddings, garden parties, and festive parties.
Elzinga Pussy-Bow Silk-Organza Mini Dress (£475)
From the coolest new brand around.
Max Mara Leisure Teoria Dress (£145)
Wear with an oversized jacket.
Rat & Boa Santiago Floral-Print Ruffled-Hem Chiffon Dress (£265)
Dramatic and sassy.
Cecilie Bahnsen Sofie Tiered Plissé-Organza Dress (£1435)
To make jaw drops (although not upstage the bride), choose this gorgeous gown.
Self-Portrait Belted Pleated Polka-Dot Chiffon Maxi Dress (£380)
Self-Portrait wins again with this polka dot beauty.
Cefinn Lottie Silk V Neck Gathered Midi Dress With Neck Tie (£390)
Wear this dress right through to the Christmas period.
A pretty pink frock that will last.
Vintage prints are everywhere right now.
Kitri Tara Pink Polka Dot Shirt Dress (£145)
A smart choice.
Joseph Daris Silk Satin Dress (£445)
Versatile but still great for weddings. Wear with a colourful blazer over the top and strappy heels.
Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2020 fashion trends to know.
This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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