It’s official! You’ve sent the RSVP for your friend or family member’s fall wedding, and now all that you must do is decide what you will be wearing. Don’t wait until the last minute because you aren’t sure what to do! Take your time and piece a one-of-a-kind outfit together.
With beautiful foliage, cooler temperatures, and lower travel rates in the autumn, it is no surprise that fall weddings are so popular. This year, fall fashion favors colors like bold reds, yellows, and oranges paired with darker or neutral colors like cream, navy, and black. Let’s break down the six top fashion tips for this fall’s wedding season.
1. It Isn’t All About the Outfit
While you want to make sure you look great, it matters what is underneath. You don’t want to wow your guests with a fashionable outfit only to find out later that you have visible panty lines or bra straps. Depending on your outfit, you want to make sure that you are wearing the right kind of panties that won’t show or slip into unwanted places. Thinking about wearing white bottoms? There are still plenty of options for what to wear under your white bottoms.
2. Check for the Dress Code
Some people will share their wedding dress code on their invitations. If you are attending a wedding with a dress code, make sure your outfit fits this, or you may have an awkward moment when you finally get to give your congratulations to the happily married couple. Some weddings require black tie, while others may be as simple as a nice pair of jeans and a flannel shirt. Keep this in mind as you choose your outfit for the occasion.
3. Find the Perfect Bra
Whether you are going for a dress, a jumpsuit, or a blouse and pants, picking the right bra is key to the success of your evening. We all know the traditional choices in picking a bra, but there are a lot of choices to make about your bra depending on your outfit and the comfort and feel you are going for, including:
- Full coverage or demi-cup bras
- Posture-correcting bras
- Pushup bras
- Back-smoothing bras
- Wireless bras
When you find the bra type is right for you, also investigate the material of the bra. Is it sheer? Is it full coverage? Is it lace? Is there underwire or no underwire? All these things will play into the comfort and confidence level of your evening.
4. Identify the Top Fall Fashion Trends
Before you decide on what to wear, take some time to brush up on the latest fall fashion trends of the season. There are so many cute fall fashion trends that your choices are literally endless, but let’s look at the top three trends making waves this year.
The ’80s Are Alive and Well
It has always been said that fashion trends eventually come back around, and this fall is no different. This fall, people are wearing some classic ’80s styles, including big shoulders, asymmetrical tops, and oversized jackets and blazers. Even mullets seem to be back! But you don’t have to lean into the ’80s style to be fashionable as there are other fun trends for the season.
If you don’t like the boldness of big shoulders and the classic ’80s look, you can adapt the colors to your style. A bright orange-red is the color of the season, but any bright color has a place to shine this season. While the season is usually known for a darker, muted palette with floral patterns, this fall you can go bright with neon colors or even go for a dazzling plum or violet.
The Abaya Dresses
Abaya dresses are a popular choice for women who want to attend a fall wedding. This type of dress is versatile and can be worn in a variety of colors and styles, making them perfect for any event. They can be dressed up or down, and are ideal for those who want to stay comfortable while attending their event.
Many people choose to wear abaya dresses because they offer warmth without being too heavy or hot. Plus, they make an excellent choice when it comes to styling. Abaya dresses can be combined with various accessories to create a look that is unique and fashionable.
The Classic Black Dress
The little black dress never goes out of style, but it has come back to center stage in fall fashion. Black dresses are great because they are so versatile and come in so many varieties. If you aren’t one for bright colors and want something more elegant, a classic black dress is your choice. Dress it up with jewelry and a statement jacket or perhaps choose a texture that will make the dress stand out on its own, like lace, sequins, or velvet.
5. Accentuate Your Natural Beauty
The perfect wedding outfit isn’t just fashionable; it is one that keeps you comfortable as you dance the night away. We know that every woman is uniquely beautiful, so when you are choosing a dress, make sure it is a style that accentuates your natural body shape. For those who would like a little more support, compression wear can shape your silhouette and make you feel confident in any outfit. You want to wear shapewear that offers:
- Waist cinchers
- Postpartum compression panties
- Maternity leggings
- Butt lifters
- Body shapers
Not all compression wear is made the same, however. You want to choose the firmness that is right for you. The last thing you want is uncomfortable shapewear keeping you from focusing on having a great time with the ones you love.
6. Layers, Layers, and More Layers
Fall is known for its cooler temperatures, but it is also known for quick, unforeseen weather changes. You want to be comfortable no matter what the weather throws your way, so try to layer your outfit for all the possibilities. For example, you could wear a light shawl over your outfit and wear an oversized sweater or coat over it so that you aren’t cold coming in. You can shed layers as it gets warmer and people are finishing their meals and dancing through the evening. You don’t want to be sweating on the dance floor but shivering during the bride and groom’s toast!
With these six fashion tips, you will be ready to stun your plus one and all the other guests but still feel comfortable and confident in your skin. Everyone is uniquely beautiful, which is great because it gives you a chance to build your own unique outfit in a style that is all your own. Build your outfit and your style with confidence this fall wedding season.