Choosing a dress for an autumn wedding can be daunting and when the invite says black tie optional it may leave you feeling a bit confused about what attire is most appropriate for the event. Decoding the dress code is simple as long as you remember that just like a black tie only wedding black tie optional means the affair is formal. Men should wear either a tuxedo (not required) or a dark suit and tie, while women can choose either a long dress or a formal cocktail-length dress.
I’m actually heading into a wedding weekend myself, where I’ll be celebrating the marriage of someone very dear to me. I’m still debating on my dress but I’ve picked up two choices from the curated beauties below.
Can you guess which two? :)
Jewel tones are an obvious choice for a fall wedding. Rich, bold and definitely distinctive, these hues offer the perfect compliment to the autumnal landscape, not to mention your complexion. While black is almost always my go-to for a formal affair, this season I’ve found myself gravitating towards these luxe colors, which is something totally out of the box for me.
I’m drawn to the colorful dresses.
To me a wedding (even a formal one) is reason to celebrate, and to me that means color and fun!
I’ll be interested to see which one you chose!!
Outstanding piece… Love you selections…..
These dresses are all so dreamy!!! Love the blue colored ones!
Beautiful post! There are so many dresses here that I love – I wish I had more places to wear them! My guess is that you went with a long royal blue or black option.
Have a great time at the wedding! Can’t wait to learn which dresses you chose!
So stunning! I love the jewel tones!
You never go wrong with deep, saturated color. I hope we get to see you in your special dress.
Love these dress options. That sapphire color is amazing
I’m infatuated with the red lace dress, with those delicate cap sleeves. And that B&W piece with its tuxedo neckline is calling my name too!!
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Oh wow so many stunning gowns to choose from, I can’t even choose a favourite! Great post!
All great color choices for fall, my favorite is probably cobalt!
Beautiful selections! I am always attracted to black. xo
All these dresses are so beautiful! I love the electric blue colour!
Your picks are all absolutely stunning! You are making me wish I was invited to a black tie wedding just to wear one of these beauties!
The jewel tone gowns are stunning!
I love those jewel tone dresses! It always surprises me that summer is the popular wedding season. I feel like fall weddings can be so much more dramatic and colorful if they are outside
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Oh la la … you’re making me want to go to a formal wedding!!
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So many gorgeous dresses!! I recently went to a fall wedding and went with a long black dress!
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Beautiful roundup of dresses! I’m loving the rich jewel tones!
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So many great options here! Love all the different jewel tones. Beautiful options
Such gorgeous dresses, Mary! I love jewel tones and cannot even decide which colors are more beautiful here. Looking forward to seeing which dresses you selected.
All of these dresses are so gorgeous! I love the jewel tones!
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