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.

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