Going to an October Wedding? Here Are 6 Outfits You Can Always Rely On

While technically wedding season might take place smack-dab in the middle of summer (June being the most popular month), we find that another popular time for couples to say "I do" is in October. The weather is just getting nice and crisp, the leaves are turning and romance is definitely in the air.

While all that makes for a perfectly Instagrammable backdrop, dressing for such an affair can be quite the challenge. Will the church be freezing? Should you wear tights? And what about a coat? One thing's for certain: Nothing kills a wedding guest outfit like a last-minute cover-up that swamps or completely clashes with your look. Our money is on the magical power of sleeves and if you're not a dress person, a suit or jumpsuit is the perfect 2019 update. Printed midi dresses can be easily recycled into winter with knee-high boots and slouchy jumpers thrown over.

Don't panic. If you're off to an October wedding, be inspired by the outfits below.

1. Try Out Dark Florals

what to wear to an october wedding: Florrie Thomas wears a dark floral midi dress



Style Notes: A floral dress for a wedding is a no-brainer. Come autumn, darker prints feel much more appropriate whilst still being cute - like Florrie Thomas in this burgundy number. It helps that dark florals were seen all over this season's catwalks so there are plenty to choose from. This Reformation dress below is our current fave. 

2. Winterise Your Slip Dress

what to wear to an october wedding: Lisa Aiken wears a slip dress with a structured blazer




Style Notes: Don't relegate anything with spaghetti straps just yet—all you need to do is reach for a jacket to bring it into this season. A tie-waist blazer is a modern option that works really well over a dress. We love how Lisa Aiken has donned several shades of blue to create an effortless, tonal look.

3. Sleeves Are Your Heroes

what to wear to an october wedding: Monikh Dale wears a printed dress by Raey with wedges and a straw bag



Style Notes: Long sleeves are your October wedding saviour. Make like Monikh for the big day and pair with a chunky platform (definitely a big trend we're spying for winter). Then wear it with knee-high boots to see you through the rest of the season. 

4. Colourful Suits Are Always Fun

Style Notes: The suit is set to be your hero look for autumn, and they are so easy to wear. The coolest girls we know are wearing them to weddings right now, just dress up with a great heel and a cami underneath and you're off. We particularly love Kelly Eastwood's yellow version. 

5. Don't Shy Away From Red

what to wear to an october wedding: Emma Thatcher wears a red pleated dress from Self-Portrait



Style Notes: Bold colours aren't what you automatically think of wearing to a wedding. In summer pastel colours reign which means an October wedding is the perfect excuse to embrace red. Emma Thatcher looks incredible in this striking Self-Portrait dress and we want to copy her immediately. 

6. Jumpsuits Are Your Best Friend

Style Notes: For those who dislike dresses, jumpsuits are the best option to try for a wedding without a doubt. Karina from @styleidealist shows us exactly how to dress one up here. We particularly love the dark green of this & Other Stories style which feels extra autumnal. 

For more autumn 2019 updates check out our ultimate trend guide here 

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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