How to Choose Fall Wedding Dresses and Accessories

Autumn is a great season for weddings thanks to its comfortable weather and beautiful nature. However, an autumn bride must consider all the details more thoroughly than the girls, who are going to marry in summer. And, of course, the choice of the proper gown from many beautiful fall wedding dresses may be a more complicated task.

We’d like to provide you with some help on this issue. So, let’s begin and see how to choose a proper fall wedding gown as well as bridal accessories.

The Choice of Wedding Dress for Fall

A-line wedding dress with sleeves

A-line wedding dress with sleeves

We all know that autumn can have different temperatures. That’s why, you need to take that into account. If you are getting married in September, the weather can be rather warm and you can allow wearing the sleeveless or open-back dress, while such an outfit is hardly possible for the November wedding.

In general, when the brides start to think what dresses to wear to a fall wedding, they give preference to models with sleeves in order not to get cold. Even fall wedding gowns with sleeves made of lace will make you feel a bit more comfortable than the ones, which leave your arms naked. However, later, we will tell you about alternatives to the dresses with sleeves.

Fall mermaid wedding dress

Fall mermaid wedding dress

Fabrics: As a rule, heavier fabrics are chosen for both bridal and fall wedding guest dresses. But, while wedding guests have a wider choice of possible fabrics, the bride’s choice is usually limited by satin, taffeta, brocade ad organza. However, if you have always dreamt about a chiffon or silk wedding dress, buy it. You can get warm, using capelets or shawls.

Off-the-shoulder wedding dress with lace

Off-the-shoulder wedding dress with lace

Silhouettes: The choice of the silhouette of the fall wedding dress doesn’t depend on the weather. Here, the most important is what silhouette suits your body type and what you like more. However, if to talk about convenience, the sheath and A-line wedding dresses are a good choice. The ball gowns with multiple skirts can be rather uneasy to cope with if the weather is rainy.

Sheath wedding dress with lace sleeves

Sheath wedding dress with lace sleeves

Dress Length: The length is one of the key issues in wedding dresses for fall. The dress mustn’t be too long. So, leave, at least, one inch from the dress hemline to the ground. If the dress is too long, it will get dirty very fast, especially on a rainy day. Also, tea-length, high-low and short dresses for fall wedding are suitable.

Satin wedding dress

Satin wedding dress

Also, the trains can be inconvenient when it’s dirty outside. You can spoil your wedding dress as soon as you walk from your home to the car. That’s why, seek for the dress, where the train can be detached or lifted up. Or, give preference to a dress without train at all.

Wedding Wraps

Embellished wedding capelet

Embellished wedding capelet

We have promised to show you the alternatives to wedding dresses for the fall with sleeves and here we are. So, if you have some variants of cute dresses to wear to a fall wedding, but they seem to be too light and don’t have sleeves, you can easily solve that problem by wearing capelets, jackets, boleros or shawls with them.

If the weather is rather warm, you can opt for wedding wraps made of tulle or lace. The lace boleros and capes will complement your wedding dress and will add the autumn look to it. That’s why, even if you opt for strapless dresses for a fall wedding, they will look like the dresses with sleeves if the lace jacket is added.

Lace wedding bolero

Lace wedding bolero

The wedding jacket or bolero can be made of taffeta or satin. Clearly, such jackets are warmer than lace or tulle ones. However, they can look too simple. That’s why, they are usually used for walking in the street and are taken off during the ceremony .

Wedding bolero

Wedding bolero

Moreover, the capelets, boleros, jackets and wraps can be made of fur or faux fur. This variant is suitable for October and November weddings as well as for winter ones. Clearly, the natural fur looks cooler and is warmer, but it’s much more expensive. In the majority of cases, the brides give preference to the faux fur wraps.

Faux fur wrap

Faux fur wrap

Basically, even some ordinary wraps can be used for weddings. For instance, it can be knitted or cashmere shawl or scarf. If will definitely keep you warm in cold weather and will look cute in white or ivory. Also, you can use colorful shawls. For example, the ones in marsala or ginger colors will look cute against the background of autumn trees.

Shoes for the Fall Wedding

Fall bridal shoes

Fall bridal shoes

Obviously, fall wedding gowns aren’t the only thing, which must be chosen with much care. The wedding shoes are a very important part of the bridal look as well. Moreover, they are responsible for the bride’s comfort no less than a wedding dress.

Classic pumps are one of the best choices for the wedding as they are suitable for any season and any kind of fall bridal dresses. They are available in various colors and designs and can be made of different materials, from leather to lace. Moreover, you are free to choose the height of the heels, which is the most comfortable for you.

Wedding booties

Wedding booties

Ankle booties are one more cool idea for the autumn wedding. Nowadays, they are available in many designs and may be made of leather as well as lace or other materials. The booties can be decorated with crystals, rhinestones or some other details.

Though sandals are usually worn by summer brides, they can be also used for fall weddings if the weather is warm. For instance, if you plan a wedding for the beginning of September, the sandals can be suitable.

Wedding pumps

Wedding pumps

In addition, some creative variants of wedding shoes are possible. For instance, if you have a country wedding, you may wear cowboy boots together with your wedding dress. Or, you can add bright accents to your bridal look by choosing colorful shoes and accessories.

Wedding booties with lace

Wedding booties with lace

Also, heels aren’t a must have for a bride. If you don’t like heels or feel uncomfortable in them, you can opt for wedding ballet flats. They are very convenient and can be also beautifully adorned. Some brides even choose sneakers for their wedding day.

No matter what type of shoes you’ll buy, don’t forget to break them in before wedding. We all know that new shoes can cause much discomfort and in order not to go to the aisle with blisters on your legs, it’s better to break in the shoes beforehand.

Bride in cowboy boots

Bride in cowboy boots

And one more important tip: the shoes must look harmonious with the fall themed wedding dresses. For instance, if there are lace elements on the dress, you can opt for the shoes with lace or if you wear a fall beach wedding dress, choose the appropriate shoes, which will be convenient for walking on the sand.

So, now you know how to choose fall wedding dresses as well as bridal accessories. Once you are ready with your bridal outfit, think about other details of your fall wedding, like your bouquet, invitations and decorations.

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