Am I the only one who thinks fall and winter weddings are underrated? While everyone (at least in my life) seems to want to tie the knot under the summer sun, I find cold-weather weddings unbelievably chic.
Part of that reasoning has to do with wedding guest dresses. I think party dresses, much like general fashion, peak in the fall. You can go mini or maxi, sleeveless or cuffed, and no one thinks your outfit looks out of place.
To celebrate the upcoming wedding season and convince you of my fall/winter wedding love, scroll below to shop 19 editor-approved wedding guest dresses under $100, $200 and $500 that will leave you saying, "wow."
Best wedding guest dresses under $100
This feminine and flirty mini dress is perfect for date night or a fall wedding.
Simple yet stunning, this classic strapless midi dress is available in two colours and has earned a 4.8-star rating from Dynamite shoppers. It's "simple yet elegant," writes one shopper. "Fits like a glove!"
For weddings, work or nights on the town, this pretty Donna Ricco maxi dress will fit the bill flawlessly.
With more than 1,800 reviews, Lulus shoppers love this affordable maxi dress. It's "even more stunning in person," writes one user. "It is up there as one of the most comfortable special event dresses I have ever worn."
This figure-flattering midi dress is equal parts classy and glamourous. The affordable party dress is available in sizes XXS to 3X, but hurry — sizes are going fast.
This versatile mini dress can easily be dressed-down to wear to work. The belted mini is available in seven colours and prints and sizes extra-small to extra-large.
Best wedding guest dresses under $200
This elegant one-shoulder gown is an absolute show-stopper and perfect for any black-tie events on your fall and winter calendar.
Have you ever seen anything so chic? This online-exclusive satin slip dress comes backed by dozens of rave reviews from Dynamite shoppers who say it's "very flattering" and "sexy without being too sexy."
Perfect for a fall or winter wedding, this elegant midi dress has short puffed sleeves and a flattering V-neckline.
Featuring a twisted waist and pleated full skirt, you'll want to wear this royal-inspired knee-length dress everywhere you go.
This fun party dress is perfect for wedding season. "I received a lot of compliments wearing this dress," writes one Eloquii reviewer. "It’s so flattering for any shape."
This versatile (and incredibly flattering) maxi dress is available in a wide range of colours, cuts and prints. To shop Anthropologie's entire Somerset collection, click here.
This Alexia Admor flare dress is so sleek, you'll struggle not to buy it in every colour available (of which, P.S. there are five). Right now, Saks Off Fifth shoppers can save a whopping 63 per cent on the wedding-friendly frock.
Whether you pair this Walter Baker mini dress with black tights and knee-high boots or show off your legs with a pair of heels, you're sure to turn heads in this fun and flirty dress.
Best wedding guest dresses under $500
This stunner of a dress has been dubbed the "best dress ever" by Anthropologie shoppers. "I’ve never gotten that many compliments," writes one reviewer. "The dress is gorgeous, fits perfect, [is] super comfy, [and] trendy. Worth every [penny]."
This seriously pretty Reformation dress is sleeveless with a high cowl neckline, side ruching and an open back with criss-cross straps.
This pretty burnout velvet dress has been called "perfect for fall weddings" by Anthropologie shoppers. "I received so many compliments on this dress," raves one reviewer. It "packs well without showing wrinkles. So comfortable and has pockets, what more do you need?"
Wow — are there any other words? This halter maxi dress is fitted at the waist to show off your figure and comes in six colours and prints.
Elegance at its finest: Significant Other's midi dress boasts full-length balloon sleeves and and twisted-front detailing.