How to Find the Best Dress for an Autumn Wedding

Autumn weddings are among the most beautiful in the year. Whether a wedding is themed or not, it’s always a good idea to find out if there will be a particular color that will be most prominent for the occasion. This is most important for the wedding party but there are also times when everyone is free to choose what they please. As the mother of the bride or groom, it’s important to find something suitable for the season, since that normally ties in beautifully for the occasion and looks exceptional in photographs.


When looking for the perfect dress for an autumn wedding, make sure to consider the following tips:

Autumn Colors

Not everyone loves “autumn” colors because they believe it’s restricted to browns, yellow or orange but in reality, there is a wide range of warm and cool colors that can be chosen for a beautiful autumn event. Depending on your skin type, the following colors are perfectly suited for the autumn season. As a rule of thumb, very light skinned people should avoid harsh dark colors or anything too close to their own skin tone while more tanned skin tones should avoid anything too dark or close to their skin tone.

Brown – Dark brown, mocha, latte and even bronze.

Purple – Deep purple, aubergine, mauve and wine.

Red – Rose wine, deep raspberry, cranberry and crimson.

Yellow – Also includes deep yellow, mustard tones and gold.

Green – Hunter green. moss green, deep blue-green, dark teal and leaf green.

Grey – Charcoal, medium grey, light grey and silver.

To find out which color works best with your skin, take a few paint palette samples and place them next to your face. Look in the mirror and see which ones gives you a beautiful vibrant glow and avoid those that give you a pale appearance.

One Piece or More?

Autumn is a season that does look beautiful, especially in areas that has changing leaves, but it’s also a time that may be difficult to dress for, when considering the changing weather. This is when it’s important to decide whether it’s best to choose a one piece dress, two piece outfit or three piece ensemble.

Each one will have it’s own advantages and disadvantages for a special occasion. A one piece dress, especially a sleeveless one, will require something in addition to have in case the weather is cool or the venue has air conditioning. Whether it’s a shawl, bolero, jacket or stole, it’s always recommended to have something for warmth, which is why most people choose to get a two piece dress with jacket.

When looking at two piece outfits, there is the choice of a dress with jacket or a skirt and top. Either one is perhaps the safest route for most since they break up a look and offer the option to add more if needed. The last choice is a three piece outfit, which is generally a skirt, top (usually short-sleeved or sleeveless) and a matching jacket. This last choice is usually the most expensive but it can also be a great investment in the long run. Since all three pieces are separate, it’s possible to break them up to form new outfits without seeming too formal as they are all together.

The Perfect Fit

Finally, make sure to choose something that’s suitable for your body shape.  To get a few tips for choosing the best style for your body, check out this post. It explains what the different body shapes are and how to flatter them with different fashion styles and dress cuts.