BRIDAL GURU / Sep 20, 2022


If you've landed on this blog, you're probably looking for dress ideas for your fall wedding—and may have left the shopping a wee bit late. That's okay! With so many options online, you don't have to buy a gown a year in advance. Just make sure you've had time to try it on in case alterations are needed.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves. First, you need to find the perfect wedding dress. And we know your inner fashionista wants to know all the fall wedding trends and how to work them into your outfit. That's where we can help.

🍂 Five Dresses That Capture Fall Wedding Trends 🔔

Instead of telling you these fall wedding trends, why don't we show you? Here are five wedding dresses that'll make you look like a model walking the runway.

1. Ball gown with tulle ruffled skirt

Ball gown skirt. Check! Ruffles. Check! This gown ticks off two fall wedding trends—and they're especially hot this year.

Why? During the pandemic, brides were forced to have small, intimate weddings—or wait until they could host larger gatherings. Now, finally, brides can have the big wedding of their dreams—and they need a dress to match.

For that reason, ball gown skirts and ruffles will be on trend for the next few years. We love that these tulle ruffles add volume but not a lot of heaviness. You can still dance the night away without breaking a sweat.

Ball gown wedding dresses also make you look oh-so-tiny up top. To further accentuate your hourglass shape, add a thin embellished belt!

ivory floor length tulle wedding gown

Get the look: style GL2599 | Embroidered Bodice Layered Hem Tulle Wedding Gown

2. Embellished A-line gown with 3D floral applique

Florals are not just for spring and summer. They totally make it on the list for fall wedding trends. But they have to be bold.

How? You could introduce color or add dimension. 3D applique is one of our favorite ways to rock the floral trend. Mixing texture is a bold, stylish move—and will get nods from all the fashionistas at your wedding.

So on that note, don't shy away from adding other details to your dress—like glitter, beads, or rhinestones. Matchy-matchy looks are outdated. It's time to have fun with your wedding look!

white sweetheart neckline wedding gown

Get the look: style GL3010 | 3-D Flower Embellished Mesh Wedding Gown w/ Rhinestone and Glitter Embellished

3. Ball gown with sheer sleeves and back

Sheer materials make any outfit sexy, so we're so excited that it's become a fall wedding trend!

We're seeing many fall wedding dresses with sheer necklines, backs, and sleeves. Higher necklines and puff sleeves are very stylish right now. If you want to capture these trends but still show off some skin, find them in sheer materials!

Mesh, in particular, is a great choice for puff sleeves because it holds its shape well and will create a dramatic look. Plus, it adds just enough coverage for those cooler evenings. Stylish and practical? How can you say no to that?

ivory bead embellished wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1981 | Beads Embellished Long Sleeves Wedding Gown w/ Sheer Back Button Closure

4. Mermaid gown with detachable mesh layer

As you can see, fall wedding trends are anything but dull! As the weather drops, you no longer have to worry about finding lightweight materials and silhouettes. In fact, you can add more fabric to your look.

So bring on the detachable capes and layers! Brides love the versatility that this fall wedding trend brings. You can add a cape or layer to your dress for the ceremony and then take it off for the reception. Two looks in one!

To ensure this extra fabric doesn't overpower your look, we recommend choosing a short-sleeve or strapless dress. Pulling your hair up will also keep you (and your beautiful face) front and center!

ivory v-neck mermaid wedding gown

Get the look: style GL1903 | Illusion V-Neck Sheer Side and Back Mermaid Wedding Gown

5. Mermaid gown with high neckline 

As we mentioned, high necklines are a fall wedding trend favorite! They add coverage and warmth while creating a chic and elegant vibe. What's not to love about that?

Plus, there are so many different necklines to choose from:

A boat neckline is a graceful, wider neckline that typically hits just past the collarbone. It draws the eyes toward your shoulder and gives the illusion of better posture. (That's a bonus for photos!)

Crew necklines are also a great pick. (Yes, they're not just for t-shirts!) They're versatile, simple, and can be dressed up with the right fabric!

Want something a little more unique? Straight necklines are all over the runway this year. It gives off a retro vibe and can help elongate the neck.

Wait—there's more! If you opt for sheer fabric, you can even rock an illusion sweetheart neckline. The options are endless for this fall wedding trend.

ivory high neck illusion sweetheart mermaid wedding dress

Get the look: style GL2598 | Cut-Out Back Embroidered Mesh Mermaid Wedding Gown

We’re covering all fall wedding trends!

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