What to Wear to a Fall Wedding

By on September 27, 2011, in Fashion Trends, Soft Surroundings

Lovely Autumn LandscapeAutumn is a beautiful time of year for a wedding, with many people still opting for outdoor nuptials in the fall.  One dilemma for guests is what to wear to a fall wedding when the temperature outside can vary so widely from day to day – one day the remnants of summer are felt, and the next there is a distinct chill is in the air. “I have been to more than a few fall weddings where I was dressed quite comfortably during the daytime outdoor ceremony, but come nightfall I found I was very much under-dressed for the outdoor reception,” says one person on our staff. Sound familiar?  An outdoor reception is meant for mingling, not being stuck by the outdoor fireplace to keep warm.

So, without further ado, here are some tips for great fall wedding attire. The key thing to remember is to bring something to cover your shoulders, so that you can go from warm to cool temperatures quite comfortably.

1. Moroccan Nights Skirt and Ballerina TeeLong, sweeping skirts never go out of style. At any semi-formal event, whether in the daytime or evening, it is hard to go wrong with a flowing, ankle-length skirt. While this would not necessarily work for a black-tie or formal daytime wedding, it is perfect attire for an outdoor autumn ceremony.

Our Moroccan Nights Skirt is wedding-dressy with its multi-tiered design and glistening paisleys, yet the delightfully comfortable chiffon makes it perfect for an outdoor soiree. Wear the skirt with a long-sleeve Ballerina Tee if the temperature is cool, or a sleeveless top topped off with a fashionable shrug.

Paige Pleated Skirt, Tangiers Top and Cabled Cardigan2. Almost any color works as long as it’s not all white. Of course with it being fall, it is tempting to go with autumn colors like pumpkin, chocolate or vermillion. This can be quite lovely as long as it does not go too far and turn into a Halloween-ish or cornucopia look.  It’s best to err on the side of subtleness and go with a dash of fall color or one single fall color throughout.

A great example of how to beautifully pull off a single-color fall look is our oatmeal-color Paige Pleated Skirt coupled with the short-sleeve taupe Tangiers Top. The top’s copper metallic embroidery at the neckline really dresses it up for a wedding event. For the cooler evening, add warmth with our toast Cabled Cardigan. Pop on more sparkle with dangly gold-tone earrings.

Manhattan Topper3. A cardigan, topper or shrug is a must. Plan your outfit with this additional piece in mind, so that it looks natural when you need to pull it over your shoulders later. You definitely do not want it to appear as an after-thought that takes away from the beauty of your overall look.

Toppers are typically longer in length and lighter-weight, whereas shrugs and cardigans are shorter and usually warmer. A topper can be shortened by tying the ends together at the side or in front.

Soft Surroundings wishes you a season full of the delights of autumn and lasting memories that keep you warm.

Fall Pumpkins

  • Lloyd

    Yes…I ordered a hair product from you a couple of months ago, finally called on it and was told that I should have received an email saying it would not be available until Sept 19 ….received no such email….and now it is Oct 4 and still no word from you as to when it will ever come, why you have taken no initiative to reach out to me, etc. etc. Shall I just write you all and the order off and tell my friends that the company is not run well and not to order from you or do you have some kind of news about my order? Regards, Lloyd Maury

    • Soft Surroundings


      Thank you for your post. We apologize that you have not been contacted again regarding your order’s status. Your comments have been passed to a Customer Care representative, who is investigating your order and the product status of the item you requested. The representative will call you as soon as possible with the details of your order.

      We very much appreciate your business and will do everything we can to make this right for you. Thank you again.

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  • Glenna

    I love the above outfit. The beige long skirt with the short sleeve cable sweater. Model holding coral flowers. Where can this be purchased? I’m going to an outdoor October wedding and this would be perfect. Thanks for your response.

    • Soft Surroundings

      Dear Glenna,
      We agree. That was an excellent look for an outdoor October wedding. Unfortunately, this ensemble is from our 2011 collection and is no longer available. May we suggest another equally flattering look for such an occasion? If you like the color and style of this look, perhaps you would also appreciate this seasons Sydney Sandwashed Skirt paired with our Beach Comber Sweater. The Sensational Shape Dress would also be a lovely choice. For more suggestions, visit one of our stores or call our Customer Service Team at 800-530-0647. We love helping put together the perfect outfit for any occasion!

      Soft Surroundings

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