There are a lot of factors to consider — beyond the never-wear-white rule — when choosing the right outfit for an autumn wedding.
First, there’s the dress code. Black-tie affairs call for floor-length gowns or knee-length cocktail dresses in luxurious fabrics like lace or silk taffeta, while more laid-back settings are the perfect opportunity to don a playful but sophisticated frock.
Next, consider the colors of the season. Whereas bright pinks and yellows work nicely for summer nuptials, autumn ceremonies call for a darker color palette, so opt for a dress in a darker shade like black, navy blue, forest green, or aubergine, or flirt with a rich jewel tone like emerald, amethyst, or sapphire.
And, of course, you have to take the weather into account — after all, if there’s a chill in the air, you’ll need the right jacket or sweater to match your ensemble and keep you warm.
If you’ve RSVP’d for a friend’s wedding and are fretting about what to wear, look no further than the Sofia by Sofia Vergara Animal Print Fit & Flare Sweater Dress. The to-the-knee length, ruffled hemline, and figure-flattering, contoured design lend the piece an air of refinement, while the mix of black zebra stripes and cheetah spots infuse the piece with a sassy, modern energy. On a practical note, the sweater-like knit fabric is lightweight enough to keep you comfortable while dancing and celebrating during the reception, but it will still provide greater warmth than a thinner, slinkier material.
Similarly, since boot season is upon us, ditch the strappy heels in favor of bootie-like stilettos. A perfect ankle boot and stiletto hybrid, the Attention “Ava” cage stiletto heels feature synthetic leather uppers, diamond-shaped cut-out details along the vamp, a covered heel counter, a cheeky peep toe, and a stiletto heel that will elongate and streamline your silhouette.
Lastly, to stay warm while traveling to the wedding destination — or while attending an outdoor ceremony — top off your nifty sweater dress with the Sofia by Sofia Vergara Cropped Moto Jacket in “Ultramarine.” The faux leather jacket’s asymmetrical zipper, fold-over collar, and notched lapels all nod to a classic motorcycle jacket design but the cropped length and slim fit make it feel more feminine. Its deep blue shade, meanwhile, will add an unexpected pop of color to your ensemble and create a truly head-turning look.