4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Fall Wedding Dress

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Fall Wedding Dress

Posted by Dimitra Designs on May 3rd 2024

As you plan your fall wedding, there are surely lots of details you and your fiancée are actively discussing. But let's be honest: what could be more important than the wedding dress?

The decisions you make for your fall wedding dress have a cascading effect on every other decision you make. There are myriad details to consider, and so many of them stem back to what you wear as you say your vows.

When shopping for fall wedding dresses, it’s important to keep certain things in mind. Here are just four of the top considerations when selecting your fall wedding dress:

1. Style

There is no one perfect dress for every bride. What dresses look good on plus size may look awful on a petite frame.

Instead, you need to consider everything from your body shape to your vibe when selecting a wedding dress. And this is just as true for a fall wedding dress as it is for a special day any other time of the year.

What style dress is best for plus size versus petite comes down to a proportioned fit. Consider these styles, per body shape:

  • Slim or Petite Body Type – Mermaid, Trumpet, Sheath, A-line, V-neck, or Off-the-Shoulder
  • Athletic Body Type – Fit-and-flare, Column, A-line, Halter, or Corset
  • Hourglass Body Type – Sweetheart, Illusion, Halter, Empire Waist, or Princess
  • Pear-shaped Body – A-line, Ball Gown, Empire Waist, Cap Sleeve, or Sweetheart

But what is the most flattering dress style for plus size bodies? Consider:

  • A-line dresses,
  • Empire waist dresses,
  • Ball gowns,
  • Wrap dresses,
  • And more.

2. Fabric

The fit of your dress is only half the battle. In truth, fabric plays as much of a part in ensuring the bride is comfortable on the wedding day. For fall weddings, consider these heavier materials to ensure you stay warm:

  • Satin
  • Velvet
  • Heavy silk
  • Lace
  • And more

Traditional tulle or chiffon can provide beauty through layering while the underlayers provide the graceful warmth you will need.

3. Color

You may be inclined to think that a white dress is the only acceptable color for a bridal dress. But things have evolved since the bridal gown’s inception.

These days, wedding dresses, and fall wedding dresses specifically, can come in myriad colors. For the best photo opps, consider bridal colors that coordinate with your autumnal color scheme:

  • Ivory
  • Champagne
  • Muted Gold
  • Burgundy

When considering color, it’s also important to consider what your bridesmaid dresses will look like. Coordination is key.

What Color Should the Mother of the Bride Wear?

Moreover, you may be wondering how to choose a mother of the bride dress to coordinate. Traditionally, the mother of the bride wears colors that coordinate, but don’t necessarily match, with the theme. Everything from the bridal party, the setting, the time of year, and more should be considered.

4. Comfort

A fall wedding is a thing of beauty. The serenity of the autumn seems to compliment a wedding’s cozy vibe like no other. But one challenge the fall brings is unpredictable weather.

Brides should be prepared for wild swings of weather with their ensemble. This way, whether it is sweltering or frigid, they will be beautiful, appropriately dressed, and, above all, comfortable. Consider accessorizing your short sleeved dress with:

  • Wraps or shawls,
  • Gloves,
  • Stoles,
  • Belts,
  • And more.

Or consider a long-sleeve dress for classic style and warmth.

Your Fall Wedding Dress Awaits

Designing a fall wedding dress doesn’t need to be a headache. Let us take the pressure off at Dimitra Designs. We can help you select elegant fall wedding dresses to match nearly any aesthetic, setting, and budget.

Book your bridal experience today!