Wedding Dress Codes

September 10, 2019

Wedding Dress Codes

The beauty of a fall wedding – aside from the ginger-leaf landscape – is the abundance of seasonal outfit possibilities. Ranging from smart-casual to black-tie, weddings pose a perplexing question of what is dress-code-appropriate. This fall, we break down the most common wedding dress-codes and offer our favourite outfit options.

Smart Casual

This code is often chosen for smaller-scale weddings. Think beautiful at-home weddings, garden-parties and intimate ceremonies. Smart-casual provides the most variety– skirts, dresses, trousers and blouses are all suitable. This fall, we love pairing a midi skirt with a blouse or cami.  A seasonal favourite is the Harley Hanky Hem Midi Skirt. The gold and rust paisley print fits beautifully in a fall setting and the hem flows with a feminine, wedding-ready flare. Paired with gold or nude heels and a fitted cami, this look is ideal for a smart-casual wedding.


This dress-code calls for something refined and on-trend. A fall wardrobe must includes a power-suit. A fitted blazer and pant co-ord expresses class and sophistication, and is perfect for a semi-formal wedding. The Joanna Blazer and Tapered Pant suit in a flattering soft grey is ideal. The slightly cropped pant pairs beautifully with strappy heels and a bold red lip.


Cocktail weddings present the perfect opportunity to flaunt a playful dress, jumpsuit or two-piece. Burgundy and gold are beautiful hues to opt for during fall, particularly in flowing skirts and dresses. Our Holly Cowl Neck Dress in Champagne is a must-have style, complete with a gathered midi skirt and luxe silk fabrication. Jumpsuits are also essential for cocktail dress-codes. providing comfort and class. Our black Bailey Lace Bodice Jumpsuit earns style points for its wide, relaxed pant and intricate lace bodice.

Black Tie

For black-tie weddings, elegance is key.  A beautiful floor-length gown is the ideal choice. Fortunately, maxi-dress options are favoured in fall and there are many options to suit every style. Wrap dresses and cowl neck dresses are key trends to follow this season. To add a touch of sparkle to the day, the Shea Sequin Drape Maxi is a glamorous choice. The stunning silver sequined design can be perfectly paired with minimal accessories for an elevated black-tie ready look.

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