Best Dresses to Wear to a Fall Wedding -- Inspired by Emily Herren's Dazzling Nuptials

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Best Dresses to Wear to a Fall Wedding -- Inspired by Emily Herren
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In the last year and a half, couples nearing their nuptials put their plans on pause, but weddings are now sort of starting to get back on the social calendar as many of us ease into returning to "normal" life.

In fact, most recently, Instagram users and fans of the social media star @champagneandchanel -- also known as Emily Herren Travis -- were treated to a glimpse of the influencer's unbelievably glamorous wedding, which featured luxe chandeliers, towering flower arches and even Chik-fil-A (unsurprisingly to those who follow along with updates from the account).

Best of all, the ceremony provided some major bridal fashion inspiration for brides, bridesmaids and yes, even wedding guests -- who inevitably have the trickiest job of having to find a glamorous, yet totally comfortable frock for the whole affair.

With tons of invitations for rescheduled and newly scheduled weddings bound to come through your inbox, it's time to prepare and shop for the perfect wedding guest dress -- especially since according to a study from The Wedding Report, over 2 million weddings are planned for 2022 (the highest number in the U.S. since 1984)! Besides, since we're deep in the season of fall weddings, there's no reason you shouldn't have a dress or two on hand for when you make an appearance to celebrate this exciting milestone with your friends and family. 

Sure, the dress code may not be quite as extravagant as Emily Herren's, but you still may want to take the opportunity to get out of your everyday sweats and loungewear in exchange for something on the more elevated, dressier side and there are plenty of stunning and cute fall dresses you can wear to a wedding and beyond. 

Ahead, ET Style pulled together the best dresses for wedding guests -- inspired by styles from @champagneandchanel's stunning fall nupitals. From a long formal dress to a stylish cocktail dress that'll work in any season, these are the best dresses for a fall wedding in 2021.

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If the wedding calls for cocktail attire, this Dress the Population midi is a sophisticated choice. 
$148 AT NORDSTROM

All that glitters might actually be gold after all -- at least with this classic Badgley Mischka gown.
$660$100 FOR RENT AT RENT THE RUNWAY

Keep it sleek and sexy in this effortless red number.
$1,092$150 FOR RENT AT RENT THE RUNWAY

This slinky off-the-shoulder, long-sleeve dress with fitted bodice and flouncy skirt is a great choice for a chic city nuptial. Style with a chain belt and heels for the wedding day.
$110 AT ELOQUII

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This deep green-colored frock is the perfect evening attire for fall and beyond.
$190$30 FOR RENT AT RENT THE RUNWAY

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Add a pop of color to any wedding or party with this floral frock from Nordstrom.
$398 AT NORDSTROM

One long sleeve can carry the bright colors of summer into fall with this flowy number from Rent the Runway.
$295$35 FOR RENT AT RENT THE RUNWAY

Shop ET Style's other picks for the best dresses to wear to a fall wedding below.

This Song of Style icy blue collared buttoned mini dress says sweet and flirty for an autumn wedding.
$208 AT REVOLVE

Stand out (with out taking attention away from the bridal gown) in this silver sequined midi dress by Fame and Partners, finished off with a glamorous fringe hem. It's made for dancing in!
$269 AT FAME AND PARTNERS (REGULARLY $299)

You won't regret investing in this stunning, luxe-looking halter dress from Reformation. The silk and rich emerald hue make this midi perfect for fall and even winter festivities. 
$298 AT REFORMATION

Pair this elegant, curve-hugging ribbed black dress, featuring twisted sleeves, from Good American with statement jewelry.
$129 AT GOOD AMERICAN

We're obsessed about everything in this Norma Kamali gown as a fall wedding guest dress -- the one-shoulder neckline, fitted silhouette, ruching and cinnamon shade that might just make the bride jealous.  
$215 AT REVOLVE

BHLDN isn't just a place to shop for brides. If you're invited to a ceremony with a formal dress code, be sure to check out the brand's range of gorgeous fall wedding guest dresses and gowns, like this draped satin beauty.
$220 AT BHLDN

With its deep V neckline, this plush velvet maxi dress is the perfect fall wedding gown.
$84 AT LULUS

A wrap dress with a high waist cinch and tulip sleeves from Christy Dawn is the bride-approved option for wedding attire.
$238 AT CHRISTY DAWN

This ASOS skater dress has a romantic, fall vibe thanks to the dark floral print and lace detail. 
$64 AT ASOS

Made from glossy, silk-like fabric, this bias cut slip dress from Aritzia is simply a stunner.
$128 AT ARITZIA

We love the polished, refined look of this high-neck printed dress with smocked waist. 
$128 AT SHOPBOP

For wedding guest dresses under $100 head to Lulus, stat. This lace bodycon dress is one of their top sellers with over 600 reviews. 
$78 AT LULUS

There's a shift dress for every season and this elegant black mini from Steve Madden is elegant enough to wear to a fall wedding. 
$89$67

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