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Proper Attire to Wear to an October Wedding

    Black Tie or Black Tie Optional Attire for Women

    • A black tie fall wedding in the evening calls for a floor-length gown or a pantsuit with a glitzy, fitted jacket. The dress should lean to the conservative side. Opt for a dress or suit in regal shades associated with fall, such as navy, ruby, deep plum and emerald green. If the wedding is black-tie optional, go for a cocktail dress in velvet, embroidery, brocade or satin fabric.

    Black Tie or Black Tie Optional Attire for Men

    • Men have it much easier than women when it comes to fall wedding attire. A dark-colored suit in black, navy or charcoal gray is an ideal choice for a formal or informal wedding. Stick to a cotton or wool suit; a matching shirt and a handkerchief are must-have accessories. Opt for a sleek, black tuxedo with a bow tie and cummerbund in autumn colors for formal weddings.

    Casual Wedding Attire for Women

    • For a casual October wedding, opt for a cap sleeve dress or a sheath dress in jewel tones associated with fall, such as plum, wine red, forest green and deep plum. Wear a chunky cardigan over the dress to keep warm. If the wedding is at the beach, a linen or cotton summer dress accompanied by a sweater in navy, gold, orange or brown works well. Men look stylish in khaki slacks, button-down shirts and ties in burgundy, copper, rust or gold.


    • Add a pop of color to your outfit with a piece of jewelry that is emerald green, sapphire blue, deep plum or ruby red. Spice up a simple dress with a chunky choker, bracelet or cocktail ring that has touches of bronze or copper. A long scarf in an earthy shade is another way to add color and texture to your outfit.

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