Hooray for autumn and autumn wedding season. Figuring out what to wear to a wedding can be tough, but the Charlotte boutiques are here to take away the stress.

While many of summer’s bright colors could work as you transition, fall wedding guest attire gives way to longer sleeves and to the darker colors that speak for the season. Velvet EVERYTHING is the go-to this year. If you’re going to a formal wedding, wearing a velvet dress, heels or carrying a velvet bag is a classy way to add in this trend. If you’re going to an informal wedding, velvet booties or velvet mules are a great fun option to give your outfit that extra pop.

If velvet isn’t your thing, suede, autumn florals and animal prints are also trending. Be sure to check out Monkee’s suede dresses and velvet heels, and don’t miss Copper Penny’s floral dresses. TRCW offers classic Charlotte style with just a bit of a European flair, and if you’re one to push the envelope, check out The Pink Hanger’s gunmetal jumpsuit by Amanda Uprichard.

Whether you consider your style chic, traditional or minimal, here are our best looks to have you be the best-dressed guest on the autumn wedding list, no competition.

The Pink Hanger:

what to wear to a wedding autumn

Three Eighty Two Dress: $144

what to wear to a wedding autumn

Amanda Uprichard Jumpsuit: $228

what to wear to a wedding autumn

Three Eighty Two Dress: $162

what to wear to a wedding autumn

French Connection Dress: $198

what to wear to a wedding autumn

Three Eighty Two Dress: $146

Monkee’s of Charlotte:

what to wear to a wedding autumn Sherie Dress $495, Arron Heel $348

Sherie Dress $495, Arron Heel $348

what to wear to a wedding autumn Suede Dress $429, Aislinn Bootie $348, Peak Bangles $30

Suede Dress $429, Aislinn Bootie $348, Peak Bangles $30

 what to wear to a wedding autumn Magnificent Dress $398, Lahoma Heel $298

Magnificent Dress $398, Lahoma Heel $298

TRC Women’s:

what to wear to a wedding autumn Biella Collezioni boatneck leaopard print sleeveless dress $825.00

Biella Collezioni boatneck leaopard print sleeveless dress $825.00

what to wear to a wedding autumn Les Copains black lace dress with cream lining and bell sleeves $1250

Les Copains black lace dress with cream lining and bell sleeves $1250

what to wear to a wedding autumn

Walter Voulez crepe Vneck blouse $395, Perle by Lola pearl necklace $675, navy crepe high low bubble skirt by Peserico $425

Grey leather envelope clutch by Eleventy $300

Grey leather envelope clutch by Eleventy $300

Copper Penny:

what to wear to a wedding autumn

Trina Dress $338, Splendid Bootie $188

Yumi Kim Dress $218 GIGI Bag $195 Love Poppy Necklace $71

Yumi Kim Dress $218, GIGI Bag $195, Love Poppy Necklace $71

Halston Dress $440 From ST XAVIER $93 FAIRCHILD BALDWIN $395

Halston Dress $440, From ST XAVIER $93, Fairchild Baldwin $395

Parker Dress $448 From ST XAVIER $93

Parker Dress $448, From ST XAVIER $93

Trina Dress $378 Handbag Butler Charging Purse $99

Trina Dress $378, Handbag Butler Charging Purse $99

Guys, we didn’t forget about you.¬†Tuxedo Rentals for weddings, galas or any black tie event. Onward Reserve’s most popular tuxedo is the Berkeley by Michael Kors. Slim fit, tailored to fit any body type. They recommend upgrading to a microfiber shirt, for better comfort. Also available are wedding suits, dinner jackets and shoes. It is best to make an appointment, (but not necessary), to get fitted and choose the style. Rental prices vary on choices, The Berkeley shown in picture begins at $148, including jacket, pant, shirt, choice of tie, vest or cummerbund and hardware.

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