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The pandemic has put an end to a lot of things — including events with formal dress codes. No more wedding invitations embossed with “Black Tie” or panic trips to a department store to find something fancy enough for a dressy event. These days, when we do have to get dressed for an occasion (it’s rare, but it happens), it’s almost always going to be casual. And that includes weddings, too. If you’re lucky enough to make the cut for a wedding in 2020 — wedding ceremonies are obviously smaller right now due to social distance protocols — or be invited to watch it over Zoom, you can expect that the dress code will be pretty low-key. No silky LBDS, uncomfortable heels, or stiff tuxes required. Instead, for a casual wedding, guests can experiment a bit, perhaps opting for a short suit instead of a cocktail dress, or a monochrome set rather than a traditional gown. Hell, depending on the bride’s level of chill, you might even get away with wearing sneakers.To help prepare you for a fall season of laissez-faire ceremonies, we've rounded up 10 wedding guest looks that fit a casual dress code to a T. Ahead, check out our no-points-missed shopping guide to dressing for a casual wedding.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.You can never go wrong with a polka dot sundress. Dress it down with a pair of sporty sandals or sneakers and you've got the ideal casual wedding look.& Other Stories Puff Shoulder Crepe Midi Dress, $, available at & Other StoriesAttending the ceremony via Zoom? Just make sure you add a statement pair of earrings. Ganni Ruffled Smocked Checked Cotton-Blend Midi Dress, $, available at Net-A-PorterIf you think a slip dress and boots could be too fancy, just add a baseball cap.Silk Laundry Deco Slip Dress Houndstooth, $, available at Silk LaundryMonochrome short sets are a great option if the weather is nice. They're not as dressed up as a dress or a full-length suit, but they still look polished.Mango Plaid Blazer, $, available at MangoMango Plaid Short, $, available at MangoFor a chillier wedding date, throw on a chunky vest over a slip dress — it'll dress down the look, while also keeping you warm through the ceremony.Zara Gathered Slip Dress, $, available at ZaraIf you're feeling daring, opt out of the been-there-done-that dress category and try a pair of patterned trousers with an oversized blazer instead.The Source Unknown Notch Lapel Suit Blazer, Pastel Pink, $, available at The Source UnknownHoliday The Label Kokomo Pants, $, available at Lisa Says GahBlack cardigan + black slip skirt + black clogs = a casual wedding uniform that can't be beat. Musier Paris Cardigan Sunny, $, available at Musier ParisVince Satin Slip Midi Skirt, $, available at VerishopGiven that we're living in COVID times, we don't see any reason why you shouldn't wear pajamas — be it fancy pajamas — to your next wedding. Sleeper Party Pajama Set with Double Feathers in Black, $, available at SleeperGo the cottagecore route by pairing a soft-colored sundress with retro, lace-up boots. Glamorous Midi Tea Dress, $, available at ASOSRuched dresses, big collars, and statement sneakers will never not make a great impression. Sandy Liang Bessie High-Neck Midi Dress, $, available at Saks Fifth AvenueLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?18 Dresses To Wear To An Extra-Small Fall WeddingThese Dressy Face Masks Are Perfect For Weddings8 Women On What They Wore To Their Micro Weddings
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The season transitioning to fall doesn't mean you have to give up on wearing cute dresses. There are plenty of midi styles that will keep you warm while still looking stylish. You need to start doing your shopping on Amazon - the site has a massive selection of clothing. Instead of spending all of your money on just one dress, you can buy a few. So quit putting off your Autumn shopping, and stock up on our favorite midi dresses. Related: Time to Freak Out! Kendall + Kylie Released an Affordable Line With Amazon Today
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Ready for a really good secret? Amazon Fashion has a massive sale section right now, and it's full of customer favorites. Though you can get all sorts of discounted must haves, we're truly impressed by the dress section. From comfy styles you can lounge around in to on-trend fall pieces you'll want to show off, the assortment is getting us so excited. We created a shopping guide of our favorites, so shop through them quickly before they go out of stock. We love an epic deal! Related: Time to Freak Out! Kendall + Kylie Released an Affordable Line With Amazon Today
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