Your Go-To Outfit Guide For Casual — & Zoom — Weddings This Fall

Eliza Huber
·3 min read

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.

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<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Puff Shoulder Crepe Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stories.com%2Fen_usd%2Fclothing%2Fdresses%2Fmidi-dresses%2Fproduct.puff-shoulder-crepe-midi-dress-blue.0852685004.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">& Other Stories</a>


& Other Stories Puff Shoulder Crepe Midi Dress, $, available at & Other Stories
<br><br><strong>Ganni</strong> Ruffled Smocked Checked Cotton-Blend Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.net-a-porter.com%2Fen-us%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Fganni%2Fruffled-smocked-checked-cotton-blend-seersucker-midi-dress%2F1248701" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Net-A-Porter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Net-A-Porter</a>


Ganni Ruffled Smocked Checked Cotton-Blend Midi Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter
<br><br><strong>Silk Laundry</strong> Deco Slip Dress Houndstooth, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.silklaundry.com%2Fcollections%2Fslip-dresses%2Fproducts%2Fdeco-slip-dress-houndstooth-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Silk Laundry" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Silk Laundry</a>


Silk Laundry Deco Slip Dress Houndstooth, $, available at Silk Laundry
<br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Plaid Blazer, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fjackets-blazers%2Fplaid-blazer_77017892.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a><br><br><strong>Mango</strong> Plaid Short, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fshorts%2Fplaid-short_77037891.html%3Fc%3D30" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>


Mango Plaid Blazer, $, available at Mango

Mango Plaid Short, $, available at Mango
<br><br><strong>Zara</strong> Gathered Slip Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zara.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fgathered-slip-dress-p09479269.html%3Fv1%3D69113432" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zara" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zara</a>


Zara Gathered Slip Dress, $, available at Zara
<br><br><strong>The Source Unknown</strong> Notch Lapel Suit Blazer, Pastel Pink, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthesourceunknown.com%2Fcollections%2Fouterwear%2Fproducts%2Fdouble-buttoned-ruched-waist-blazer-pastel-pink" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Source Unknown" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Source Unknown</a>


The Source Unknown Notch Lapel Suit Blazer, Pastel Pink, $, available at The Source Unknown
<br><br><strong>Holiday The Label</strong> Kokomo Pants, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Flisasaysgah.com%2Fproducts%2Fkokomo-pants-navy-white-check" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lisa Says Gah" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lisa Says Gah</a>


Holiday The Label Kokomo Pants, $, available at Lisa Says Gah
<br><br><strong>Musier Paris</strong> Cardigan Sunny, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmusier-paris.com%2Fen%2Fcollections%2Fhauts%2Fproducts%2Fcardigan-sunny" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Musier Paris" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Musier Paris</a>


Musier Paris Cardigan Sunny, $, available at Musier Paris
<br><br><strong>Vince</strong> Satin Slip Midi Skirt, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verishop.com%2Fproduct%2Fp1835561844771" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>


Vince Satin Slip Midi Skirt, $, available at Verishop
<br><br><strong>Sleeper</strong> Party Pajama Set with Double Feathers in Black, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthe-sleeper.com%2Fen%2Fproduct%2Fparty-pajama-set-with-double-feathers-in-black%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sleeper" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sleeper</a>


Sleeper Party Pajama Set with Double Feathers in Black, $, available at Sleeper
<br><br><strong>Glamorous</strong> Midi Tea Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fglamorous%2Fglamorous-midi-tea-dress-in-squiggle-check%2Fprd%2F20290230%3Fcolourwayid%3D60040790%26SearchQuery%3Dcheck%2520dress" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


Glamorous Midi Tea Dress, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Sandy Liang</strong> Bessie High-Neck Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.saksfifthavenue.com%2Fproduct%2Fsandy-liang-bessie-high-neck-midi-dress-0400012227273.html%3Fdwvar_0400012227273_color%3DBLACK" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Saks Fifth Avenue" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Saks Fifth Avenue</a>


Sandy Liang Bessie High-Neck Midi Dress, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

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