Between your pal's bachelorette party and her wedding shower, somehow you overlooked the actual outfit for the main event. With fall on its way, that little yellow, strapless number isn't going to cut it. But, not to worry — we've pulled together three different looks using just one amazing dress. Be it an afternoon, evening, or outdoor celebration, this chic little number threatens to subtly outshine even the bride. It's time to get into a deeper color palette and play up your nuptial style with some of the season's most eye-catching accessories. We promise these ensembles will look just as great far beyond the reception as they will on the dance floor. So, say hello to your new fall-fete uniform.
Just because you're headed out before sunset doesn't mean you still can't have fun with what you're wearing. With the help of some edgy sandals and a gold, metallic satchel, this little, black velvet number is dressed down while still looking stylishly appropriate for an afternoon affair. Add an extra pop of color with a piece of jewelry in one of fall's hottest hues, and you're good to go.
Diane Von Furstenberg Casey Dress, $365, available at Barneys; Zara Necklace With Tubular Appliques and Pyramid-Shaped Stones, $29, available at Zara; Essie Nail Polish in Skirting the Issue, $8, available at Essie; 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Satchel, $650, available at Barneys; Christian Louboutin Mehari Metallic Leather and Suede Sandals, $995, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The weather can be tricky this time of year but throw on a playful, smoking jacket, and you'll be covered no matter what the Windy City has up its sleeve. Red, suede booties and a coordinating python clutch are the perfect accents to jazz up this feminine-yet-outdoorsy look.
Diane Von Furstenberg Casey Dress, $365, available at Barneys; Rag & Bone Smoking Jacket, $995, available at Rag & Bone; Banana Republic Amber Fleck Studs, $29, available at Banana Republic; Forever 21 Zipped Booties, $36, available at Forever 21; Rebecca Minkoff Blair Clutch, $350, available at Rebecca Minkoff; Karen Walker Anywhere Crazy Tortoise Sunglasses, $349, available at Karen Walker.
Who said you have to show shoulders at night? This sophisticated tuxedo jacket is balanced nicely with more feminine details, like a sparkly rhinestone necklace and a sexy pair of heels. Your fun side comes out with a striking, emerald-green clutch. Take the jacket off, and you've got a completely different look for the dance floor.
Diane Von Furstenberg Casey Dress, $365, available at Barneys; Alexander McQueen Crepe Tuxedo Blazer, $1,895, available at Net-a-Porter; Sigerson Morrison Black and Suede Heeled Pumps, $395, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; MeDusa Clutch, $135, available at Boticca; Dannijo Vala Necklace, $420, available at Dannijo; Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine in Plumberry, $24, available at Sephora.