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DRESS   burgundy off the shoulder party dress   |   SHOES   sam edelman stillson pumps   |   CLUTCH   saint laurent monogram leather clutch   |   EARRINGS    pearl studs   |   LIP COLOR  merry rose   |   BRACELET   david yurman bracelet

That time of year is upon us! As I get older, wedding festivities have started to become a natural part of the “holiday season” mix, and I couldn’t love it more! There’s something about fall and winter weddings that I find to be simply magical.

A soppy romantic myself, there’s nothing I love more than celebrating a love story with friends, dancing and fabulous dresses. And it seems that I’m not alone! Over the past few weeks, I have been getting tons of requests for a post on wedding guest dress ideas for fall and winter.

Today, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Nordstrom to bring you gorgeous options at every price point. Whether you’re on the hunt for a splurge-worthy piece you can wear season after season, or more budget-friendly options for a packed wedding calendar, I think you’re going to love the varied selection Nordstrom offers.

Because of their free shipping, free returns and incredible customer service, Nordstrom is always my first stop when I’m looking for something special!

Me? I chose this burgundy ruffled beauty for a few weddings I have coming up this season. I always look for dresses that are not only beautiful to look at, but fun to wear since I love dancing the night away.

The fun skirted detail on this dress paired with the trendy off-the-shoulder neckline made it a must-have in my book! Paired with neutral accessories (including this new clutch I splurged on) it creates a dreamy autumn ensemble you can wear for the next few months!

Do keep in mind, this dress runs very short. For reference, I’m 5’2″ and am wearing an XS above.

Another must when putting together wedding guest looks is a pair of comfortable shoes. These suede pumps are not only right on-trend but incredibly comfortable as well, meaning I won’t have to take any time-outs when the band comes on. Priorities. :)

Below, you’ll find a few of my favorite wedding guest looks for every price point. Happy shopping!

dresses under $50

dresses under $100

dresses under $200

dresses under $500

“What do you want to be married to me for anyhow?” “So I can kiss you anytime I want.” – Sweet Home Alabama

Love from Texas,


Photography by Hilary Rattikin

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  1. A lovely dress in a fantastic color and great heels!


    Published 10.9.17 · Reply
  2. Allie said:

    You look lovely! And I love all your picks, I never think to wear plum but it’s such a lovely fall neutral. xxAllie http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com
    P.S. I love Sweet Home Alabama!

    Published 10.9.17 · Reply
  3. Mayra said:

    The dress you’re wearing is so gorgeous! If it wasn’t that I’m 5’8” (+ my typical 5” heels), I would have so bought that dress for an upcoming wedding I’m attending! Awesome post! ❤️

    Published 10.9.17 · Reply
  4. Hannah said:

    the purple is stunning on you, kate!

    Published 10.9.17 · Reply
  5. Liv said:

    What a beautiful dress. Love the ruffles and color!



    Published 10.9.17 · Reply
  6. Jeany said:

    Such a gorgeous outfit for a wedding! And really love your dress!
    xx, Jeany from http://www.vogueetvoyage.com

    Published 10.10.17 · Reply
  7. Lauren said:

    This dress from Blue Door Boutique is similar to your burgundy off the shoulder party dress for only $44 Dollars!

    Published 10.11.17 · Reply
  8. Lacey said:

    Obsessed with that dress! Perfect for fall weddings!


    The Glitter Gospel

    Published 10.11.17 · Reply
  9. What a fantastic pop of color! Every girl needs a dress as fun as that one-love it!

    xo, Sara

    Published 10.12.17 · Reply
  10. Jordan said:

    I am in love with the dress your are wearing, the detailing is beautiful!!!

    xo, Jordan

    Published 10.18.17 · Reply
  11. Katie said:

    This dress looks so cute on you, Kate! I love the color!


    Published 10.28.17 · Reply