Whether you’re a fan of dressing up or not, finding an appropriate floor-length dress or gown for weddings and formal occasions can be challenging—especially after a year that saw designers transition away from traditional evening wear towards pandemic-friendly comfortwear. But with weddings rescheduled and invitations rolling in, it’s likely you have a busier calendar for the end of summer and fall than ever before.
And while you might have been able to get away with a midi-length sundress for a beach ceremony or garden party this summer, fall’s wedding locales, settings, and venues tend to lean on the more formal side. And the dress code attire for these wedding guests and bridesmaids typically calls for a long, dance floor-sweeping dress or gown.
Take your pick between sparkling column dresses and satin silhouettes with romantic puff sleeves. Or opt for groovy halter tops or body-clinging cowl neck slips in everything from florals to polka dots to deep jewel tones and pale pastels. Ahead, find a handful of elegant, floor-length dresses for every kind of guest at every price.