The Ideal Fall Wedding Guest Outfit for Women Over 50 High Or Low

Are you invited to a wedding this fall? Do you know what you’ll wear? I have a wedding reception to attend, so I put together this fall wedding guest outfit for women over 50. I started by dreaming big about what I would wear if I had all the money in the world, and then I put together a very similar look for less. So I styled this outfit high low to give you options. The high priced look is on the left, and the low priced version is on the right to show you how can spend a lot, or a lot less, on basically the same outfit.

What To Wear to A Fall Wedding

Fall is a wonderful time of year for a wedding and the weather is ideal if you are a guest, especially for women over 50. For one, long sleeves are in order and even if it is black tie, you can get away with wearing pants. And as long as it doesn’t rain, you don’t need to worry about what coat to wear with your wedding attire. I think figuring out what overcoat to wear can cause some fashion anxiety and possibly ruin your look!

Wedding Guest Outfit for Women Over 50

The best wedding guest outfit for women over 50 is one that is chic and very comfortable to wear. Therefore, my fall wedding outfit consists of a bright blue silk blouse, black wide leg pants with a wide gold metallic belt, gold shoes and gold jewelry. I have finished off the look with a black marbled evening clutch. This ensemble is ideal because it is bridges the gap between casual and formal, so you will feel like you are dressed right for almost any type of wedding reception (except black tie). This outfit will also work for upcoming holiday parties or even New Year’s Eve so you will be able to wear it again and again.


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Fall Wedding Guest Outfit: High or Low

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The Silk Blouse

Start off your fall wedding guest outfit with a satin or silk blouse in a bright color. I chose this Tom Ford Oversized Stretch-silk Satin Shirt in a brilliant blue for $1,450. A Tom Ford button down shirt in a color you love is an excellent investment since you will wear it dressy or casually, all year round and for years to come. But you can also purchase this Reiss Haley Silk Button-Up Shirt for $295. This blouse isn’t exactly inexpensive, but it is of very good quality for a much smaller investment.

Black High Waist Wide Leg Pants

If you don’t own a pair of high waist wide leg black pants I suggest you get a pair now! They are flattering because they skim over your legs and body and can almost look like a maxi skirt. The hosiery problem is solved when you wear pants to a wedding too! You don’t have to wear stockings at all or you can opt to wear sheer black knee highs if you like. You will feel completely comfortable at a wedding in these pants. These Carolina Herrerra Grain de Poudre Wool-blend Wide-leg Pants are perfection for $1,390. Or you can find a pair for a lot less like these Halogen® High Waist Wide Leg Pants which are now reduced to $57.85.

The Gold Belt

A metallic gold belt or sash totally pulls this look together. This Raina Leather Corset Belt for $205 is waist nipping and easy-to-wear because it has black elastic in the back. Or you can get this NUMJAW Obi Belts for Women Faux Leather Wrap Belt on Amazon for a mere $9.19, but It may not stay in place as well. But hey, if you only need it for one night, it is worth a try!

Gold Sling Back Pumps

You can wear flats, but a pair of pointy-toe mid heels like these Gianvito Rossi Ascent 85 Mirrored-leather Slingback pumps for $975 are drool-worthy! The style is a classic and they’ll look incredible with everything from silk to denim. But if you are not a designer shoe collector, these Jeffrey Campbell Persona Slingback Pumps for only $154.95 will work the same way and have an even lower heel for more comfort.

Gold Tassel Statement Necklace

A simple but still statement making necklace like this Gemella Stella 18-karat Gold Diamond Necklace for $39,500 (yes, you read that right) is the perfect accent and it won’t compete with the gold belt. But you can save tens of thousands of dollars if you pick up this Lureme Simple Thin Chain Knot and Tassel Long Necklace for $11.99 instead.

The Shiny Black Clutch

A not-so-simple black clutch like this sparkly and shiny Tom Ford Glitter Clutch for $4,490 is the ultimate finishing touch to this fall wedding guest outfit. It has a gold shoulder chain and a T-logo closure trimmed in gold. Or you can save $4,405 and pick up this Olga Berg Marbled Oval Clutch for $85 complete with a gold chain strap, only without a logo closure!

Shop This Fall Wedding Guest Outfit


Tom Ford Oversized Stretch-silk Satin Shirt, $1,450

Carolina Herrerra Grain de Poudre Wool-blend Wide-leg Pants, $1,390

Raina Leather Corset Belt, $205

Gianvito Rossi Ascent 85 Mirrored-leather Slingback Pumps, $975

Gemella Stella 18-karat Gold Diamond Necklace, $39,500

Tom Ford Glitter Clutch, $4,490

Total High-End Outfit: $48,010


Reiss Haley Silk Button-Up Shirt, $295

Halogen® High Waist Wide Leg Pants, Now $57.85

NUMJAW Obi Belts for Women Faux Leather Wrap Belt, $9.19

Jeffrey Campbell Persona Slingback Pump, $154.95

Lureme Simple Thin Chain Knot and Tassel Long Necklace, $11.99

Olga Berg Marbled Oval Clutch, $85

Total Low-Priced Outfit: $613.98

I hope this outfit helps you to get ready for your fall wedding. You can decide if want to go high-end or low priced or perhaps pick and choose from both outfits for what is known as high-low styling.

Carol Calacci

You may also like to read Best Ways to Wear the “Balletcore” Trend for Women Over 50 and Top Fall 2023 Trend To Try Now: Long Coats!

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