Dress options for a daytime fall wedding

Q. I live in Atlanta, Georgia and I will be attending a lunch wedding on October 27 at 12:30 pm. The weather can be unpredictable at this time of the year. For example today it will by 86 degrees and Sunday, it will be 68 degrees. I am struggling as to what is acceptable attire for this wedding. It is formal, but given it is in the middle of the day I am guessing the dress will be much less formal. I am thinking a sheath dress with pumps will be appropriate, could you please give me some ideas?

A. If the wedding is formal, a cocktail dress is appropriate, even for a day wedding. A sheath dress might be a bit underdressed. I suggest opting for a sleeveless cocktail dress and bare legs which should be comfortable whether it’s 68 or 86 degrees. You can always bring a little wrap or a lightweight tuxedo jacket to layer over the dress if it’s extra chilly.

Here are a few dresses that would be great for a fall wedding.

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