What to wear to a winter wedding

Taryn Davies
Published: September 29, 2017

Dressing for a wedding can be tricky enough, never mind when the wedding is in winter. What exactly do you wear to a winter wedding? Here we pick out some of our favourite outfits to wear, and what you’ll need to go with them.

Finding an outfit that is dress-code appropriate, will keep you warm and make you look and feel your best can cause anyone to come out in a mild panic, but these simple styling tips will guide you through.

And there’s plenty of fashionable inspiration straight from the high street that you can shop too. Get your winter wedding guest outfit sorted in just a few clicks with our stylish picks.

Shopping for a winter wedding might mean a little more thought will have to go into your outfit, but the end result can still leave you feeling and looking your best.

Of course, it's important to always avoid white at a wedding, and you'll want to stick to rich tones of colour like burgundy, forest green and navy.

Winter wedding guest outfits

Choosing the right type of fabric for your outfit is also important for keeping you warm when you're sat in the church, waiting outside to throw the confetti or moving from one place to the next.

Velvet will certainly lend a luxurious feel to your look, and jacquard is heavy, warming and stylish too.

Jumpsuits and luxe tailoring are more than wedding-appropriate these days, keep yourself warm and covered in a stylish one-piece or choose a statement printed suit that will turn heads for all the right reasons. If you’re heading to an evening wedding, could you make the suit that bit sexier by going bare underneath?

You could also try a statement skirt, we love the longer length prom skirts, and these look beautiful when paired with a piece of knitwear, particularly polo necks. You’ll keep extremely warm in this outfit, whilst be looking stylish and on-trend too.

Wedding guest dresses for winter

Long sleeve dresses needn’t be frumpy, just balance the look by pulling yourself in at the waist with a belt or draw eyes inward with a statement necklace. Or you could balance the look with a dress that has lace or sheer sleeves, or a backless design.

Or pick a dress that looks just as good with a jacket or cover-up.

Winter wedding jacket

A great blazer is key in colder months, and they can really help pull your whole look together if you get it right. You could also try a faux fur cover-up or a statement printed coat to bring life to one of your older dresses in the wardrobe. Embroidered pieces are enjoying a fashionable revival, so you could pair a statement piece with an LBD.

Winter wedding guest accessories

The right accessories will elevate any look, statement jewelled earrings or a necklace will provide a shot of instant glamour to your outfit.

When it comes to the shoes, block heels will be your saviour when it comes to lasting all day and night. But if you’re wearing a floor-length design, you could even get away with a pair of flats.

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