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What to wear to a winter wedding?

Jessica, on June 30, 2021 at 11:43 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 3

I’m back with another question since you were all so helpful last time! This time about winter wedding guest attire and cold weather winter wedding guest outfits. ❄️

What do you wear to winter weddings? When I look for nice dresses online I feel like all I see is spring & summer cocktail dresses. And how do you stay warm? Black tights and a pashmina?? I don’t want to end up all dressed in black looking like a funeral! But the wedding I’m attending this winter isn’t Black Tie, so I feel like a floor length dress might be too formal. 🤷

What do you wear to winter weddings? Any good online recommendations for finding winter wedding guest dresses?

Please help me figure out what to wear to a winter wedding!!


Latest activity by Rosie, on June 30, 2021 at 7:49 PM
  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    The last time I attended a winter wedding, I wore a long sleeve dress that went to my knees (I believe I bought it at Torrid) and knee high dress boots. I wore my jacket because the venue we attended the wedding at had a coat check. I know Amazon also has long sleeve dresses.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    For winter weddings I tend to wear darker colors (lots of jewel tones) and thicker fabrics (like velvet)!

    First things first (for every wedding I attend) - I think about the formality (dress code if they’ve provided one), time of day, and the location! For example, if it’s an indoor winter wedding you don’t need to worry as much about bare legs.

    For a more casual (cocktail attire) winter wedding I’ll pick a short dress in a dark color (dark red, hunter green, purple, black, navy) in a shift dress or wrap dress style! 💜

    For a more semi-formal winter wedding, I look at more formal dresses online. You can go short and embellished or start looking at floor length gowns. Then play with your jewelry and accessories to help dress your outfit up or down!

    The Knot has some great winter wedding guest dresses as examples in this round-up:

    The Best Winter Wedding Guest Dresses That Are Seasonal and Stylish

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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
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    We have been to two cooler-weather weddings recently!

    I just dug up the photos and to both, I wore long sleeve dresses and 'interesting' shoes - electric blue satin to one, and wine-red velvet to another! I wore a long, princess-style navy coat with the first, and a black coat and black leather gloves to the other! Here you go...the first dress is velvet, and the second is jacquard, so a little bit shiny/metallic.

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