Are you invited to a wedding in winter and greatly worried about what to wear and how to lock out looking good as a guest? Are you wedding during this extremely cold season? If yes, then we have a lot to share and help you where we can. Dressing for a wedding in winter can be overwhelming especially when you have to take the cold temperatures into consideration and at the same time want to look as a wedding flower. During this season, the weather condition can be very unpredictable and for this reason, you should be ready for cold temperatures, icy wind and possible rain. In this brief, we are going to give several factors to consider before you choose a dress for the occasion and eventually advice you on what to do and what to avoid.

Different types of dresses

Even when you are worried about attending a wedding in winter, don’t be despaired because we are here to help. The fact is that there are several things that you should bear in mind when choosing a dress to wear in winter. If you are not careful, then you are likely to choose the wrong outfit for the occasion and eventually get affected greatly.

The dress code

Before you even start considering how the season will affect your clothing choices, you should have a clear understanding of the wedding’s dress code. You can either consult the invitation or consult any other person that you are sure they are conversant. They will actually make it clear how guests are expected to wear. The main reason for this is that you will not have to go extremes with the type of clothing you choose.

If the invitation tells you that they are going for a white tie, then am sure they are very formal and for this reason women can opt for floor length evening gowns. On the other hand, men can wear a tuxedo with long tails, a black bowtie and a white vest.

If they go for a Black tie then women can choose a floor length evening gown or dressy cocktail dress while men can go for traditional tux with a cummerbund and a bowtie. There are some of the instances when the invitation will go for formal or Black tie Optional. In this case, women can wear a floor length dress and a dressy separates while men on the other hand can wear a suit.

Choosing a winter wedding Dress

  • Choose the right fabric

This is the first thing that you are supposed to consider before you settle for a certain dress for the winter wedding. The fact is that the choice of fabric for the winter wedding dress is very imperative. If the occasion will be held outside, then you should be very precise with the fabric you choose. You can go for a heavy silk or even a woven fabric to keep the wind out and keep yourself warm. On the other side, if the occasion will be held inside and you are sure that you won’t be getting out more often, then you should choose a light silk with lace.

  • Choose a dress with sleeves

People are now turning to gowns and wedding dresses with sleeves. In fact all depends with the season. In such a cold season, you should be going for a long sleeved dress. When you are going to shop for a wedding dress, tell them that you are looking for a dress with long sleeves so that they can advice you accordingly and guide you on choosing. Gowns with long sleeves are very uncommon today and for this reason, you should start the search early enough.

  • Warmness

Sometimes people think that wedding cloths should be lightweight and short sleeved. Yes! It might be true but at least not during this season. Don’t fall in love with that dress and forget that warmth is very crucial especially when the occasion will be held outside. For this reason, you should ask a specialist or an attendant in the bridal store if they can add a satin lining to the dress you are going for. You will certainly going to be warmer and at the same time rock the dress you feel best in.

What colors to go for?

There’s no excuse to settle for a drab, lifeless color palette because its winter. You have to have a nice dress and at the same time have a feel of the color you choose. If you are attending a wedding occasion in winter even if you are exchanging vows this season, choose any of the below color palettes.

  • Icy blue

When it comes to a wedding occasion in winter, cool tones will walk the talk. This is the reason why you should go for ice blue. This is the best among all the colors because it matches for almost every skin color. If you are thinking of this occasion, then this is one of the colors that you should settle for.

  • Blend Camel, Grey and Cream

If you know you will spend the whole season planning for a wedding and wants a easy time selecting the matching color for the wedding dresses, then consider drawing your inspiration from  your favorite cozy knits. For a look that is all about winter comfort, choose Grey or cream.

  • Whisky Brown

This is another color to choose for your dress in winter. It resembles the color of the famous drinks-whisky. It is a good color for the occasion especially if it is going to be held outside.

  • Digital Blue

This is a color that you have seen in almost all digital networks. It is also a good match for the occasion.

  • Fuchsia Pink

Fuchsia pink is one of the favorite hues with designers. It is usually worn from head to toe.

Consider wearing pants

One thing that most of the people don’t know is that pants can be an elegant option for a winter wedding. However, if you take this into consideration, you should opt for a tailored pair that has an elegant look. You can even enhance the look with a statement top. In most of the cases, people are going for black pants. They are an ideal option for a winter wedding. You can as well go for a sophisticated but a stylish look by choosing a pair in white or cream. But you need to be very careful with this. You have to consider some other factors such as if the wedding will be held outside or if it will be an indoor affair.

We both know that pants cannot be a traditional way of getting to a wedding. However, they can be a good option when you are going to attend a wedding in the cold weather. You have to wear them with a bold sequin top or an elegant satin blouse to ensure that you have a good look.

What shoes to wear?

Winter is such sensitive seasons that you should choose the right colors for your outfit and at the same time the right shoes for occasions. If you want to lock out looking good and at the same time feeling comfortable, then you have to get the right shoes for the long day.

The first thing to note is that it will be cold. For this reason, you may opt for a closed shoe rather than sandals. After that you should now go for leather shoes because they are easy to wear and always looks beautiful even after the old hours of the day.

Consider the condition of the surfaces. In this regard, you may go for a leather or suede shoe because they are less likely to slip on the icy floors. I bet you already choose a long dress, for this matter, you can as well get delicate ivory boots because they are divine under long dresses.

Dos and don’ts

  • Don’t stay too long outside in the cold
  • Don’t wear open shoes
  • Don’t go for light clothing materials
  • Carry some lipstick and other personal makeup. The climate can be cold and at the same time icy and end up spoiling your makeup.
  • Dance and keep yourself warm
  • Wear something under your long dress. If it is cold, you can always wear some thick tights under your dress.
  • Don’t ruin your heals
  • Don’t be afraid to take some photos

The bottom line

If you are not sure what to wear to a wedding or if the weather is affecting your decision in one way or the other, you can consult with the bride, groom or bridal party. If there’s a lot of snow during this period, then you can wear snow boots on your way to the ceremony for safety reasons. You can either change them after reaching the venue or just retain them if you will not be moving from one place to the other.


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