When attending a winter wedding, the typical rules are completely thrown out the window when it comes to what is acceptable and what isn’t. When the weather gets cold, velvet, shimmer, satin, and floor-length gowns are not only allowed, but recommended. Whether intentional or not, winter weddings are formal, grand affairs and sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to wear. Find your inspiration after the jump.
1. Alfed Sung Woven Fit & Flare Dress, $198.00, nordstrom.com
2. Flock Sheer Lace Panel Dress, $130.00, topshop.com
Black is usually not summer wedding attire, but darker colors and shades (including black!) are acceptable for winter wedding wear.
3. Jenny Yoo Vivienne Pleated Chiffon Gown, $280.00, nordstrom.com
4. To Be Divine Ribbed Mini Dress, $78.00, nastygal.com
5. Snow Angel Dress, $298.00, anthropologie.com
Shades of white are acceptable when garnished with pretty sequins and embellishments.
6. Shirred Sleeveless Dress, $74.00, nordstrom.com
Again, because of the Black Tie nature of winter weddings, black is acceptable to wear.
7. MINKPINK Forbidden Love Mini Dress, $89.00, urbanoutfitters.com
8. Vince Camuto Cowl Neck Velvet Sheath Dress, $128.00, nordstrom.com
This dress was featured in a previous post of mine, Trending Now: Velvet. Not only will you be dressed for a wedding, you’ll also be the most stylish one in attendance!
9. Oceania Dress, $198.00, anthropologie.com
10. Frenchi Metallic Skater Dress, $58.00, nordstrom.com
While metallic are usually reserved for holiday parties, a winter wedding essentially is a holiday party. Don’t shy away from metallics, shimmer, satin, and sequins!
11. Voltage Multi Wear Maxi Dress, $78.00, nastygal.com
12. Lola Sequin Body Con Dress, $216.00, nordstrom.com
13. Lucca Couture Plunging Velvet Mini Dress, $69.00, urbanoutfitters.com
14. Tiered Minka Dress, $495.00, anthropologie.com
17. Embellished Waist Maxi Dress, $116.45, asos.com
18. Scuba Skater with Embellished Bodice, $98.53, asos.com
19. Clean Wrap Dress, $68.00, topshop.com
20. Chi Chi London Full Prom Skater Dress In Floral Print, $103.91, asos.com
21. Kimchi Blue Shimmer Fit + Flare Dress, $59.00, urbanoutfitters.com
22. Twist Drape Front Midi Pencil Dress, $71.66, asos.com
23. Velveteen Midi Dress, $15.90, forever21.com
24. Frock and Frill Embellished Overlay Pencil Dress With Open Back and Split, $152.28, asos.com
25. Velvet Asymmetric Bandeau Midi Dress, $103.91, asos.com
26. Eliza J Beaded Fit & Flare Dress, $178.00, nordstrom.com
27. Warehouse Satin Bardot Prom Dress, $116.45, asos.com
28. High Neck Embellished Skater Dress, $70.00, topshop.com
29. Gold and Navy Sparkle Mesh Skater Dress, $152.28, asos.com
30. MLV Astrid Sequin Dress, $438.00, nastygal.com
You may think head-to-toe sequins are ostentatious for a wedding guest, but the subdued hue and lack of total shine on this dress make it appropriate.
31. Coast Chloey Jacquard Dress, $268.73, asos.com
32. Rebel Yell Criss Cross Bodycon Dress, $58.00, nastygal.com
33. After Party Dome Strip Dress, $152.28, asos.com
34. Oh My Love Great Pretender Velvet Dress, $89.00, urbanoutfitters.com
35. Strappy Sheath Dress, $22.90, forever21.com
36. Shimmered Neve Dress, $295.00, anthropologie.com
37. 3D Floral Crop Top Skater Dress, $134.36, asos.com