Attending a wedding in December, January, or February? You may be wondering, ‘what do I even wear to a winter wedding?’ As temperatures drop, it's important to look for an outfit that's stylish and keeps you warm. A new wedding guest outfit is an absolute must whether the affair calls for casual or formal wedding attire, and we’ve put together a list of helpful tips to get you started on finding the perfect wedding guest dress.
Winter Wedding Colors
When picking out your outfit, consider the colors that are generally associated with winter weddings. Given the time of year, winter wedding guest outfits often include dark hues, like rich jewel tones or moody blues. Emerald green is one of the most popular colors during this time of year, and rightfully so, it perfectly captures the holiday season. This deep green is enchanting and indulgent, just like the jewel of its namesake. Or, thrive at your next winter wedding dressed in slate blue. This dusty blue is livelier than the usual navy blue and pairs well with silver jewelry or pearl accessories.
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a neutral cocktail dress for winter wedding guest outfit ideas. Synonymous with sophistication, neutral-hued dresses like our sage green wedding guest dresses, are equal parts classic and feminine and can be worn throughout the years because of their timeless shade. But, for all the statement dressers out there, this winter’s color trends are far from the classics. From electric fuchsia to pops of puce, or cherry red these vibrant hues will have a warming effect no matter how cold the weather.
Ideal Fabric for Winter Wedding Guest Dresses
Another deciding factor when choosing a winter wedding outfit is the fabric. While many traditional winter fabrics may be considered too bulky for an elegant party dress, satin pieces from our formal gowns collection are luxurious due to their standout shine and soft texture. Although many dressier fabrics are not winter ‘appropriate’ in regards to warmth, we love the look of smooth satin and the layered effects of tulle and organza during the winter. Besides, most events during the season will be indoors, and wedding guest dresses can be topped with an oversized coat.
How to Dress Warm for a Winter Wedding
There are several ways to dress warmly for a winter wedding without sacrificing style. The first option is a pantsuit. Matching sets are very on trend so finding a piece to fit your unique style will be super easy. If you’re going with a dress, nude tights can go unnoticed paired with a midi dress or layered under a maxi dress. Lastly, jackets and accessories are your best friend. Pair back your look with an oversized coat and bundle up with a scarf or gloves that can be taken off once inside. If your outfit allows, knee high boots are incredibly chic. Slip these on with winter socks to ensure you’re not losing any heat.
What Not to Wear to a Winter Wedding
The biggest challenge when deciding what to wear to a winter wedding as a guest is the weather. Unless you’re planning to layer a jacket over your outfit, avoid sleeveless styles. Opt for a long sleeve maxi dress to stay warm. If you want to forgo the coat, you can also choose a long dress with thicker fabric. And if the wedding happens to be outdoors, avoid open-toed shoes at all costs. However, for those who have their heart set on a pair of strappy stilettos to show off a fresh pedicure while dancing the night away, be sure to bring along an extra set of closed-toe shoes if you live in a snowy climate.
Finding Your Perfect Winter Wedding Guest Dress
Get ready to party with the happy couple with winter wedding guest outfits that live up to the celebratory vibes! No matter the dress code, you’re sure to find the perfect women’s fashion from Show Me Your Mumu.