10 guest outfits to wear to a winter wedding

From jewel-tone velvets to silk brocade

Winter wedding outfits

by Helena Cartwright |
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Embrace a winter wedding with jewel-tone velvets, long sleeves, heavy silk brocade, and everything else you couldn't get away with at a sweltering July ceremony.

Another key tip is to not be restricted by traditional rules. Thankfully these days, people are experimenting more with shapes, colours and fabrics. Choosing something more modern means that it’s not going to be a one-event-only dress, too!

Here are a few options you'll want to wear while toasting the newlyweds.

ASOS wrap front tea dress in satin

Winter wedding outfits

This dress is beautiful. While it has long sleeves, it makes use of the cold shoulder trend making sure you’re flashing a bit of skin. The fabric is a gorgeous smooth soft-touch satin with ruffle detailing to add a bit of sass. The wrap design is also super flattering for the Christmas waistline...!

ASOS WHITE crushed velvet smoking jacket

Winter wedding outfits

We LOVE a good suit. And this, my friends, is a good suit. In a beautiful champagne colour and crushed velvet fabric, you will look effortlessly cool. What’s more, after the event you can wear the two pieces separately. There’s also major advantages to wearing velvet: it looks luxurious, it helps you to look a little bit like Alexa Chung, and it’ll keep you super warm.

OASIS lace sleeve midi dress

Winter wedding outfits

Now it wouldn’t be a wedding feature without a bit of lace thrown into the mix. This gorgeous dress from Oasis is a super flattering shape as it is cinched it at the waist, while the lace detailing adds a super feminine touch. The contrasting colours gives it a little something extra.

ZARA printed midi dress

Winter wedding outfits

This dress is the epitome of a winter wedding dress. It has the florals – which are a given at a summer wedding – but the dark background gives it a winter twist. It also has long sleeves to keep you warm in the chill. You will also be bang on trend as high necks are set to rocket this 2017.

ASOS sleeveless satin column dress with lace inserts

Winter wedding outfits

The jewel tone of this dress makes it perfect for a winter wedding. It is a gorgeous smooth satin with sheer lace inserts, giving it a lingerie-esque feel. The super high neck ensures that it goes from risque to wedding guest glory.

MANGO velvet trousers

Winter wedding outfits

You might think we’ve already reached peak velvet, but seriously, this trend shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. We’re now seeing it come through in a rainbow (and we mean rainbow) of colours. These jewel-tone red velvet trousers are a perfect alternative to a dress. Style with metallics to make the colour POP.

DOROTHY PERKINS luxe merlot bloom prom dress

Winter wedding outfits

In a typical prom dress style, this dress is a super flattering shape. The large flowers on the skirt of the dress draw attention downwards so great if you want to hide any bits of you’re concerned about. The deep purple colour is perfect for pair with metallics too.

H&M crêpe dress with flounces

Winter wedding outfits

Ruffles, a high neck and a bright red colour: could you get any more trends in one dress? It’s a beautiful dress that will stand out at a winter wedding, especially if it’s a grey day. You can also wear it again – both casual and formal – making it an absolute bargain.

LIPSY comino couture high neck skater vintage dress

Winter wedding outfits

This colour has the WOW factor. Lipsy have a short sleeved version of this dress, but the addition of the sleeves is perfect for this time of year. With embellished studs, a black lace hem and side zip, this dress has so many interesting features which make it a stand-out dress. Handy hint: due to the brand’s sizing, it is recommended to buy a size up when ordering.

NEXT floral stone jacquard prom dress

Winter wedding outfits

YES YES YES. This dress is made for a winter wedding. With a stunning high neck lace detail and beautiful green print, EVERYONE will be wanting to know where you got it from. And we’re guessing that no one will believe that it’s from Next. The skirt is also made out a thick jacquard material so it will provide a bit of extra warmth.

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