When you receive that invite for nuptials in May, June, July or August, you know exactly what you will wear. Warm weather calls for bright colors, sassy patterns, couture heels and strappy stilettos. Long locks, or a sweet up-do – you can take your pick. The summer weather is so easy to work with that most any gown length, silhouette or style will do!
Dressing for a winter wedding as a guest, however, is a tad more complex. Style is naturally the most important factor in selecting what you will wear, but staying warm at a snow-ensconced affair is at the top of any lady’s priority list as well. Other chill factors include blustery winds, icy rain and the permeating cold itself. There are so many possibilities to factor in when trying to choose between this ensemble and that, that becoming wedding worthy in winter can feel totally overwhelming
Needless to say, in an effort to prepare for a wedding held during the harsher months of the year, you mustn’t overlook the importance of choosing just the right seasonal color palette and prints. You’ll need a gown that is flattering and of a weather-appropriate length. Shoes must be sexy, yet practical. Accessories become absolutely key, from snagging that perfect clutch to donning a weather-worthy shrug. Glamorous (but warm) gloves are beautiful and an elegant coat is a must. Each element is an aspect of your winter wedding ensemble that can either make or break the entire look.
Polished Glamour. If you feel prettiest in a very polished, yet glamorous, ensemble, then you’ll love this figure-slimming dress. Beautifully tailored, we think the florals in this print are bold enough to make a statement and subtle enough to still feel sweet. Pair with pretty leather Valentino pumps and a sleek cherry colored clutch to tie things together.
Sparkling gold accessories like these dangly earrings and creatively wrought cuff bracelet are just the sort of simple details this ensemble requires. A patent leather belt in red provides charming detail. Top it all off with a sharp fur stole. You’ll look top notch and feel plenty warm- without sacrificing any style. Rosy cheeks and a matte red pout will be the precise finishing touches on a fresh and neutral face.
Sensual Metals. Channel a touch of sex appeal for your next winter wedding ensemble with this structured Tibi frock. A fun mini dress design that is flattering for almost any body type, we find Tibi’s garment both sensual and chic- and perfect for day to night affairs. We’re raving about the stylish drop waist and black lace print details. Black strappy stilettos are a must and a sleek black clutch is a dynamic addition (we loved this piece from Marchesa). For accessories, think silver: this chunky silver Botega Veneta cuff makes the perfect statement and intricate silver hoops pump up the pizzazz. Flaunt a glossy, neutral lip and dark, smoky eyes and you’re sure to hear an admiring compliment… or two.
Classic One Shoulder. Generally, one shoulder gowns are geared towards the spring and summer seasons, but this Lanvin ruffled crepe number braves the elements. A perfectly suitable and stylish selection for your next wedding ensemble as a guest, Lanvin has chosen a lovely kelly green that is vibrantly fresh and feminine. If you have a flair for the original like we do, you’ll love the statement ruffle that is artfully balanced with a slight flair at the hem of the gown. Pair this stunner with shiny gold stilettos, dangly pearl earrings and eye-catching pearl bracelets layered one on top of another. A dazzlingly classy, yet upbeat and trendy, ensemble. For beauty, think classic Hollywood with voluminous, silky waves.Sport a nude lip and a soft eye framed by long, lustrous lashes.