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What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

By Lindsay Lambert

NOVEMBER 10, 2022

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Searching for what to wear to a winter wedding? Take a look at our winter wedding guest style guide by dress code: formal wedding guest outfits, winter semi-formal/cocktail dresses, and more casual dresses for afternoon winter weddings. Whether the wedding is during the holiday season or in the new year, you’re sure to find the right dress for a winter wedding. 


formal dresses winter wedding

Formal wedding dress code outfits typically call for a floor-length dress. For the winter season, we love gemstone hues and satin or silky fabrics. 


cocktail dresses winter wedding

Dresses for a cocktail wedding dress code can be either midi or knee-length – whichever you prefer. This is where your closet staple little black dress has its time to shine! 


dresses for afternoon wedding winter 

The most casual attire of all wedding dress codes, we love printed dresses like plaids and florals for a winter wedding venue attire. Another great option is a timeless sweater dress.


coats winter wedding

With the colder temperatures, don’t forget an extra layer or coat when selecting what to wear to a winter wedding.



winter wedding guest dresses

Looking for what to wear for a winter wedding? All the outfit inspo you need for winter wedding season has arrived! Whether you’re looking for a dress that’s a classic, closet staple or want to celebrate in a sequin style, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect outfit for you – whether you’re a guest or the bride.

Pops of Color

wedding guest dress attire

Make an Entrance Green Satin Maxi Dress is a fabulous stand out color for the holiday season. If you’re looking for a pop of color but wanting to go the nontraditional route this time of year, you can still make a statement with the Graceful Simplicity Magenta Sequin Dress, Worthwhile Moments Navy Velvet Side Slit Skirt, or the Begin the Night Multicolor Stripe Sequin Dress. Picture these beautiful hues against a backdrop of white snow for a gorgeous wedding photo op.

Winter Textures

Sequin, satin, and tweed! Just a few of our favorite textures for this time of year especially during event season.

winter wedding guest outfits

A classy option for a bride-to-be is the Let’s Cheers to This Ivory Tweed Dress. Style it with the Intricate Gold Earrings and a nude heel. The Grand Romance Mock Neck Velvet Dress is stunning with a strappy heel. A Grand Party Pink Sequin Wrap Dress is sure to sparkle at any event this season. Sequin styles are also great options for your New Year's Eve Outfit.

Little Black Dresses

winter dresses for wedding

Every closet needs an LBD! Just Darling Black Dress features an adorable puff sleeve detail. The Irresistible Moments Black Sleeveless dress will be a dress to remember with the sequin and ruffle detailing. You can never go wrong with an animal print option: Sweet Symphony One Shoulder Black Dress. A modern, sleek option is the I Don’t Remember Black Long Sleeve Dress that will be timeless for wedding season year after year.

Matching Sets

winter wedding guest attire

A matching set is always a trendy pick! The Northern Star Ruched Skirt and Top shimmers beautifully in the light and would be a stunning pick for a winter wedding.


how to style winter coats

This time of year, a coat is a necessity for any outfit. Midnight Plans Cream Teddy Coat could easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, particularly weddings! The Surprise Entrance Cream Long Fur Coat will layer beautifully over any dress style. Finally, the No Doubts in Mind Black/White Plaid Coat is a timeless style that you’ll find yourself wearing year after year.


what to wear to a winter wedding

We are head over heels when it comes to accessorizing a winter outfit for a wedding. The Daniella Black Closed Toe Heels are sure to dress up any outfit while the Lyla Black Double Strap Heels will go with any LBD. Available in nude or black, the Elsa Thin Strap Heel could easily be a shoe option for your wardrobe year-round. 

For the Bride

wedding outfits for the bride

We can’t talk wedding guest dresses without offering some bridal shower or engagement party picks for the bride! The Waiting All Night Ivory Velvet Wrap Blouse is a gorgeous white hue that could later on be styled with a skirt or denim for other occasions. Style Muse Champagne High Neck Satin Dress is a stunning midi option perfect for this time of year.

Looking for more outfit inspo this holiday season? Check out our Christmas Card Photos Style Guide!

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