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Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Updated: Jan 23


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Attending a winter wedding but unsure about what to wear? Do not worry! I have written this guide to help you navigate the world of winter wedding guest dresses like a pro. From timeless classics to the latest trends, this article will help you be the best dressed guest at a winter wedding!


I am RayCee the Artist, a professional portrait photographer, event photographer, and wedding photographer, and if you would like for me to be your wedding photographer and capture amazing wedding photography, please contact me at raycee@rayceeartist.com!


Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram and YouTube!


Embrace the Season


Winter weddings exude a unique charm, with a blend of elegance, warmth, and festive vibes. Naturally, your outfit should reflect the season's spirit. Think rich fabrics like velvet or satin, dark hues, and long sleeves for those chilly evenings. But, don't shy away from wearing a bright, festive hue or a dazzling sequin dress to add some sparkle to your look.


Understanding the Dress Code


Before you start shopping for winter wedding guest dresses, make sure to check the wedding invitation for the dress code. This could range from casual to black-tie wedding attire, and understanding this is crucial to choosing an appropriate outfit.


Classic Black Dresses


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Contrary to popular belief, wearing black to a wedding is perfectly acceptable, especially during winter. A sleek black dress can be incredibly elegant and flattering. Plus, you can easily accessorize it with a statement necklace or a vibrant clutch over one shoulder for a pop of color.


Jewel Tones


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Jewel tones like emerald green, royal blue, or deep purple are perfect for winter weddings. They're rich, sophisticated, and suit almost all skin tones. Look for dresses in these hues with interesting details like lace inserts, embellishments, or unique necklines.


Velvet Luxe


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Velvet is synonymous with winter fashion, making it a great choice for winter weddings. A velvet dress not only looks luxurious and chic but also keeps you warm. Opt for a velvet midi dress in a jewel tone for an elegant ensemble.


Dazzling Metallics


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

If you're attending a holiday season or New Year's Eve wedding, a metallic dress is a fantastic option. Gold, silver, or bronze will make sure you shine on the dance floor.


Floral Prints


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Who said floral prints are only for spring and summer? Dark floral prints on a rich fabric like velvet or satin long sleeve dress can look stunning at a winter wedding.


Layer Up


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Remember, it's going to be cold, so consider your outerwear as part of your ensemble. A faux fur wrap, a stylish shawl, or a chic bolero can enhance your look while keeping you warm.


Footwear and Accessories


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Choose your shoes carefully. While strappy sandals might look great, they might not be a great option for a snowy outdoor wedding. Consider elegant closed-toe pumps or even stylish boots. Accessorize your outfit with statement jewelry, but remember not to go overboard.


Jumpsuits


Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

If you're not a fan of dresses, jumpsuits are a stylish and comfortable alternative. Opt for a jumpsuit in a rich fabric and sophisticated color. Pair it with high heels and some sparkly jewelry, and you're all set!


Conclusion


As you prepare for your winter wedding outing, remember that the key to choosing the right winter wedding guest dress or cocktail attire is to balance style and comfort. After all, you want to enjoy the romantic celebration which you were invited to without shivering in the cold. So wrap up, dress up, and get ready to party with the bride and groom at a wonderful winter wedding!


If you would like to learn about outfit ideas for a red carpet event, feel free to read my article "What to Wear to a Red Carpet Event."


I am RayCee the Artist, a professional portrait photographer, event photographer, and wedding photographer, and if you would like for me to be your wedding photographer and capture amazing wedding photography, please contact me at raycee@rayceeartist.com!


Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram and YouTube!


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