What To Wear To A Winter Wedding

You always have that one wedding that takes place in the depths of the winter. What do you wear? There are two guidelines I follow when dressing for a winter wedding. First, pick a darker color palette to wear, such as grey, black, navy, deep shades of red, and purples. Play with textures, like sequins, embellishments, lace, brocades, and tulle. Second, if you are going to wear tights, pick a great patent leather pump to go with it. You don’t want your shoes to be flat against a matte tight.

The best styles of dresses to wear are fit ‘n flares, sheath, or a form-fitting silhouette. My go-to is a fit ‘n flare because it allows you room to breathe, room to eat and drink, not feel bloated, and it flatters your shape. Every shape looks good in this silhouette because if you’re curvy, it accentuates you in the right spot, and if you are petite, it gives you shape. Formal Maxi dresses are also perfect for winter weddings.  Finding an elegant maxi dress in a satin, chiffon or silk will really elevate your look.

If you choose to bare leg, make sure you have a closed toe pump. If you wear the tights, or pantyhose, you can do a peep toe ( a good way to get miles out of those peep toes all year round). Find a peep toe Mary Jane platform, or a peep toe T-strap pump. I get asked a lot, “can you wear boots?” And my answer is, if it has a heel/wedge/ platform, and you wear it with a dress that suites the boot, then yes. No flat, riding, or motorcycle boots. You can wear booties, that is a great in between. Remember, dress for the occasion. It is better to be overdressed than underdressed.

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Teal Floral Embroidered dress, The Limited.  Gold Brocade Dress, The Limited. Cobalt Lace Dress, The Limited.

Silky fabrics, lace embroidering, rich brocades and bright colors against matte blacks.  Stylish, chic and elegant.  Pairing with sheer and/or opaque black tights to add warmth and depth.

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Textured Sparkle Tweed Dress, The Limited
Alice and Olivia (no longer available) View another embellished dress, from Francesca’s
Strapless Tribeca Dress, Anthropology
Alice and Olivia (no longer available) View another Maxi here, from Urban Outfitters and Victoria’s Secret

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