Spring and summer might be the most popular seasons to tie the knot, but more and more are now choosing the winter months. Winter has its own charm and romance making it a magical time for weddings. There's no setting more romantic than a blanket of snow, and dare I say mistletoe.
If you're attending a winter wedding, the number of colour combinations are more than you thought. Don’t be restricted to dark neutrals and simple shapes. Flatter the bride and groom, showing them you’ve been creative with your efforts for their big day. Experiment with new shapes and wintery colours. All jewel colours work well in winter, or the colours of fallen leaves.
Here are my suggestions for your outfits that won’t have you upstaging the bride, but ensure you’re creative enough to apply for candidate of the best dressed wedding guest. Dressing Mothers of the Bride, and wedding guest for over 8 years, these are some ideas I've worked with.
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Pleated Dresses and Skirts have never been as on trend as they are right now. Every stylist and blogger has been posting them all over their Instagram feeds for several months. Winter Weddings are the perfect time to display your Maxi Pleats dresses, and with the Matallics trend also on point for the season, this Coast Pleated Maxi with Silver Ombre Pleated lower and Navy bodice is the perfect dress.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com online hat hire £35.00.Click Here.
The Dress is: Coast Click to see Coast Ombre Pleated Dress.
The Bag is: Etsy. Click to see Etsy Leaf Clutch.
The Shoes are: Chi Chi. Click to see Chi Chi Crystal Strap Shoes.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com online hat hire.Click Here.
Top is: Roland Mouret Click for Top.
Skirt is: Isabel Marant Étoile. Click to see Skirt.
Bag: Elene Ghisellini. Click to see Bag.
Eyeshadow: Max Factor. Click for Eyeshadows.
Nail Varnish: Nails Inc. Click for Nail Polish.
Boots: Chi Chi. Click to see Boots.
We all want to look pretty regardless of the weather and season, but the bold or pastel outfits with florals that you'd wear for a summer guest outfit, just don't fit for winter. Feathers have been all over the catwalks for the past few Autumn Winter seasons, and Peacock accessories are always popular for Winter Weddings and pair well with nearly all Winter colours.
Choose simple lines for your dress of jumpsuit and accessorize with all the great Peacock accessories available. For a really regal vintage feel, I've dressed the below outfit with a Faux Fur stole that's also on trend for this season and compliments peacock accessories perfectly. The jumpsuit has large flare ruffle sleeves and shoulders are bare, so an outer layer essential for a Winter Wedding guest - the faux fur stole will keep you snug but still allow the sleeves to have their freedom of movement, and your wrist to display the peacock and teal feathers cuff bracelet.
The Peacock Feather and Crystal Choker and Wrist Cuff sold seperate or as a set are from www.dress-2-impress.com Click Here for Choker and Cuff Set.
The Jumpsuit is: Adrianna Papell. Click for Jumpsuit.
Faux Fur Stole: Amazon Fur Stole (USA) Fur Stole (UK).
Bag: Etsy. Click to see Peacock Bag.
Shoes: Malone Souliers. Click for Shoes.
Nail Polish: Essie. Click for Nail Polish.
You don’t have to go for a dress. Jumpsuits and luxe tailoring are more than appropriate for a winter wedding. Avoid the corporate look by wearing a suit in a bold hue, or wear with a Sequin / Metallic top so it doesn’t feel like work wear. Try deep berry shades, greens and regal blues. Burgundy or deep purple are divine, and work well with winter woodland colours.
For maximum creativity, add a contrasting blouse to your suit. For jumpsuits consider incorporating wraps in an accenting colour to shrug on and keep you warm, but looking cool. Burnt orange and greens reflect the season well, as do deep jewel colours like byzantium purple.
My very favourite colour combo for this years winter though is Navy, colour popped with Mustard or Saffron Yellow. Yellow isn't a colour many of us typically choose, but this darker hue is perfect for winter, and worn as a colour pop against navy it won't make you look washed out like a lighter yellow would.
The Navy Lace Jumpsuit is: Little Mistress Click Here for Jumpsuit.
The Saffron Felt Percher Hat Fascinator is: Etsy. Click to see Felt Percher Fascinator .
The Velvet Clutch Bag is: Etsy. Click to see Velvet Clutch Bag.
The Shoes are: Tory Burch. Click to see Tory Burch Feather Shoes.
The Nail Varnish: Naj Oleari. Click to see Yellow Nail Varnish.
The Blue Eye Paint: L'Oreal. Click to see L'Oreal Infallible Eye Paint.
The Gold Eyeshadow: Illamasqua. Click to see Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow.
There is an Orange for every season. For Autumn through Early Winter Orange is a favourite paired with Teal. With Teal at the helm you're in Winter colours, while the orange gives a warm feel and is true the orange tones of fallen leaves. Full of prep and spontaneity, these colours are the perfect mix of cool and warm.
This combo has depth and demonstrates a playful flair.
Teal Dress: Dsquared2. Click for Dress
Felt Headpiece Hat: Etsy. Click for Hat.
Bag: JW Anderson. Click for Bag.
Shoes: LK Bennett. Click for Shoes.
Eyeshadow Palette: Clinique. Click for Eye Shadow.
Nail Polish: Kate Moss Salon Rimmel. Click for Nail Polish.
Perfume: Marc Jacobs. Click for Perfume.
Winter Fashion collections offer a much wider range of fabrics to choose from than summer, so take advantage of the Lace, Wool, Felt, Faux Fur, Velvet, Jacquard and mixed textured options available to you.
I've chosen a stunning Knitted Polo Neck dress, with a long flowing tulle lower for the outfit below, a fun felt hat, and mixed in some Winter gold in the accessories. This outfit is divine for a Winter Wedding Mother of the Bride, or Winter Wedding Guest outfit.
I haven't illustrated with the outfit, but the next "layer" would be a Faux Fur waist or cropped length jacket. Lot's of stores are ranging these at the moment, and would be a great finishing layer to the outfit if you know it's going to be cold, or lot's of time spent outside.
The Cream and Black Knitted and Lace Dress is: Valentino. Click Here for Valentino Dress..
The Felt Hat Fascinator is: Etsy. Click to see Felt Percher Fascinator .
The Clutch Bag is: Amazon. Click to see Bag (USA). Click to see Bag (UK).
The Shoes are: Jimmy Choo. Click to see Jimmy Choo Shoes.
The Nail Varnish: Essie Hor D'Oeuvres. Click to see Nail Varnish.
The Eyeliner: Art Deco. Click to see Eye Liner.
The Perfume: Gucci Premiere. Click to see Gucci Perfume.
There’s no denying that any deep jewel-toned dress looks stunning at a winter wedding, and nothing says formal winter wear like lush velvet in these rich jewel tones. Colour block the tones to add dimensions. Pair your dress with a metallic headpiece clutch and shoes. Favourites include Navy or Port and Silver, Teal with Burnt Orange, and Burgundy with Gold. These palettes are perfect colour combinations for a sophisticated winter wedding outfit. A velvet dress, blazer, coat or even just a bag are ideal for Christmas Weddings with a Festive feel, and can be used a second time for your Christmas work party.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop for £140.00.Click Here.
The Dress is: Ted Baker Cornela Pleated Velvet Midi Dress. Click for Ted Baker Dress.
The Bag is: Chi Chi Sarah Silver Clutch. Click for Chi Chi Silver Clutch.
The Shoes are: Karen Millen. Click to see Karen Millen Shoes.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com online hat hire £60.00.Click Here.
The Dress is: Nasty Gal. Click to see Nasty Gal Velvet Dress.
The Bag is: Etsy. Click to see Etsy Clutch.
The Belt is: La Redoute. Click to see La Redoute Belt.
The Boots are: Jimmy Choo. Click to see Jimmy Choo Shoes.
Below is a gallery of some Winter Wedding appropriate pieces I've hunted out on the Internet for you. If you look through and see anything you like, simply click the image and it will take you to the items online. I get a diddy commission for clicks made through links in this post, and if you buy the item, the brand buy me a latte.