What to wear to a winter wedding

winter wedding outfit

Are you going to a wedding this winter season, but have no idea what to wear? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We know how tricky it can be for a wedding guest to find an outfit that’s both warm and stylish. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you find the perfect outfit.

Keep reading for some top tips and inspiration to keep yourself cosy at a winter wedding – but don’t worry, you’ll still look fabulous!

Think about length

A winter wedding is the perfect opportunity to wear a dress or skirt that’s slightly longer in length. Not only will the extra length keep your arms and legs that little bit warmer throughout the day, but you’ll also look elegant and tasteful. You really can’t go wrong with a long dress at a wedding!

Longer sleeves are also a great choice – keeping the chill off your arms while still adding a chic and sophisticated look to your outfit is a win-win! You could even consider wearing a dress that’s both full length and has long sleeves for the ultimate cosy winter wedding outfit.

Wear skin-coloured tights

If you’re not comfortable wearing a long dress, or if you’ve got an outfit that wouldn’t look right with black tights, don’t fret – skin coloured tights are here to save the day! They’ll keep your legs warm and toasty without affecting the appearance of your outfit. For extra warmth, you could even wear more than one pair and no one would ever know.

Have you thought about a high neckline?

To take the edge off the winter chill, consider wearing something with a high neckline. This could be anything from a button-up collar to a turtleneck, so you really do have a lot of options to choose from! The great thing about a high neckline is that you’ll still keep the refined charm of a wedding outfit, while keeping yourself warm and toasty.

Wedding outfit
This dress provides the ideal combination of longer sleeves, extra length and a high-collared neckline – but still looks wedding appropriate!

Use a thicker material

Wearing an outfit that’s made of a thicker material doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need to layer yourself up with heavy knits from head to toe! Fortunately, there are other options. Using materials such as velvet, for instance, will keep you warm but still keep in tone with the winter season. In other words, you won’t have to sacrifice the look of your outfit by using a thicker fabric! You can still create a classy look that’s perfect for a wedding.

Mix things up with a trouser and jacket combo

There’s nothing to say that you can’t wear a smart trouser and blazer outfit to a wedding, particularly given the trends we’ve seen this year! To make this simple combination work for a winter wedding, think about combining the outfit with a pair of heels (closed-toe if you want to keep your toes warm!), and choose a warm floral pattern to keep it classy and wedding appropriate. But, most importantly, you’ll be warm!


We hope you’ve found these tips and tricks useful for helping you find ‘the one’ winter wedding outfit that’s right for you! But remember – the most important thing is that you feel confident and comfortable in the outfit you choose.


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