7 Glamorous Winter Bridal Party Looks to Channel on Your Big Day

A bevy of inspiration, right this way

Photo by Megan Wynn

When it comes to picking out a color palette, winter lends a bevy of inspiration. Deep hues, such as navy, and rich jewel tones, such as plum, are a perfect match for rustic weddings. And there's always emerald and crimson for those brides opting for a festive tribute to the holidays. Cooler tones, such as slate grey or an icy periwinkle, mimic winter's chilly vibes and look gorgeous in a traditional ceremony. And while whites and ivories are a summer dream, a neutral palette is arguably soft and romantic next to a blanket of snow.

A bit of wind and snow outside doesn't mean your girls have to freeze to get that Pinterest-perfect bridal party shot against an enchanting snowy backdrop. When paired with the right dress, elegant fur stoles and sophisticated shawls can serve as the ultimate accessory. Not only will they combat chilly temperatures by making sure everyone's warm and bundled up, but they'll instantly transform any bridesmaid outfit into winter magic. Bonus—they also make for a great bridesmaid gift.

These winter bridal party looks are as toasty as they are beautiful. Use the frightful weather to your advantage by dreaming up your very own snow-filled shoot.

Wintery Silver Bridesmaid Dresses
Melina Wallisch Photography

Say "I do" to these frosty silver bridesmaid dresses featuring embellished details. For a snow-kissed look, simply add white faux fur shawls and winter-approved blooms.

Wintery Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses
Lauren Fair Photography

For the fearless bridal party, don't hesitate to pull out all the stops. Rustic meets glam in faux fur stoles and sequined mini dresses in shimmery shades of gold. The mix of textures creates a mountainous vibe with a bit of holiday sparkle, while earthy tones evoke a cozy winter cabin feel. Balance out the short length of the dresses with riding boots—especially if you find yourselves dashing through a snowy wonderland.

Green Bridesmaid Dresses and Shawls
Brianna Wilbur Photography

Jewel tone emerald dresses (note how each gal picked out a different style) and snow-white shawls combine for a classic and elegant look that's both gorgeous and timeless. With the bride-to-be in all-white–and right dab in the center—the result is simply stunning.

Berry Bridesmaid Dresses with Cropped Fur Jackets
Cory Ryan Photography

Cropped faux fur capelets in varying shades of brown complement berry-hued gowns, bringing out winter's rich, deep tones.

Grey Bridesmaid Dresses with Red Shawls
Danielle DeFiore

Slate gowns and red shawl cover-ups play up both the cool and warm sides of winter, inspired by snowy days and yuletide cheer respectively. The resulting look is oh-so festive and ready for the holidays.

Blue and Silver Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses
JoPhoto

All hail to the Snow Queen. An icy palette of wintry blue and silver would certainly make Elsa proud. Glittering crystal beading embellishments deliver a dose of Old Hollywood glamour to these vintage-inspired gowns.

Vintage-Inspired Winter Bridesmaids
Jordan Brian Photography

Mismatched furs coats over matching dresses create a cohesive look while exemplifying each bridesmaid's unique personality and style. Paired with retro flapper-esque hairstyles, this crazy-cozy (or as the Scandinavians would say "hygge") lineup is guaranteed to be a hit. Does anyone else feel like they've been transported to Narnia... or just us? 

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