Being a guest at a winter wedding isn't always comfortable—let's face it, heels and icy pavement don't mix. Not to mention those spacious ceremony and reception venues that are inevitably drafty, no matter how many signature cocktails you have. While you might not be able to get away with the same type of attire as you would during the warmer months, there are still plenty of ways to look chic in below-30-degree weather.
Whether the nuptials take place at a snowy, outdoor locale or inside an elegant ballroom, a comfortable and dress code–appropriate coat is a necessity. Down feather puffers may be your go-to (especially if you live in a northern climate), but your wedding guest attire should take the next step. Find a coat that doubles as a pretty accessory to your attire so you can hop into any photo without worrying about drowning in your oversized snow jacket.
Another important detail to remember is to avoid wearing an all-white jacket. Assuming you'll be wearing it for most of the celebration, wearing a white jacket has a similar effect to wearing a white dress—a wedding fashion faux pas. Choosing an off-white or cream colored coat will compliment almost any outfit, and will save you from matching the bride too closely. If you're looking to make a statement, there are plenty of vivid colors and styles that will look stunning without overshadowing the bride.
Take a look at some of the prettiest (and most practical!) coats that will look great all night long, no matter what the weather has in store.
SHOP NOW: H&M, $70
Brave Soul Crissy Coat in Wave Effect Faux Fur
SHOP NOW: ASOS, $76
Checked Faux Fur Coat
SHOP NOW: Mango, $140
Structured Houndstooth Coat
SHOP NOW: Mango, $150
Raga Kora Faux Fur Coat
SHOP NOW: ASOS, $158
Faux Fur Button Detail Coat
SHOP NOW: Topshop, $160
Isla Metallic Fringe Jacket
SHOP NOW: Rachel Zoe, $525
Double-Breasted Lacquer Coat
SHOP NOW: The Coat, $780
Joseph Lista Belted Wool Blend Coat
SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $995
Pologeorgis Evelyn Fox Fur-Trimmed Wool Coat
SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $1,200
Valentino Ruffled Brushed Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape
SHOP NOW: Eriko Sonoda, $3,690