20 Winter Coats for Cold-Weather Wedding Guests

Stay warm without sacrificing style

Updated 01/28/19

Courtesy of ASOS

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.

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Pile Coat

Courtesy of H&M

SHOP NOW: H&M, $70

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Brave Soul Crissy Coat in Wave Effect Faux Fur

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $76

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Plaid Coat With Stripes

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, $90

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Topshop Patsy Snow Leopard Faux Fur Jacket

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $130

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Kenneth Cole Pressed Bouclé Coat

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $140

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Checked Faux Fur Coat

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, $140

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Structured Houndstooth Coat

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, $150

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Raga Kora Faux Fur Coat

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $158

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Faux Fur Button Detail Coat

Courtesy of Topshop

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $160

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Topshop Twinkle Textured Coat

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $160

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Bardot Faux Fur Coat

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $169

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Ganni Tahoka Brushed Wool-Blend Coat

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $315

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Long Wool Alpaca Blend Coat

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $347

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Isla Metallic Fringe Jacket

Courtesy of Rachel Zoe

SHOP NOW: Rachel Zoe, $525

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Double-Breasted Lacquer Coat

Courtesy of The Coat

SHOP NOW: The Coat, $780

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Joseph Lista Belted Wool Blend Coat

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $995

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Pologeorgis Evelyn Fox Fur-Trimmed Wool Coat

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $1,200

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Borrowdale Reversible Coat

Courtesy of Belstaff

SHOP NOW: Belstaff, $1,198

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Hyde Sequin Evening Puffer Jacket

Courtesy of Nicole Benisti

SHOP NOW: Nicole Benisti, $1,350

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Valentino Ruffled Brushed Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $3,690

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