20 Stylish and Practical Winter Coats for Wedding Guests

Stay warm without sacrificing style.

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Let’s be honest, figuring out what to wear to a winter wedding can be challenging. After all, putting together an outfit that’s stylish and practical is no easy feat. While nuptials in the summer call for easy-breezy dresses sans jacket, winter weddings require warmer fabrics, long-sleeve gowns, and, most importantly, chic and winter-appropriate coats. Not to mention, the rise in popularity of outdoor heaters, making outdoor winter weddings possible. In short, you are going to want to prepare for any situation you may encounter—whether it’s a temperate outdoor affair or an indoor wedding that may have you facing chilling temperatures walking to and from festivities.

Luckily, there are plenty of options out there when it comes to finding a winter coat to complement your outfit and keep you warm. Ankle-length styles crafted from wool and cashmere blends in versatile colors like camel and soft pink pair beautifully with virtually any type of dress. Faux fur cropped jackets in midnight blue or rich chocolate brown look utterly chic when draped across the shoulders—and are a smart pick for wedding guests attending a black-tie event. Let's not forget about coats in bright colors and unexpected patterns, which are perfect for fashion-forward guests.

Whether you're attending a wedding on top of a snowy mountain or inside of a cozy ballroom, we've rounded up 20 warm and fashionable winter coats.

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Most Foolproof: Reformation Black Coat

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Size Range: XS-XL | Shipping: Free Shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

A classic black coat goes with everything and is a foolproof choice for a winter wedding. This Reformation style has an oversized fit for a look that feels timeless and modern.

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For the Classic Guest: Max Mara Double-Breasted Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat

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Size Range: 2-16 | Shipping: $10 flat rate standard shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

We can't stop picturing this stunning camel coat at a formal wedding set against a snowy backdrop. Wear yours with a metallic slip dress or black sheath dress along with gold accessories.

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Best Wrap: BHLDN Faux Fur Wrap

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Size Range: XS-XL | Shipping: $4.95-$10.95 standard shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

For the guest who doesn't need a full-on winter coat, a simple faux fur wrap makes an elegant statement. This particular style comes in four different shades to suit an array of styles.

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Best Animal Print: Stand Studio Camille Cocoon Leopard-Print Faux Fur Coat

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Size Range: 32-44 | Shipping: Free Shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

Add a wild twist to your look with this leopard-print faux fur jacket from Stand Studio. The jacket makes for a bold statement piece, so we suggest pairing it with a subtle black slip dress and neutral makeup.

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Best Belted Coat: Vince Belted Wool-Blend Felt Coat

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Size Range: XS-XL | Shipping: Free Shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

We love the sophisticated look of a classic belted coat. It can easily be worn to any occasion, from a formal wedding to a laid-back reception. Plus, the sage green color is an unexpected touch that can easily be worn into the first few chilly weeks of the spring.

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Most Fashionable Parka: Mackage Leonie Parka

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Temps could dip down to single digits in the evening at winter weddings, and sometimes a wool coat won't cut it. Instead of breaking out a bulky ski coat that you'll want to ditch ASAP, consider this fashionable parka that will keep you warm and stylish.

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Most Interesting: Zara Embroidered Coat Limited Edition

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Size Range: S-L | Shipping: $4.95 standard shipping or free over $50 | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

For a modern look, consider this sparkling coat from Zara. The lapel collar adds an elegant feeling to this quirky design. Get ready for the many people who will be asking "Where did you get that coat?"

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Edgiest: Zara High-Collar Wool Blend Coat

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Size Range: XS-XL | Shipping: $4.95 standard shipping or free over $50 | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

Add a bit of edge to your look with this black wool-blend coat from Zara. The high collar and metal toggles add a sleek and crisp touch to an otherwise classic black coat.

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Best Trench: Mango Flowy Long Trench Coat

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Size Range: XXS-XXL | Shipping: $4.95 standard shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 60 days

You can't go wrong with a classic tan trench coat. We love this flowy trench from Mango, which we guarantee you'll wear long after your winter wedding.

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Most Versatile: All Saints Cece 4-in-1 Shearling Biker Jacket

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Size Range: 2-10 | Shipping: $9.95 standard shipping or free over $250 | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

While this leather jacket may seem like a splurge, you're actually getting four coats for the price of one. The fur on the inside of the jacket is actually a removable and reversible gilet. Wear the two together, or opt for an edgy leather jacket or shearling vest as a standalone piece for the occasion.

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Best Faux Fur Accents: Nasty Gal Faux Leather Faux Fur–Trimmed Belted Coat

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Size Range: S-L | Shipping: $11.99 standard shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 45 days

Leather jackets with a faux fur collar and cuffs are having a moment right now. Join in on the trend with this budget-friendly option from Nasty Gal. Choose between a deep maroon or a mossy green color, both equally chic.

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Coziest: A.L.C. Brunswick Coat

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Keep warm in this cozy faux fur–lined, vegan leather coat from A.L.C. The oversize style of the coat makes for a fashion-forward look that's perfect for any winter wedding.

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Best Vegan Leather: Staud Maura Coat Black

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Size Range: 12-20| Shipping: $11.99 standard shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 45 days

If you don't have a long faux-leather coat in your closet, consider this your sign to get one. This one from Staud is made from vegan leather and features a button-front closure with interior welt pocket detailing.

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Best Splurge: The Vampire's Wife Metallic Raglan-Sleeve Floral-Brocade Coat

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Courtesy of MatchesFashion

Size Range: 2-14 | Shipping: $15 express shipping or free over $250 | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

If you were looking to save up for a statement outerwear piece, may we suggest this metallic floral-brocade coat from The Vampire's Wife? The gold and silver coloring is perfect for holiday weddings.

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Best Jewel Tone: Apparis Milly Verdant Green

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Nothing says winter fashion better than jewel tones, and we think adding this emerald coat is the perfect way to spice up your cold-weather wedding attire. It's crafted in recycled faux fur, which is made of fibers and yarn (including the lining)

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Most Classic: Lulus Upgrade to Elegant Black Faux Fur Coat

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This classic faux fur black coat is sure to make any formal or casual look effortlessly chic. The jacket is fully lined and sure to keep you warm, from ceremony to reception.

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Most Festive: American Vintage Belted Wool-Blend Felt Coat

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Size Range: OS | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 28 days

Heading to a holiday-themed wedding? You'll be a hit in this striking red wool-blend felt coat. We suggest pairing it with a sparkly dress for the ultimate festive look.

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Best Cape: H&M Cape Jacket

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Size Range: XS-XXL | Shipping: $3.99 standard shipping or free over $25 | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

This relaxed-fit cape is ideal for a fashionable yet low-key winter wedding outfit. Make sure you're covered up for warmth underneath though, because this coat won't provide you with the most cold-weather protection. But you will look incredibly stylish.

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For Warmer Winter Wedding: Kut From The Kloth Quinn Faux Suede Moto Jacket

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Size Range: XS-XXL | Shipping: $3.99 standard shipping or free over $25 | Return policy: Full refund within 30 days

For winter weddings in warmer temperatures, try this lightweight faux suede moto jacket. There is a bit of stretch in the material, so there's an extra element of comfort.

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Best Shrug: BCBGMAXAZRIA Faux Fur Shrug

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Size Range: XS-XL | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Full refund within 90 days

This blush-colored shrug is the epitome of a timeless evening coat. It's the perfect addition to any black-tie winter wedding you may be attending this season.

What to Look for in a Winter Wedding Coat

Picking out a stylish wedding coat to match your look is definitely not something to overlook. When searching for a coat to wear to a winter wedding, it's important to check just how cold it will actually be. If light snow is in the forecast, you will likely need a trendy parka or a classic wool coat. On the other hand, if the weather happens to be more temperate, you might want to go for a lightweight suede jacket or a cape.

Also, think about the number of people who will be at the wedding. If it's a large wedding with a coat check, consider that your coat could potentially get mixed up with others. In other words, maybe don't wear your favorite new coat and, instead, opt for one you wouldn't miss as much in case it disappears by accident.

FAQ
  • Do I need to match my outerwear to my outfit?

    Perhaps you want to work with what you have in your closet instead of purchasing a whole new coat that pairs perfectly with your dress. In that case, consider how much time you'll be in your jacket. If you are able to go straight to the coat check to drop your coat off, then pay no mind to your jacket. On the other hand, if you plan on taking photos or mingling outside, you might want to choose a jacket that pairs well with your dress for a complete, polished look.


  • As a wedding guest, what colors should I avoid when picking out a winter coat?

    A good rule of thumb is to avoid wearing white, ivory, or cream. This will save you from matching too closely with the bride(s).

  • What kind of winter coat should I wear to a formal wedding?

    We love tailored black coats, faux-fur stoles, and cropped jackets for formal and black-tie weddings.

Why Trust Us

Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, bridal parties, and more.

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