23 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 and breezy dresses, winter weddings require warmer fabrics, long-sleeve gowns, and most importantly, chic and winter-appropriate coats.

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 23 warm and fashionable winter coats.

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Most Luxurious: CEFINN Faux Fur Jacket

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It doesn't get more elegant than this sumptuous faux fur jacket. Match yours with a gown in an earthy tone and add delicate personal jewelry to complete your look.

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Most Cozy: Alaïa Oversized Hooded Shearling Coat

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Incredibly chic and incredibly cozy, this shearling coat would pair beautifully with printed floral dresses and navy gowns. It's as stunning as it is versatile, and could easily be worn over your wedding guest attire, or with your favorite pair of jeans.

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Most Unexpected: Alexandre Vauthier Double-Breasted Wool Blazer

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A fitted and structured blazer is a striking outerwear choice for a winter wedding, especially when paired with a modern jumpsuit. The crystal-embellished buttons contrast the sleek lapels for a stylishly balanced silhouette.

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Most Foolproof: Reformation Black Coat

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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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Best Embellishments: Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Coat

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Flocked with shimmering crystals, this crisp black coat makes for an utterly festive choice for a winter wedding. Follow the styling lead and pair yours with velvet accessories and drop earrings.

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Best Faux Fur: Apparis Sarah Quilted Faux Fur Coat

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For winter weddings, cropped faux fur jackets are a particularly fitting choice. Plus, they look impossibly chic when draped over your shoulders.

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


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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, and gold accessories.

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Most Versatile: Zara Wool-Blend Coat

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If you're looking for a versatile coat that can be worn daily and on special occasions–this camel coat is a smart pick. Plus, at an affordable price point, this style also won't break the bank...win, win!

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For a Formal Wedding: H&M Faux Fur Jacket

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While dramatic ankle-length coats are stylish for a formal wedding, there is something particularly striking about donning a faux fur jacket. This cropped jacket would make the perfect finishing touch to any formal wedding look.

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For the Glam Guest: Bubish Manhattan Jacket

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This deep navy jacket exudes Old Hollywood glamour. Give them glitz and glam by finishing your look with shoulder-grazing earrings and a red lip.

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Most Colorful: Harris Wharf London Pressed Wool Great Coat

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This bright pink coat is for the guest unabashed by bold and eye-catching colors. Keep accessories simple and let this cheery coat do all the talking.

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Best Splurge: Gucci Faux Fur Stole

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If you're feeling a little extra, this faux fur stole is perfect for taking your outfit to the next level. Wear yours with a strapless and body-hugging gown for a black-tie wedding or formal affair.

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Best Budget: ASOS DESIGN Curve Faux Leather Jacket

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Whether you're attending a winter wedding or not, everyone needs a versatile moto jacket in their wardrobe. This classic black style from ASOS can easily be paired with floral dresses for a casual wedding, or a LBD for the rehearsal dinner.

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Most Whimsical: Etro Floral Silk Coat

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We love this silk coat for its elegant silhouette and whimsical pattern. Since it features many different colors, it can easily be worn with an array of styles from sheath dresses in poppy hues, to maxi dresses in muted tones.

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Most Comfy: Proenza Schouler White Label Teddybear Coat with Side Slits

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If there's nothing you dislike more than stiff and uncomfortable outerwear, then you can't go wrong with this plush and easy to wear teddy bear coat.

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Most Feminine: RED Valentino Tulle Sheer Trench Coat

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For guests attending a winter wedding that's entirely inside, this light jacket is an utterly romantic choice. Crafted from sheer tulle, this trench provides subtle coverage without detracting from your dress.

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Most Polished: Zara Double-Breasted Jacket

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A crisp silhouette and double-breasted design lend this jacket a decidedly polished aesthetic. Its short length also makes it a fitting choice to wear with mini dresses.

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Best Wrap: BHLDN Faux Fur Wrap

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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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For a Casual Wedding: BB Dakota Faux Suede Moto Jacket

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For a backyard wedding, this faux suede moto is the perfect accompaniment to a laidback outfit. Lighter than most coats, this jacket will fend off chilly breezes, but won't protect you from freezing temperatures.

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Most Festive: H&M Red Coat

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If the wedding dress code calls for festive attire then it's time to break out the sparkly dresses and statement-making accessories. This bright red jacket is an especially eye-catching choice for a holiday-themed wedding.

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For Warmer Winter Weather: Theory Faux Leather Moto Jacket

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For winter weddings in climates that don't experience freezing temperatures or snow, a light blue moto jacket is an appropriate choice. This icy blue jacket takes the edge off chilly breezes and pairs beautifully with a simple sundress.

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Best Vest: Theory Faux-Fur Combo Vest


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If you're wearing a dress with sleeves worth showing off, a vest is the best way to highlight that detailed element without sacrificing warmth. This style from Theory features a faux fur neckline for even more added warmth and glamour.

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For a Pop of Color: Maison Atia Genevieve Trench

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Get rid of the winter blues with this vibrant, yellow coat. The trench features a belt closure, and it'll be sure to keep you warm in the coldest of months.

  • What outwear is best to wear to a winter wedding?

    Guests attending a winter wedding should choose outwear that not only enhances their outfits but keeps them warm. Some of our favorite outwear choices for winter weddings are faux fur jackets, wool and cashmere coats, faux leather moto jackets, and faux fur stoles.

  • 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.

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