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Winter weddings are festive and romantic, but as a guest, the chilly weather can be challenging to dress for. You want to look your absolute best without risking frostbite, plus, the holiday season is a spendy time of year, so even better if you can find a gorgeous wedding guest dress that doesn’t cost a fortune.
Luckily, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding a show-stopping wedding guest dress to fit your budget, from head-turning allover sequins to warm and luxe crushed velvet. To stay warm — especially for a breathtaking but frigid outdoor ceremony — sleeves are generally a go-to. If you're looking for a refreshing take on winter wedding guest style, punchy colors and prints are an unexpected approach. We absolutely adore holiday shades, jewel tones, and metallic fabrics, but if you’re in the mood for something different, wintry floral prints or bold colors like bright red and burnt orange or a soft shade of blush is stunning in a cold-weather setting.
Attending a winter wedding? We've answered three common questions wedding guests have when shopping for a dress for a winter wedding.
- What do you wear to a winter wedding? For a winter wedding, floor-length dresses with long sleeves and styles crafted from thick fabrics like velvet are always a practical choice. Allover sequins and embellishments also make for a fun touch to a winter wedding outfit.
- Can I wear black to a winter wedding? Absolutely! It's completely appropriate to wear black to a winter wedding especially if you're attending a formal or black-tie wedding.
- What shoes should I wear to a winter wedding? Don't forget your feet! Whether you're attending an indoor or outdoor winter, booties, closed-toe shoes, and embellished slingbacks are all appropriate for a winter wedding.