20 Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dresses for a Winter Wedding

From long sleeve dresses to luxurious velvet styles.

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There's no denying that summer is a popular season to get married: It’s warm, flowers are in bloom, and guests’ travel schedules tend to be more flexible. However, a winter wedding comes with its own set of perks, which is why heaps of iconic couples have chosen the intimate time of year to say ‘I do.’ (Need a few examples? Think Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio and even Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip).

In addition to cozy color palettes, unique floral arrangements, and scenic venues, you’ll also need to consider winter bridesmaid dresses if you’re having a cold-weather wedding. While a springy peach chiffon frock might feel less at home during a December ceremony, there are a slew of fresh fabrics and silhouettes that look especially fitting for winter, such as swaths of velvet or even sequin embellishments.

Ahead, discover 20 winter bridesmaids dresses that hit the mark for a December, January, or February wedding.

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Best Jewel Tone: Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Dress

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As if the stretch velvet wasn’t enough to sell you on this striking dress, the soft flutter sleeves and open-back detail solidify the decision. Add metallic heels with delicate jewelry to complete the look. 

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Most Romantic: Birdy Grey Christina Convertible Dress

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An emerald palette is a beautiful choice for a winter wedding, making this elegant tulle gown a winning choice. Team with a soft updo and ornate earrings.

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For a Classic Wedding: Reformation Winslow Dress

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A classic silhouette is made especially flattering thanks to the deep V neckline and fitted waist. And, thanks to its effortless aesthetic, accessorizing is all the more easy.

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For a Winter Wonderland Wedding: The Line By K Florence Midi Slip Dress

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This frosty-hued slip dress is a stylish direction to take your bridesmaid dresses in. Plus, it’ll pair beautifully with a plum-colored lip and silver or white heels.

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Most Complementary: Fame and Partners The Libra

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Nothing says winter wedding quite like a champagne-hued gown with a draped bodice and plunging back. It’s the kind of bridesmaid dress that simultaneously contrasts and complements a wedding gown.

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Best for Warmth: Jenny Yoo Ryland Velvet Maxi Dress

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Since winter temperatures can be low, why not take advantage and go for long-sleeve bridesmaid dresses? This velvet iteration is simple but features photogenic design details, including a pleated front and ultra-low back.

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: After Six Strapless Crepe Trumpet Gown

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Throwing a black tie wedding in the winter? Meet your bridesmaid dress(es). The simple elegance of this strapless gown makes it a fitting pick.

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Most Sexy: Black Halo Kacie 2 Piece Maxi Dress

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Navy is a timeless color for winter bridesmaid dresses and this two-piece dress is no exception. Accessorize with simple black heels and chandelier earrings.

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For a Modern Wedding: Staud Amaretti Dress

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If your aesthetic skews modern, consider a black dress in an unexpected silhouette, like this puff-sleeve piece from Staud. It’s the perfect canvas to add in bold jewelry and heels, giving each bridesmaid the opportunity to diversify their look. 

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Most Sultry: Amsale Harlee Dress

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An open-back and thigh slit are ideal dress details because they lend a dramatic moment for your bridesmaids without pulling too much attention away from, well, you. It’s the perfect way to add a hint of allure.

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Most Flattering; Lulus Mila Navy Blue Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress

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An off-the-shoulder detail and ruffled front slit? The bridesmaid dress Gods have heard our prayers.

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Best Budget: H&M Pleated Dress

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An icy pop of pale blue is a unique way to add color to a winter wedding and this stunning pleated number from H&M is under $100. 

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Best One Shoulder: David's Bridal Crepe-Back Satin One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress

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A one-shoulder gown in a soft grey shade is a classic pick for the winter bridesmaid dress. If you’re leaning toward timelessness, this should be on your shopping list.

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For a Minimalist Wedding: Khloe Jaymes Casey Bridesmaid Dress

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While sweetheart necklines and plunging V’s are often the pick for bridesmaid dresses, there’s something surprisingly fresh about a simple straight neck with spaghetti straps. If you live for minimalism, this gown is likely up your alley.

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For a Trendy Wedding: Jenny Yoo Logan Dress

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A hint of dusty rose velvet is sure to add a striking element to your wedding photos. Keep the rest of the details simple; a dainty pair of baroque pearl earrings and strappy sandals in a beige hue will go perfectly.

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For a Glamorous Wedding: Badgley Mischka Dara Gown

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If your wedding is on New Year’s Eve, go all out and dress your bridesmaids in sequins. Long sleeves are always a flattering detail to go with the extra sparkle.

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For an Retro Wedding: Dessy Cap Sleeve V-Back Maxi Dress with Pockets

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This feminine gown has old world appeal thanks to its cap sleeves and subtle peplum. Wear it with an elegant updo and pearl studs.

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Best Plus Size: ASOS Club L Plus Bridesmaid Dress

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The only thing better than lace are lace sleeves, as evidenced by this stylish bridesmaid dress. The deep blue hue and v-neck give it all the elements needed for a winning winter choice.

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Most Comfortable: Show Me Your Mumu Tuscany Maxi Slip Dress

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If your style is reminiscent of ‘90s minimalism, a simple black slip dress is the direction to go for bridesmaid dresses. 

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Most Sexy: BHLDN Rosabel Slip Dress

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Searching for a unique color choice for your bridal party? Consider this stunning gown in a shimmering olive hue. The complex green shade looks great on a variety of skin tones and will stand out in photos.

Shopping FAQs

Searching for winter bridesmaid dresses? We've answered three common questions brides have when shopping for bridesmaid dresses with sleeves.

  • Is it okay if my bridesmaids dresses have sleeves? Of course! Not only are sleeves beautiful they can also be super flattering and will make the bridesmaids who prefer a little more coverage comfortable.
  • How far in advance should the bridesmaid dresses be ordered? Factoring in delivery and alterations, they should be ordered at least six months before the wedding.
  • Where's the best place to order bridesmaid dresses? More and more orders are being made online and we have a list of the best websites you should check out here. When browsing just keep in mind the timeline and take into account tailor visits and potential returns.

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