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The spring and summer months always seem to be the most popular for a wedding. On the heels of April showers, May flowers instantly garner a romantic mood while summer sun always sets a joyous tone. But not every bride dreams of getting married in on a warm breezy day or balmy evening. Some dream of saying "I do" when there's a chill in the air, perhaps in a winter wonderland setting outdoors among the snowflakes, with a view of snow-dusted mountains, or an intimate gathering inside with a swanky holiday theme. For such an occasion, a winter wedding dress is essential, of course. So, we've scouted some of our favorites from beautiful budget buys to ultra-dreamy designs.
Not all winter wedding dresses are created equal. It largely depends on the style of your wedding, the venue, and your bridal taste. A long-sleeve crepe gown with a high neck or open back is spectacular if you're the type to keep things classic and, possibly, minimal. For more traditional tastes, lace is always stunning, as are tulle layers and intricate beadwork. For bohemian sensibilities, tiers of ruffles, crochet lace, and elegant embroidery are divine details, particularly with wispy fabrics as part of the equation. For a more casual and intimate winter wedding, a retro-inspired design like a tea-length dress is simply chic, while ultra-luxe details like metallic fabrics, rhinestones, and feathers are just right for a holiday-themed evening wedding.
From simple to sophisticated and showstopping, keep scrolling for our edit of winter wedding dresses for every budget and style.
Danielle Frankel Simone Open-Back Draped Wool and Silk-Blend Satin Gown
For the minimalist winter bride, this satin gown is utterly stunning. The open back offers a chic reveal of skin that's in stark contrast to the high neckline.
Stella McCartney Open-Back Stretch-Crepe Gown
This stretch crepe gown is impeccably cut for a minimalist bride. For a flash of the skin, the open back is alluring as ever.