What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

We suggest monochromatic looks with colorful accessories.
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We suggest monochromatic looks with colorful accessories.
Let's just hope your wedding doesn't take place on a snowy city street, like Phoebe and Mike’s did on "Friends." Photo: YouTube

Let's just hope your wedding doesn't take place on a snowy city street, like Phoebe and Mike’s did on "Friends." Photo: YouTube

Even though summer is peak wedding season, the wintertime wedding is almost just as popular — and can make getting dressed tricky if you have to traverse a blizzard to make it to the ceremony. Depending on the forecast, we recommend using your trusty winter coat (or even a cozy parka) to insulate your formal or cocktail attire, and in extreme weather circumstances, remember that there's no shame in bringing your dancing shoes to change into at the venue. Your bedazzled peep-toe pumps will thank you. 

We've put together three outfit suggestions that are both seasonally appropriate and respectfully formal for the majority of weddings. Because the cold never bothered you anyway, right?

Maxi Dress

1. Thakoon Addition silk open shoulder maxi dress, now $520, available at Moda Operandi and now #390, available at Neiman Marcus; 2 — Ivanka Trump black onyx and diamond drop earrings, $2,600, available at Neiman Marcus; 3 — Elizabeth & James tassel-trimmed croc-effect leather and jacquard shoulder bag, $595, available at Net-a-Porter; 4 — Lost Ink white croc effect ankle boots, $81, available at Asos. 

1. Thakoon Addition silk open shoulder maxi dress, now $520, available at Moda Operandi and now #390, available at Neiman Marcus; 2 — Ivanka Trump black onyx and diamond drop earrings, $2,600, available at Neiman Marcus; 3 — Elizabeth & James tassel-trimmed croc-effect leather and jacquard shoulder bag, $595, available at Net-a-Porter; 4 — Lost Ink white croc effect ankle boots, $81, available at Asos

This shoulder-baring Thakoon dress has an open back, too — a flash of skin that's sexy without being inappropriate or leaving you prone to chills. We recommend long statement earrings and white textured leather accessories to complete the look. 

Mini Dress

1. Alexis dress, $385, available at Intermix; 2 — Allison Lou Ace and Jack stud, $330 and $385, available at Allison Lou; 3 — Stuart Weiztman Alllegs boot, $798, available at Stuart Weitzman. 4 — Olympia Le-Tan 'How's Tricks' book clutch, $$1,835, available at Farfetch. 

1. Alexis dress, $385, available at Intermix; 2 — Allison Lou Ace and Jack stud, $330 and $385, available at Allison Lou; 3 — Stuart Weiztman Alllegs boot, $798, available at Stuart Weitzman. 4 — Olympia Le-Tan 'How's Tricks' book clutch, $$1,835, available at Farfetch

This look is a particularly good idea for weddings of ex's or frenemies. Channel a chic showgirl with a fringed minidress and thigh-high boots — tights optional. And with the right magic-themed accessories, you'll have everyone under your spell. 

Tuxedo Suit

1 — Michael Michael Kors shawl-collar tuxedo blazer and wool-blend flannel pants, #250 and $165, available at Neiman Marcus; 2 — Chloé pussy blow blouse, $992.66, available at Farfetch; 3 — Kate Spade champagne bottle clutch, $378, available at Kate Spade; 4 — Kate Spade bia too heels, $428, available at Kate Spade. 

1 — Michael Michael Kors shawl-collar tuxedo blazer and wool-blend flannel pants, #250 and $165, available at Neiman Marcus; 2 — Chloé pussy blow blouse, $992.66, available at Farfetch; 3 — Kate Spade champagne bottle clutch, $378, available at Kate Spade; 4 — Kate Spade bia too heels, $428, available at Kate Spade

A sharp suit is always a solid wedding choice, especially in the colder seasons. We promise that no one will confuse you with a caterer if you pair it with ladylike accessories like a bedazzled, strappy pump and a kitschy clutch. Just remember: tailoring and fit are key.