Although wedding season kicks into high gear in the summer, plenty of nuptials take place throughout the winter months, too. And while dressing up for the chillier season has its challenges, there are plenty of chic options to keep you stylish and toasty while celebrating such a special day. Just because the forecast calls for snow or a polar vortex doesn't mean you have go full-on Revenant.
A few things to also keep in mind: keep the winter hat at home, so your blowout or updo stays in tact; closed-toe shoes are a must, or at least highly recommended; and your outerwear of choice should be in tip-top shape, should a snowy photo-op arise outdoors.
Don't let the colder temps cramp your style. Read on for three outfit ideas for a winter wedding.
Stay warm in a full-length wrap dress made from a sparkly metallic knit, and keep up the glamour factor with a short faux fur jacket and gold tassel earrings. No-fail black pumps and a simple handbag keeps the outfit from looking too costume-y. Now go and hit the dance floor!
1. DVF Evelyn maxi knit wrap dress, $598, available at dvf.com; 2. Twin-Set faux fur jacket, $296.91, available at farfetch.com; 3. Barneys New York pointed-toe pumps, $295, available at barneys.com; 4. Eddie Borgo Neo Tassel gold-plated earrings, $192 (from $275), available at matches.com; 5. Otaat/Myers Collective medium ring pouch, $160, available at shopbop.com.
If wearing tights or going bare-legged (!) sounds dreadful, then opt for dressy separates with unconventional cuts and silhouettes, like an asymmetrical neckline. Accessories can be equally as interesting, too, such as a leopard print clutch and patent leather booties. Finish the sleek and sophisticated look with a high-neck wrap coat and expect a few compliments during cocktail hour.
1. Tibi asymmetric silk-satin blouse, $395, available at net-a-porter.com; 2. KG Kurt Geiger Strut patent-leather ankle boots, $174, available at selfridges.com; 3. Opening Ceremony William ruffle-trimmed stretch-crepe straight-leg pants, $325, available at net-a-porter.com; 4. Jules Smith circle hoop earrings, $40, available at julessmithdesigns.com; 5. Zara oversized wrap coat, $189, available at zara.com; 6. Whistles leopard wristlet leather clutch bag, $98, available at asos.com.
The LBD is always a trusty choice for fancy gatherings, so upgrade the classic piece with on-trend ruffles and polka dots. Add Mary Jane heels, a velvet bag and pearl-drop earrings for subtle romantic details. Then wrap the whole look up in a long and slouchy coat with roomy pockets — perfect for stashing a pair of leather gloves, or a few extra wedding favors from the reception.
1. See by Chloé, polka-dot flocked georgette dress, $400, available at matchesfashion.com; 2. Kate Spade New York Baneera heels, $328, available at katespade.com; 3. Majorica Snowman simulated pearl-drop earrings, $100, available at bloomingdales.com; 4. BP. velvet crossbody bag, $35, available at nordstrom.com; 5. Topshop Longline slouch coat, $150, available at topshop.com.
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