When excitement over a tropical fete or balmy weathered soiree simply can’t be mustered, it seems only fitting that a winter wedding date is at the top of your list. From to slope style and midi chic to avant-garde and Grace Kelly core, winter bridal fashion gives you a much-coveted opportunity for versatility in fabric, silhouette and layering. Truth be told, if these winter wedding dresses were competing in the Olympics, they’d all be neck and neck for the gold. But please, IOC, do make it platinum .
Winter Wedding Dress Fabrics
From November to February, it seems that heavyweight fabrics like velvet, brocade, thick lace and crepe are in cahoots with bridal designers and boutiques around the world. And that’s no coincidence. These luxe, timeless materials offer a level of warmth that others, more suited to breezy climates, do not.
Winter Wedding Dress Silhouettes
While many winter brides opt for long sleeves and floor-length hems, we’re seeing more and more modern takes on cold-weather fashion. Opera gloves, trailing veils, sleek capes and high necks are all tasteful alternatives or enhancements to more traditional winter bridal gown silhouettes. But really, anything goes. Midis and jumpsuits can feel just as merry if the temperatures are right in your wedding destination!
Winter Wedding Dress Styles
As with all visual moments for the wedding day, let your venue take the lead. A fringed boho chic caftan gown doesn’t quite fit a ballroom setting, just as a Duchess of Cambridge ballgown doesn’t work in the desert. We shared our best tips + tricks for finding a gown that complements your venue in a past post here – worth a revisit!
Winter Wedding Dresses We’ve Been Bookmarking
I’ll be honest, we’ve been torpedoing towards this year’s bridal fashion faster than you can say runway. From statement bows to Regency era cuts, this list covers the long and the short of it. Happy browsing!
Now that you’ve made like Glen Miller and gotten in the mood… get the full scoop on how you can create an unforgettable winter wedding ceremony here next!