What to Wear To A Wedding When It’s Cold AF

Weddings are hard enough to dress for as it is, but this time of year once you factor in wind chill, and the chance of every kind of precipitation, it seems nearly impossible to go without freezing your cha-cha off. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be your fabulous self at your friend’s wedding. We love the fact that good style doesn’t recognize seasons or times of day as obstacles, so channel your inner Beyoncé and turn it into the most beautiful experience. To all of you beautiful glitterati out there, here are the best styles to wear to your next winter wedding. Cold weather, be damned!

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Turn to Maxi Love

We love the idea of covering up a figure enough to tickle one’s fancy but provide enough excitement to wow. The more you reveal, the less is left to fantasize about and we don’t want you on display now, do we?

Maxi dresses are perfect for winter weddings, especially because they allow for the riches of material, pattern and cut. From draped to bodycon, a winter maxi dress may read as an inexplicably powerful statement.

plus size winter wedding guest dresses

Try with all-sequin in virtually any color (we love black, silver, gold and bronze as these colors add a sort of whimsy and mystique to the mix) and pair it up with a neutral shoe (not necessarily a high heel). If you are not a fan of sequin and shimmer, think leather (black or white), velvet, velveteen and velour, wool, thick cotton, silk and fleece. Consider combining the base of your dress with embroidered mesh or all-lace for your arms – it’ll look rich, luxurious and very Red Carpet.

Fur Your Drama Up

The right piece of fur will up your game by 100%, as long as you go with an appropriate one. Obviously, we’ll recommend faux fur (PETA members are giving you a side-eye!) as it’s animal-friendly and it’s giving you plenty of options to combine. Depending on your base outfit, a maxi fur coat, fur bolero, shoulder piece or fur vest will look spectacular! Try one in white, black, gray, silver or earth tones, but whatever you do avoid red, pink, yellow and multicolored furs as they are much more appropriate when strip poles are involved.

faux fur stole

Be Smart in a Suit

If there’s anything hotter than a woman in a suit, please name it. While this type of a tailored ensemble may look way too strict, and maybe even a little stern – if paired well, it’ll look glamorous and just edgy enough.

Pair your tailored suit (we warmly recommend high-waist pants and a tailored jacket) with a ruffled, mesh, sequin, lace or silk shirt and a statement necklace. Wear your hair down to tone down the strict-effect, and make sure it’s tasseled. We’d recommend a suit in white, black or red.

womens high wasted red pant suit

Go Floral, Why Not

Don’t let the dreary winter weather stop you from donning vibrant patterns! Floral is one of our favorites, especially when paired with lux statement jewelry and a rich fur coat. Hey, we’re having images flashing of floral formal dresses, white satin bomber jackets, hair in a beach wave style  and statement boots… is that something you’d wear? Sure it is.floral dress fall boots

A piece of advice when going floral in winter: try to opt for materials with large flower patterns rather than tiny and go with muted versions of red, maroon, ocher, purple and pink. A shiny large necklace or a choker will add glam to your seemingly simple floral base and a winter hat with a large brim will make everyone’s jaw drop. Enjoy your winter wedding, doll–I know you’ll be stunning!

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. I die for furry coats and I love that you included a stylish suit as an option. Great picks!!!

    Xo
    Brenda
    Barefoot in LA | Instagram | Bloglovin’ | Facebook | Pintrest

  2. sportsanista34 says:

    Great post lady! In Chicago you always have to get creative! This year its been so nice its amazing!

    Sportsanista

  3. Brooke says:

    All such great ideas, thanks for giving such great tips!

    xo,
    Brooke || http://www.kbstyled.com

  4. blingaholic8 says:

    Dark background florals with opaque tights is my go to feminine winter outfit. I’m obsessed with the red suit too.

  5. Tami says:

    Oh these are perfect choices to spare the legs of those cold cold days.

  6. Amanda Kruse says:

    I haven’t been to a winter wedding before. If I ever do attend one, I would probably wear a sweater dress with some boots.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  7. Great post!! I love all of these ideas especially the maxi dress and throwing on some faux fur to stay warm!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

  8. Steph says:

    All of these looks are great! I love a good maxi.

    xo,
    Steph
    trendyinindy.com || @trendyinindy

  9. elle spann says:

    i own several statement coats and usually go with those! they bring the sass and let me dress however I want!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

  10. Lacey says:

    Love these ideas! Winter weddings are tough! I think faux fur is always a win for sure!

    xx,

    Lacey
    http://www.theglittergospelblog.com

  11. Courtney says:

    Loving all these winter wedding attire ideas!! Fur is always my go to!

    Xo,
    Courtney http://www.whatcourtwore.com

  12. I feel like this is always something that people have in the back of their minds when planning! Loving all this cold weather wedding inspo!
    xx, Bri || http://www.Neutral2Neon.com

  13. Great post! I really enjoyed reading it! 🙂

    1. Dāsha says:

      This was my first guest post, so I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed it!

      1. I did very much! 🙂

  14. M.Morris says:

    I love the red ensemble!

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