We all know the drill when it comes to dressing for a summer wedding. The weather, British Summer allowing, paves the glorious way for floaty summer dresses and cute strappy sandals. Dressing for a romantic autumn or winter wedding however, can be a different story. The weather can be changeable and cold, so a little more thought is needed to ensure you can look glamorous and stay warm at the same time. Luckily, winter trends such as luxurious materials and romantic jewel tones give winter wedding guests some delightfully stylish outfit options. Here are a few essential wedding guest tips from Redseven fashion blogger, Kirsten, on finding the perfect winter nuptials ensemble:
There’s a common misconception that it’s required to bare a little skin at a dressy event. When it comes to winter weddings however, it’s acceptable and easy for guests to cover up and still look elegant. As winter approaches, the shops start filling up with a host of beautiful blazers and jackets. If you’re expecting the wedding to be particularly nippy, invest in a luxurious statement coat in a lovely autumnal hue or even a faux fur – a style option sure to make a winter wedding outfit special.
Don’t be tempted to reach for your favourite strappy sandals at a winter wedding – feet are for dancing not for freezing! Court shoes keep your feet warm and are far from dowdy. Fashion has given the court shoe a makeover, and the high street are embracing the trend with countless options from skyscraper heels, jewel embellishments and unusual colour combinations. Shoes should make a statement at a formal occasion like a wedding, so see these winter wedding shoe alternatives as an opportunity to wear something a little different.
The wedding trouser
Glamorous wedding attire doesn’t have to be limited to dresses. Bold tailoring is eternally on the winter fashion agenda, so why not try out an elegant trouser suit for your winter wedding outfit. Dress it up with a pretty blouse, or go all out with a luxe patterned or floral trouser suit. Your trousers don’t have to be part of a suit either. The new dressy jumpsuit is an ideal way to still feel as if you’re wearing a glamorous gown, without the wintry repercussions of a wet hemline or clambering out of a car in a blizzard. Go for a beautiful satin material or even a lace design and wear with some elegant high heels.
Winter dresses say glamorous like nothing else, and they look amazing with a glossy pair of tights. As the summer months draw to a close, ‘winter wardrobe time’ is usually signalled by a flux of beautiful velvet, embroidered and sequinned numbers bursting from the shop rails. Velvet, long-sleeved body-con dresses look stunning with a pastel blazer and a statement necklace, and beaded and elaborately decorated evening dresses with black tights and a cute clutch bag are always a big ‘yes’ at winter weddings. More is more when it comes to winter dressing, so be confident that you can start shopping like a magpie when the cold sets in.