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As a guest, it can sometimes be difficult to decide what to wear to a winter wedding. There are SO many different things to consider when you are trying to make your decision: from the formality of the event, to the weather, to the location. All of these factors can be used to help you determine what to wear to a winter wedding!


Look 1: Gold and Black Dress  //  Black Cardigan  //  Black Tights  //  Mary Jane Pumps
Look 2: Green Dress  // Fox Scarf  // White Tights //  T-Strap Pumps
Look 3: Navy Mini Dress //  Yellow Flowered Cardigan  // Navy Tights //  Grey Booties

First of all, you'll want to consider the weather. If you're in an area that gets very cold during the winter, you'll want to make sure you wear something that will keep you appropriately warm, without sacrificing style. Chances are if you're attending a winter wedding in a colder climate, the wedding will more than likely take place indoors- so you won't have to bundle up all night! In some areas, you'll likely need a dressy but warm winter coat, but in others you could probably get away with a sweater or shawl. Definitely be sure to consider the climate when deciding what to wear to a winter wedding, and see the image below for inspiration for what to wear in a cold climate or a more formal event!



Choosing What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

When deciding what to wear to a winter wedding, you'll also want to consider the formality of the event. For a black tie wedding you could easily wear a floor length dress with long sleeves which would give you the benefit of extra coverage and warmth, but if the wedding is more of a laid back or casual atmosphere, you would look overdressed in something so formal. For a more casual event, opt for a knee-length dress with stockings or tights, paired with close toed shoes, and perhaps a sweater or wrap to keep your arms warm. Check out the image below for a good option of what to wear to a winter wedding with a more casual vibe.



Colors to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Another thing to consider when choosing what to wear to a winter wedding is the color palette. Often, couples will incorporate their color scheme into their wedding invitations so be sure to look closely at it for any clues as to what the dress code might be as well as any possible color palette. Popular colors to wear to a winter wedding are deep or darker colors like navy, hunter green, blacks, deep browns, maroons, etc. For a more formal wedding other good options for colors to wear to a winter wedding are metallics like silvers, golds, and coppers.

Deciding what to wear to a winter wedding shouldn't be stressful or hard, so we created some more inspirational outfit ideas for you to check out. The best part of this is that if you click on the images, it will take you directly to the store online where you can purchase each item! (You're welcome!) See the images below for dress styles, to give you more ideas for what to wear to a winter wedding.


If you're still having trouble deciding what to wear to a winter wedding, be sure to follow us on Pinterest where I am pinning winter wedding inspiration, outfit ideas, and more!


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