Winter nuptials pose many a problem for the wedding guest—just what does one wear to a winter wedding? While the setting seem all kinds of romantic, with the thought of white swans and ice sculptures (obviously), it's hardly like you can pull out your trusty wedding-guest dress that you've worn for all those summer nuptials. No, a winter wedding is a different affair altogether.
But don't panic. Try one of our box-fresh ensembles that tread the line between notupstaging the bride and being striking enough so you unanimously win the votes for best-dressed guest. Not only that, but we've compiled nine fail-safe rules for dressing for winter weddings. Even better is that you probably already own plenty of these pieces, so you don't need to go buy a whole new outfit. Keep scrolling for our nine rules for winter wedding outfits and to shop the key pieces you need.
#1: All-black outfits are acceptable
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Style Notes: While all-black outfits look a little sombre for a summer wedding, come the cooler months, it looks super chic for winter nuptials. Make it as fashion as possible by keeping it simple with great tailoring, lace and ladylike shoes.
Style Notes: Worried that your winter coat will mean the stunning outfit you carefully selected won't get shown off? In that case, ensure you've got an oversized blazer on instead, and make sure you've got your accessories game down by wearing your favourite bag and sunnies.
Style Notes: Open-toe shoes are kind of asking for trouble when it gets cold. Closed-toe flats or heels are ideal (although we'll forgive you if you need to wear those fabulous platform velvet sandals).