Building a winter wedding outfit is a process rife with problems. You want to be warm, but you don't want to feel so bundled up that you can't show off your outfit. Then there's the issue of accidentally wearing all black and looking rather sombre for a lovely occasion. When some floral dresses don't quite work for wintry nuptials, it can be easy to fall into the trap of wearing items that don't feel "special" enough for the big day.
But fear not, as there is no shortage of solutions to the cold-weather outfit dilemma. We've managed to hunt down a few looks that are super easy to copy and will not only work for someone's chilly nuptials but also for that office bash you've got coming up too. (We do like a bit of multitasking!) Keep scrolling to see our guide to seven fail-safe winter wedding outfits you'll love.
Outfit #1: Long hems and high necks
Style Notes: To keep off the cold, your best bet is to wear something with a high neck and a long hem. Make it feel extra special with your accessories, and invest in oversized earrings and eye-catching shoes.
Outfit #2: Festive colours are go
Style Notes: Come the months of January and February, we have a handy trick up our sleeves: Wear your festive party dress to the nuptials. No one has to know that you've had the frock since before Christmas.
Outfit #3: Dramatic coats are a must
Style Notes: While a knockout coat is a must for any wedding guest attending wintry nuptials, if you're attending the reception, you might even be able to get away with embellished jeans. Just check the dress code first.
Outfit #4: Velvet is always a good idea
Style Notes: In the summer, velvet as wedding-guest attire is a little impractical. But come the colder months, this material will help you stay cosy and look chic at the same time.
Outfit #5: Avoid all black with subtle details
Style Notes: It's tempting to go in all black, but try to avoid that by looking for little details in your outfit. Whether that's a polka-dot pattern or grown-up sparkles on your shoes, just make sure to keep it more fun than funereal.
Outfit #6: Say yes to a suit
Style Notes: There's nothing we love more than a good co-ord. There are plenty of suits around right now to choose from, so there should be one to suit (ahem) every taste.
Outfit #7: Blouse + palazzo pants = sophistication
Style Notes: For a sophisticated look, try wearing palazzo pants with a loose blouse. Ideal for the nonchalant wedding guest.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Elinor Block.