What To Wear To A Winter Wedding

Deciding what to wear to a winter wedding can be especially hard, given the chilly temps and the fact you probably want to add some holiday sparkle but don’t want to go overboard. Thankfully, I’m done with weddings until April, but when a friend asked me for help, I started searching for solutions!

Diane von FurstenbergHalston HeritageJames PersePencey Standard

First, I think it’s hard to go wrong with a simple sheath or long-sleeved look. If you can find a dress with a sleeve, I’d go for it. It’s very on trend and you won’t need to cover up all night. But if you want to wear strapless, have a wrap with you, or even a cashmere sweater (especially if it’s a church wedding). And no matter what style dress you decide on, remember to keep it conservative – no plunging necklines and keep the hemlines fairly close to the knee.

I’d also suggest staying away from anything too bright and printed (like florals and sunny colors) – keep it classic and add some layers to accommodate the cold (this faux fur stole could be perfect). I really love navy and black topped with statement jewelry (black + navy actually work really well together too) or embellished neutrals (bronze, sand, gold, beige). If you’d rather wear color, go for rich, earthy tones, like forest green or burgundy. Or use them as an accent (how much do you love this Sonia Rykiel dress?). Jewel tones work as well – particularly green and blue, but avoid bold fire engine red.

What Goes Around Comes Around, Sue Wong, Kay Unger New York, Robert Rodriguez

Alice + Olivia, Alice + Olivia, Haute Hippie, Trina Turk

Aside from a fur stole or wrap, wear tights to help beat the cold – either black opaque or try a pair of nude back seam. For more outfit ideas, see the wedding boutique from Net-a-Porter, or Rent the Runway. And for statement jewelry at a great price, I suggest my fave BaubleBar! This pearl mesh bib is especially pretty, as is this deco noir necklace. Don’t forget a clutch, glam shoes (post coming soon) and pretty makeup!

Anything I missed? Any additional tips?

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