WINTER WEDDING OUTFIT IDEAS
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The most popular question I get this time of year seems to always be, “what is appropriate to wear to a winter wedding?” Let’s be real honest. It’s hard to determine appropriate attire for a wedding, no matter what the season—but when you’re heading to a winter wedding, things get even more complicated. So if you’ll be attending one in the upcoming months, or find yourself standing in front of your closet stumped time and time again, today’s winter wedding outfit ideas post is for you! Personally, I find that winter weddings tend to be tough events to plan for because typically, the type of attire required for a formal event like a wedding isn’t exactly the most comfortable to wear when it’s cold outside. For example, silky ball gowns, cocktail dresses and open toe shoes will leave you shivering as you’re walking to and from the venue! And nothing is worse than lugging around several layers in between toasting to the bride and groom.
Chris and I had the honor of attending my best friends’ wedding this past December in the beautiful state of North Carolina, so I set out to find the best winter wedding outfit ideas and options which included a mini try on session at my local Nordstrom. My favorites included jewel-tone velvets, long sleeves, heavy embroidery, and pretty much everything else you couldn’t get away with at a sweltering July ceremony, ha! I instantly fell in love with the rich oxblood hue of this Ted Baker Pleated Velvet dress. The fit-and-flare silhouette is ladylike and super flattering, while the bow neck detail adds a bit of charm. My only concern about wearing it to a winter wedding was that the bodice is cut away to show off shoulders, but draping a jacket across my back proved to be a simple solution. Plus I absolutely adored the pleated skirt, which gave extra volume and movement while twirling around on the dance floor. You wouldn’t believe the amount of compliments I received that night! This dress is nice enough to wear more than once—AKA the holy grail of wedding AND holiday attire!
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