Winter weddings are arguably as popular as spring and summer ceremonies, as well as abroad matrimonies, especially after some couples sadly had their nuptials postponed during lockdown.
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Top rules for a winter wedding
When it comes to wedding guest outfits, there are a few unspoken rules. The first one is not to wear white, and in some cases to avoid the colour scheme of the bridal party, and secondly, remember this is a wedding and not a nightclub.
Aside from those, and, unless there is a strict dress code such as black tie, you can be free to wear maxi, midi, even a mini length dress should you please, a two-piece suit, or a trendy coord to the ceremony, reception, or both - if you're lucky enough to make the cut.
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The best winter wedding guest outfit ideas
Cosmo print prom dress, £268, Karen Millen x Nicholas Hughes
This printed prom dress is part of the Karen Millen x Nicholas Hughes collaboration and the exclusive, limited collection showcases photographer Nicholas’ hand printed imagery, metamorphosed into exclusive prints. This one inspired by his 'Aspects of Cosmological Indifference' artwork and we think it would make an amazing dress for a winter wedding. Add a smart black coat and you're good to go.
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ASOS EDITION printed green dress with a draped back, £100, ASOS
Jewel tones are all the craze when it comes to winter dressing, and for those looking for a flattering design, which is smart, but comfortable, and not black, this is for you.
Floral wrap dress, £75, River Island
This floral wrap dress from River Island would look beautiful for a wedding but equally as good on holiday with a pair of glam flat sandals.
Floral midi dress, £25.05, Whistles
The darker, moody florals on this Whistles dress are perfection for a winter wedding. Wear velvet or darker accessories now and switch for bold brights come summer.
Nadine Merabi gold dress, £295, Nadine Merabi
If you're in need of a glam dress for a winter wedding, you need to check out Nadine Merabi. You will definitely find something to wow in. Even the bride might be jealous...
Autograph Blouson Sleeve Maxi Waisted Dress, £79, M&S
For those looking to add a pop of colour to their wardrobe at a time when winter wardrobes are mostly filled with greys and blacks, this Autograph dress is a must.
In true M&S style, this design has the popular round neck cut, midi length, cinched in waist, and long blouson sleeves. It's a simple, but statement piece nevertheless.
Sequin Smock Dress, £130, ASOS
Sequins aren't just for Christmas and New Year's Eve! An eye-catching look for winter weddings, this intricately embellished smock is what dreams – and Instagram feeds – are made of
ASOS DESIGN Satin Midi Tea Dress, £42, ASOS
This design ticks all the boxes for us. It features an elegant and uber-feminine cowl neck, is midi-length, with a thigh-high split, and features blouson sleeves, which can hold a multitude of sins.
Blue halterneck dress, £34.99, H&M
For those who are looking for a classy, chic number, that is flattering but inexpensive – you have met your match. This number is just the ticket when you get your next wedding invite through.
Leopard print dress, £129, Mint Velvet
This subtle leopard print dress would look great for a winter wedding with a pair of sky-high court shoe, a clutch bag and a cape coat.
Finery London Round Neck Tie Sleeve Midi Tea Dress, £45, M&S
Simple, but classy. This design is flattering, thanks to the short puff sleeves, midi length, dropped waist hem, and ruffle hem at the base of the dress. You can dress it up or down, and wear time after time.
Burgundy Ruched Bodice Dress, £285, Reformation
Reformation is a celebrity-approved fashion label, and we give it our seal of approval too, especially this uber-chic dress with a dramatic ruched bodice and full skirt.
Christopher John Rogers striped dress, £1,465, Net-A-Porter
This dress will have everyone gasping with delight - just don't tell the bride.
RIXO Mel floral-print silk maxi dress, £315, Selfridges
Rixo dresses are often a popular finding among wedding guests - and we're here for it. It is perfect for a winter wedding, destination ceremony, and even summer do's too.
Short sleeve wrap maxi dress, £161, Ted Baker
From the deep plum hue to the satin fabric, flattering tie waist detail to the flattering wrap style front, this number is a must-have.
Baukjen Eloise floral dress, £159, John Lewis & Partners
This floral Baukjen dress will look brilliant for a winter wedding. Perhaps opt for bright green or blue accessories.
MAEVE DRESS Slate Blue, £159, Ghost
Ice blue, perfect for winter. The cut, flawless. The compliments, aplenty.
Joy Jumpsuit, £179, Ghost
Embroidered Dress, £169, Zara
We are speechless. It's a limited edition Zara must-have, and we are racing to checkout.
What we love most is this V-neck jumpsuit, with straight legs and belt detail, is that it's super flattering, but also appropriate for winter weddings, and other parties, so you will certainly get your cost per wear out of this number.
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