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16 winter wedding guest outfit ideas you're going to absolutely love

Looking for the perfect winter wedding guest dress? There’s just one rule - do not wear white!

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Maisie Bovingdon
Maisie BovingdonFreelance Writer
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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. 

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. 

The best winter wedding guest outfit ideas

karen millen dress

Cosmo print prom dress, £168, Karen Millen x Nicholas Hughes


This printed prom dress is part of the Karen Millen x Nicholas Hughes collaboration and the exclusive collection showcases photographer Nicholas’ hand printed imagery, metamorphosed into exclusive prints. This one is 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. 

ASOS floral mini dress

ASOS DESIGN organza seam detail minidress, £55, ASOS


Florals always work when it comes to wedding guest dressing, and for those looking for a flattering design that's shorter but still appropriate, this is for you. 

River Island midi dress wedding

Gold paisley midi dress, £70, River Island


This gold paisley wrap dress from River Island would look beautiful for a wedding but equally as good with knee-high boots on a night out.

Whistles night cat midi dress

Night cat print midi dress, £159, Whistles


The dark navy animal print on this Whistles dress is perfection for a winter wedding. Wear darker accessories now and switch for nude pieces come summer.

boden wedding guest dress

Metallic plisse mini dress, £160, Boden


Go for a golden touch with this subtle yet shimmery plisse dress from Boden.

Nadine Merabi jumpsuit

Nadine Merabi Natalia black jumpsuit, £345, Nadine Merabi 


If you're in need of a glam outfit for a winter wedding, look no further than Nadine Merabi. You'll definitely find something to wow in - like this very chic black jumpsuit complete with a diamond embellished belt.

Ghost pink dress

Ghost V-neck button through midaxi tea dress, £159, M&S


For those who want a bright and bold winter wedding guest outfit, this hot pink Ghost dress is a must. In true Ghost style, it has a vintage-style design with an empire waist and elegant three-quarter sleeves.

asos sequin smock dress

Sequin smock dress, £140, ASOS


Sequins aren't just for the festive period. An eye-catching look for a winter wedding evening do, this intricately embellished smock is what dreams – and Instagram feeds – are made of 

H and M satin green dress

Tie-belt satin 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. 

Mint Velvet midi dress printed

Maya animal print midi 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. 

Phase eight dress

Phase Eight Floral V-neck pleated maxi column dress, £150, M&S 


The design of this romantic floral printed dress is flattering, thanks to the puff sleeves, pleated skirt and maxi length. You can dress it up or down, and wear time after time. 

Reformation annabelle silk dress

Annabelle silk dress, £505, Reformation 


Reformation is a celebrity-approved fashion label, and we give it our seal of approval too, especially this ultra-chic floral silk dress.

Erdem floral metallic dress

Erdem Bette sequined embroidered crepe mini dress, £2,095, Net-A-Porter


There's something so gorgeous about this stunning metallic mini dress by Erdem. We love it for a winter wedding.

Rixo floral midi dress

RIXO Greta floral-print crepe midi dress, £275, 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. 

Ted Baker ruffle dress

Ruffle detail mini shirt dress, £175, Ted Baker 


From the deep pink hue to the ruffle detail to the flattering highneck, this number is a must-have. 

green asos dress

ASOS DESIGN satin midi tea dress, £46, 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 hide a multitude of sins. 

Red zara midi dress

Pleated midi dress, £49.99, Zara


A red dress is a holiday season occasionwear must-have. We are racing to checkout. 


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