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17 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!

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. 

The best winter wedding guest outfit ideas

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ASOS DESIGN Lace Insert Midi Dress, £45, ASOS

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Plums, reds, and warm hues, as well as 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. 

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Autograph Blouson Sleeve Maxi Waisted Dress, £79, M&S

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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.

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Sequin Smock Dress, £130, ASOS

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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 

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ASOS DESIGN Satin Midi Tea Dress, £42, ASOS

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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. 

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Long Chiffon Dress, £20, H&M

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For those who are looking for a classy, chic number, that is flattering but inexpensive – you have met your match. While some may prefer the black and gold print for winter, others may favour the floral version for winter or to stock up for the spring events. 

Complete with a ruffle neck, tie neck fastening, midi length, and billowy sleeves, this bohemian number is just the ticket when you get your next wedding invite through. 

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Cape Dress, £39.99, Zara

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We are speechless. It's a limited edition Zara must-have, and we are racing to checkout. 

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Topshop Jacquard Mini Tea dress, £50, ASOS 

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Major Cecilie Bahnsen vibes - but a fraction of the price. Wear with flats, kitten heels, or even platforms to show off those pins at the reception.

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Finery London Round Neck Tie Sleeve Midi Tea Dress, £45, M&S 

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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. 

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Burgundy Ruched Bodice Dress, £285, Reformation 

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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.

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Metallic Stretch-knit Co-ord, £197.57, Net-A-Porter

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Daily Sleeper is a brand we hold dear to our hearts, whether you are wearing the Off The Shoulder Midi Dress the likes of Millie Mackintosh have adorned, or the Feather Trim Pyjama set, which is ideal for evenings out and formal occasions. 

Another firm favourite of ours we predict will see compliments come flooding in is this metallic co-ord. It has been made from a glittery stretch knit fabric, and though the leggings are slim fit, the shirt is a relaxed fit, while the cuffs on the sleeves and trousers are ruffled for that extra je ne sais quoi. 

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RIXO Mel floral-print silk maxi dress, £315, Selfridges

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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. 

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Two-tone sequined dress, £18, H&M

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Who doesn't love a bit of sparkle? 

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Short sleeve wrap maxi dress, £161, Ted Baker 

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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. 

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Mocha RI Studio Oversized Blazer, £25, and Mocha RI Studio Pleated Wide Leg Trousers, £25, River Island

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For those who are more of a trouser wearer than a dress or skirt person, a two-piece matching co-ord suit brings the right level of class, but also style. You’ll be sure to turn heads. 

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Adrianna Papell Crepe Embroidered Maxi Gown, £99.50, John Lewis & Partners 

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If the dress code is strictly black tie, this is the look to wow the crowds. 

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MAEVE DRESS Slate Blue, £159, Ghost 

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Ice blue, perfect for winter.  The cut, flawless. The compliments, aplenty.

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Joy Jumpsuit, £179, Ghost

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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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