Winter is by far the most festive time of year, and a wedding only adds to the seasonal joy. But before you can party with the happy couple, you'll need an outfit that lives up to those celebratory vibes. We've rounded up some of our favorite winter wedding guest dresses that'll instantly put you in the party mood. No matter the dress code or your budget, you're bound to find a beautiful dress to wear to a winter wedding right here. Our list includes signature seasonal styles (think: luxe velvet, shiny metallics, rich jewel tones, and bright festive hues). You'll also see plenty of on-trend details like statement sleeves, slip dress silhouettes, and cowl necklines.
Ready to take the guesswork out of what to wear to a winter wedding? Keep reading for our top places to shop online and all the outfit inspo you could possibly need.
Where to Buy Winter Wedding Guest Dresses
To make things easy, we've listed 40 of the best winter dresses for wedding guests below. But if you'd rather browse the web for yourself, check out our top three places to shop for a winter wedding guest outfit online.
- Adrianna Papell: Adrianna Papell's signature styles are stunning all year round, but they're particularly fitting for winter. Details like beading and sequins add a festive finish to any outfit. Whether you're attending a semi-formal affair or black tie soiree, you'll find something here.
- Rent the Runway: Not ready to commit your hard-earned dollars to one outfit? Rent the Runway has lots of beautiful dresses for winter weddings you can rent and return for a fraction of the price.
- Hello Molly: Hello Molly will give your closet serious cool girl vibes. The brand's sexy-meets-elegant midi and maxi dresses are perfect for weddings. And right now, there are plenty of winter-ready outfits on the site in seasonal shades.
The Best Dresses to Wear to a Winter Wedding
If you came here looking for inspiration, consider it found. We've got 40 gorgeous outfits for you to choose from, whether you're shopping for a celebration in December, January, or February. Trust us, any of these picks will make you the best-dressed guest at that winter wedding.
1. Silver sequins
Attending a wedding on or around New Year's Eve? Metallic shades like gold, silver, and bronze are a great way to nail the celebratory vibe. This allover sequin dress is sure to garner more than a few compliments. It's a stunning formal dress for a winter wedding.
Adrianna Papell plus-size off-the-shoulder sequin beaded gown in Lead, $329, Adrianna Papell
2. Passionate florals
There's something incredibly romantic about this velvet midi dress. The deep red florals are just so striking against the black velvet background. Playful puff sleeves and a sweetheart neckline bring a beautiful balance of sweet and sultry.
Autumn Adeigbo Rowena floral velvet dress, from $72 to rent, Rent the Runway
3. Statement mini
It's winter, which means jewel tones are once again the stars of the show. A dramatic long tie at the waist and an asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline make this sleeveless 'fit equal parts glamorous and sexy. This winter wedding cocktail dress reminds us of incredibly luxe gift wrap, making you the best wedding gift and the best-dressed guest.
Hello Molly Runaway Charismata purple dress, $106, Hello Molly
4. Beautiful burgundy
In the winter season, both shades of red and jewel tones are a fitting choice. This burgundy midi offers the best of both worlds, and it's made of figure-hugging jersey fabric, which means it's comfortable to boot. If you're on the hunt for a plus-size winter wedding guest dress, this could be the one.
Boohoo plus plisse twist front midi dress in Berry, $105, Boohoo
5. Metallic midi
Did someone say gold sequins? We love an allover sparkle moment, and this charming designer dress gives all of that and more. The metallic gold hue is especially fit for a New Year's Eve wedding (but really, it'll work throughout the holiday season). Thanks to the streamlined midi silhouette, it's just as fitting for a cocktail wedding as it is for a formal affair.
Halston Ray sequin dress, $495, Olivela
6. Formal maxi
If the invitation calls for black tie attire, your safest bet is to choose a full-length dress. Materials like velvet and satin are considered appropriate for formal events (plus, they fit the season really well). This deep purple maxi dress is exactly the kind of regal hue winter is known for. It's available in a range of inclusive sizes, including plus-size and petite options.
Chi Chi London plus-size satin slip cowl back maxi dress in Purple, $148, Chi Chi London
This otherwise streamlined wedding guest dress lets the bold blue color do all the talking. Wondering how to complete the look? Strapless dresses look stunning with a faux fur wrap or delicate pashmina.
Dynamite midi strapless dress, $60, Dynamite
8. Ombré effect
Here's another suitably sparkly outfit for a wedding that's taking place around Christmas or New Year's Eve. The deep pink color adds a playful element to this elevated attire. Fuchsia turns to plum in an eye-catching ombré moment that you can guarantee you'll get complimented on.
Trina Turk Asandra jumpsuit, $468, Trina Turk
9. Minimalist maxi
You can never go wrong with a simple-but-chic crepe dress, especially if you choose a color that salutes the holiday season. Add a touch of glam to this elegant outfit with a pair of heeled pumps and some bling.
Birdy Grey Ash curve crepe dress, $99, Birdy Grey
10. Sultry slip
When it comes to what not to wear to a wedding, many guests get the wrong idea about the color black. In most cases, it's totally fine to wear black to a wedding, especially in the winter when darker hues are trending. This versatile midi dress has a slip silhouette and cowl neckline. Dress it up with a pair of strappy heels and some statement earrings for a cocktail wedding.
Anaphe silhouette silk cowl slip dress, $208, Anaphe
11. Floral velvet
We don't know about you, but this combination of teal velvet and dark florals checks all of our boxes. The V-neckline provides an opportunity to show off a nice necklace.
Lulus Evenings With You dark teal floral velvet asymmetrical dress, $66, Lulus
12. Eye-catching color
While powdery mauve and blush tones are arguably more suited for the spring, you can totally wear pink to a winter wedding if you want to. The trick is to choose a shade that fits the season, such as fuchsia or magenta. Pair this hot pink satin dress with a faux fur wrap or leather jacket to combat the cold weather. Barbie would totally approve.
Old Navy satin smocked midi slip dress in Raspberry Tart, $45, Old Navy
13. Sleek jumpsuit
A jumpsuit is an excellent (read: warm) winter wedding outfit idea, especially if part of the celebration is taking place outdoors. The satin material, wide-leg silhouette, and cowl neckline give this jumpsuit an especially formal feel. Since it has short sleeves, we recommend pairing it with a cute bolero to keep out the chill.
Fame and Partners draped maxi jumpsuit in Satin Black Twill, $349, Fame and Partners
14. Asymmetrical one-shoulder
The dainty florals on this one-shoulder dress remind us of budding blooms, while the dark black background keeps it rooted in the winter months. It's an excellent wedding guest dress for late February or early March when the lines between winter and spring are blurred.
Amur asymmetric one-shoulder dress, from $72 to rent, Rent the Runway
15. Ruffled tiers
Shades of blue are also popular during the winter, from deep midnight hues all the way to light icy tones. This navy winter wedding guest dress has a plunging neckline and romantic tiered skirt. The cutout and tie-back details add some boho charm.
Lulus Show Your Affection navy blue tiered ruffled maxi dress, $79, Lulus
16. Column silhouette
If you've been invited to a black tie wedding, it might be time to invest in an elegant gown you can wear again at future formal events. Everything about this column dress is perfect for winter, from the dark green hue and satin material to the elegant off-the-shoulder style.
Amsale Pryce off-the-shoulder column dress, $495, Anthropologie
17. Satin trim
We can imagine Mrs. Claus herself in this burgundy cocktail dress. The red hue and velvet material feel delightfully festive, while the satin trim adds a lavish touch. It's easily one of the most Christmas-worthy wedding guest dresses we've seen.
Adrianna Papell satin-trimmed velvet tuxedo dress in Burgundy, $149, Adrianna Papell
18. Lovely lilac
If you're looking for a dress to wear as a guest to a wedding in February, you might want to move beyond festive reds, greens, and metallics. This dusty lilac dress is a beautiful transitional piece that doesn't feel overly spring-y thanks to its darker-than-usual hue.
Anna Nata Emily dress in Dusty Lilac, $318, REVOLVE
19. Put-together pantsuit
There's no denying that dark green is a festive hue—after all, it's the color of Christmas trees. With that in mind, it's a great color to go with if you're looking for an outfit to wear as a guest at a December wedding. This pantsuit offers plenty of coverage from cold weather, but the plunging neckline and front-slit trousers still show off a little skin. It's a daring spin on a sophisticated ensemble.
Latellier tie-wait blazer and front-slit trousers set in Dark Green, $299, Latellier
20. Casual mini
If you're attending a winter wedding with a casual dress code, this sweet velvet midi will do the trick. This chic design will be a versatile addition to your wardrobe even after the nuptials. It comes in a range of inclusive sizes, including petite and plus-size options.
Anthropologie The Somerset Mini Dress: Velvet Edition, $148, Anthropologie
21. Semi-formal sheath
For a semi-formal dress code, you want a winter wedding guest outfit that's less glitz-and-glam and more subtle-and-sophisticated. This sheath dress gets it right. The high neckline, long sleeves, and knee-length skirt feel modest but not overly formal. A silver sequin trim around the cuffs adds subtle sparkle. Pair it with silver jewelry to match.
Connected Apparel chiffon sleeve sheath dress, $89, Nordstrom
22. Winter romance
Who said romantic, whimsical styles can't rule the colder months of the year? Don't feel confined to sultry silhouettes if that's not your vibe. The combination of an icy blue hue with flirty feminine details makes this dress another great option for late winter and early spring.
Hello Molly Sky Child steel blue maxi dress, $82, Hello Molly
23. Subtle buttons
Dark shades of green like emerald and forest are popular throughout fall and winter. But if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, there are ways to brighten it up without going off-theme. Exhibit A: This long, dark green dress with a fun floral print. Oversized flowers in light blue and yellow add plenty of life to this winter-friendly look. A slim fit and high slit provide plenty of opportunities to show off your figure.
Reformation Frasier dress ES, $248, Reformation
24. Dramatic maxi
Looking for a showstopper? Consider it found. This long dress for a winter wedding guest falls dramatically and elegantly from the high neckline all the way to the floor-sweeping hem. The sleeveless halter neckline is perfect for showing off your shoulders (and a sparkly bracelet or two).
Banana Republic Radiant maxi dress in Black, $220, Banana Republic
25. Berry red
Red is another color that can sometimes feel a little too daring to wear to a wedding, especially if it's an extra-vibrant hue. But if there's one time of year you can most definitely pull it off, it's the holidays. This strapless jumpsuit will help spread seasonal cheer at a Christmas wedding.
Lulus Power of Love red strapless jumpsuit, $66, Lulus
This silvery gray midi reminds us of tinsel on the Christmas tree (if it was a little more elevated, obviously). An off-the-shoulder neckline makes room for a statement necklace, shoulder-duster earrings, or both if the dress code is cocktail attire. The ruched material hugs your curves in a fitted bodycon silhouette. Consider your December wedding guest dress found!
City Chic Luminosity dress in Gunmetal, $179, City Chic
27. Patterned mini
On the hunt for a casual wedding guest dress for the winter? This button-down dress nails the casual aesthetic without feeling bland or boring. An ornate allover print brings celebratory vibes, while bishop sleeves and a high neckline create an elevated finish. Complete your winter wedding guest look with heeled sandals and simple stud earrings that'll add subtle sparkle.
Esther & Co. Amalee dress, $67, Esther & Co.
28. Pretty pleats
This flowy style features allover pleats, a plunging neckline, and dramatic bell sleeves. Choose the maxi length if you're looking for a formal winter wedding guest dress, or go with the midi length if it's a semi-formal affair.
Fame and Partners Larissa dress in Light Georgette/Forest Green, $355, Fame and Partners
If toning things down has never really been your style, you'll be happy to hear that a cocktail dress code is all about amping up the glamour. Winter wedding cocktail dresses are generally more extravagant than semi-formal 'fits. Take this fabulous purple midi, for example. A strapless neckline, figure-hugging silhouette, and ostrich feather trim are about as fun as you can get. Time to hit the dance floor!
Curverra Lush Life purple ostrich feather dress, $73, Curverra
30. Velvet jumpsuit
There's no shortage of winter-ready wedding guest outfits available on Rent the Runway. This velvet jumpsuit will definitely help you stay warm in chillier weather.
Adelyn Rae Jeanine velvet jumpsuit, from $30 to rent, Rent the Runway
31. Cutout details
How's this for a festive winter wedding guest dress? The silky satin material and deep shade of red are a match made in heaven, especially at this time of year. Looking for long-sleeve winter wedding guest dresses? It's got that going for it too. If you'd rather pick up an outfit you can wear all year round, opt for the silvery sage hue.
ASTR The Label Quinn cutout long-sleeve midi dress, $148, ASTR The Label
Dusty purple hues are extra beautiful in the transitional period between winter and spring. When you're not quite ready for bright pastels but rich, saturated hues feel a bit too dark, dusty in-between shades are your best friend. This long-sleeve ribbed maxi is an excellent cold-weather winter wedding outfit for January and February.
ELOQUII twist detail ribbed dress, $100, ELOQUII
33. Subtle glamour
Here's another simple-but-sophisticated style you can easily rewear. This navy midi features a unique asymmetrical hem and a trendy cowl neckline.
Petal & Pup Cyrpus dress in Navy, $69, Petal & Pup
In the mood for a designer moment? If you're prepared to splurge on something truly special, check out this Badgley Mischka masterpiece. The statement one-shoulder dress goes big on style, with eye-catching ruffles across the neckline, shoulder, and sleeve. The rest of the material is deep black velvet. Wear it to a formal wedding with classic accessories (think: black stilettos and diamond drop earrings).
Badley Mischka 80s pleated ruffle velvet dress, $550, Olivela
35. Teal maxi
There are so many different types of winter dresses you can wear to a wedding. We love this strappy maxi's flowing A-line skirt and deep teal hue. This beautiful color is a slightly more unique alternative to emerald green or navy.
Abercrombie & Fitch pleated maxi dress, $200, Abercrombie & Fitch
You really can't go wrong with a wrap dress (or faux wrap dress, in this case), no matter the season. That said, this pick is particularly fitting for winter thanks to snug long sleeves and a navy hue. The tie waist adds a sweet, figure-defining detail.
Leota blouson long-sleeve perfect wrap dress, $148, Leota
37. Faux feathers
Turn heads in this ankle-grazing maxi. The classic black hue certainly feels formal enough for this time of year, while the feather trim adds a fun, stylish touch. If it's a winter wedding cocktail dress you're searching for, complete the look with costume jewelry. Since the neckline is already making a statement on its own, avoid any over-the-top jewels around your neck. Instead, opt for earrings, bracelets, or a chic hair accessory.
Rachel Gilbert Zion dress in Black, $1,695, Rachel Gilbert
Green, red, and white adorn this beautiful floral maxi dress—basically the primary colors of the holiday season. The satin material and dark green hue make it a wonderful wedding guest dress for a formal winter celebration.
Lulus Still The One emerald green floral print satin maxi dress, $94, Lulus
Olivia von Halle pairs luxury elegance with just a hint of street style to create this beautiful slip. Bias-cut silk skims over your body in a breezy (but still flattering) silhouette. The crown jewels of this winter wedding guest dress are the gold chain straps. Chunky gold jewelry will coordinate perfectly.
Olivia von Halle Bibi Fig silk satin slip dress, $615, Olivia von Halle
40. Ice blue
If Elsa from Frozen was a guest at a winter wedding, this is what she'd wear. Made from comfortable stretch satin, this tea-length party dress features a cowl neckline, corset back, and side slit.
Azazie Ceci stretch satin dress in Dusty Blue, $99, Azazie
What should a female guest wear to a winter wedding? ›
Fabric and color are also two important components of your winter wedding guest outfit. Deep jewel tones and rich fabrics, like velvet and satin, are great choices for weddings in cooler months. And when it comes to length, more fabric may help you stay warm, but don't count out sleeveless outfits altogether.What to wear to a winter wedding that's not a dress? ›
I personally love jumpsuits; they look so cool, and they're especially suitable for winter weddings. They can be really chic and just as glamorous as a dress. Also you can accessorize it with a belt!
Can I wear a floral dress to a winter wedding? Absolutely! Floral prints in rich jewel tones and moodier hues like black and navy work especially well for cold-weather weddings.How do you dress warmly for a winter wedding? ›
We recommend wearing your most stylish coat, gloves, hat and scarf." Alicia Fritz, owner of A Day In May Events, advises sticking to a few key fabrics when sourcing these garments-namely wool. "A long tweed skirt with a cashmere sweater and a great pump make a wonderful winter wedding outfit," she says.Which Colour is best for winter wedding? ›
What are good colors for a winter wedding? Seasonal colors, such as red, burgundy, emerald green, and navy blue are some of the most popular winter wedding colors.What should a 70 year old woman wear to a wedding? ›
For a formal or semi-formal wedding, grandmothers may choose a formal gown, a longer style dress, or an elegant suit-like style. For a casual wedding, a dress is still appropriate, as is a pantsuit, or skirt and blouse or dress and jacket combination!What should I wear to a 2022 winter wedding? ›
Embrace a warm palette of cold-weather colors such as olive green, midnight blue, or burgundy for a seasonally appropriate outfit. But don't feel limited to traditionally winter hues, either! A minty green or dark floral pattern can also work well for a ceremony held in the colder months of the year, too.What are people wearing to weddings in 2022? ›
Yellow, pink, and green dresses are all great options to wear. Dresses with patterns and floral designs also work well for the spring season—just be sure you aren't wearing the same color as the bride's bridal party, and of course, stay away from white!What shoes do you wear to a winter wedding? ›
Winter wedding shoes
If you're going to wear heels, opt for close-toed shoes to protect your feet against the frigid air. Pumps are a timeless go-to, but we also love block heels, heeled boots, and even sock boots for winter.
Wraps & Outerwear
A wool coat will work over all but the most formal outfit, and a faux fur jacket is a really nice option to have. If your dress is sleeveless, you may want a coat for getting to and from the car as well as a scarf or wrap to drape around your shoulders and arms during the event.
Can you wear a black dress to a winter wedding? ›
"It is perfectly acceptable and chic to wear black to evening, black tie, and winter weddings." Ryncarz agrees that it's wise to gauge the attire of the wedding attendants. "When wearing black to a wedding, keep the outfit in line with the dressiness of the bridal party and wedding as a whole," she suggests.Can I wear a short dress to a winter wedding? ›
A Short Dress
A short dress is easy, low-maintenance, and practical, yet you can still find plenty of styles that are formal enough for a wedding. Since it's a winter wedding, opt for a short dress that has long sleeves or is made with a thicker material.
You can still rock open-toed shoes in the winter (especially if you're wearing a floor-length dress, jumpsuit or pant suit). The key is selecting the right material, like this sleek nude leather. A peep toe feels seasonally appropriate in a plush rose-colored fabric.How do you handle cold feet at a wedding? ›
One of the simplest and most effective ways to deal with cold feet is to talk about it, advises Charnas. "In my work with engaged couples, I can feel the sense of relief in the room when I give them the green light to vocalize their fears and doubts.What do you wear over a dress when its cold? ›
- Fur Wraps. A fur wrap can create a very chic look when paired with a shimmery dress. ...
- Jackets. ...
- Shrugs. ...
- Coats. ...
- Swap the Bare Legs for Sheer Coverage. ...
- Under Additional Undergarment Layers. ...
- Get the Right Gloves. ...
- Add a Hat.
Our theme for January is “Inspired” which leads us to our Color of the Month: Light Orange! In terms of color psychology, orange is known as an energetic, happy, and joyful color. However, in its base shade of a true orange, it can seem overwhelming to some.What colors look good on a winter person? ›
True Winters are high contrast, bold and bright, and often have high contrast in their colouring, perhaps in the form of very dark hair with fair skin or bright blue/green eyes. Your best colours as a True Winter are holly berry red, emerald green, cobalt blue and stark black and white, all worn in high contrast.What is the most popular color in winter? ›
The color of spring is setting the tone for winter 2022 and winter 2023. Green will genuinely be the most popular colour for winter 2022 and 2023.Can you wear a long dress to a winter wedding? ›
For a winter wedding, floor-length dresses with long sleeves and styles crafted from thick fabrics, like velvet, are always a practical choice. Allover sequins and embellishments also make for a fun touch to a winter wedding outfit.What colors are not OK to wear to a wedding? ›
- Any shade of white. OK, this is probably pretty obvious, but you really can't wear white to a wedding. ...
- Gold (and other metallics) ...
- Light pastels. ...
- Neon. ...
- The colour the bridesmaids are wearing.
What color should a 65 year old woman wear? ›
This is yet another example of why color selection is so important when it comes to fashion for older women. It's better to stick with dark colors, such as black, dark blue, or bordeaux, for your basic items of clothing. You can always accessorize them with other colors. Just be extra careful with reds and pastels.How much money do you give for a 2022 wedding gift? ›
On average, guests in 2022 are spending around $150 per person on a wedding gift. When considering an appropriate amount to spend on the wedding gift, the main factors are your relationship with the couple, how fancy is the reception, and how many pre-wedding activities are you invited to.How do you look elegant and classy at 40? ›
- Only Have Items You Love. ...
- It's Ok to Splurge. ...
- Say No to Ripped Jeans. ...
- Choose High-Quality Fabrics. ...
- The Right Skirt Length. ...
- Invest in a Classic Coat. ...
- The Classic White Tee. ...
- A Well-Fitting Bra.
- Demand The Perfect Fit. This is a time when you can and should be aware of what to accentuate—and what not to. ...
- Look For Inspiration. ...
- Own Your Sense Of Self. ...
- Don't Be Afraid To Evolve. ...
- A Statement Jacket. ...
- An On-Trend Shoe. ...
- A Leather Handbag. ...
- A Little Black Dress.
Lace, passementerie, silk tassels, fringe, and beading details all returned to late '40s outfits. Blouses and sweaters were paired with short fitted jackets or shoulder capes. Two important accessories that completed every outfit were wrist length gloves and fedora, pillbox, or bicorne hats.What styles are in for winter 2022? ›
Oversized outerwear, pleated skirts, and the ever-dizzying rise of the balaclava: these are the trends to watch as we head into winter. THIS YEAR is speeding by, and the fashion world and its ever-evolving trends are following an equally brisk pace.What is the most popular wedding color for 2022? ›
Blush, grey, mauve, beige and even a pastel blue are just some of the many hues when aiming for this palette. If your heart is begging for more color, try taking a brighter shade and looking at the softer, or subdued version such as a dusty rose for a touch of pink or light sage from the green family.What should you not wear in 2022? ›
What is out of style for 2022? High waisted jeans, high waisted pants, high waist tennis skirts, skater skirts, knit pants, skinny jeans, hoodie sets, short blazers, leggings, fur coats, cropped leather jacket, A-style mini dresses, and cold shoulders tops are some of the clothes that are not in anymore.What Colours are in for 2022 weddings? ›
Pale pink is carrying over as one of the trending wedding colors of 2022, but this year, peach and light orange tones will be more in demand than the rosy blush and mauve hues of years past. One stunning addition to a light peachy color palette: Very Peri.What is the dress trend for 2022? ›
2022 Fashion Trend: Voluminous Silhouettes
From oversize shirting to ballooned silhouettes and a continuation of the puff sleeve trend, dresses and tops will retain their volume through the end of the year.
What is the best color to wear in 2022? ›
According to this season's street stylers, the best fall fashion colors in 2022 are bright and beautiful, from head-to-toe oranges and zesty lime greens to classic autumnal browns and grays.What kind of heels do you wear in the winter? ›
Choose a pair with a wedge or block heel. This gives you more stability when strolling the icy streets. Look into a waterproofing product if your heels aren't already waterproof. These are fairly inexpensive and can go a long way saving your shoes from snow-based destruction.Can I wear ankle boots with a dress to a wedding? ›
Boots are often considered “formal” when worn with a dressy outfit. However, they can be worn to an outdoor wedding ceremony as long as the pair you choose are polished and in good condition.What dress shoes do you wear in the winter? ›
Top-grain leather dress shoes are the most common variety, and they're the best material to wear in winter weather. Suede and rawhide don't wick away water nearly as well and they'll show spots and stains far more clearly.What wedding guests should not wear? ›
- White. One of the most obvious mistakes at a wedding is to match the bride. ...
- A Black Tuxedo. ...
- Anything Too Revealing. ...
- Denim or Jeans. ...
- Low-Cut Outfits. ...
- Sheer Material. ...
- All Black. ...
- Flip Flops.
Whether you are the mother-of-the-groom, a bridesmaid, or a guest, the answer is – yes, you should wear stockings to a wedding. For the most part, weddings are formal events, and stockings are perfect for special occasions.Can I wear a strapless dress to a winter wedding? ›
If you're wondering whether or not you can wear a sleeveless dress to a winter wedding, the answer is yes! You can totally rock a sleeveless frock at a winter wedding, but there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind.Is it rude to wear red to a wedding? ›
Why was red traditionally inappropriate for wedding guest attire? “Tradition dictates guests avoid wearing red out of fear that it could take attention away from the happy couple,” explains Hurwitz.Can a female guest wear black to a wedding? ›
But we've got good news for fans of coal-colored ensembles: “It is absolutely acceptable for a female to wear a black dress to a wedding,” says Swann. However, there are a few things all good guests should keep in mind. “Always avoid wearing anything that's too low cut, too short, or too tight,” advises Swann.Is it okay to wear a white dress with patterns to a wedding? ›
Unless all-white outfits are explicitly required for the wedding day, it's best to avoid wearing an outfit that's white or one that even features a white pattern.
Should winter formal dresses be long or short? ›
Ultimately, the length is less important than the elegance of your winter formal dress. The easiest way to keep it formal is to pick a long winter formal dress, but if you do go short, make sure it's a fancy short formal dress. Avoid casual styles like sundresses and maxis.What do you wear to a casual cold weather wedding? ›
For a more casual event, opt for a knee-length dress with stockings or tights to stay warm. Pair your dress with close-toed shoes, and perhaps a sweater or wrap to keep your arms warm.Is it OK to wear black to a winter wedding? ›
"It is perfectly acceptable and chic to wear black to evening, black tie, and winter weddings." Ryncarz agrees that it's wise to gauge the attire of the wedding attendants. "When wearing black to a wedding, keep the outfit in line with the dressiness of the bridal party and wedding as a whole," she suggests.What should I wear to a wedding in February 2022? ›
For a winter wedding, floor-length dresses with long sleeves and styles crafted from thick fabrics, like velvet, are always a practical choice. Allover sequins and embellishments also make for a fun touch to a winter wedding outfit. Can I wear black to a winter wedding?What color should you not wear to a wedding as a guest? ›
Traditionally, the only off-limits color for wedding guests has been white, for obvious reasons—no one wants to take attention away from the bride. But times are a-changin'. Now, many people simply don't see wearing white as a big deal. Some brides and grooms are totally cool with it.Can you wear open toed shoes to winter wedding? ›
While open-toed shoes might be a bit adventurous for a winter wedding, there is no limit on what you can wear, especially if you're having an indoor celebration. Bridal shoes for a winter wedding with open toes will always look great under a long or mid length wedding dress.Can I wear ankle boots to a wedding? ›
If you're going to a wedding, it's a good idea to wear knee-high boots with a pencil skirt or sheath dress that's both comfortable and stylish. Ankle boots are an excellent way to show off your style, and they are becoming more common as weddings become more casual.How much money should you give at a wedding? ›
She offers these guidelines to wedding-goers wherever they might be: A distant relative or co-worker should give $75-$100; a friend or relative, $100-$125; a closer relative, up to $150.
Popular colors to wear to a winter wedding are deep or darker colors like navy, hunter green, blacks, deep browns, maroons, etc.What color of the dress should I wear on New Year 2022? ›
Gold and silver are the two colors of shiny, glamorous and celebrity look. If you want to look attractive and catch the eye of others at the New Year's Eve party, choose Silver and Gold colors for your outfit. Go to the party and look special.
Can you wear knee high boots to a winter wedding? ›
Yes, you can wear boots to a winter wedding. Boots are a functional yet stylish option that guarantees you are ready for whatever the weather (and the wedding) has in store. Plus, they pair well with black tie formal attire and dressy jumpsuits or mini dresses.What should you not wear to a wedding as a guest? ›
Steer Clear of Anything Too Casual
No one wants to quit their coziest clothing like yoga pants, slippers, and jeans. But these have no place at a wedding. Even if a wedding is casual and relaxed, still dress with respect. No flip, flops, shorts, or jeans should be on your list of options to wear.
Avoid sequined dresses and any clothing that will draw attention away from the bride. A wedding isn't the proper time to make a bold fashion statement. Ditch your everyday jeans and tee. Even if the wedding initiation says “casual”, wearing sneakers, t-shirts, shorts, and jeans are never appropriate for a wedding.