Winter can be a fairy-tale setting for a wedding, but if you’re a guest, finding the right outfit for special occasion like this may seem as a nightmare. You have to think about layers that should be balanced between looking stylish and keeping you warm, worry if your long elegant dress will get wet or high heels will get stuck in snow, etc.
Luckily, all these problems can be easily solved, if you’re optimistic and think in advance – bring an extra pair of shoes and think about a layered outfit as a chance to experiment with fashion trends.
Here are a few suggestions for nailing your amazing winter wedding look:
Keep it simple and elegant
An elegant, midi dress is a safest choice you can make. It’s appropriate for any venue and looks amazing without putting too much effort.
You can go with a timeless little black dress you probably already have in your wardrobe, or choose one in some of the classic winter shades of purple, dark red, deep green, silver or old gold.
You can pick any model you like – with long or short sleeves, with A-cut or tight one – but it should fit you perfectly.
If you gained some extra weight after the holidays, wear an invisible waist cincher underneath your dress, to cover it up and ensure an amazing look (this trick isn’t reserved for special events only).
Complete your outfit with fabulous heels, statement jewelry and a printed blazer (floral and paisley patterns are among latest trends) that will keep you warm and look chic.
Break some rules
Taking into account the formality of the event, feel free to experiment with your look.
You can combine a long backless dress with a leather jacket, an off the shoulder velvet mini dress with Mary Janes, a strapless top paired with elegant cigarette trousers and a tuxedo blazer, or even go with a long jumpsuit matched with a velvet jacket on top and high heels on the bottom.
If you feel really bold, show some skin and pick a lacy dress or try out “lingerie-tee” trend combined with a long skirt.
Besides cuts, you can also experiment with colors and various prints. We’ve already mentioned some of the usual winter’s shades, but you can also go with a navy or royal blue, or some of the Pantone’s palette for year 2017, like Pale Dogwood or Kale. You can play with animal prints, stripes and glitter, but it’s best to incorporate them in your outfit through accessories, like purses, shoes, belts, otherwise you can look cheap and tacky.
Don’t underestimate the details
The easiest, but still very effective, way to lift up your glamorous look is through accessories, makeup and a hairstyle.
The shoes are very important part of your outfit, don’t forget to pay as much attention to them as you do to the rest of your outfit. You can choose between simple and monochromatic or bold and colorful shoes, but it’s recommended to wear heels, if you want to go for an elegant and feminine touch.
Considering the weather is likely to be cold, you can also go with some nice heeled boots or even ankle-boots if it’s a less formal venue.
Use jewelry and a purse to add your personal style to the outfit.
Final touch, makeup, should also follow the season’s trends, so go with darker lipstick shades and accent your eyes with a smoky eye-shadow.
As you see, preparing for a winter wedding isn’t so hard. You can use some of the clothes that you wore at holiday parties and refresh them with some trendy details and styles. The venue and the wedding style itself will help you with numerous choices, just don’t forget to keep warm if there’s an outdoor part of the ceremony and to wear comfortable shoes, so you can dance all night long.