I don’t know about you, but I feel a string of weddings coming on. Many of our closest friends have kids who are suddenly all grown up and starting to get married.
If it’s been a while since you attended a wedding, you might feel a little out of touch knowing what to wear. It can also be challenging to find the perfect wedding guest dress at this time of year (January/February) since it’s not full-blown wedding season yet, and choices are limited. Not to worry…Here’s a look at some great options for what to wear to a winter wedding.
One of the most popular colors for wedding guest dresses this year is Navy. Navy is a great choice when black is too harsh, but you still want the sophistication and slimming effect of a dark color. It’s also warmer and livelier than jet black. I love navy this time of year because it’s what I call the perfect bridge color. It’s dark, but not dreary (like so many winter colors are), but it also feels like spring.
This gorgeous navy lace sheath has a sheer neckline that adds a touch of sexy glam while still being appropriate. It looks especially lovely when you pair it up with neutral accessories like these taupe suede heels and this gold clutch with a touch of sparkle.
2. Choose a Dress with an Elegant Neckline
Since it’s a wedding, you’ll be dressing up, so you’re probably going to be paying extra attention to your hair and make-up. A beautiful dress with an interesting neckline will play that up.
This gorgeous Teal dress with the sweeping bateau neckline frames your face in the most lovely way. (It also has a cowl back.) Teal is a rich and elegant choice for a wedding this time of year. This jersey sheath is stunning paired with nude shoes and a nude clutch. I like the nude because it puts the attention on the dress, and it lightens up the look as we head into March. The gold jewelry brings out the gold shimmer in the dress and makes this a very classy look.
Here’s a dress with some pretty sparkle, yet it won’t outshine the bride. Too many sequins or bright shine at a wedding can be over the top, but in this case, selective sequins and this elegant navy shade keep things toned down.
4. Go Floral
Prints are popular at weddings too. If you want to wear a floral in winter, choose a dress that has florals set against a dark background such as black or navy, purple or burgundy. This dress is a great example of a dark floral dress that is subtle and sophisticated. Keep your accessories dark to ground your dress and make the pattern pop.
5. Black is Always in Style
Tiered pleats seem to be in! This lovely black dress is chic and slimming. The sheer 3/4 length sleeves are a clever way to get some arm coverage but not look stiff or too covered up. And yes, black is perfectly acceptable these days for wedding guest attire especially if it is an evening wedding.
Need a few more ideas? Check out these pretty winter wedding guest dresses:
I think these wedding dresses are so pretty some of them could even work as Mother of the Bride dresses.
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Have more questions about what to wear to a wedding? I have answers.