The best winter wedding guest dresses are a glamorous affair: Dreamy sequins, a variety of long sleeve styles, and a little sparkle. “Just as we saw with fall wedding guest dress trends, for upcoming winter weddings, we’re loving slip dresses and sequined styles,” says Sky Pollard, Head of Product at Nuuly. Both options can easily be dressed up or down depending on the venue, month, and of course, the dress code. “When choosing a look, you should always consider the dress code first,” says Pollard. A formal cocktail dress or full length gown can work for a black tie wedding and a satin midi or flowy maxi dress can work for a more casual wedding like a a garden or beach wedding. (Ahem, and it goes without saying that you should never, ever wear white or cream unless the couple has specifically asked you to.)
“Winter gives wedding guests a chance to branch out in terms of textures and styles like lace and velvet,” says Emily Forrest, Wedding and Registry Expert and Director of Communications at Zola. Luckily, long sleeve dresses are a timeless winter style that works well for mamy types of weddings. Layering is also crucial for leveling up your winter wedding guest dress. Pollard recommends topping your look with faux fur, sequined layers, or tonal cozy knits.
No matter what dress style you’re drawn to, at the end of the day, weddings are a chance to show off your personal style and have some fun. “Wear a daring color or silhouette, but it’s usually a long night, so make sure you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing so you aren’t fidgeting during special moments,” Pollard says. Inspired to start shopping? Browse our favorite winter wedding guest dresses from Amazon, Nordstrom, Reformation, and more.
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