Winter weddings can be beautiful and have many brighter sides, even if the weather is cold. There are plenty of advantages to hosting a winter wedding, from snowy photo ops to discounted travel and accommodation deals. Additionally, with no sweltering summer heat, your guests will dance away the evening without breaking a sweat. However, many brides have trouble finding the perfect winter-weather gown that marries fashion and function. But if you’re planning for a winter wedding, you should know that there are still plenty of wedding dresses and styles that can work for you and keep you warm. Here are five wedding dress styles that are perfect for the cold.
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1. Ball Gowns
Traditional ball gowns are fabulous for a winter wedding because you can add endless layers and yards to keep you warm. Plus, you can add additional lace-adorned sleeves or pick an illusion fabric to keep the arms warm from cold weather while adding a new dimension to your wedding look. A fur wrap with heavily embellished sheath will also look gorgeous while keeping you comfortable. If the thermometer calls for more layers, you can even put on tights without anyone noticing.
2. Lacey, Off-the-shoulder Gowns
Off-shoulder gowns have been in trend for a long time. But if you’re skeptical about wearing it in your winter wedding, know that you can winterize it well with lace illusion back. You can also add long lace sleeves to match up with the gown while saving your arms from the chill. Add a gorgeous hairpiece complimenting your dress for some added drama, and you’re all set!
Still, feeling the nip in the air? How about throwing a fur stole to wrap around loosely? You can also consider mixing texture fabrics to add warmth and depth to your winter wedding look. For example, a combination of tonal beading and ornate lace will go well with a snowflake backdrop.
3. Tulle Skirts
Another fabulous way to wear layers is tulle skirts. You can choose a blush tone instead of a traditional white to stand out in the white snowy background. Pick soft pink, cool blue, or a champagne color that suits your style. For something sultry, pick a tulle skirt with an illusion plunging neckline. Add a second removable sheer skirt to stay warm and customize your look. For a more bohemian look, pick a mixed material dress with lace bodice flat wing into a formal tulle skirt. Add customized three quarter length sleeves to cover up the arms from the chill while still maintaining a graceful look. A tea-length dress flat wing into an underlay tulle skirt looks gorgeous too. Keep a shorter hemline and sign off- with a pair of heels.
4. Lace Sheath Gowns
If you fancy a contemporary and sophisticated modern wedding dress, then go for a lace sheath gown. A sheath dress is perfect for brides who want to have a polished, sleek silhouette. Pair it up with matching accessories for the ultimate bridal look. For a winter wedding, pair up your strapless sheath dress with a faux-fur capelet. If you’re having a casual themed outdoor wedding, how about pairing your sheath gown with a sweater top or a fuzzy jacket?
This is one of the best wedding dress styles to keep you warm and will go perfectly with a laid-back wedding day.
5. High Necklines
High necklines are ideal choices for winter wedding dresses if you want to stick to a minimalist style. Plus, the neckline will keep you warm throughout the ceremony and reception/ Become a snow queen with a high neckline wedding dress with little hints of lace on the sleeves.
To add some winter whimsy, you can accessorize with a head crown made of seasonal berries and twigs. Wear a dark mauve lip color matching with the berries, and you’re ready for your big day.
Lastly, keep in mind that you don’t want to get cold feet on your wedding day. You might be tempted to wear your favorite open-toed party heels, but it would be wise to pick covered shoes to keep your feet warm. While pumps are a classic choice, you can also check out velvet shoes, chic sock boots, slingback flats, or closed-toe block heels.
For lips, pick a bold color that looks gorgeous in a snowy setting. While a classic red lip gives a sensuous bridal look, mauve and deep maroon goes well too. Choose creamy makeups to keep the skin moisturized. Wear a smokey eye look that goes perfect with the outdoor weather. With the perfect wedding dress styles and winter weather-proof makeup, you’ll look vibrant and elegant at your heart-warming winter wedding.
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