Hot Take: Winter Wedding Dressing is More Fun Than Summer

February 10, 2020

That’s right, we said it. When it comes to dressing for the inevitable wedding weekend away, winter is better. This statement might make you want to put your hands up and shout, but save that for the dance floor.

While we love the ease of a summery dress, there’s something to be said for the creativity, thought and effort that goes into getting dressed up in colder temps. And with the wedding industry trending toward multi-day affairs, you’ll need an arsenal of looks suited for both indoor and outdoor events. 

Whether you’re the bride-to-be, in the bridal party or a plus-one, read on to discover the designs and designers that will change the way you wedding (and maybe your favorite season for the big day).

Sleeves

Yes, sleeves. It’s that simple. Sleeves are chic. Sleeves keep you warm. Sleeves make you happy. We suggest experimenting with a puff sleeve—a trend that dominated the SS20 runways—that’s set to hit an office, happy hour or sidewalk near you come spring.

A bit of volume will up the romantic anti and create a slimming silhouette. And did we mention warmth?

A pant. A suit. A jumpsuit. 

Cold legs? Fahgettaboudit.

A winter wedding is the perfect opportunity to rock an unconventional, statement-making look, starting with a killer pair of pants. If you want to push the conventional wedding-style boundary, pair that perfect pant with the perfect blazer to create the perfect suited look. Suits not your style? Go all out in a one-piece wonder—jumpsuits are the answer to an out-of-control post-wedding dance party.

Elevated Outerwear

Say goodbye to that pashmina (which no one really knows how to style and are only relevant for spring weddings because of that awkward post-dinner, pre-reception chill) and hello to innovative outerwear!

This is an entire category that can’t even be considered for summer weddings, and when done right, can be the cherry on top of your wedding-style sundae. 

You’ll need three options: 

  1. An in-case-of-emergency faux fur—essential for freezing temps and drafty venues. 
  2. A drapey duster—the light-weight fabrication and sleek silhouette complements any wedding look.
  3. A cape—although we think you’ll already feel like superwoman in your rental(s), you’ll make a statement by adding this cold-weather underdog. 

Heading to a destination wedding this winter? Ditch the suitcase and opt for our Closet Concierge service—our partnership with W Hotels that allows you to send your rentals straight to your hotel-room closet.