Winter Wedding Attire

Picking out something to wear to a wedding is not the easiest task. You want to look nice and wear something you love while simultaneously making an effort to not look too nice or stand out too much as you do not want to even hint at trying to upstage the bride. Like I said, it’s not an easy task. With it now being December, winter weddings are in full bloom so I wanted to put together a post to help you with picking out winter wedding attire!

Winter-Wedding-Attire-8119Winter-Wedding-Outfit-8023There are many factors that can go into picking out your winter wedding attire… where is the wedding and reception located? What is the weather like? Did the invitation specify a dress code? These are the basic questions you want to know the answer to before you even begin thinking about what to wear. Regardless of where the wedding is located, what time of year it is, or how formal it is, there are a few things you should always remember.

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  1. Understated style always wins. A wedding is not the time to try out the newest trend or go overboard with busy prints and fabrics. You can still look beautiful and make a statement in a simple, subtle gown.
  2. Keep comfort in mind. Most weddings last multiple hours and consist of a lot of standing and dancing. While it may be acceptable at some point in the evening to kick off your heels, you don’t want to be suffering because you wore brand new stilettos. Whether it’s your shoes, dress, undergarments, hair, etc., make sure you feel comfortable before you walk out the door (and rub some of this on your feet!).

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3. Always lean towards looking nicer. If the dress code is unclear or you’re not quite sure what everyone will be wearing, always lean towards formal instead of casual. You never want to be in a situation at a wedding where you are underdressed. It’s awkward.

4. Never EVER wear white (or anything close to it)! This seems like a given but I have seen people wear white to a wedding on multiple occasions. It genuinely makes me cringe for the bride… just don’t wear white. Don’t even wear cream. And if you’re not sure if the color of your dress is too close to white, it probably is. Don’t risk being that person.

Winter-Wedding-Outfit-7990 Winter-Wedding-Outfit-7967The dress I’m wearing in today’s post is from a designer I worked with in Israel. She makes stunning pieces in her studio in Tel Aviv and sells them in her Etsy shop. If you or anyone you know is looking for bridesmaid dresses or even a wedding dress, I would recommend sharing this post with them. She creates many similar dresses in various cuts and colors to complement every figure and they are incredibly affordable. I fell particularly in love with a blush tulle gown that made me feel like a ballerina/princess. While the fairytale dress was stunning, I left with this navy high slit maxi gown. I felt like it was a timeless piece that you could wear for multiple occasions and easily dress it up or down. This is the perfect kind of dress for winter wedding attire because it is formal while still being subtle and romantic. A faux fur coat would look gorgeous draped over the shoulders, too.

Winter-Wedding-Outfit-8060 Winter-Wedding-Outfit-8017 Winter-Wedding-Outfit-8120Keeping with my simple themed winter wedding attire I accessorized with a delicate silver necklace my mother-in-law gave me. Not only is it beautiful, it is sentimental and meaningful, which I love (especially for an occasion like a wedding). I picked out a few winter wedding attire options shown below and the majority of them are extremely affordable…

Winter-Wedding-Outfit-8141 Winter-Wedding-Outfit-8076What do you think of this look for winter wedding attire? What do you prefer to wear to a wedding? Leave me a comment and let me know! You can also check out my “LET’S SHOP!” tab for a list of items I’ve currently got my eyes on along with all of my holiday gift guides!

 

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Dress: c/o Blush Fashion // Heels: BCBG // Necklace: gift from my mother-in-law (purchased in Israel) // Lipstick: Revlon HD

Thank you for reading!!

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  1. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Yesssss! Love this look on you and that dress is stunning! I totally agree with everything, especially #4. “But I’m wearing a two-tone dress, the upper half is white BUT my bottom half is purple?” NOPE. “I have pink butterfly silhouettes in this white dress–” NOPE. “It’s cream but it’s not satin, I’m wearing a different kind of fabric” NOPE. ??? (my MIL wore an all cream ensemble to mine…..)

    • Natalie
      Thursday, December 3, 2015 / 3:54 pm

      LOL! Seriously laughing so hard right now… it’s pretty amazing how many people think they can justify wearing white to a wedding. But I mean your MIL.. :/ NOT cool. But probably pretty funny to look back on now. 🙂

  2. Thursday, December 3, 2015 / 8:49 am

    Wow I love this dress! I have so many weddings to go to this month and next. Whew! I really wish you shared a full body shot of the dress from the front. Either way gorgeous!!!!

    • Natalie
      Thursday, December 3, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you! And you are so right… I was pretty bummed when going through photos and realized I didn’t have a full body shot. The wind was ridiculous that day so we tried to get creative with the shots. I think this dress would look beautiful on you. They have several similar dresses and they’re shipping for free right now! 🙂

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