What color do you wear to a winter wedding?

Another thing to consider when choosing what to wear to a winter wedding is the color palette. Often, couples incorporate their color scheme into their wedding invitations, so be sure to look closely for any clues as to what the dress code might be as well as any possible color palettes. The most popular colors to wear to a winter wedding are deep or darker colors such as navy blue, hunter green, blacks, deep browns, maroons etc. In general, winter weddings are the perfect occasion to wear dark and muted tones.

The most popular colors are burgundy and plum, as well as navy and grey. Black is also acceptable for this time of year and can be particularly flattering and elegant. That said, always read the dress code and consider the venue before deciding on the attire and colors that will be appropriate. When looking for winter wedding guest dresses, don't forget to shop practically.

Even if you feel like wearing a tight mini dress or an off-the-shoulder dress, consider how the weather can affect your fashion choices. A cozy shawl or scarf can make the look more wintry and keep you warm, so consider investing in a warm garment for all your winter events. Fabric and color are also two important components of your winter wedding guest outfit. Deep jewel tones and rich fabrics, such as velvet and satin, are excellent choices for weddings in the colder months.

And when it comes to length, more fabric can help keep you warm, but don't rule out sleeveless gowns altogether. If you like to spend time on the dance floor or mingle with other guests, you may feel more comfortable in a short-sleeved or sleeveless option. Avoid bright colors such as yellow and orange. These shades are best reserved for spring weddings.

Instead, look for a dress in rich, wintry colors such as burgundy, dark plum and forest green. Red is an appropriate choice, but lean more towards dark reds than fire red. Add a Victorian-inspired fashion element to your winter wedding guest look with a pleated puff sleeve dress from New York-based brand Khaite. Perfect as a winter wedding guest dress for a February winter wedding, this cozy camel knit dress will keep you as warm as possible whether you're celebrating indoors or outdoors.

Rust may often be associated with autumn sleeves, but we're here to argue that it works for winter weddings too. To get the most out of your purchase, consider a winter wedding guest dress like this one, which you can reuse many times. So what is appropriate to wear to a winter wedding over a dress? Outerwear options can vary greatly depending on the venue and dress code, says Sullivan. We believe in the power of sleeves, and this winter wedding guest dress, which includes all sizes, is no exception.

Knowing what to wear to a semi-formal or informal winter wedding can be tricky, especially since traditionally casual fabrics, such as cotton and linen, are too cool for the season. Check out the carousel below for good options of dresses to wear to a winter wedding with a more casual feel. The weather and dress code of the event should help dictate what you should wear. Summer and autumn may be the most popular seasons to get married, but that doesn't mean there aren't winter and spring weddings as well.

This top and trouser combination is an unforgettable outfit for winter wedding guests, especially if dresses aren't your thing. Dressing up for a winter wedding can be a surprisingly fun opportunity to experiment with new and exciting evening looks.

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