If you love going to weddings and sharing the moment of pure joy and love with your dearest ones, welcome to the club! Wedding season is finally here, as well as windy weather and low temperatures, which pose a challenge when it comes to choosing a perfect outfit. If you have some troubles managing that, stay with us. Here are four useful tips on how to do it like a pro.
Go for length
Winter weddings require outfits that are elegant and cozy at the same time – clothes that’ll keep you warm are obligatory, especially when the weather is bad. For this reason, pageant inspired sweeping floor length dresses are an absolute must – apart from looking astonishingly beautiful, these are very practical, since you’ll be dressed appropriately without freezing in the wind. So, choose a long dress made of some heavy fabric (keep reading for more info!), preferably with long sleeves for even better effect, and complement the outfit with a piece of statement jewelry. If that’s too much coverage for you, sheer sleeves are always a good way to go!
Luxurious fabrics on fleek
Even though silk, lace, and chiffon are very sophisticated and provide a perfect starting point for a glamorous dress, we can all agree that these are much more appropriate for summer weddings. These are so lightweight, which means that they won’t keep you warm during winter. On the other hand, velvet and jacquard are much different – they are so rich and luxurious, which is exactly what you need for an upcoming wedding. Velvet, in particular, is a huge trend this season, which places it on the top of the list when it comes to the most fashion-forward gals. However, if you’re not that into this fabric and you think a velvet dress would be too much, you can always opt for shoes and accessories made of this fabric. Even a hint of it will make a difference!
Deeper color palette is always a good idea
As for the color palette, winter is pretty much straightforward – deeper tones such as sapphire, ruby, and jade are everything you need! These work perfectly well for every skin tone and are great for the holiday season. Just steer clear of pretty pastels and stick to this gorgeous jewel tones, because that’ll make you look even more sophisticated and elegant. Trust us when we say that a long velvet dress in one of those shades will make everyone think ‘Wow, who is she wearing?’. Match it up with a pair of perfect stilettos and a top-notch clutch in the same shade, and you’ll feel like a true celebrity!
An ultimate bridal outfit
If you’re a bride-to-be who doesn’t care about conventional, princess-like wedding gowns, you’re at the right place! We know that those gorgeous white ball gowns are a dream come true for many brides, but if that’s not your cup of tea, you may want to keep reading. Instead of that, you can always pick a regular long dress complemented with luxurious lace. If you decide to go for long sleeves, you can opt for lace, too – it will show a bit of your skin, without looking inappropriate. A nice belt made of silk decorated with delicate jewels will make wonders for your overall look. Just don’t forget to choose appropriate bridal jewelry that perfectly matches your dress – a nice pair of earrings or a simple necklace will make you look like a modern princess.
Contrary to what many girls tend to think, winter weddings don’t have to be that tricky in terms of choosing a perfect outfit. The most important thing is to pick clothes that are elegant on the one hand while being warm and cozy on the other. You don’t want to freeze in your dress, right? Once you opt for the right one, the only thing left is having a good time at the reception. Cheers!
Author: Peter Minkoff
Peter is an editor at HighStyleLife magazine in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for few fashion events in around AUS and UK. Beside fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics, redesign furniture and to travel around tropical destinations. He plans to create a fashion business for style advising.