The end of Summer is bittersweet: the Summery days that interspersed Autumn have finally come and gone requiring new warmer dresses for upcoming winter weddings. It’s exciting to wear different dresses and glam for the June, July and August nuptials. Dress for a winter-wedding in rich velvety tones, long detailed sleeves, cool fashion-forward hemlines and everything else you couldn’t get away with at a sweltering February ceremony. We’re here to help you strike a balance between style and weather-appropriateness with an edit of long-layered warm-hued, or otherwise winter-ready pieces you can wear to any and every wedding you may have in the diary over the next few weeks.
- The Jacket
If the Wedding you are attending has a dress code of ‘formal’ then look no further than this winning combination. Sophie (above) wears our ‘Bowery Slip Dress’ in Forest Green by Camilla & Marc and the ‘Dream Jacket’ in Khaki by Unreal Fur. It pairs well with a gold fine drop earring and a barely-there thin-strap heel to keep this chic ensemble refined. Adding a modern jacket is the key to pulling everything together and ensuring your outfit turns heads. The only fur to wear is faux, Unreal Fur provides a luxurious and ethical alternative without compromising on style (or warmth – they truly are very warm).
Depending on the venue, most Winter Weddings call for a sleeve to ensure some warmth (especially during the ceremony which is usually outside or in a church). This mini dress by Self Portrait features beautiful placement lace all over with a Victorian-inspired neckline. It is partially lined to allow the lace to contrast strikingly against the skin and the body con silhouette is offset by a tiered skirt. Alluring and modern, this is no your typical little black dress. Dress up this mini with a bold red lip and statement earring with a simple black heel.
3. Luxe fabrics
Try and stick to dresses made from heavier fabrics like this luxe velvety fabric on the ‘Walker Dress’ by Rebecca Vallance. This style is business at the front and party at the back but still allowing wearers to wear a comfy strapless bra. Whilst all-black outfits can be a little sombre for a Summer Wedding, they are a chic option for Winter nuptials. Velvet is a winner; the textured fabric offers an opulent approach to this Winter’s key textural trend. We promise you will appreciate the high-neck line and extravagant fabric as you celebrate without shivering from the ceremony to the reception. Gold, black or metallic thin-strapped heels with radiate sophistication; as will any of our Olga Berg metallic clutches.