What To Wear To A Cold Weather Wedding

Picking the perfect outfit for a summer wedding can be difficult enough, without having to factor in layers and jackets for colder evenings.

winter-wedding-feat-imageWith more to match up, the pressure to find a stand-out outfit that is comfortable enough to wear all day can be overwhelming. But as always, we prefer to think of it as a fun challenge, and our fashion team have worked their magic to help you find something stunning to wear.

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Don’t know where to start? This season, we’re all about stepping out of our comfort zones and finding that perfect buy that you never thought would look right on you. Style it up at your next wedding with top picks that will not only keep you looking fabulous, but still stay within the winter season trends.

With the classic connotation of wedding attire being linked to summer, a lot of ladies can struggle when trying to find the perfect ensemble. Pastels, florals and slinky summer dresses are an easy go to for an occasion like this. So, what do you do when your reliable favourites can’t see you through? Switch it up of course!

Don’t be scared to add that extra bit of luxe embellishment that you sometimes can’t pull off at a summery do. Play around with your proportions and stand out in glamorous Oscar-style evening gowns or full-bodied midi skirts, or even an androgynous style suit.

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Have a browse through our top winter wedding outfits and be inspired to try something new…

Blue-lipsy-dress

Lipsy London at Za.nextdirect.com, R1 075
Give your lace numbers that extra luxe effect by opting for an eye-catching gemstone colour. Accessorise with some golden metallic tones. A matching shoes and bag combo is always a winner. This number is perfect for showing off your hourglass shape.

embellished-river-island-dress

River Island at Riverisland.com, R1 999
Sheer lace panels are expected to be a huge trend this winter and spring. Not only do they cover you up, but they add a delicate romance to your look. Look bridesmaid-worthy in this sequined beauty, and accessorise with silver teardrop earrings to finish the look.

Fitted-JacketSuit-trousers-H&M

Fitted Jacket, R399 and Suit Trousers, R299 at H&M
Who says you just have to wear a dress to a wedding? Break the mould and opt for a fitted tux. Add the frill factor with an on-trend Chloe inspired ruffled blouse. High heels are a must with this look.

lace-skirt

Oakridge at Mr Price, R69.99
Immerse yourself in the beautiful embroidery of this flower patterned skirt from Mr Price. Wear with a creamy blouse and barely-there strappy sandals. Or for a truly chilly day pop on a grey cashmere jumper and push up those sleeves.

structured-dress

Mango at Shop.mango.com/za, R999
Reign supreme at your next nuptials with this structured dress from Mango. Embracing the classic colour of red, this dress is perfect for showing off your shape without showing too much. With a pinched in waist and structured silhouette – talk about hourglass heaven! Wear this piece with a throw-over cape and some sheer tights.

Oasis-dark-lace-dress

Za.nextdirect.com, R745
Go to the darker side and get a timeless lace overlay dress that will see you through the seasons. Partner with some sparkly accessories and drape a staple leather jacket over for an edgier vibe.

sheath-dress

Nordstrom, R4 136
With its slight off the shoulder design, this dress will also serve you well for any upcoming spring weddings. Looks fabulous with chunky gold jewellery and a clutch.

Faux-fur-jacket

House Of Fraser, R2 400
Slip on a sleek faux fur jacket when you’re hopping in between venues. A plain black jacket is a timeless number. Wear with your classic LBD to add that little bit more luxe.

full-al-line-skirt

Ted Baker, R1 345
Don’t just save florals for a summer wedding, go extra-femme with a full skirt. With its darker tones and dramatic shape, this skirt is ideal for making a statement. Wear with a silk blouse and classic courts.

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