What To Wear To A Winter Wedding

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Figuring out what to wear to a winter wedding can be tricky. It’s too cold for the strapless and sleeveless dresses you wore to your summer weddings. Yet, you don’t want to be too covered up (it’s a wedding, not a funeral). We have these answers and more with our quick list of do’s and don’ts for your wardrobe to a winter wedding.

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding


  • Accessorize with gloves, scarves, and even a pretty winter hat.
  • Wear a beautiful coat. While colors other than white are preferred, a white coat is okay in a pinch.
  • Wear a pantsuit in a winter color like red, blue, or in a pinch, black
  • Wear tights for warmth and for style.
  • Wear pumps or flats with closed toes. You don’t want your feet to get too cold!
  • Check with the bride to see what color the bridesmaids are wearing. You don’t want to look like you’re in the wedding party.
  • Dance the night away. It will keep you warm and you’ll be sure to have a great time.


  • Wear white , even if you look amazing in it.
  • Wear strappy sandals or open-toe shoes. Even in the south, winter nights can get chilly.
  • Wear clothes that are too tight or too short. No one likes to be stared at for the wrong reasons.
  • Wear jeans, khaki pants, etc. If you wear pants, they should be dressy.
  • Wear anything too showy. Unless it’s black-tie, leave a long gown or a sequined dress at home.

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  • former girlfriend of groom

    I’ll be attending an evening (5p) wedding in the Napa Valley of a former beau with whom I’ve remained great friends with as well his family, is it ok to wear a white dress with taupe detail or should I stick with Navy & taupe instead?

    • TBF

      Avoid white.. especially since you are the ex-girlfriend 🙂

  • Winter Wedding must be more happy to attend with the tips above.

  • M

    Actually, I’d love to wear that blue dress to a wedding! Where can it be found?

    • TBF


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  • I’ve always been a little wary of winter weddings for precisely this reason: you never know what to wear. Needless to say, this post totally helps.