Winter Wedding Dresses | The Ultimate Guide

Winter is a popular time for weddings, as the chilly weather creates a romantic and cozy atmosphere. If you’re planning a winter wedding, one of the most crucial decisions is selecting your wedding dress. 

Winter wedding dresses are different from those worn in other seasons, as they need to keep you warm while still looking elegant and stylish.  In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about winter wedding dresses to help you find the ideal one for your special day. 

Consider the Weather 

The first thing to consider when choosing a winter wedding dress is the weather. Depending on where you’re getting married, winters can range from mild to extremely cold and snowy. Keep in mind that you will be spending part of your day outside, so you need a dress that can protect you from the elements while still looking beautiful.  

What makes a Wedding Dress Suitable for a Winter Wedding? 

There are a few key elements that make a wedding dress suitable for a winter wedding: 

  1. Fabric: The fabric of your wedding dress is crucial in keeping you warm during a winter wedding. Opt for thicker fabrics like satin, velvet, silk or taffeta, which will not only provide warmth but also add texture and depth to your gown. 
  1. Sleeves: Long sleeves are a popular choice for winter wedding dresses as they provide coverage and warmth. You can choose from fitted, bishop or bell sleeves, depending on your personal style. 
  1. Length: Consider a floor-length gown to keep your legs warm during the chilly weather. If you prefer a shorter dress, consider pairing it with tights or tall boots to stay warm. 
  1. Embellishments: Enhance the allure of your winter wedding dress with exquisite embroidery, intricate beadwork or delicate lace appliques. These not only lend a hint of glamour but also offer an additional layer of warmth. Explore winter-inspired embellishments like snowflakes, icicles or pinecones to create a truly enchanting ensemble. 
  1. Layers: Consider a wedding dress with layers, such as an overlay or detachable skirt, that can be removed during the ceremony and added back on for photos or to stay warm during outdoor activities. 
  1. Necklines: Enhance the elegance and comfort of your winter wedding attire by selecting a chic and cozy high neckline, such as a turtleneck or boat neck. Not only will this stylish choice add sophistication, but it will also keep you warm throughout the occasion. 

Long Sleeve Winter Wedding Dress 

minimalist long sleeve wedding dress - siena by all who wander
simple long sleeve winter wedding dress - siena by All Who Wander

All Who Wander siena gown 

Introducing the All Who Wander siena gown, a sleek, oh-so-chic masterpiece that radiates minimalist charm and modern appeal. This gown gives a fresh twist to the classic bishop sleeve, with long sleeves that puff at the shoulder and gather at vintage-inspired buttoned cuffs. 

The open V-neckline beautifully complements the squared open back, while the relaxed column silhouette gracefully skims the body in sumptuous liquid crepe fabric. For the fashion-forward bride with an adventurous spirit, this long sleeve winter wedding dress is dripping with magic, waiting to make your special day truly unforgettable. 

Sparkly Winter Wedding Gown 

silver and ivory ballgown wedding dress with side slit - D3941 by Essense of Australia
strapless ivory and silver ballgown wedding dress - D3941 by Essense of Australia

Essense of Australia Style D3941SLV 

Prepare to be captivated by the sheer elegance of Essense of Australia Style D3941SLV. This sparkly winter wedding gown tells a story with its layers of opulent silver foil organza, casting a dazzling glow with every subtle shift of light. 

The modern design is defined by a wrapped strapless bodice, delicately accentuating a mesmerizing sweetheart neckline. The exquisitely draped bodice effortlessly merges with a billowing ballgown skirt, enhanced by a daring high leg slit. 

Designed for the fashion-forward bride, this breathtaking gown is guaranteed to leave you utterly enchanted. Get ready to embrace romance, beauty and unforgettable style on your special day. 

Casual Winter Wedding Dress 

plus size simple a-line wedding dress - 6718+ by Stella York
plus size a-line wedding dress with off the shoulder straps - 6718+ by Stella York

Stella York Style 6718+ 

Get ready to be the belle of the ball in this exquisite casual winter wedding dress! The allure of Stella York Style 6718+ is simply irresistible, radiating a romance that is unmatched. 

Designed with your comfort in mind, the detachable off-the-shoulder straps gracefully frame the neckline, cascading down the bride’s arms. With its timeless silhouette, highlighted by a face-framing sweetheart neckline and a cinched waist, this satin wedding dress flatters every figure. 

When it comes to plus size winter bridal gowns, this beauty not only exudes elegance but also offers a budget-friendly and stylish option for brides. Personalize your dream bridal look by selecting either a button finish or a lace-up back. 

Vintage-Inspired Winter Wedding Dress 

vintage inspired lace a-line wedding dress with long sleeves - wynter by All Who Wander
boho lace wedding dress with nude lining - wynter by All Who Wander

All Who Wander wynter gown 

The wynter gown by All Who Wander is an ethereal dream designed for the effortlessly chic bohemian bride. This exquisite wedding dress embodies a vintage-inspired charm and elegance with its soft A-line silhouette that enhances natural beauty. Picture a look that is airy and modest — sheer lace adorned with delicate 3D florals from head to toe. 

The blouson sleeves, adorned with delicate pearls at the wrist, bring a whimsical touch. Meanwhile, the high-fashion bustier bodice with boning provides both structure and support. For the bride with a free-spirited soul longing for elegance and sophistication from a bygone era, this vintage-inspired wedding dress is a must-have for a magical winter wedding day. 

Silk Winter Bridal Dress 

simple cap sleeve ballgown wedding dress with keyhole back - 1468 by Martina Liana
simple ballgown wedding dress with cap sleeves and keyhole back - 1468 by Martina Liana

Martina Liana Style 1468 

Martina Liana’s Style 1468 epitomizes bold couture design, offering an exquisite bridal design tailored for the fashion-forward winter bride. Picture modern cap sleeves delicately embracing your shoulders in luxurious Silk Zibeline, seamlessly flowing into a chic soft V-neckline. 

Let your elegance shine through with the diamond-shaped peekaboo open back that exudes timeless charm and contemporary allure. This beautiful silk winter bridal dress is complete with a whimsical bow detail and fabric-covered buttons cascading down to the hem. 

This structured ballgown skirt boasts discreet pockets and a gracefully trailing train, making a grand entrance that captures the true essence of couture fashion. Your statement of style starts here. 

Winter Bridal Accessories that can add a Touch of Seasonal Charm 

While selecting the ideal winter wedding dress is essential, don’t forget about accessories to complete your bridal look. Stay cozy and chic with beautiful accessories that complement your winter wedding aesthetic. Here are some accessory ideas that will elevate your winter wedding dress and add a touch of seasonal charm: 

  • Bridal Jacket:  Elevate your winter wedding style with a stunning bridal jacket that combines warmth and fashion. Choose from a variety of options like faux fur, cashmere or velvet to add texture and charm to your ensemble. Leather jackets and jean jackets are also popular choices to enhance your bridal look. 
  • Shawl: A shawl made from luxurious fabrics like wool, cashmere or silk will keep you warm and add an elegant vibe to your overall look. Consider a shawl with intricate lace or beaded details for a touch of glamour. 
  • Bridal Gloves: Consider adding bridal gloves to your ensemble for a classic and sophisticated look. Long gloves made from satin or velvet will add a romantic and glamorous vibe to your winter wedding dress. 
  • Faux Fur Stole: Make a statement with a luxurious faux fur stole draped over your shoulders. This accessory is ideal for infusing your winter wedding look with an exquisite blend of glamour and warmth. 
  • Winter Headpiece: A beaded or crystal tiara headpiece will add sparkle and glamour to your winter bridal look. Alternatively, you can choose a headband or hair comb adorned with winter-inspired elements like snowflakes or icicles. 
  • Boots: Embrace the winter season by pairing your wedding dress with stylish boots. Whether you opt for classic white or ivory boots or go bold with a pair of metallic or colored ones, they are sure to make a statement and keep your feet warm on your big day. 

Are you ready to find your dream dress? Book an appointment to see our collection of winter wedding dresses at True Society. Gown availability varies per store.  

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