There’s nothing more romantic than winter with its snow-capped mountains, crackling fireplaces, and delicious warm drinks. So why wouldn’t you get married in winter? Yes, you and your guests might need to change your outfits, but winter is a magical time to get married. For brides-to-be, this means scrapping the summer wedding dress and opting for long sleeves, and faux fur stoles. If you’re planning to get married in the colder months, here are some timeless winter wedding dress trends.
Embellish A Classic Gown
A timeless winter wedding dress staple is a classic gown. The always flattering ball gown with a sweetheart neckline can be modified by embellishing all or part of this stunning dress. With the weather being icy and cold, a heavier, embellished dress might be the perfect yet beautiful solution to stay warm. Plus you won’t need to worry about sweat marks. Think of adorning your winter wedding dress – or part thereof – in beads and rhinestones that will have your sparkling all day long. You can even extend the embellishment to your accessories like you’re shoes and headpiece.
Add Enchanting Lace
Lace is made for winter wedding dresses! This delicate fabric has been around since the late 16th century and has been worn by many royals on their wedding day including Princess Diana. So why wouldn’t you want to wear it too?! Wedding dresses that are made of lace have an enchanting, elegant look which leaves everyone in awe when you walk down the aisle. It also provides light coverage which will help fight off the winter chill.
Keep Warm With A Faux Fur Stole
Technically this is not a winter wedding dress, but rather an accessory for your dress that has been around for decades. Wearable fur become popular in the 1960s but since many people have opted for the cruelty-free option of faux fur. For weddings, a faux fur stole, wrap, or coat have remained popular as it is an elegant way to keep warm. This works particularly well if you opt to have bare shoulders or sheer sleeves. No matter the style of your dress, a stole will always be something classic and timeless.
Add Some Snowy Detailing
From lace appliques, fringe and sequins, add some chic snowy detailing to your wedding dress. You don’t need to go literal and add snowflake embellishment to your dress, but rather anything that gives the illusion of the season. Quaint snow-like polka dots or icy lacing will do the trick. This timeless winter wedding dress trend will be loved for years to come.
Opt For Illusion Sleeves
If you want to wear a sleeveless dress but don’t want to expose to the cold, opt for illusion sleeves. These illusion sleeves can be left plain if you want a natural look or you can add some beautiful embroidery down the arms and along the collarbone. Through the ages, this trend has proven to remain popular with brides through the 70s 80s, 90s and today.
For more seasonal wedding trends check out some of our other blog posts: