Last Updated on October 3, 2023 by Eve Dawes
Chic Winter Wedding Guest Dresses & Outfits | Stylish & Warm Looks for 2023
Winter wedding guest dresses and outfits can be a tough one to figure out. What to wear to a winter wedding without looking too casual, overheating or freezing and that’s still flattering and stylish. These best winter wedding guest dresses for 2023 are fashion forward and warm, from short formal winter dresses to maxi wedding guest dresses, casual to cocktail. I wouldn’t normally say bright colors for Winter weddings but there’s even a few festive colors like gold, green and red wedding guest dresses for Christmas weddings. As well as jumpsuits that would be perfect for winter wedding guest outfits on extra cold days. Especially if it’s windy which if you’re from the Midwest or Vegas you’re used to.
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How to make Winter wedding guest dresses more fashion forward
A simple shoes and accessories update can quickly make dresses look more on trend. Luckily opera gloves are a big trend for Winter 2023 and have the added bonus of not only looking elegant but adding warmth. Look for touch screen friendly pairs so you can still snap lots of wedding pics.
Shoe-wise platforms are still a big trend. Just be careful they’re not too clunky and don’t overwhelm an otherwise elegant outfit. Pumps are always a classic choice, especially if it’s wet out. If it’s sunny, you can never go wrong with strappy stiletto heels to keep the outfit balanced.
Best Winter wedding guest dresses and outfits 2023 under $250
These winter wedding guest dresses, outfits, maxi dresses and gowns look more expensive than they are. A lot of these winter wedding guest dresses and outfits are versatile enough to wear more than once, for holiday parties and date night, etc. Like this sexy, ruched, plum, one shoulder bodycon dress which also comes in lots of other colors and lengths.
I’m loving the bright pinks and rich jewel tones like emerald green trending for Winter 2023 but I also found some stunning black and neutral styles if you prefer more muted colors or minimalistic looks for your wedding guest outfit. As well as some casual winter wedding dresses if the wedding dress code doesn’t call for black tie.
Your choice of winter wedding guest dress for 2023 is going to come down to the dress code, weather and location as much as personal choice. I’m all about the CPW so a lot of these wedding guest dresses like this green long sleeve midi dress can be reused just by changing up the shoes, jewelry and belt for whenever you need a cute winter formal dress.
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As much as I love sparkly dresses, I’ve left full on sequin numbers to the Christmas party dresses as no one wants their wedding guest dress to detract from the bride. However, there are still a few with some sparkly or feather embellishments that strike the right balance for my girly girls.
As well as casual winter wedding dresses for weddings that aren’t black tie or formal and festive colors like red wedding guest dresses for Christmas wedding guests.
Red wedding guest dresses
Are red wedding guest dresses ok to wear? It really comes down to the dress code, bride and the style of the dress. You obviously don’t want to upstage the bride but red is a beautiful festive color for Winter weddings.
If the bride wants fashion forward, well-dressed guests and you know the other guests will be showing up in style you should be ok. If you think the other guests will be more modestly dressed, maybe leave red for another day. If in doubt, ask!
This red long sleeve mini dress is pretty lightweight so it’s great for layering with and it has pockets. Which means a mini bag is practical as you can stash everything else in the pockets. It also didn’t need ironing when I took it out of the box for those of you who avoid ironing as much as me.
The necklines tight to get over your head though so definitely dress before doing your hair and makeup. It’s also pretty short (my inseams 31″ and it’s short on me).
This Cult Gaia dress might be a bit too extra for some weddings but for others this red wedding guest dress will be a knock out. Plus you can wear it to other festive parties this season.
Best winter wedding guest dresses & outfits 2023 over $250
These dreamy winter wedding guest dresses, outfits and gowns are trending on these sites so definitely shop now if you find something you love. My personal favorites are the black fit and flare style, hot pink ultra feminine long sleeve dress, Bronx and Banco navy midi, and stunning green velvet gown which would be perfect for a formal winter wedding guest dress.
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Designer winter wedding guest dresses in rich seasonal tones suitable for casual to black tie winter wedding dress codes:
Don’t want to wear a dress? Stunning Winter wedding guest outfits, matching sets & jumpsuits
If you don’t want to wear a dress to the winter wedding, a pant suit can look super chic if it’s dress code appropriate. Especially the more tailored versions, in luxe fabrics and styles that don’t look like you’re headed into the office.
With the right heels and beautiful accessories these suits, blazers, jumpsuits and winter wedding guest outfits are stunning and sharp options. There’s even the most gorgeous flowy, satin maternity suit.
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Pant suits and jumpsuits for a cozy but chic winter wedding guest outfit:
What do you wear to a winter wedding?
Don’t worry too much about being warm as most winter wedding ceremonies and receptions are inside. Instead, go by the dress code and then layer up depending on where you are. A wedding in New York or England’s going to need a warmer coat and shoes or boots than for a winter wedding guest dress for Vegas, Miami or LA wedding.
Winter wedding dresses with sleeves are always a good option for staying warm and look chic and sophisticated. Also, they mean no worrying about what your arms look like!
One of the biggest rules of dressing for a wedding is to never outshine the bride and groom. Avoid sequined ball gowns, sparkly tiaras, or other articles of clothing that will draw attention away from the bride.Martha Stewart
What to wear with winter wedding guest dresses
It’s pretty easy to layer up your winter wedding guest dresses and outfits if you’re in love with one of the sleeveless or more lightweight dresses. Add some tights or a shrug, blazer, pashmina or heavy weight coat. Since most Winter weddings are inside anyway, staying warm shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
When it comes to the shoes it depends on the dress you’ve chosen and whether or not you’re wearing tights. Some of these winter wedding guest outfits will work with boots and with casual winter wedding dresses if it’s not a black tie wedding. Others will look much better with strappy sandals or close toe pumps if you’re wearing tights.
Don’t forget a fabulous bag to finish your winter wedding guest outfit.
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