We love a good wedding, but dressing for a winter wedding can be something of a minefield. You need to look suitably chic but this isn’t the midst of summer, when legs can be bare, colours pastel and floral dresses a failsafe. Winter weddings can be mean battling wind and rain, not to mention the turmoil which comes with finding a coat to match your outfit. Here are three things to bear in mind when you start shopping for your winter wedding look.



The first thing to consider when it comes to planning the perfect outfit for those winter weddings is colour. Veer away from unseasonal pastels and turn to jewel tones instead. AW16 collections are full of these sophisticated shades, so you’ll find them far easier to happen upon than the usual candy colours of a summer soiree. Rich emerald green, ruby, champagne and sapphire shades are made for winter weddings, and they’ll look unbelievable when you pair them with a deep red lip.


Summer weddings usually involve acres of tulle, chiffon and lace, but heavier fabrics are in order when it comes to winter. There’s something luxurious about the weight of a great quality velvet or thick satin, not to mention the extra warmth that comes in handy at a winter wedding. Plush jacquard dresses will make quite the entrance and you can even break the cardinal sin of wearing black to a wedding, so long as there’s some colour courtesy of heavy embroidery or embellishment.


The great thing about a winter wedding is that the addition of sleeves means you can take your hemline a little higher. That said, long sleeves look equally as amazing with floor-skimming maxi dresses, those jewel tones making the look all the more dramatic. If you have the height to make it work, flat shoes will keep the look more casual if you’re headed for a more laidback venue and they’ll keep you on the dance floor into the early hours, too.


Visit Robinsons of Bawtry to day to shop winter wedding outfits from designers including ESCADA, Armani Collezioni, Moschino, Versace and more.