The summer months may command the majority of matrimonial rendezvous but winter weddings have a certain charm when it comes to dressing as a guest. Heavy, luxurious brocade, silk and velvet fabrics, deep jewel tones and an opportunity to up the ante on the glamour front are all deciding factors in our love for a winter wedding. Here are three new rules that’ll turn one of life’s most sartorially challenging soirees into a winter walk in the park.
THINK DIFFERENTLY WHEN IT COMES TO FABRICS
Summer weddings are a haze of chiffon, silk and lace, all of which can work for winter too; it’s all about how you style them. Opt for heavier, more structured lace styles, like this Michael Kors dress with heavy lacework in wedding perfect shades of blue and cream. Whilst subtle, the black detailing in amongst the blue and cream puts a winter spin on the classic floral lacework. When it comes to silk and chiffon, switching it up for a winter wedding can be as easy as adding a sleeve or going deeper with your colours. Swap summer’s ice cream hues for jewel tones; emerald, ruby and amethyst shades are everywhere this season and they’ll all add drama to your winter wedding look.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO PUT THE BOOT IN
A leg-lengthening strappy sandal will forever be our shoe of choice for summer nuptials but winter calls for a heavier approach to footwear. Boots lend attitude to a look, intensifying winter florals and taking silk shift dresses from summer loving to ideal winter wedding attire. Sock boots are huge for AW17, tight through the ankle and finished with a pointed toe for a seriously flattering end to your outfit. They look incredible with chiffon florals, their feminine cut keeping them in line with what is traditionally considered to be acceptable attire when it comes to welcoming the newlyweds without sacrificing your individual style.
JUMP TO IT
Jumpsuits are an integral element of our wardrobes nowadays and they serve every possible purpose and occasion. From slouchy jersey styles for sleek off-duty days to the immaculately tailored versions we find ourselves reaching for even more often than we do our LBD, the jumpsuit isn’t going anywhere. If summer has exhausted your love of skirts and dresses, a smart jumpsuit is a great alternative. Wearing black for a wedding was once considered the ultimate fashion faux pas but with that no longer the case, a beautifully fitted black jumpsuit becomes a flattering and chic option. Likewise, head-to-toe red worn with a matching scarlet lip will steal the show. With the exception of the bride, of course.
We’ve got what to wear for a winter wedding all tied up in store at Robinsons. Visit us today at DN10 6JH to shop winter wedding looks that’ll leave you second only to the bride in the style stakes.