THREE NEW RULES FOR WINTER WEDDING DRESSING

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.

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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. 

THE ROBINSONS GUIDE TO DRESSING FOR A WINTER WEDDING

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.

 

AUTUMNAL HUES

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.

FINE FABRICS

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.

GREAT LENGTHS

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.