For me, wedding fever is in the air, what with the impending Royal nuptials dominating world wide news and many of my friends tying the knot at the end of the year, there’s no getting away from it. Which poses the inevitable question of “what to wear”? Winter wedding fashion offers more of a challenge than a summer wedding outfit but just go into it thinking of yourself as a glamorous layered cake, where each reveal offers something new and breathtaking.
Starting with a cover up – fur was everywhere on the Autumn/Winter 2010 shows, I personally prefer faux as was seen at Chanel but each to their own! A chic fur stole or cover up will add drama, glamour and most importantly warmth to a winter wedding look. Next, a longer, floor skimming length dress will again offer warmth and hide thick tights worn underneath! Velvet maxi dresses are very on trend at the moment and look beautiful but there are plenty of other luxe winter fabrics around in rich colours or metallics.
If you do prefer mid-length or calf skimming style dresses then there are plenty of gorgeous lace, patterned tights around to modernise the look and up the glamour stakes. To keep off the winter chill, a pair of long leather gloves are a good option – very Mad Men!
Winter is also an excuse to up-the-anti on sparkle and shimmer, either with sequinned embellishment on your dress or adding dramatic jewellery – don’t worry about up staging the bride because you can get away with more sparkle when the winter nights are getting longer! To carry around your absolute essentials, the bag of choice this season is a cute little box clutch.
Boots are an excellent way to bring your winter wedding look bang up to date, toughening up a pretty look – and again, are practical in the colder weather. However, mother-of-the-brides may feel more elegant and comfortable in the plethora of lady like kitten heels and sling backs which have made a come back this season. They are much daintier and easier to wear than the towering high heels and platforms seen in previous seasons.
Whatever you do chose to wear though, don’t be afraid to dazzle!
This post was co-created by mother of the bride outfit suppliers Gray and Osbourn.