Words by Síomha Connolly
December 5th, 2016
For most, summer weddings can usually be swiftly tackled with a floral dress or a pastel number, winter weddings, however, can often prove a bit trickier not least due to the dropping temperatures. For your next winter wedding, draw admiring glances in one of these not so ordinary wedding looks ensuring you’ll be the best dressed guest.
This year for winter wedding guest dressing we’re advocating the velvet suit, one which yields a sense of eighties glamour. We’re also loving the idea of a dark floral maxi to be contrasted with a heavy shoe giving a grungy look that is completely on trend. Finally, stand out from the crowd in a midi skirt and modern shirt, an entirely fresh approach to wedding dressing. Finish off your look with the finest accessories; a pair of show stopping heels, some intricate jewellery and a high impact handbag and you’re set for the festivities.
Read on to see the new ways to dress for a winter wedding.
For your next nuptial engagement stay away from dresses completely and instead opt for a two piece suit. Velvet is the perfect option for winter wear, the luxurious fabric while looking stylish is also weather appropriate and will keep you warmer than any dress will. Look for rich colours such as royal blue, deep burgundy or emerald green for an added element of interest. Wear a simple black cami underneath, a pair of mid heels and some elegant jewellery to keep the rest of your outfit paired back and let the suit do the talking.
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Dark Floral Maxi
This winter florals have gone grunge, drop in on this trend by wearing your floral maxi in a decidedly darker palette. For those of you who usually tend to opt for a floral dress for weddings this is your entry gate to alternative wedding dressing. Darker palettes are more interesting and floaty shapes like the Zara dress below will also tackle the Victorian trend which was huge on the catwalks for this season. Finish this look with a pair of leather ankle or mid-calf boots, a structured statement clutch and a fist full of cocktail rings.
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Midi Skirt & Modern Shirting
Embrace new shirting styles for your next occasion, the wardrobe classic has been reimagined and is now your perfect party piece paired with a midi skirt and statement heels. Modern shirting is all about playing with proportions- think oversized fit, fluted sleeves and wrap detailing. To make your outfit wedding ready belt your shirt in or go one step further and act on this season’s curiosity with the corset, the Tibi shirt below even comes with a built in bustier. Dress this look up with some stand out accessories, a pair of statement heels and a complimentary clutch will work nicely.
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