Finding the perfect outfit for a wedding is always difficult, especially when it falls during the winter months. While spring and summer weddings are denoted with dusky pastels and floaty florals, winter weddings seem to carry their own mystery when it comes to deciding what is ‘acceptable’ to wear. It poses a myriad of questions; Can you wear black? Should you only wear trousers? Can you wear the same thing to a wedding and a work Christmas party?
To help take the stressing out of the dressing, we’ve compiled a list of five lavish looks that will have you looking next level and feeling ultra-sophisticated.
1. Try out a trouser
Don’t want to brave a bare leg? Suitable for the season, trousers are sure to keep you warmer than a dress or a skirt will. Wide legged styles are on-trend this season and sure to add a flair of sophistication to any look. Opt for a versatile dark shade and team with a woven top to keep it looking formal. Elevate your look with a pair platform sandals and you’ll be ready to dance your way from ceremony to after-party.
2. Versatile Style
‘Tis the season for weddings…and parties..and Christmas?! Scrimp on the shopping and instead, opt for versatile staples that you can mix up for every occasion! Go for a simple skirt that you can wear to the office, dress up for a wedding and even sprinkle glitter on for the work Christmas party. Grab your go-to heels and jazz it up with a glitzy blouse for instant style points.
3. Go bold
Without going overboard, winter weddings offer the chance for you to opt for styles that are a little more dramatic than usual. Guests can trial prints, embellishment and ruffles, without scrimping on the sophistication. With animal print big business this season, why not save some pennies and pull out your favourite printed pieces from your wardrobe? Satin fabrics lend a more luxurious feel to your look, while a pair of statement earrings add extra wow-factor. Opt for a simple pair of black heels to round off the look and you’ll be looking picture-perfect.
4. Opt for opulent jewel tones
Though soft pastels may be out of season for a winter wedding, don’t be afraid to still play around with colour. Instead, opt for deeper, rich jewel tones when outfit building to create opulent, lavish looks. Teals, berries and burnt oranges are always on-point for winter dressing and complement all skin tones. Blend them together when creating your look to create a warm tonal look.
5. Don’t forget to load on the layers
Finally…don’t forget to wrap up! With winter weddings comes cooler weather, so it’s worth investing in a cover-up that you love as you’ll be wearing it a lot. Weddings often involve a lot of hovering and waiting, so it’s important for you to stay warm and cosy whilst you do. Start by choosing a frock with sleeves so you can have extra coverage without having to ditch wearing a dress. Add a lightweight cover-up for added warmth and finish with sparkly heels for a picture-perfect look!
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