The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping, but that doesn’t mean that the weddings of the year are over. Party season is just getting started, so no doubt you’ll still have friends or family members wanting to walk down the aisle this winter.
It can be difficult to find a suitable outfit as a guest at a winter wedding – you still want to look stylish but you also need to keep yourself protected from the elements. Hen party experts henheaven.co.uk explain what to wear in the months when the weather’s not always your friend…
Wear a long sleeved top or dress where possible, or at least make sure you have something to cover your arms in the evening. A scarf will help to protect you against any breezes and you can keep your legs a little warmer with thin sheer tights.
If you’re a bridesmaid you may have little say in what you wear, so speak to the bride about adding a bolero, smart jacket or scarf to your outfit, which won’t alter the overall style.
You’ll also need to take precautionary measures to protect yourself against any impending rain. Check the weather forecast on the Met Office website beforehand so you know if it’s likely to be wet outside. Hopefully you’ll be outside as little as possible if it’s cold anyway, but there may be times when you need to walk between venues so it’s wise to make sure you have some shelter from the wind and rain.
Here are some different options we’ve found:
1. Black Wedding Pagoda Umbrella, £19.99, Jolly Brolly
This beautiful frilly umbrella will add a touch of elegance and glamour to your outfit. Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits – with this beauty you might even hope it does rain so you get to use it!
2. Eliza J Lace Belted Shift Dress, £80 (currently reduced from £160), House of Fraser
This soft teal shift dress has the perfect shade of colours for winter. The pleated skirt will help give a fitted look while the belt accentuates the waistline.
3. Jacques Vert Long Palomino Coat, £249, John Lewis
If you want a winter coat which offers comfort, grace and style – this is the one. The light tone and faux fur collar make it perfect for a winter wedding, while the wool and cashmere blend will keep you toasty.
4. Silver Silk Pashminetta, £20 (currently reduced from £25), Debenhams
This silk pashminetta from J by Jasper Conran has a straight cut and tassle detailing on the ends.
5. Rivi Dress, £115, Coast
The three-quarter-length sleeves on this dress will help to keep your arms warm on cold days, and they also balance out the skirt length nicely. Both the ruched waist and neckline add detail and a sense of shape for a tailored fit.
6. Rachella Fur Cover Up, £75, Coast
Beautiful and will match any dress, this cropped faux fur bolero will give you all the cover you need through a cold day and evening.