The Best Dress Styles for a Winter Wedding

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Finding the perfect wedding guest dress always seems like a trying task, but trying to find one during the winter is particularly complicated. There's a lot to consider, including what will keep you warm, look good with your coat, and lastly, feel festive enough to coincide with the unavoidable holiday spirit. If this is something you've ever struggled with or are currently struggling with, we're here to help.

There are a handful of particular wedding guest dress styles for winter that always seems to be sure-fire wins during the holiday season, featuring metallic accents, jewel tones, and of course, dresses with long sleeves. Here, we've divided our shopping curation into those three categories so you can seamlessly identify which winter wedding dress style tickles your fancy the most and gets you more than excited for the festivities ahead.

Metallic Accents

Whether you opt for a head-to-toe sequin look or err on the side of caution with subtle metallic accents, the boldness of a crisp shiny hue is perfect for any winter wedding, no matter the dress code. 

Longer Sleeves

This one's a no-brainer: Long-sleeve dresses should be at the top of your shopping list when looking for that perfect winter wedding ensemble. Not only will they actually keep you warm, but they add a level of elegance to your overall look.

Jewel Tones

There's no better time to wear rich jewel-tone dresses than during the winter. Ruby, sapphire, and emerald frocks are sure to match the festive nature of this winter wedding. So before you reach for yet another black dress, think again and consider one of these gemstone-inspired hues instead.

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.