How to Feel Fabulous Without Freezing at a Winter Wedding
I attended a winter wedding this year and as much as I loved it, it was obviously cold! If the bride, groom, bridal party, and guests are not properly prepared, the cold weather can really put a damper on an entire day. Here are some smart practices in preparing for a winter wedding!
Whether attending a wedding as a guest or a member of the wedding party, coordinating suitable attire can be a difficult task, especially during the off-season. The most popular month to get married is still June (accounting for 15% of all weddings), but winter weddings will always have their place as a unique option for couples who just aren’t about the summer heat.
If you’re planning on attending a winter wedding in the coming months, you’ll have to know how to dress with style and warmth in mind. Here are some quick tips for feeling as fab possible without freezing at any winter wedding.
Leggings And Jewel Tones
Jewel tone dresses are undoubtedly gorgeous year-round, but there’s something about wearing them during the winter that really brings out the best qualities of any ensemble.
“The beauty of jewel tones is that they make everyone’s skin glow! If your skin tone is light, opt for a powerful deep blue; if it’s medium, try a sparkling emerald; and if it’s dark, try a ruby-red. A smoky brown with a warm gray undertone is also known to look amazing on every shade of skin!” writes Reagan Whitaker on The Everygirl.
To complete the look and provide some extra warmth, consider covering up with a pair of black or neutral colored leggings.
Jumpsuits are a one-of-a-kind and elegant attire option that can work year-round but are exceptionally cozy for winter weddings. Jumpsuits are available in countless styles, colors, and materials, so feel free to opt for one that you feel expresses your personality. Some prefer soft and flowy jumpsuits, while others prefer bolder prints and materials. Keep in mind that jumpsuits typically work best when worn with a classy pair of heels and some bold jewelry.
A cape dress is exactly what it sounds like — a cape and a dress all in one! Cape dresses are great for providing a classy and elegant look while covering your arms and keeping you warm. Velvet, fleece, and wool are all ideal materials for maximum warmth. These modern dresses are definitely here to stay, so expect more styles and colors to become available. When combined with a pair of dressy boots, you’ll be sure to stay warm throughout the night.
It may sound surprising, but first impressions are more heavily influenced by nonverbal cues than verbal cues. In fact, studies have found that nonverbal cues have over four times the impact on the impression you make than anything you say. What better way to make a statement with your ensemble than by bringing out its best elements with a statement coat? Something that provides as much warmth and coverage as possible is ideal, but make sure it’s not too much of a hindrance to have to carry around throughout the night.
Don’t Forget The ‘Golden Rule’ of Weddings
Finally, as you’re exploring all of these dazzling style options, it’s important to remember one major rule of thumb as a wedding guest: avoid wearing white! Go all out with accessories, by all means, but leave the white dress at home.
However, it’s always okay to show off your pearly white smile — more than half of the U.S. adult population over age 50 agree that a smile is the one physical feature that stays the most attractive as we age, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Ultimately, being aware of these style tips can help you prepare and arrive with elegance for any winter wedding. Don’t forget the accessories!
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