Winter Wedding Dresses

Planning a cold-weather ceremony? Dress for the season with lacy sleeves, warm wraps, and more.


1. Ball Gowns

The chicest way to wear layers: a ball gown with endless yards of organza, lace, or tulle. If the thermometer calls for even more, put on tights, too.

2. Silvery Details

Rich crystal embellishments and metallic threadwork give off a glint that mimics the shimmer of icicles on a winter’s day—an apropos way to brighten things up.

3. Heavier Fabrics

A thicker material, like crepe or satin, promises to keep your teeth from chattering when temperatures drop. (You’ll still want to add an extra layer for outdoor photos.)

4. Long Sleeves

The prettiest lace-adorned sleeves keep arms from feeling chilly. An illusion fabric makes this coverage elegant and adds another dimension to your look.

5. Subtle Hues

Cool-toned platinum is a subtle alternative to traditional white that’ll stand out against a snowy backdrop. For something warm, try a champagne or blush wedding dress.

6. Faux-Fur Capes

Stylishly banish the brrrs with a faux-fur capelet. These luxe shawls are equal parts cozy and glamorous, and they pair perfectly with strapless wedding dresses.

7. Pantsuits

An ivory pantsuit feels bridal in a thoroughly modern way. Accessorize with a blusher veil and amazing crystal-adorned shoes.