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Dresses, Wedding

13 Winter Wedding Dresses For A Winter Wonderland Wedding 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - January 19, 2023

Finding the perfect dress for a winter-season wedding may seem daunting for brides. Winter wedding dresses can be just as beautiful, elegant, and even sexy as those worn during any other season— especially when styled with cold-weather accessories, like a fur stole and elbow-length gloves.

While longer sleeves and a high neckline make an obvious choice, there are plenty of ways to stay warm on your big day. Many winter brides select heavier fabrics, such as wool, satin, or velvet, to help their bridal look feel seasonally appropriate. For added warmth, wear a pair of tights and closed-toe shoes under your wedding gown. Accessorizing intentionally is key to staying cozy in style.

Below, we've highlighted trending winter wedding gowns that are ideal for a mid-winter wedding and can represent the spirit of winter weddings. No matter what bridal aesthetic you're going for, we've got something to keep you stylish and comfortable from ceremony to send-off.

13 Winter Wedding Dress Styles for Every Bride

01

Out of 13

Danielle Frankel Noa Off-the-Shoulder Charmeuse Gown

For The Traditional Winter Bride

Danielle Frankel Noa Off-The-Shoulder Charmeuse Gown

Source: Net-A-Porter

New York City-based designer Danielle Frankel's stunning Noa Off-the-Shoulder Charmeuse Gown is the quintessential winter wedding dress. It's draped from soft, silky charmeuse fabric woven from a blend of wool and silk yarns for lightweight warmth. The gown has a supportive, boned bodice and a full, floor-length skirt that creates a classic and sophisticated silhouette. An off-the-shoulder neckline adds a touch of sexiness without leaving you feeling too exposed. Elevate the pooling train with a pair of glitzy, closed-toe pumps.

Material

51% wool, 49% silk

lining: 100% polyester

Care

n/a

02

Out of 13

Rebecca Vallance Monique Gown

For the Romantic Bride

Rebecca Vallance Monique Gown

Source: Anthropologie

A dramatic open back and oversized bow bring a retro, romantic feel to the Monique Gown by Rebecca Vallance. Sculptural shoulders, tuck pleats, and organza trim to ensure it looks just as stunning in close-up photos as it does from the back row of the ceremony. When it comes to accessories, a chic birdcage veil, tasteful earrings, and pointed-toe kitten heels keep the right balance of retro and modern.

Material

Polyester, elastane

Care

Dry clean

03

Out of 13

Watters Frances Gown

For the Conservative Bride

Watters Frances Gown

Source: Anthropologie

You'll feel like royalty in Watters' Frances Gown, no matter the weather outside. A plush faux fur wrap looks particularly stunning against the delicate lace fabric. Fitted at the waist, its classic A-line silhouette drapes effortlessly over your hourglass shape, covering you up without feeling overly conservative. Airy sleeves and a whispy train bring a whimsical feel perfect for a winter wonderland wedding. For added warmth, slip a pair of white wool tights on underneath the removable slip.

Material

Polyester

Care

Dry Clean

04

Out of 13

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Off-the-Shoulder Metallic Gown

For The Fashion-Forward Bride

Teri Jon By Rickie Freeman Off-The-Shoulder Metallic Gown

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Against a snowy white backdrop, you'll look radiant in this shimmering Off-the-Shoulder Metallic Gown from Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman. The unconventional light gold color will leave all your wedding guests in awe. Its timeless fit-and-flare silhouette and floor-sweeping skirt balance out the effortlessly draped off-the-shoulder neckline. Style it with a white faux fur coat and a short veil to keep a bridal feel despite the slightly non-traditional color.

Material

50% polyester, 36% cotton, 14% metallic

Care

Dry clean

05

Out of 13

Oscar de la Renta Long-Sleeve Floral Lace Gown

For The Boho Bride

Oscar de la Renta Long-Sleeve Floral Lace Gown

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

This Oscar de la Renta Long-Sleeve Floral Lace Gown makes a beautiful choice for any boho bride, any time of year. It's crafted in the USA from intricate guipure lace in a tiger lily pattern that brings drama and dimension without feeling too summery for a winter wedding. Long sleeves and a square neckline frame your face and flatter every bust size. Its glamour and elegance transcend season, and your wedding guests will agree!

Material

100% polyester

Care

Dry clean

06

Out of 13

Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown

For the Modern Bride

Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown

Source: Anthropologie

Though simple, this Dawson Gown from Tadashi Shoji is anything but boring. The modern winter wedding dress features a plunging v-neckline that falls effortlessly into a dramatic twist front, then into a floor-length skirt with a dramatic front slit. Its long sleeves and weighty stretch-crepe fabric make it a suitable choice for a cold-weather occasion. Complete your bridal look with an ivory-colored veil and a pair of statement pumps.

Material

Polyester, spandex

Care

Professionally clean

07

Out of 13

For Love & Lemons Lacey Mini Dress

For the after-party

For Love & Lemons Lacey Mini Dress

Source: Revolve

Searching for something fun to change into after your ceremony? For Love & Lemons' Lacey Mini Dress is just the party dress to pick! Its boned bodice has underwire cups for added support, and its ruched satin mini skirt won't get in the way on the dancefloor the way most gowns would. Sheer lace blouson sleeves keep a bridal feel while you cut the cake, toss your bouquet, and dance the night away with your guests.

Material

Self: 100% nylon
Lining: 98% recycled polyester, 2% spandex

Care

Dry clean only

08

Out of 13

Willowby by Watters Sorvette Gown

For the Fairy-Tale Bride

Willowby By Watters Sorvette Gown

Source: Anthropologie

Willowby by Watters' Sorvette Gown offers a fashion-forward take on a fairy-tale wedding look. A plunging neckline, high front slit, and romantic open back show off your shape, perfectly balancing the voluminous blouson sleeves. It's cut from sleek satin fabric and finished with delicate back-neck ties for a modern dose of sophistication. Offered in sizes 00-26, its curve-enhancing silhouette compliments brides of every body type.

Material

Polyester

Care

Professionally clean

09

Out of 13

Jenny Yoo Nicola Gown

For the sophisticated bride

Jenny Yoo Nicola Gown

Source: Anthropologie

This Jenny Yoo Nicola Gown proves that long sleeves aren't the only way for a wedding dress to feel winter-appropriate. It's draped on the bias from luxe satin fabric with a chic high neckline and chest cut-out. A line of tiny buttons down the back accentuates the open-back, halter-neck design, ensuring your photos look stunning from every angle. Wrap up in a velvet cape or faux fur coat to keep warm before and after your ceremony.

Material

Luxe satin of woven polyester

Care

Dry clean

10

Out of 13

Halston Kendall Feathered Mini Dress

For the Courthouse Bride

Halston Kendall Feathered Mini Dress

Source: OliveLA

This Halston Kendall Feathered Mini Dress makes a fabulous winter wedding dress for more informal ceremonies. Its shift silhouette is cut from moss crepe fabric with long sleeves, a mid-thigh hemline, and a slim keyhole neckline. The black feather trim pairs nicely with a pair of black tights and pumps that'll keep you warm without detracting from your bridal look. Though a tad non-traditional, it'll still make you feel like just as much of a bride.

Material

100% polyester

Care

Dry clean

11

Out of 13

Michael Lo Sordo Alexandra Open-Back Gown

For the Sexy Bride

Michael Lo Sordo Alexandra Open-Back Gown

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Michael Lo Sordo's Alexandra Open-Back Gown is for sexy brides willing to defy the winter weather to show some skin. Woven from lustrous ivory-colored silk and draped on the bias, it falls effortlessly over your curves, sweeping into an elegant trailing hem. A plunging V-neckline, strappy open back, and side slit bring a timeless sense of sex appeal without feeling inappropriate for the season. Its simple cut makes the ideal backdrop for a statement-making fur coat or velvet cape.

Material

100% silk

Care

Dry clean

12

Out of 13

Bronx and Banco X Revolve Elena Gown

For the glamorous bride

Bronx And Banco X Revolve Elena Gown

Source: Revolve

Bring the glamour on your wedding day in this Bronx and Banco Elena Gown— and its feather-trimmed, opera-length gloves. The minimalist dress pairs a strapless boned bodice with a fitted skirt that flares out beneath the hips for a flattering effect. With or without the gloves, it's a gorgeous gown that makes a subtle yet impactful fashion statement. The winter wedding-ready style can be found exclusively at Revolve.

Material

60% polyester, 40% silk

Care

Dry clean only

13

Out of 13

Jenny Yoo Marley Gown

For the Simple Bride

Jenny Yoo Marley Gown

Source: Anthropologie

Brides with simpler tastes will love this curve-accentuating Marley Gown from Jenny Yoo. Its fit and flare silhouette plunges at the neckline, nips in at the waist, and hugs your hips to flatter your figure without feeling too sexy. Its effortless open back features delicate spaghetti straps to accentuate your shoulders and trailing chiffon ties for a dramatic finish. A chic cape and opera-length gloves ensure this simple winter wedding dress doesn't feel too simple on your big day.

Material

Polyester, spandex

Care

Professionally clean


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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