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Spring and summer may be popular seasons for weddings, but don’t underestimate the magical—and romantic!— vibes of winter. There are a bunch of wedding guest dresses out there, from sequined midis to velvet wraps, that’ll look straight-up amazing for a cold-weather soirée. Also, if the nuptials are taking place close to the holidays this month or in December, that’s one more reason to break out a fun, festive frock.
And although this year there won’t exactly be wedding parties to attend (hello, we should all be social distancing and postponing any huge wedding plans!), looking at inspo is nice, whether it’s for seasons to come or for next year when COVID restrictions are hopefully lifted. But that doesn’t mean weddings shouldn’t be happening at all—there are virtual ones via Zoom or smaller ones with only immediate family attending in masks, so if you’re going to one in either of these cases, these 25 winter-y dresses will get you ready for the occasion. And you should definitely shop for a mask that matches your fit if you’re going to an intimate IRL ceremony. Below, shop these gorgeous winter wedding guest dresses that will get you so many compliments—second only to the bride, of course.
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if you like a slip
You can’t go wrong with a silky slip dress, and you’ll definitely get more than one wear out of this pretty teal one.
if you like a v-neck
Melora Slate Blue Sleeveless Maxi Dress
A slate blue shade is perfect for a winter wedding; plus, a V-neck will emphasize any statement necklaces.
if you get cold easily
High-Low Ruched Sparkle Gown
A style that has long sleeves and covers most of your legs is welcome, especially for a chilly outdoor wedding. No shivering here!
if you like embroidery
DresEmbroidered Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress
An embroidered floral dress is undoubtedly fancy and subtly sexy thanks to its slightly sheer material.
if you like a long sleeve
Fitted Padded Shoulder Velour Mini Dress
If you’re looking for a little more structure, this velour dress has shoulder pads, and it’ll pretty much go with any shoe.
if you love metallics
Metallics are neutrals too! You’ll be scoring all the compliments in this gorge liquid-metal-looking dress.
if you like a little shimmer
Puff Sleeve Gathered Waist Dress
This subtly shimmery dress is perfect for a winter wedding. Pair it with a silver high-heel bootie to lean into the shiny vibes.
if you like drama
Open-Back Draped Silk-Charmeuse Gown
A stunning violet gown with a leg slit and draped back will definitely drop jaws on any occasion.
if you like velvet
Reagan Velvet Dress
You can’t go wrong with a luxe velvet dress. Finish it off with a pair of strappy sandals to keep it simple, but cute.
if you like to sparkle
Venus Sequined Chiffon Midi Dress
Channel a disco ball with a sequin dress that lights up with each movement.
if you like a halter neckline
Velvet Halter Gown
The halter neckline on this one shows off your shoulders and back, while the high slit makes it stand out from the rest. Pair it with black sandals or embellished pumps for an extra dazzling flair.
if you like a mock-neck
X REVOLVE Colter Mini Dress
This pretty wine color has winter written all over it. Throw on some black strappy heels and statement earrings to accessorize.
if you like jumpsuits
You’re not obligated to wear a dress (unless the invitation specifically calls for it, I guess?), so a chic black jumpsuit with tie detailing is a unique outfit to wear to a wedding, while still looking super stylish.
if you like a bold shoulder
You can guarantee that no one else at the wedding will have this breezy gown with a cool knotted detail on one shoulder, so you’ll definitely stand out from the rest.
if you like flutter sleeves
Satin Midi Dress with Flutter Sleeve in Floral print
The billowy sleeves on this purple floral midi will give your arms and shoulders some room to breathe.
if you like puff sleeves
Kennedy Mini Dress
Puff sleeves are still trending, and it adds some extra interest to a solid colored one-shoulder green mini without overwhelming the silhouette.
if you like ruffles
Midi Dress with Long Sleeve and Circle Trim
This ruffle detailed dress with mesh sleeves is perfect for any winter event. Pair it with a metallic heel for a hint of shine.
if you like lace
Lace Sheath Cocktail Dress
Sometimes a simple knee-length lace dress is just the thing you need. It’s classic, you can wear it more than once, and you can always dress it up more with fancy earrings, a chic hairstyle, and clutch.
if you like a transitional dress
Zanaya Midi Dress Black
This puffed sleeve dress is perfect to be dressed up for a wedding, or down for when it gets warm again thanks to the adjustable ruching on the side.
if you like an off-the-shoulder
A slightly sheer off-the-shoulder midi the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated.
if you like a one-shoulder look
Provoke Long Sleeve Dress in Black
A timeless LBD with a twist, thanks to the ruched bodice and one-shoulder silhouette—you’ll def wear this outfit again.
if you like a wrap dress
Velvet One-Shoulder Wrap Dress in Navy
This is def an upgrade from your other wrap dresses. The slit, one shoulder, and striking hue make for the perfect party dress.
if you like florals
Ruched Floral-Print Stretch Silk-Satin Midi Dress
If you’re missing summer, this baby-blue midi dress will bring you right back; plus, the square neckline is perfect to show off a pretty necklace.
if you want a high slit
You’ll have all eyes on you in this gorge pink dress. Between the exaggerated sleeves, draping and the slit, this style is def a keeper.
if you like a halter
Sidney Dress in Tawny Port
This burgundy dress with a statement back and side cutouts is calling your name.
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