More and more brides are looking to get married during the winter months, so we’ve asked Louise from Alexia Designs to reveal her favourite dress designs for the colder weather.
During the winter months you’ll want to have a dress that’s nice and warm! When it comes to fabrics, look for winter wedding dresses made from duchess satins and heavyweight laces. These should help combat the cold and keep your legs warmer as you walk down the aisle.
Alternatively, if you want a lighter-than-air look that beats the cold, go for a princess-style, A-line dress with lots and lots of layers. Look for winter wedding dresses with masses of tulle underskirts and you’ll be cosy underneath.
“Winter weddings are becoming more popular year on year, with couples loving the dramatic scenes winter brings!” says Louise from Alexia Designs. “However, to avoid getting a chill on your big day I would recommend looking for a style made in a heavier fabric like a satin or taffeta, steering clear of chiffons or silks!”
Big day accessories
During the cold months, you’ll need to wrap up warm when you’re getting photographs taken. Keep your shoulders warm with a cute fur shrug or bolero, which you can either match or contrast your bridal gown. If you want to be brave and take some fun outside photographs then some weddington boots or some brightly coloured wellies will keep your toes warm in the cold.
“If you’re wearing a strapless dress you could accessorise with a fur shrug for the ultimate glamorous winter look. From our 2014 collection I would recommend style W400 – simplistic yet so elegant with the shoulder straps, corset back and full skirt. This could easily be accessorised with a fur shrug, ivory gloves and sparkling jewellery for that dramatic winter entrance.”
If you’re looking for some gorgeous bridal gowns for your big day, check out the Alexia Designs website, or visit our Wedding Dress Collection section for more amazing inspiration.
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