Don’t let the thought of shivering your way down the aisle keep you from planning a perfect winter wedding. Keep warm and look wonderful at the same time, with these top tips for winter wedding dresses.


The quickest way to beat the cold is by covering your shoulders and arms. Even a thin layer will help protect you from the cold. With your arms and shoulders covered your mind will be on your gorgeous new husband instead of worrying about the weather. Alice Temperley, Charlotte Balbier and Ellis Bridals all have wonderful designs for winter brides in their latest collections. Long lace sleeves will keep the chill at bay and lend your look a vintage feel.

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!

For an ultra glamorous look, you could even add satin, elbow-length gloves to keep the frost away from your fingers! Remember to put them on after the ceremony, though – you don’t want any fumbling at the alter!

queensandbowl-boleroBoleros or wraps are also an easy way to change your look from day to night. You can pick these up from many high street stores as well as bridal boutiques. Our favourite is this fluffy wrap with a royal-looking satin bow, just £95 from Queens and Bowl. A chic and retro-looking finishing touch to winter wedding dresses, wraps like this are perfect for a vintage 1920s theme.

If you really feel the cold why not fully cover up in a bridal coat? Justine Horrocks has some fabulous floor-length fur-lined examples.

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Are you a winter bride? How are you beating the cold weather?


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