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Complete Your Winter Wedding Guest Look

Jackie Mcilroy |

Unsure how to complete your look for a winter wedding? We’ve got the perfect accessories for the cooler months.

The majority of weddings may happen during Spring and Summer, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be invited to the odd snowy celebration. For some couples, marrying around the frosty months of December or January is far more romantic than nuptials in the sun! And can you blame them? Big open fires, snow-drenched portraits and cosy cocktails – what’s not to like! But as a winter wedding guest, it can be more of a challenge to find, and finish, the perfect outfit.

In the summer, it’s easy enough to just throw on your favourite floral maxi, pair it with some hoop earrings, chic heels, and you’re out the door. But when it comes to winter, more consideration has to go into your wedding guest outfit, if you are to look and feel appropriate. But what is appropriate attire for a celebration during the cooler months? Today, we’ll answer that question, and share with you our top accessories to complete the look.

Complete Your Look for a Winter Wedding as a Guest

If this is your first time attending a winter wedding as a guest, it’s important to piece together an outfit that balances formality, cold weather comfort, and style.

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

As with any wedding, no matter the time of year, your outfit should first be dictated by the event itself. If for example the winter wedding you are attending as a guest is super formal, with an evening reception in a castle somewhere. Your outfit should be equally upscaled to match that refined occasion.

In general, when the temperature really dips, you’ll need pieces of clothing that genuinely keep you warm. There’s no point in looking ultra-chic in your thin satin slip dress, if you’re shivering all night long. You can go for short, sure, but opt for a thicker fabric or knit. And maybe pair it with some long boots, if it’s appropriate for the style of celebration. Long sleeves are also recommended, but if you just can’t find the right dress or top with sleeves, throw on a long scarf or poncho to keep the chills off. Ideal if you want something you can whip off before you hit the dance floor.

When it comes to colour, deep jewelled tones and darker shades are perfect for a winter wedding guest. Think burgundy, plum, navy, and emerald. These colours will gift a sophisticated wintery feel, and look luxurious in thicker fabrics, such as velvet, satin, or silk.

If you’d rather not splash out on a whole new outfit, and have the perfect black skirt, or trousers in your wardrobe. Pair a statement coloured top with your black lower half to create a flattering, modern and elegant look for winter.

How to Complete Your Winter Wedding Guest Look

The perfect winter wedding guest outfit would not be complete without accessories. And at Franklins, we know a thing or two about finishing a look. Scroll on to discover our top accessory picks for a winter wedding.


Glamour Ebonie High Heel Pewter Shoes

These heels are ideal for a wedding, no matter the season. With their padded inlay and comfortable mid-size heel, they are perfect for long days spent on your feet. While the colour makes them ideal for pairing with darker tones.

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Moow Burgundy Suede Low Heel Court Shoe

If you only want a little lift in your heels, these court style shoes will be ideal. Their suede fabrication gifts an already wintery feel, while the burgundy colour would go so well with a pair of smart black trousers.

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Millie & Co Black Suede Block Heel Sandals

This Millie & Co sandal offers winter appropriate coverage for your feet, without covering up completely. While the suede fabric, gold detailing and statement buckle match the holiday season just perfectly!

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Navy Suede Envelope Clutch Bag

A clutch is a classic wedding guest choice, and this navy suede design is ideal for the winter season. Elegantly designed, it’s neutral enough to go with most colour appropriate outfits. While the chain strap offers ease of use when you need it. Ideal for travelling to and from the event.

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Silver Glitter Clutch Bag

Add a shimmery finishing touch to your look with this statement silver clutch. Designed to subtly shine in the light, this bag will gift you effortless elegance as you enter the party.

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Navy Suede Handbag

If you want something more substantial in the bag department, this elegant handbag can easily fit all of your evenings’ essentials. Don’t worry about not being able to top up your makeup during the night, as you’ll be able to fit the products you require, as well as your mobile and purse etc. Plus, its chic design will complete your wintery look.

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Hair Accessories

Mini Black Flower Petal Diamanté Hair Clip

When styling a winter wedding guest look, it’s all about subtle sophistication. And this small clip will not only keep your locks in place, but it’ll give your hair that finishing touch of festive sparkle.

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Pearl & Crystal Beaded Ivory Hairband

If you’d like to go for more of a statement hair look, then this pearl and crystal hairband would certainly offer a magical, wintery feel. It could also be ideal as a bridal accessory, but equally appropriate for a guest.

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Twist & Diamanté Gold 3pcs Hair Clip Set

If you’re attending a wedding weekend away, it pays to have easy ways to mix up your look. These three gold hair clips all have a refined style, but separately lend themselves to different ensembles. They are ideal for day, or night, but will look especially dazzling when the diamantés catch the light.

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Silver Crystal Link Bracelet

The right bracelet can effortlessly complete a look, and this silver crystal link design will delicately define your winter wedding guest outfit. The ideal glamorous piece to pop on for the evening reception, or an easy way to bring some sparkle to a neutrally coloured outfit.

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Jade Green Stone Drop Earring

If you want to bring some jewelled tones into your outfit, but can’t find the perfect dress or top to do so with – these jade green earrings could be your answer. With their modern design, and bright colour, these drop style earrings would effortlessly pull a winter outfit together.

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Karen Sampson Gold Cubic Zirconia Drop Necklace

This drop necklace would look so elegant when worn over a low v-neck, or neutrally coloured top. It offers an eye-catching way to bring subtle sparkle to your outfit, and can complete an ensemble wonderfully.

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We hope we have inspired your winter wedding guest outfit search, and maybe even found the perfect accessory to complete your look. If you need anything else for the big day, from hair care, beauty, and even products for him. Be sure to check out our dropdowns from the menu above.