With winter weddings becoming an ever-popular decision, one of the harder decisions is often, “but what do I wear?!” And it’s a tough decision! You want something chic, yet warm enough for when you are outside. Plus, with a lot of weddings in open-air spaces and outdoors, balancing stylish outfits with practicality is often difficult during these chilly months. To brave the cold (but still stay chic), here are some tips to help you blaze through winter wedding season:
Pay attention to fabric
Fabric content is your best friend when looking for winter dress options. Generally, you can find nice wool dresses, or heavier cotton for a sleek feel without feeling super cold. Look at fabric content to get an idea of what will keep you warmer. For example, velvet dresses are another way to stay cozy and comfy while still looking stylish. Embellished dresses, in particular, are always a lovely choice for winter weddings, since they have some flair and drama and generally tend to be made of thicker material.
To wear heels, or not?
Another difficult decision tends to be shoes… what kind will go with the outfit, what works for the occasion, heels or no heels? First, it’s important to balance out your shoe options depending on your outfit. Going for a heavy embellished dress? Stick to simple heels to let the dress be the statement. For solid and lace dresses, glam heels can be the perfect accessory to help the outfit pop. Worried about wearing heels outdoors and sinking into the grass? We’ve got you covered. We’ve created Grasswalkers, flexible transparent strips that attach to the bottom of your shoes to stop heels from sinking into the grass. All the fun of great shoes, none of the fuss!
Arms and shoulders are better covered
Sleeves and maxi styles are going to be the best option for a stylish look that keeps you warm. Look for dark base colors, and lace tends to be a good bet. Arms and shoulders generally tend to get colder (you can always wear tights underneath a maxi for some extra comfort), so try to keep those covered to keep the goosebumps at bay. A shawl is usually the perfect accessory to dress up any outfit and bring a classy touch. For example, you can pair a dress with a dark color base alongside a neutral-colored scarf to complement the outfit. Or for a contrast, a bright-colored shawl with a dark dress can add an extra pop of color.
Winter weddings are a time of joy, so don’t stress too much about your outfit! Stick with warm fabrics and keep a shawl with you and that’s almost everything you need. Paired with a great pair of heels, you have a killer outfit ready to go. Worried about braving the element in your heels? Grasswalkers are designed to fit a wide variety of sizes and are fully transparent so these high heel grass protectors will not be visible on your shoes. All you need to do is stick Grasswalkers to the bottom of your heels, and they’ll do the rest so that you won’t have to worry about ruining your heels while walking outdoors