Unlike summer weddings which call for airy, almost sheer fabrics, finding the best winter wedding guest dresses calls for a little more drama. Long sleeves, dark colors, and velvet are usually what come to mind as proper attire, but this season’s options are also full of rich jewel tones, snakeskin prints, playful hemlines, and gravity-defying puffy-sleeves.
But before committing to a dress, think about the time and location. Are you jetting off to a sunny spot for a day-time destination wedding? Or are you attending a rustic afternoon reception in a barn? Next up is the couple. Are these your rowdy best friends who are bound to throw a killer afterparty? Or are they old work acquaintances with a strict black tie dress code? Then, of course, you have to think about your own personal style, budget, and whether or not you plan on re-wearing the dress (trust us—it’s not a faux-pas when even Kate Middleton does it).
No matter where you’re headed to see your loved ones say “I do,” consider your dress options sorted. Whether it’s a sequin midi from Rixo, a black tie gown from Marchesa Notte, or disco-ready dress from Rebecca Minkoff, we found options for every occasion, budget, and destination. Ahead, 18 winter wedding guest dresses you’ll want to wear everywhere.
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