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Top Winter Wedding Dresses for Every Type of Bride

As the temperatures drop and snowflakes start to fall in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear for a winter wedding. And let’s be real, a light, airy dress might not cut it that time of year. Enter the winter wedding dress!  

Winter wedding dresses are elegant, classic and ideal for staying warm and snuggly on the big day. From a timelessly romantic style to modern and edgy designs, there are winter bridal gowns to suit every aesthetic. We’ve rounded up some winter wedding inspiration, plus tips and tricks to accomplish the look! 

What is a Winter Wedding Dress? 

A winter bridal gown typically features long sleeves, higher necklines and often thick, luxurious fabrics. Beading and shimmer are often showcased on these gowns to put the winter sparkle on the ensemble. Whether you opt for a traditional long-sleeve lace gown or a contemporary sleek crepe style, these dresses keep you cozy while still looking stunning in photos. 

What are Popular Fabrics and Silhouettes for Winter? 

Winter brides tend to love fabrics that are thicker and warmer, like velvet, satin or crepe. Long sleeves are popular for winter weddings, but if you want to show off your arms, you can go for three-quarter or elbow-length sleeves. Fit-and-flare, sheath and A-line silhouettes are all flattering choices for winter wedding dresses

When Choosing a Winter Wedding Dress, Keep These Tips in Mind: 

1.   Choose a Heavy Fabric 

When choosing a winter bridal gown, it’s important to consider the weather, particularly for brides having outdoor weddings. In the cold climate, you’ll want to choose a dress that will keep you warm especially during the months of December and January.  Thick fabrics like Mikado or crepe will do a much better job of keeping you warm than lighter fabrics like silk or chiffon. 

2.  Opt for Long Sleeves 

Long sleeves are not only stylish, but they’ll also help to keep you cozy on your winter wedding day. If you’re worried about looking too covered up, wear a dress with sheer or detachable sleeves. 

3.  Accessorize Appropriately 

Some brides opt out of long sleeves designs and prefer lighter fabrics. In this case, accessories such as capes, stoles, boleros and jackets are fabulous options to keep them warm on the big day.  

Winter Wedding Dresses 

Casual Winter Wedding Dress 

Stella York Style 7725

Make Stella York Style 7317 your dream gown! This sweet 1940s-style wedding dress combines twinkling lace patterns, a plunging V-neckline, and sheer long sleeves. Delicate layers of soft tulle create a ballerina-inspired skirt for a graceful walk down the aisle. 

Simple Winter Wedding Dress 

simple plus size a-line wedding dress with off the shoulder straps - 6718+ by Stella York
Stella York Style 6718+ 

Are you looking for a timeless and classic dress for your winter wedding? Look no further than Stella York Style 6718+! Versatile and stunning — this is a dream dress for your special day. 

The plus-size gown has classic off-the-shoulder straps that can be removed and gently drape over your arms in a romantic manner. The face-framing sweetheart neckline and cinched waist are flattering to any figure, not to mention those trendy pockets. Start your happily ever after in style with this gorgeous simple winter wedding dress! 

Long Sleeve Winter Wedding Dress 

lace long sleeve wedding dress with keyhole back and high neck - LE1128 by Martina Liana
Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1128 

Step into 1930s vintage bridal fashion with Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1128! When it comes to long sleeve winter wedding dresses, this ultra-chic style is sure to make a statement on your special day.

It features a high-necked bodice, a keyhole back and a full train with beautiful fabric-covered buttons. Get ready to be center stage in this stunning long-sleeved winter wedding dress! 

Sleek Winter Wedding Dress 

Style D2972
Essense of Australia Style D2972 

Essense of Australia Style D2972 will help you create a winter look that is fashion-forward, sultry and still totally classic. Who said you couldn’t stay warm and look stylish on your big day? 

Its long sleeves and crepe fabric contours in every right place, creating a bridal silhouette like no other.  A plunge neckline and an open V-back give a hint of sexiness for an understated jaw-drop. 

Fabric buttons down the back add just enough tradition to the modern design. Let’s just say you’ll be checking all the boxes of style and comfort this season when wearing this sleek wedding dress. 

Boho Winter Wedding Dress 

Model wearing Raine Wedding Dress from All Who Wander
All Who Wander raine gown 

Ready to dazzle in a stunning bohemian winter bridal look? Look no further than the All Who Wander raine gown paired with the neve jacket.  

The striking A-line silhouette is crafted from the softest lace and tulle, with detailed flourishes of organic shapes and intricate blooms adding visual interest and style to flatter the figure. Voluminous bell sleeves and the waist wrap on the jacket deliver a magical winter look for walking down the aisle. 

Glamorous Winter Wedding Dress 

Essense of Australia Style D3284 

Make an unforgettable winter bridal statement in Essense of Australia Style D3284! This all-over lace gown melds modern design with a hint of nostalgia, featuring a semi-off-the-shoulder illusion sheer bodice and long sleeves. 

The soft shimmer throughout gives brides just enough drama to make them look as showstopping as a chilled winter night. Finishing off the look, a gorgeous long train elevates this mermaid silhouette to a new level of glamour!  

How to Accessorize a Winter Wedding Dress? 

Accessories can make or break a bridal look! Winter brides can choose cozy yet chic accessories to complete their winter wedding dress styles. 

Staying warm doesn’t mean sacrificing style, so how do you keep cozy and stylish at the same time? First, add a faux fur wrap, leather jacket or cape for an extra layer of warmth and glam. Embrace the cold with tights and a pair of boots instead of bridal heels. 

Don’t forget to accessorize your dress with statement earrings or a shimmery necklace to complement the winter wonderland sparkly vibe. A veil is always a nice touch, and gloves can add a hint of elegance. Remember always to choose accessories that fit your bridal vision and make YOUR winter wedding dreams come true. 

Do you picture yourself walking down the aisle in a winter wedding dress? Find a store location near you and book an appointment. We can’t wait for you to find the wedding dress of your dreams