Spring and summer weddings are lovely and the “traditional” time of year to marry.
But some people prefer a winter wedding…
Winter weddings do present a fashion challenge to find an outfit that is appropriate for the season as well as the occasion. But you have the chance to wear more richly textured fabrics such as super-flattering velvet and lace, or a silk-and-cashmere coat from SoSensational fave, Shibumi.
And late autumn and winter are the ideal time to rock strong and vibrant colours: dip into autumn hues of burgundy, russet and dark green or winter’s jewel colours such as reds, purples, sapphires and emeralds. Or you could enliven a winter day in gorgeous brights, like fuchsia or orange.
One thing you don’t want to be is shivering with cold! A thermal vest can be your ally and best friend for a winter wedding. Slip a fine-textured one under your dress or outfit to feel snug for the ceremony and the outdoor photos and, if necessary, slip it off later to avoid getting overheated.
Here are the 6 best winter-wedding Mother of the Bride outfits…
If, as MoB you want a show-stopping dress that departs from a traditional MoB outfit but still ticks all the boxes, look no further than this fabulous frock from Coast. Style it with a simple black hat, nude shoes (nude shoes make legs look longer), and a pretty necklace.
We love this elegant, shapely tassle-trimmed dress in corded lace by Lorcan Mullaney for Jacques Vert. Its clean lines and long sleeves mean you won’t need a jacket as well as a coat to ward off the elements. The muted shade exudes grown-up chic; pair it with shoes and clutch in an equally muted tone and a hat in a shockingly bright colour such as emerald, fuchsia or tangerine.
There is something gorgeously chic and grown up about a coat dress, and we adore this one in lipstick red from Phase Eight. All it needs are shoes (in nude, as we said previously, nude shoes make legs look longer); a small cross-body bag or a bag on a chain to hang prettily off your shoulder and a fabulous hat in red, nude, navy, black or in an unexpectedly clashing shade like fuchsia or purple.
This dress from Gina Bacconi is a little more traditional-MoB but the clean lines and the stunning colour combine to make it a stand-out outfit. We love the lace tunic-effect. Style simply with a hat in nude, cream or maybe dark green, and bag and shoes in nude or in a toning shade of pink.
You could wear this stunning monochrome lace dress from Reiss without the sheer top layer but we think the sheer top layer is what makes this a stand-out dress for a chic MoB. We know it’s monochrome but the black-and-white mix prevents it looking too dour. Cut to a very flattering midi length, it’s an elegant modern MoB option. Style with black pumps and a jewel-colour hat for an ultra-chic modern aesthetic.
This teal collarless coat from Jacques Vert embodies the clean, uncluttered aesthetic. For a cool, contemporary take on occasion daywear, wear it on top of a dead-simple dress or even a pencil skirt and blouse and do not plan to take it off. Add towering heels and a hat in a jewel colour or cream.
Which is your favourite from our picks?
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