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What to wear to a winter wedding: the best dresses to buy now

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Winter wedding throwing off your wardrobe? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. 

If you thought wedding season ended in September, you were wrong. While we may be used to wedding invitations tailing off at the end of summer, Princess Eugenie’s recent nuptials proved the allure of a winter wedding: the fairy-light draped twilight hours, the romantic gusts of wind, the natural backdrop of autumnal leaves and the promise of vodka-based ice sculptures. What’s not to love?

But while the venue may be easy to dress, picking a winter wedding wardrobe is a whole other battle. The dress needs to be chic et warm, and hold up against the elements while still maintaining a sense of occasion. That’s a lot of boxes to tick, right?

So it’s lucky for you and your what-to wear woes that we’ve rounded up all the coolest wedding guest outfit options right here

Leopard love 

Animal print is still the biggest trend for autumn/winter - mix it up with an off kilter take on the print. 

Animal print midi dress, £125, kitristudio.com

Star light 

A high neck and long sleeves works best when it comes to mini dress options. 

Star print mini dress, £198, allsaints.com

Something blue 

Soft lace options bring a femininity to your winter wardrobe. Wear with velvet ankle boots for the big day. 

Lace dress, £39.99, hm.com

Seeing stripes 

For those super into animal print, look no further. 

Ruffled silk print midi dress, £330, Rixo London at net-a-porter.com

Love bug 

Wear your heart on your sleeve, or your entire dress. Both work. 

Red polka dot heart dress, £230, essential-antwerp.com

Print clash 

Polka dots or floral? Why choose one when you can have both? 

Floral and polka dot shift dress, £75, Hope & Ivy at topshop.com

Bloom and wild 

With an eye-catching print and cut-out back design, Whistles have got your winter wedding covered. 

Digital bloom dress, £179, whistles.com

Maxi moment 

The unexpected colour combinations make for entrance in this House of Holland dress. 

Polka dot ruched dress, £450, House of Holland at urbanoutfitters.com

LBD 

Winter weddings mean you can finally wear black to an occasion and it not feel entirely out of place. This ASOS number mixes in some subtle Eighties references to keep your LBD feeling fresh. 

Jacquard bat wing midi dress, £40, asos.com

Shine bright 

For those still holding on the essence of summer, look no further. 

Metallic woven dress, £310, Stine Goya at net-a-porter.com

Print power 

If hearts are your bag then this is the dress for you. Pair with a navy blazer and velvet pumps for finishing touches. 

Heart print midi dress, £39.99, zara.com

Button down 

Black but not obviously black, all this dress needs is a slick of red lipstick. 

Printed midi dress, £49, topshop.com

Pretty in pink

If it’s a glimmer of summer you seek, update your pastel dress with sculptural earrings and a trinket bag. 

Pleated silk dress, £179, massimodutti.com

New neutral 

Yes, this is more animal print but this time its in an easier form to wear. The loose fit and neutral colour palette will mean you recycle this dress time and time again.

Snake print gown, £79.99, mango.com

Golden girl 

Nothing says winter wedding like a luxe satin dress. 

Satin belted dress, £79, stories.com

Seeing spots 

The brown polka dot dress you were lusting over all summer, just got a winter make over and we’re into it. 

Polka dot satin maxi dress, £300, Ganni at matchesfashion.com

Dressing gown dressing 

Universally flattering and the punchiest shade of cornflower blue, of-the-moment brand Staud makes a bid for easiest dress of the season. 

Belted satin dress, £285, Staud at net-a-porter.com

Starry nights 

The colour might not shout winter wedding but the print definitely does. Team yours with a gold oversized velvet headband. 

Star print dress, £165, ghost.co.uk

Satin favour 

Luxurious fabrics in a simple design make for an effective and elegant evening option. 

Asymmetric satin evening dress, £355, Self Portrait at net-a-porter.com

Going dotty 

Just add a pair of chunky gold hoops and black pillar box hat. 

Polka dot dress, £99.95, massimodutti.com

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