Winter wedding dresses 2010 – our top tips
Part two of our Winter Wedding Week is all about The Dress. There are so many styles to choose from and, in reality, wedding dresses can be worn throughout the year, regardless of their style. However, we have some top tips for you on issues to bear in mind if you’re looking for a dress for a winter wedding. So here are some ideas to stop your teeth chattering…
- Style – any style goes no matter when you’re getting married, but with winter dresses, sleeves work really nicely. Flattering for those of us who would prefer to cover up, there are a range of sleeve-styles to look for. Check out this One Wedding Sleeve Guidefor more advice.
- You also need to think about logistics – will you have to walk through mud and snow? Avoid long trains and veils, then. Do you want to have your photos taken outside? It might be an idea to cover up any goosebumps with sleeves, accessories or chiffon around your neckline.
- Material – again, anything goes, but winter allows for heavier fabrics (like wool) and faux fur, which admittedly could look a bit strange in August. Meanwhile, duchess satin works soooo well with crisp days. However, if your heart is set on tulle and organza, do not despair! Layers of these beautiful fabrics, accompanied by faux fur accessories for example, can look very ‘snow queen-like’ for a beautiful winter wedding!
- Color – deep colors are especially nice at Christmas weddings, and there are no rules that say that you have to wear red or green. Why not consider this season’s favorites – eggplant and mauve?
- Accessories – there’ll be a full feature on winter wedding accessories later in the week, but for now, suffice to say the world is your oyster, especially where capes, shrugs, gilets, boleros, pashminas and cuffs come in. It’s probably a good idea to wear a closed shoe too, because there’s nothing worse than cold, wet toes!
- Remember that, with accessories, you can take things on and off, creating different looks according to the time of day and location.
- Decoration – nice sparkly embellishments, like sequins or crystals, will look great and bring light to your dress.
For more inspiration, check out this video of a Snow Queen Wedding Dress Catwalk Show at the National Wedding Show.