What to Wear to a Winter Wedding: Our Favorite Winter Wedding Guest Dresses & Jumpsuits

Winter Wedding Dresses and Jumpsuit Inspiration When You’re Invited to a Winter Wedding & Style Tips

With weddings happening in full force, winter nuptials are destined to be busy. While winter may not be the most popular season for a wedding, we think there is so much to love about going to one—the intimate celebratory atmosphere, getting the chance to dress up while beating the dreaded winter blues and our favorite, those warm winter cocktails like hot toddies and mulled wine.

The best winter wedding guest dresses are equal party formal, comfortable and stylish. But finding a dress that does all that is no easy task. With the temperatures plummeting, you’re going to want to wear dresses with longer hemlines, flowy sleeves and higher necklines. Read on for our most loved winter wedding guest outfit ideas and style tips for every wedding dress code.

What makes a great winter wedding guest outfit

If you’re not sure what to wear to a winter wedding, let us help you. Our guide on what to wear to a winter wedding is full of hot tips to find your perfect wedding guest dress.

There are numerous ways to add some fun and novelty into your winter wedding guest attire, without losing some of the formality of the occasion. We love sumptuous velvet dresses for a winter wedding. It reminds us of luxury and warmth. You can also go for bold and glittery metallic colors, beaded, classic jeweled tones in beautiful seasonal colors like emerald and navy and burgundy to complement to festive occasion.

Formal Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Winter weddings tend to be a bit more formal with many couples opting for black tie dress codes as many are held at swanky venues like country clubs and banquet halls. We have so many glamorous formal dresses and gowns that are perfect to wear at your upcoming winter wedding. Our collection is timeless, elegant and perfect for any formal celebration. These elevated styles add the right amount of glitz and glam and you’ll want to hit the dance floor wearing one.

Off The Shoulder Sequin Beaded Gown in Dusty Emerald

We’re swooning over the rich emerald green color of this off the shoulder gown and so will all the other guests. The hand beading adds the right amount of sparkle while the sweep of the hem creates a flowing silhouette as you move around the room. We love it too because it’s available in plus size as well. Team with gold strappy heels and clutch and you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way.

Stretch Velvet Gown in Midnight

Velvet is a popular choice if you are attending a formal winter wedding. This rich seasonal hue makes a bold statement while also providing warmth on this stretch velvet dress. This Insta-worthy style features gathered pleating for a flattering fit and a high/low hemline for ease of movement on the dance floor. Team with gold statement making jewelry to make your grand entrance.


Metallic Signature Blouson Gown in Burgundy

We love this festive and sparkly floor-length dress for a winter wedding. From the metallic threading to the ultra-flattering blouson bodice, there are so many elegant features to love. Style with neutral accessories to bring out the shimmering details.

Cocktail Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

With our winter wedding guest cocktail styles running the gamut from dresses with sparking embellishments to daring statement details, we have so many cocktail dresses to make a statement at your next winter fete.

Beaded Short Sheath Cocktail Dress in Black

We believe every wardrobe needs at least one or two sparkling frocks. This stunning hand beaded sheath cocktail dress in black makes a striking winter wedding guest option. We love the sheer illusion long bishop sleeves, V-neckline and the short sheath skirt with the sexy slit. Team with strappy heels for extra drama.

Pleated Foil Knit Short Cocktail Dress in Black Gold

We can’t say we have a favorite style, but if we could, this would be one of our all-time favorites. The shimmering foil knit fabric covers the entire dress, letting you shine from every angle. We love the flattering surplice neckline, long sleeves and crisscross banded waist. You’ll be sure to leave a lasting impressing at any winter wedding or celebration.

Floral Lace and Feather Trimmed Short Sheath Cocktail Dress in Black

This black winter wedding guest dress features delicate lace for another cocktail-worthy option. The sheath silhouette hugs your curves in all the right places while the fluffy feathers add a sense of lightness. Pair with towering heels or booties and a colorful clutch for a pop of color. Just add your own swagger and make a stunning statement at all your winter wedding events.

Semi-Formal Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

If your wedding invitation says it’s a semi-formal affair, it means you are welcome to wear a short dress, but it still should be on the elegant side. For all of your semi-formal attire needs, we've rounded up a number of beautiful options for you. These elevated looks will have you showing up to your next winter wedding appropriately dressed in plenty of style.

One-Shoulder Satin Charmeuse Asymmetrical Short Sheath Cocktail Dress in Magenta

This captivating piece will make you feel like a million bucks. We love the pop of color for winter events, making it one of the more enchanting colors if you're attending a December wedding. Crafted of a silky satin charmeuse, the one shoulder silhouette with bow detail and the asymmetrical hem provides all the flirty details.

Jacquard A-Line Short Cocktail Tuxedo Dress in Magenta Multi

If you're looking for a wardrobe staple that you’ll want to wear on repeat, you just found it. This menswear-inspired wedding guest dress for winter wedding is a showstopper.

Pearl-Embellished Jersey Jumpsuit in Black

We love jumpsuits for any occasion and especially for a wedding celebration. They are an appropriate and stylish choice for a semi-formal winter wedding. We love the pearl embellishments that elevate this stretch jersey style. Add a brightly colored clutch or heel for added interest.

Casual Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Determining what to wear to a casual winter wedding can be tricky, especially because so many casual fabrics like cotton and linen are too light for the cold. Have no fear—with our extensive collection of casual winter wedding guest dresses, you'll be sure to find your dream winter wedding outfit for your casual affair.

Jersey Midi-Length Wrap Dress with Beaded Cuff in Rich Shiraz

The essential style for any wedding celebration in cold weather is the long-sleeve dress. We love this burgundy hue for winter weddings and the stretch jersey fabric makes it super comfortable. This midi style features a wrap bodice that creates the flattering neckline and finished with sparkling beading along the cuffs for an elevated finish. Just add statement-making jewelry and you are set to mingle.


Short Sleeve Crepe Dress with Rolled Neck in Blue Mist

Here's another easy-to-wear style that’s the perfect shade of winter blue. The soft stretch crepe fabric has a dreamy appearance, while the elegant, rolled neck defines the silhouette.


Foiled Stretch Jersey Tuxedo Jumpsuit in Light Gold

Wearing a jumpsuit to a wedding is becoming an increasingly popular choice for wedding guests and the pants make a jumpsuit a particularly good choice in the winter to keep warm. We love this foiled stretch jersey jumpsuit with tuxedo detailing. This one-piece wonder is an effortless way to look put together and is a solid alternative to wearing a dress.

Discover More from Adrianna Papell

With all the invitations pouring in, it’s time you get ready with us. We have the best collection of wedding guest dresses to show off your style and make a statement during any season. Go for a look that’s going to win you the best dressed wedding guest award. Our collection of trend-right wedding guest dresses is timeless, feminine and elegant as well as have the right amount of sexiness to give you the confidence and feel amazing.

Learn more from Adrianna Papell and discover our entire line of dresses, s’hugs®, tops, shapewear and more.


Discover More from Adrianna Papell

Learn more from Adrianna Papell and discover our entire line of dresses, s’hugs®, tops, shapewear and more.  

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