What to wear to a winter wedding: From floral designs, midi and maxi dresses, plus stylish two pieces

WEDDING season is back in full force, and we are not complaining.

For those who are undecided about what to wear for those autumn or winter weddings, we have you covered.

Winter weddings are coming in thick and fast – but what should the guests wear?Boden/ASOS/Mango

With Covid delaying a lot of weddings, winter weddings are more popular than ever.

Wedding guests are spoilt for choice, as you can wear midi or maxi length dresses, bohemian style designs, as well as jumpsuits and tailored pieces, such as co-ords, which are always on trend.

We understand, and know first hand, buying a wedding guest outfit is stressful stuff, as there are a whole host of styles, and designs out there.

Let’s not forget that underlying fear we will mistakenly buy, or match, with the bridesmaids – awkward!

We have found a selection of stylish outfits, from dresses, and jumpsuits, to two pieces, various textures, warm jewel tones, to keep you warm, yet stylish, for the winter weddings this year.

1. Amelia Cotton Maxi Dress

BodenBoden’s Amelia Dress is the perfect autumnal wedding guest dress outfit as it is flattering but sophisticated[/caption]

Boden’s Amelia Cotton Maxi Dress ticks all the boxes for us, and is the ideal dress for autumn and winter weddings, whether you are attending both the ceremony and reception, or just the aftermath.

This number is super flattering and forgiving, which is exactly what we are looking for when wearing a dress all day.

It is made from soft cotton, boasts a semi fitted shape around the bust and waist, before it floats out into a full skirt, and blouson sleeves.

Plus, it has side pockets, discreet fastening, and is fully lined.

Amelia Cotton Maxi Dress, £140 from Boden – buy here

2. Brown Oversized Blazer and Tapered Trousers

River IslandShake up the status quo in the two piece for your next wedding[/caption]

Two trends that are big this autumn and winter are the colour brown, and smart tailoring – tick and tick.

This co-ord will certainly turn heads, as it is stylish, guarantees comfort, and will keep you warm when it’s a winter wedding.

The set comes complete with an oversized blazer, which has one button fastening at the front, and matching cigarette-style trousers that are looser around the top, but gather at the ankle for a flattering fit that will elongate your frame.

Brown Oversized Blazer, £65, and Brown Pleated Tapered Trousers, £40, total £105 from River Island – buy here

3. Printed Satin Pintuck Coord Wide Leg

Nasty GalA jumpsuit, or co-ord is a firm favourite for those who are more of a trouser fan than a dress wearer[/caption]

Looking to opt for something else other than a dress, but consider a two piece suit too formal, then a wide leg co-ord is the one.

This pairing gives the illusion of a jumpsuit, just without the faff of wriggling out of it when you are bursting for the loo.

It screams autumn with the burnt orange floral print, while the blouson sleeves, wide legs and high waisted detail make it a super flattering design.

Oh, and did we forget to mention it’s on sale?

Printed Satin Pintuck Coord Wide Leg, £21 (Was £35), from NastyGal – buy here

4. ASOS DESIGN Fluffy Jacquard Tiered Midi Dress

ASOSThis metallic textured number just screams Christmas and winter weddings[/caption]

Weddings are popular over the Christmas period, especially New Year, and this midi dress from ASOS just screams winter weddings.

Fear not, the colour is a soft blue, so you will not be breaking any wedding rules, while the metallic and textured detail make this feel even more fun and festive.

The puff sleeve design and tiered length make this a super flattering dress to wear, and you can even rewear year after year.

ASOS DESIGN Fluffy Jacquard Tiered Midi Dress, £55 from ASOS – buy here

5. ASOS DESIGN Satin Maxi Dress With Batwing Sleeve

ASOSJewel tones are always hugely popular during autumn and winter, so you don’t have to wear black constantly – even for special occasions[/caption]

For those looking for something a little more luxurious and glamorous to wear to your next winter wedding without forking out a small fortune, this ASOS creation is for you.

This number features a boat neck, full length bat wings, is maxi length, and has flattering wrap waist belt detail to cinch in your figure.

What we love is the gold hue, which is a nod to the tones of autumn leaves we always Instagram about.

ASOS DESIGN Satin Maxi Dress With Batwing Sleeve, £55 from ASOS – buy here

6. Tie Neck Tiered Midi Dress

River Island Ruffle collars are all the trend come winter – even on dresses[/caption]

River Island has ticked all the boxes with this chic creation.

It boasts an on-trend ruffle collar, additional frill detail on the shoulder and under the bust.

This design also features tiered hem and falls mid-way down the calf, which makes it the perfect number for a classy yet demure look.

Red Tie Neck Tiered Midi Dress, £55 from River Island – buy here

7. Floral High Neck Midi Waisted Dress

M&SFrom the church service to the office – you are sure to get your wear out of this dress[/caption]

Marks and Spencer is our go-to when it comes to reliable clothing that will stand the test of time, and look stylish.

This one piece is ideal for those wanting a touch of glamour, fitting shape, to wear for all occasions, from work to weddings.

It has a slight turtleneck collar, sheer long sleeves, as well as frill shoulder detail, and is midi length.

Floral High Neck Midi Waisted Dress, £45 from Marks and Spencer – buy here

8. Long Satin Jumpsuit

MangoYes, yes and yes. This jumpsuit we are obsessed with[/caption]

Mango has nailed winter wedding guest outfit dressing with this Long Satin Jumpsuit.

The ice blue is a nod to the cold – and often snowy – winter months, while the satin fabric offers up that dose of luxury for a formal occasion.

The jumpsuit features wide leg detail, a cowl neck, so is super flattering.

Long Satin Jumpsuit, £69.99 from Mango – buy here

9. Black Asymmetric Halter Neck Midi Dress

River Island Whether you are heading to the ceremony or just the reception, this stylish number is a must[/caption]

River Island’s Asymmetric Halter Neck Midi Dress is a stylish number you will feel a million dollars in, and will no doubt recycle occasion after occasion.

This style is a welcome alternative to the classic satin slip dresses because it has some extra special touches to it, such as the flattering halter neck, open back, as well as the asymmetric hem at the bottom.

Black Asymmetric Halter Neck Midi Dress, £40 from River Island – buy here

10. RHS Floral Print High Neck Scuba Midi Dress

OasisOasis x RHS second clothing collection and there are plenty of wedding guest outfit options in the range[/caption]

Oasis x RHS has joined forces for the second time on the new autumn/winter collection, which includes plenty of floral printed numbers that are ideal for winter weddings.

Look to this Scuba dress, which is flattering, thanks to the fitted bust and floaty skirt, and midi length.

It is sleeveless, although you can layer over a shawl for extra warmth.

RHS Floral Print High Neck Scuba Midi Dress, £63.20 (Was £79) – buy here

11. Ankle-Length Lyocell Dress

H&MThere’s something about winter neutrals[/caption]

H&M is our go-to for everything and anything, whether it is jumpers, loungewear or occasion dresses.

Our latest obsession is this chic dress, which boasts a neutral pattern, will slip on over your head and is that classy one piece that will see the compliments come flooding in.

Ankle-Length Lyocell Dress, £39.99 from H&M – buy here


If you are in a real hurry to find something for your next wedding, we have even more options for you to choose from.

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