(Closed) What to wear to a winter wedding as a guest?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

can you wear a floor length dress but then wear really nice tights/thermals underneath with Ugs?  buy those hand warmers for skiing if you are worried you will be too cold (I would be!) 

 I would definitely find a hat or at least a head band that you feel is appropriate for the occassion, but I can’t think of any photos, sorry!

Post # 4
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had a similar problem when my fiance and I were out and about in Boston last winter.  (We were going to see the Boston Pops, so I wanted to look cute, but we were walking around a lot, and it too COLD for this Texas girl!)

I found a dress that had 3/4 length sleeves and hit right at the knee.  I wore it with tights, and boots.  Then on top of that I had my cold weather staples (ear muffs, scarf, boots, and a LONG coat.)  I didn’t look like this at all, but here’s a picture of Carmen Electra that might help give you an idea…..


I’m sure there are plenty of Bees who are more used to dressing for cold weather than I am, so hopefully they can give you some good ideas too!  🙂

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

A lovely little wool wrap is a nice thing inside.  And you will definately want a long coat – something in a good thick wool.  JCrew has some this season that are thinsulate lined as well, so extra warm and stylish too.  I’m not sure what you mean about being outside a lot – are you worried about walking a few blocks from the car to the venue, or is the wedding actually outside?  I have only been to New York in the spring, but I lived for 10 years in Denver, where it also gets cold.  In the winter you find that almost every place is well heated, so you really only have to get yourself from the car to wherever you are going.  In that case a nice coat is mostly what you need.  If you will be doing a lot of walking, or if there is likely to be ice or snow, wear a good pair of boots too.  Something like an Ugg is perfectly warm without socks, which will let you carry your dress shoes in a nice bag.  Then you can leave your bag and boots with your coat at the coat check, put on your dress shoes, and go!

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