Styling Tips

Deciding what to wear to a wedding is already tricky enough, but when the wind, rain and cold are thrown into the mix, you’ve got yourself a bigger dilemma. Here’s our guide to putting together a winter wedding outfit if you’re a guest, a plus one or even the mother of the bride. Bring on winter wedding season!

Dress Up

If regardless of the cold weather, a dress is still on your radar; we’ve got you covered with our styling tips. In case you’re committed to a beautiful short dress, keep it cosy with tights and long sleeves – it’s an easy way to rock a mini or midi dress without getting chilly. At Review Australia, we’re now eyeing up longer lengths for both practical and stylistic seasons. A maxi dress is both elegant and comfortable and an added benefit is that it requires minimum effort to style. Simply add a pair of heels and you’re good to go.

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Wrap Around

If your dress is unavoidably sleeveless and the wind is howling, don’t fret. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear a coat to a winter wedding. After all, no one wants goosebumps as their main accessory. Lace dresses are the go-to outfit for weddings and while they may not be winter ready, just by throwing on a wool coat and you’ve got a snug outfit upgrade. Streamlined styles work best to prevent bulkiness. For midi and maxi dresses, go for a faux fur coat or a cropped jacket to elongate the figure without obscuring your outfit.

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Play with Colour

This wedding season, we’re embracing beautiful colours of emerald, amber, ruby and rose gold, which are all renowned for creating a grand special occasion look. Unless otherwise specified, it’s totally fine to play with colour as a wedding guest so don’t be afraid to make the most of the reason to dress up. If you’re a close friend or family member to the bride or groom, you can always ask the colours of the bridal party and plan the colour of your outfit accordingly.

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Mother of the Bride

If you are the mother of the bride, first of all, CONGRATULATIONS! This is a very exciting moment to be cherished forever. It’s important to feel your best for all the wonderful wedding photos as after all, everyone’s eyes will be on the bridal party during the occasion. When choosing your mother of the bride dress, incorporate cues from the wedding theme and bridal party and consult with the bride if she has any preferences for your look. Most of all, wear something that makes you feel beautiful and confident.

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

The A Game

It’s time to let your accessories shine. Gloves are the most obvious choice for winter, but we’re not talking about your standard woollen glove pair. Leather gloves are exceptionally elegant and ensure your outfit matches a formal or smart casual dress code while keeping the chilly at bay. If you’ve avoided floral dresses and bold prints, add a little bit of chic to your pared back outfit with a hair accessory. Emblazoned hair pins and clips provide a subtle yet sophisticated touch to any ensemble.

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Boot Camp

Most people think that stylish women’s shoes and comfort don’t go together. Review is here to prove these theories wrong! Our collection of closed toe pumps will work with any outfit as well as trending ankle boots which are currently taking centre stage. They’re stylish, add height and will keep your feet warm in the winter months. We know that comfortable shoes are a must for a wedding so these boots will see you through the wedding day, even during your time on the dancefloor. For winter, it’s all about jewel tones and luxe fabrics like velvet - they’ll offer a lifetime of love and happiness. Style your boots with a shorter party dress to break up your outfit.