Choosing your wedding dress is one of the most exciting wedmin tasks there is. After months – maybe even years – of dreaming of that special gown, it’s finally time to find ‘the one’.
The experience of shopping for your wedding dress is not just about finding the right one, it’s also about bonding with your bridesmaids, your mum or your mum in law to be – whoever you’re taking with you! Whether you go for the full experience and sip champagne as you shop or you’re taking a laidback approach and checking out vintage wedding dresses in quirky boutiques, you’ll always remember shopping for your dress.
If your wedding is taking place in the winter months, you may be finding tracking down that perfect gown a little trickier. Shops and boutiques are seemingly packed full of floaty boho dresses and strapless fishtails that may not be what you’re looking for as the temperature drops.
If this sounds like you, don’t panic. We’ve found plenty of dresses that are simply perfect for a winter celebration. Thanks, in part, to royal brides Meghan and Eugenie, sleeves are making a comeback in a big way – ideal for off season brides.
It’s not all about covering up with full-length sleeves though, some of our favourite winter gowns are adorned with feathers or accessorised with a cape, giving a dreamy, whimsical feel to your look. Sparkling embellishments are also very welcome during the winter season, with sequins, crystals and intricate beading working perfectly with candlelit receptions.
Winter is definitely a time for upping the glamour and so make sure your shoes and accessories are on point, too. Don’t be afraid to make a bold statement with sparkling chandelier earrings or even a tiara, this is your time to shine.
A champagne gown is a winter wedding winner. We love the vintage vibes of this embellished beauty. Daphne, Temperley London, £POA
If you’re truly inspired by 2018’s royal brides, you can’t get much more regal than this gown. Asia, Aire Atelier, £POA
This gown is winter wedding glamour goals. We love the feathered detail. Bianca & Jagger, Jenny Packham, £POA
Sheer embellished sleeves offer the best of both worlds, allowing a hint of flesh underneath. Charlotte, Allison Webb, £POA
We’re in love with this embellished, caped gown. Farrah, Jenny Packham, £POA
Simple and sophisticated, this is an ideal choice for a wedding during the chillier months. Zurich, Justin Alexander Signature, £POA
Make like Princess Eugenie in this gown and give the veil a miss to let the back shine. Valentina, Joyce Young, £POA
A cape, plus sleeves, embellishments and even pockets, we’re huge fans of this gown. Calesa, Pronovias Atelier, £POA
We love a dramatic sleeve, especially for winter brides. Mallorca, Pronovias, £POA
We love the combination of embellished lace with a simple skirt. Style 752, Daalarna, £POA
This embellished, statement back gown was made for festive weddings. Aston, Sottero and Midgley, £POA
Chosen your gown? Pair it with these stunning silver wedding shoes.