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The snow, the twinkling lights on a holiday tree, cold temps that just make you want to snuggle in bed with your significant other …
There are many reasons why the winter season has a romantic and somewhat magical feel.
And that’s what makes it the perfect time of year for a wedding!
One of the best parts about planning a wedding is gathering your bride squad to shop for bridesmaid dresses. But before you go, gathering some inspo on what dresses you want your wedding party to wear is a good idea.
Because winter wedding dresses require a bit more consideration in terms of fabric, color, and silhouette.
Planning to be a winter bride?
Here are 15 winter bridesmaid dresses that will perfectly complement your look, regardless of your style or aesthetic.
What Fabrics and Colors are Best for a Winter Wedding?
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Winter is your chance to embrace heavier, thicker fabrics. Luckily, modern bridesmaid dresses come in all sorts of elegant fabrics that fit that bill.
While fabrics like chiffon and crepe work year-round, heavier dresses in faille, satin, and velvet are simply perfect for a winter wedding!
Fabric is an important factor, but many brides focus more on the color palette, which is a good idea, too.
Create a stunning wedding party with chic black dresses. Choose metallic sequin gowns if you want a bit of glamour and glitz. Or opt for rich jewel tones such as burgundy, emerald green, rust, or sapphire blue.
Neutrals, such as shades of gray, navy blue, and brown, are great choices as well. Sage green and eucalyptus bridesmaid dresses are also seasonless options that are perfect for a winter affair!
Along with color and fabric, think about silhouette. Especially when it comes to back coverage, sleeve length, and neckline. Dresses with long sleeves, covered backs, and high necklines are smart choices for a cold winter wedding day.
And if you really want your wedding party to have a winter wonderland vibe…
You can even accessorize your bridesmaid dresses with cozy faux fur wraps!
Ready to find gorgeous bridesmaid dresses for your winter wedding? Here are 15 that we absolutely love!
Jenny Yoo Idris
It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning a wedding that’s cozy and casual, formal and traditional or fairytale with a boho twist. The Jenny Yoo Idris dress is an all-around winner for winter! This chiffon wrap dress features long sleeves, pleated accents, and a crossover V-neckline with a tie at the waist.
Nouvelle Amsale Robin
Elegant and effortless, the Nouvelle Amsale Robin dress is ideal for a cold-weather wedding. It’s absolutely perfect for weddings with a rustic, contemporary, or minimalist vibe.
This velvet bridesmaid dress features a fit and flare skirt in a one-shoulder bodice with a skirt that falls away from the body. It’s a super flattering choice for every body type. For added coverage, top it with a matching shawl!
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Bari Jay 2218
In a short sleeve silhouette with a flattering V-neck, the Bari Jay 2218 Bridesmaid Dress wows in soft velvet fabric with a floor-length A-line skirt. Detailed with flutter sleeves and gently gathered accents, it’s a chic choice for any glam or formal wedding.
If it’s a formal, classic, elegant vibe you’re going for on the big day, the Amsale Bobbi dress hits the mark. Crafted from textured faille fabric, this gown features a sleeveless bodice with wide straps. It also boasts a V-neckline, an extra-wide waistband, and a full skirt with (bonus!) pockets.
In soft satin with a high neckline, the Social 8229 bridesmaid dress is giving us major vintage vibes! This dress has that old-Hollywood-glamour-meets-‘70s-chic feel. The gown features a circle skirt with a front slit, a cut-out back for added drama, and an inset waistband with a sash that ties into a bow in the back. A memorable choice if you love the glam, retro aesthetic.
Adrianna Papell 40107
Are you planning a wedding with a vintage feel or a glamorous, contemporary aesthetic? If so, the Adrianna Papell Platinum 40107 bridesmaid dress makes a sophisticated statement.
It features beads and sequins in a crisscross pattern, short sleeves, a round neckline, and a trumpet skirt with tulle godets. So if you’re looking for a dreamy bridesmaid gown with glitzy, beaded embellishments, this one checks all the boxes!
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Jenny Yoo Luscia
Make your formal wedding a bit more glamorous with our lustrous Jenny Yoo Luscia dress. In crepe back satin with a plunge V-neck, this floor-length gown boasts a sleeveless bodice, a wide inset waistband, and a fully-lined fit and flare skirt.
Pia Gladys Samara
In soft velvet with a slinky silhouette, the Pia Gladys Samara bridesmaid dress can be dressed up with decadent jewels for a black-tie celebration or dressed down for a more casual event. This is a truly timeless design with a wrap silhouette and long sleeves.
Contemporary, casual, classic, minimalist … the Social 8211 bridesmaid dress is oh-so-versatile. This flattering gown features an asymmetrical bodice with one wide strap, one spaghetti strap, and a draped cowl neckline in a bias slip dress silhouette.
Christina Wu 22124
The Christina Wu 22124 bridesmaid dress is a fantastic choice for a fairytale, rustic, or casual wedding. This long sleeve dress is made from soft chiffon. It features a sweetheart neckline, billowy sleeves that add a romantic quality, and a wrap skirt with a front split. It’s available in dozens of beautiful hues, including a wide range of winter wedding colors.
Hayley Paige 5967
The Hayley Paige 5967 bridesmaid dress has a glamorous, formal look and feel in liquid metallic fabric with a cut-out open back. This gown boasts a fit and flare silhouette with wide straps and comes in various neutral colors with a luxe sheen.
Wtoo by Watters Jenson
Dress it up or dress it down — the Wtoo by Watters Jenson dress works for any wedding aesthetic! This chiffon A-line gown flatters every body type with ruched details, a V-neckline, and a sash that ties into a bow in back.
Alfred Sung D825
This dress is an elegant choice for any formal or traditional wedding. The Alfred Sung D825 bridesmaid dress boasts structure and sophistication in satin twill. It’s detailed with a sleeveless bodice, a jewel neckline, and a self-fabric sash at the natural waist.
Wtoo Sawyer Jumpsuit
A winter bridesmaid dress doesn’t have to be a dress at all. With long kimono sleeves, a tie waist, and wide legs, the Wtoo Sawyer jumpsuit offers effortless elegance for a casual, rustic, or semi-formal wedding.
Bella Bridesmaids by Dessy BB112
The Bella Bridesmaid by Dessy BB112 gown is oh-so-chic in an off-the-shoulder silhouette with little cap sleeves and a high front slit. This crepe dress is detailed with a surplice cuff neckline and comes in many winter colors. Our favorites are cabernet, evergreen, and several deep, rich blues. It’s a formal look that’s both classic and modern — and at the same time.
Strapless pastel midi dresses and bright backless halter gowns might work for a summer or spring event. Yet, long sleeves, heavier fabrics, and darker colors are better choices for a winter celebration.
Maybe you’re hunting for luxe, glamorous gowns with glitzy embellishments. Or perhaps you’re eyeing soft, cozy dresses with a more casual feel.
No matter which style you’re aiming for, there are tons of winter wedding dresses to choose from, regardless of your wedding aesthetic.
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