The winter wedding season is upon us! For many Americans, the cold weather means a heavy coat and gloves. But at a winter wedding? What does one wear to a formal event in the colder months?
What to wear to a winter wedding?
When attending a winter wedding, you generally want to dress for the occasion. It’s a formal occasion and you’ll want to look your best. However, it is important to keep in mind that you’ll likely be spending more time indoors than out, so very heavy or bulky clothes aren’t necessary. You should also consider the venue. If it’s an outdoor ceremony, are there any rules about what not to wear? Continue reading: How to Choose the Right Men’s Jacket
Sweater and slacks
A good rule to follow when designing a winter wedding ensemble is that less is more. This can be achieved by sticking with such classic pieces as a black or grey suit and going with a solid color sweater or cardigan, perhaps in cream or another light shade for a bit of variety.
Because of all the time you’ll spend indoors at a winter wedding, it is important to dress in layers. This will allow you to shed some items when you warm up, without having to carry them around with you for the rest of your stay.
Remember that the outfit you choose for a winter wedding should be appropriate for the time of year. Although there’s no need to wear a heavy coat inside, you definitely don’t want to show up in shorts and a t-shirt.
Winter weddings typically take place in the late fall or winter months, so be sure to wear appropriate shoes. A pair of dressy black leather boots would be perfect for a winter wedding.
Coat and tie
Here’s an outfit to keep in mind for your next winter wedding: khaki pants, brown shoes, black belt, grey or cream cardigan, blue dress shirt and black coat.
And if your invitation includes the phrase “Black Tie,” you’ll want to make sure to wear a tuxedo. Of course, you can leave the bow tie at home in favor of something more casual like a silk scarf.
Boots and coat
What should you wear to a winter wedding? Well, that depends on the venue and time of year. If you’re attending an outdoor ceremony in the middle of summer, you’ll want to wear something very light and perhaps even dressy.
In warmer weather, a good rule of thumb is stick with natural fabrics such as cotton or wool. And remember, you should also take the weather into account.
If you’re attending a winter wedding, keep in mind that less is more when it comes to looks. Be sure to dress for the occasion, but don’t feel limited by your choices- remember that it’s okay to be yourself!