The Ultimate Guide to What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

It’s that time of year again: Puffer coats come out, TV streaming services shame Snuggie-clad couch potatoes with the question “are you (really, still) watching?” and, as the temperatures plunge, people insist on certifying their love for one another anyway.

Admittedly, dressing for celebrations of love is a tad easier when it’s not freezing outside. One breezy dress and a pair of strappy sandals later and you’re pretty much good to go. There’s a lot to be said for winter weddings, however, sartorially speaking. For one, the obstacles are all laid out for you from the start. Yes, you will need tights. Yes, you’re probably better off wearing your weary snow boots and down-filled cocoon on the way there then pulling a Clark Kent once you reach your destination. That said, you’re pretty much guaranteed an indoor ceremony and reception, which means no chance of rain, no Excaliburing your heels from picturesque grassy knolls or sand dunes, no errant winds, no obligation to wear revealing clothes.

Therefore, while your travel bag won’t be as light and airy as it was last June, your options for what to wear to a winter wedding are pretty much endless. It’s not all long-sleeve dresses and fur capes, so long as you get your layering right. Click through the slideshow above for 25 chic, toasty examples that will have you leaping in front of cameras even before the open bar gets underway.