What to Wear to a Winter Wedding: The Best Guest Dresses

The only thing you'll need to worry about are shoes.

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So you have to tear yourself away from a weekend of Netflix, eat, and repeat long enough to attend a wedding? And worse, it's happening in the winter? Truly shudder-inducing. But don’t fret—winter-ready dresses (opens in new tab) can be the most gorgeous kind, and we’ve got you covered (literally). Unlike spring and summer weddings (opens in new tab), to which you can wear the bare minimum, winter weddings call for dresses that are made from thick fabrics like velvet and come with sleeves, if possible. You can also feel good about icing yourself out in a ton of jewelry (opens in new tab) to match the icy temperatures outside. The winter wedding guest dresses on this list are so nice, you’ll want to wear them twice—i.e. the holy grail of wedding attire. (opens in new tab)We've got everything from simple, ruched mini dresses to drop-dead-glamorous gowns that will make you look red carpet-ready.

Julia Marzovilla
E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.