20 Winter Wedding Guest Dresses to Shine In

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

winter wedding guest dresses
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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 can be the most gorgeous kind, and we’ve got you covered (literally). Unlike spring and summer weddings, 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 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. We've got everything from simple, ruched mini dresses to drop-dead-glamorous gowns that will make you look red carpet-ready.

Julia Marzovilla
Julia Marzovilla

Julia Marzovilla is a New York City-based writer covering all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and entertainment. Offline, she’s most likely browsing the web for another pair of black boots or listening to music too loudly—often at the same time.