50 Winter Wedding Guest Dresses For 2023
Author: Gracie Pritchard
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Finding the perfect wedding guest dress is hard at the best of times (although we do love the buying and searching process), let alone when it’s freezing cold outside! When it comes to winter weddings, you’ll probably want to go for a dress that fits the festive fashion theme (darker colours like blues, reds and greens) that are a bit longer, possibly even with long sleeves to brace against the cool outdoor temperatures. Although, if you’re more of an ‘I’ll wear what I want and accessorise with a nice coat and shoes’ kind of person, we’ve got you covered there too!
Here are 50 of our favourite winter wedding guest dresses, perfect for the 2023 winter season:
Starting off strong with this gorgeous, colourful wrap piece from Chi Chi London. Whoever said winter clothes have to be void of life was so wrong, we’re obsessed with the colours on this gown!
If you feel like showing off a bit of leg (wear tights if you’re worried about bracing the cold weather), then this little mini from Needle & Thread may just be the dress of your dreams!
Nothing says winter wedding more than a stunning high neck dress, and this gorgeous gown from Little Mistress is no exception. We love the frilled hems too, just stunning!
What a way to get into the festive spirit! We couldn’t think of a better dress for a winter wedding than this little velvet number from Reformation. You could even layer it with a turtle neck underneath for extra warmth and winter vibes.
We absolutely love this navy blue spotted mini from Chi Chi London for a winter wedding. Complete your outfit with some clear tights for added warmth if you’re wary of getting your legs out!
6. Sigmund Dress, Reformation, £186
Square necks are so trendy as of right now, and this gorgeous slip dress from Reformation is the perfect excuse to follow the trends. Available in multiple colours, our personal favourite is the navy blue polka dot – so stunning!
7. Long Sleeve V Neck Sequin Midi, Chi Chi London, £98
Talk about making a statement! This stunning, silver sequin piece from Chi Chi London is the perfect way to turn some heads (but not too many) on the big day. And what’s so lovely is that it looks just as extravagant in the night-time during the reception under all those party lights!
8. Julius Dress, Reformation, £225
We don’t just like the Julius dress from Reformation, we LOVE it – look at that shade combo! The floral detailing paired with the dark base is the perfect way to style winter fashion with a colourful twist.
9. Satin Ruched Floral Midi, Chi Chi London, £75
Another gorgeous, colourful gown, perfect for a winter wedding – and for such a great price too! That ruched detailing is so flattering and looks great on just about everyone.
10. Midleton Dress, Reformation, £371.25
Classy, elegant, formal, sophisticated – need we say more! This stunning open-backed gown from Reformation is an absolute show stopper. The length of the dress means extra warmth and if you fancy popping on some thermal leggings underneath, the other guests will be none the wiser! It would also look great paired with some heels.
11. Berry Ruched Dress, Little Mistress, £50
Little Mistress really has all the perfect dresses for a winter wedding guest, and this stunning berry coloured piece is no exception! We’re absolutely obsessed with that frilly, tiered hem too – just wow! Imagine this with a pair of nude heels.
12. Gavin Dress, Reformation, £163.50
Simple and oh so sexy, the Gavin dress is the perfect example of why simple doesn’t always have to mean boring because this dress is anything but! That leg split is just the right mix of classy and cheeky too.
13. Ruffle Hem Floral Midi, Chi Chi London, £40
We love a frilly hem here at For Better For Worse (as you can probably tell), which explains why we’re so obsessed with this colourful number from Chi Chi London. Winter with a modern edge – yes please!
14. Joanna Hope Lace Midi, Simply Be, £90
High neck AND lace? We couldn’t think of a better combination for a winter wedding guest outfit. In combination with the peplum hem, this is the perfect gown for just about any winter occasion.
15. Blue Bardot Dip Hem Mini, Chi Chi London, £45
For fans of a more classic style of dress, this little piece is timeless and perfect for a winter wedding! We love the length of the dress, and off the shoulder is so trendy now too!
16. Green Glitter Bardot Dress, QUIZ, £27.99
Buying on a budget doesn’t have to mean plain and simple. This stunning green glitter gown is less than £30, not that it looks it! So if you’re looking for a gorgeous dress for a good price, this could be the perfect piece for you!
17. Wild Leopard Jersey Midi, Whistles, £74.25
How gorgeous is this leopard print high neck gown from Whistles, and the midi length is perfect for the winter months! Such a stunning piece – pair with tights for a warmer, winter-friendly look!
18. Ruby Embroidered Midi, Simply Be, £110
We love this ruby red gown with a stunning embroidery statement! Just the perfect look for a winter wedding guest and would look gorgeous paired with some heeled boots.
19. Filippa Dress, Reformation, £186
Who doesn’t love a good halter neck! And that shade of green is perfect for a winter wedding soiree. Paired with a stunning statement belt and a nice coat, we couldn’t think of a better gown to wear!
20. Olivia Embellished Halter Neck, Little Mistress, £175
Live out your Gatsby girl fantasy in this stunning 1920’s halter neck, Jay Gatsby won’t be the only one you’ll be fighting off in this dress. Perfect for a winter wedding too!
21. Green Satin Midi Dress, QUIZ, £27.99
We’re absolutely obsessed with the structured bodice on this dress, such a flattering fit and perfect for a winter wedding if you ask us! And for that price too, we couldn’t think of a better satin gown to wear on the big day!
22. Photographic Animal Silk Dress, Whistles, £186.75
If you’re a fan of big, bold and beautiful prints, you’ll absolutely love this silk dress from Whistles. The perfect way to make a statement (without outshining the bride of course) and we can’t get enough of it!
23. Winslow Dress, Reformation, £213.75
Another fantastic piece from Reformation’s bridal collection, the Winslow dress is the perfect dress to wear to a winter wedding. And the wrap detail is so flattering – perfect for just about everyone!
24. Tempest Bodice Ankle Gown, Needle & Thread, £235
Is there anything more winter-inspired than a gorgeous, glittery red dress? Mrs Claus, is that you? We’re absolutely obsessed with this A-line skirt dress!
25. Green Velvet Bardot Dress, QUIZ, £39.99
Nothing says winter wedding more than a gorgeous velvet gown, and this stunning piece from QUIZ is no exception. And the neckline is so flattering too!
26. Leonie Dress, Reformation, £225
Talk about traditional with a modern twist, if you’re looking for an unusual piece that isn’t too far outside the box, then look no further. The button front detailing in combination with the squared neckline and puff sleeve is absolutely gorgeous!
27. Anya Patchwork Dress, Whistles, £111.75
Another unusual, but elegant dress, perfect for a winter wedding! We’re absolutely obsessed with the colour combination of this dress, and the puff shoulders and sleeves are super flattering too!
28. Sequin Ribbon Mini Dress, Needle & Thread, £360
There’s not a more wintery accessory than a cape in our opinion, and this stunning dress from Needle & Thread has one sewn into it, which sounds like the perfect winter wedding gown if you ask us – just wow!
29. Green Sequin Midi Wrap Dress, QUIZ, £88
WOW, this gorgeous green sequin, wrap dress from QUIZ is an absolute show stopper, we couldn’t think of a better gown to wear to a winter wedding. And the mesh panelling along the top of the dress is everything!
30. Floral Puff Shoulder Midi, Chi Chi London, £40
How stunning is this floral high neck dress from Chi Chi London, in combination with those puffy sleeves too, simply amazing. And we love the length of the dress for a winter wedding!
31. Shibori Print Pleated Dress, Whistles, £134.25
Another fantastic statement piece to turn heads at the upcoming winter wedding (not too many of course). Imagine this dress swinging around the dancefloor – just wow!
32. Lottie Lace Gown, Needle & Thread, £398
We’re absolutely obsessed with this red, lace piece from Needle & Thread. That plunging neckline is stunning and the length of the dress is perfect too. The other winter wedding guests won’t know what to do with themselves!
33. Scout Two-Piece, Reformation, £225
Who doesn’t love a two-piece set with a floor-length skirt, perfect for a winter wedding! And that shade of red is just stunning too – simple, sexy and sophisticated is the best way to go!
34. Stallion Print Silk Dress, Whistles, £186.75
Talk about big, bold and beautiful – if you’re a fan of bold patterns you’ll fall in love with this one of a kind piece from Whistles. Pair it with a nice coat and some boots – we couldn’t think of a better winter wedding look!
35. Irena Maxi Dress, Simply Be, £85
Flowy, oversized clothing has risen in popularity over the years, so why not implement that trend into your winter wedding guest look! The combination of the floral pattern and the darker base makes for the perfect look this winter wedding season.
36. Wild Rose Ruffle Gown, Needle & Thread, £425
Now, this dress is anything but ordinary, and you’ll be sure to turn heads if you turn up to a wedding in this piece. So, if you’re looking to make a statement, this could be the dress of your wildest winter wedding dreams. We’re obsessed!
37. Storm Floral Silk Dress, Whistles, £246.75
How stunning is this floral patterned dress from Whistles, it’s almost like a piece of art. And the structured style of the dress is super flattering on just about everybody. That’s going straight in our basket!
38. Coral Lace Tie Tie Strap Midaxi, Little Mistress, £22
Now coral isn’t typically a winter wedding colour we know, but we simply couldn’t help but add this dress to the list, as it looks amazing all year round! And the tie straps are absolutely perfect, we’re obsessed.
39. Genevieve Ruffle Gown, Needle & Thread, £450
Another stunning, statement piece from Needle & Thread. How gorgeous is that shade of pink in combination with that ruffle detailing? We can barely look away!
40. Livia Velvet Dress, Reformation, £225
Simple but sophisticated, and perfect for a winter wedding too. We absolutely love the puff sleeve in combination with the more fitted velvet bodice, creating the most gorgeous silhouette!
High Street Wedding Guest Dress Favourites
If you’re planning on a budget (most people do), then you’ll probably want to save a few pennies when it comes to you getting dressed for the occasion. And you’ll be happy to know that there are a whole host of fantastic dresses available on the high street for a great price that are anything but casual. Here are a few of our faves:
41. Pink Off the Shoulder Bodycon, River Island, £60
Starting off this high street list with a bang, we’re absolutely obsessed with this pastel pink piece from River Island, buying on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t look classy. And this ruffled bodycon is the perfect dress to wear!
42. Red Shooting Star Tie Back Midi, New Look, £17.99
What a way to celebrate the unity of two star crossed lovers by wearing a dress covered in stars! And in combination with that gorgeous red shade, we couldn’t think of a better dress to wear to a winter wedding.
43. Black Printed Sequin Midi, River Island, £80
If you’re looking for a cost-effective dress that’s on-trend, then look no further. This high neck, structured midi is everything and more, and those sequins too – just wow!
44. Brown Leopard Print Mini, New Look, £19.99
Talk about a puffy sleeve, we’re absolutely obsessed with this brown, leopard print midi from New Look and for such a great price too – under £20. Who says that less expensive dresses mean less class, this is absolutely gorgeous!
45. Green Floral Tie Neck Midi, River Island, £55
Give a nod to the 70s with this stunning floral patterned midi, how gorgeous is that neck tie too. Imagine turning up to the wedding in one of these beautiful dresses from River Island.
46. Red High Neck Puff Sleeve Midi, New Look, £24
Talk about winter wedding goddess, this red puff sleeve midi is absolutely stunning! The structured waist combined with the flowy skirt is gorgeous, and right on-brand for a winter wedding.
47. Yellow Satin Asymmetric Midi, River Island, £46
Whilst yellow isn’t traditionally a winter colour, we couldn’t help but add this stunning asymmetrical dress to the list. The structured bodice in combination with the asymmetric skirt and high neck is the epitome of class and great for someone with a bit more curve!
48. Metallic Wrap Balloon Midi, Dorothy Perkins, £40
You’ll fit right into the wedding in this stunning metallic wrap dress from Dorothy Perkins – talk about tinsel chic. We’re obsessed with this dress!
49. Ann Metallic Spot Blue Maxi Dress, Monsoon, £59
How gorgeous are the sleeves on this blue maxi from Monsoon, and that silver metallic detailing is stunning too! The keyhole back is a beautiful detail too. Why wouldn’t you want to wear this to a winter wedding?
50. Orange Spot Shirred Waist Maxi Dress, Dorothy Perkins, £20
Ending this list with a bang, how amazing is this orange-spotted dress from Dorothy Perkins. The ruched waist is so flattering and would look fantastic on just about everybody! Paired with some gold accessories and a cool bag, this is perfect!
Finding the perfect dress for a winter wedding can be difficult. Ultimately, while it does make sense to dress in more layers, long sleeves, and long dresses, as long as you have a nice blazer and you walk fast (plus have a couple of glasses of bubbly), you’ll barely feel the cold! But, we hope this list of some of our favourite winter-appropriate outfits for weddings gave you a bit of food for thought. Happy shopping!