So it’s almost that time of the year again and you’re probably already gearing up for your wedding. Yes, the one that will take place in winter where the leaves are falling from trees and snow is falling on roofs. Sounds like the perfect setting for a wedding, doesn’t it?
But what about you and your bridesmaids? How will you manage to stay warm while looking glamorous at the same time? Well, not to worry because we have got you covered! We have listed some essential tips on how to stay warm without compromising on style this winter and how to look fabulous while doing so.
But before that, here’s a quick overview of the winter season.
Winter is the season when the temperature gets colder and the days get shorter. This occurs between November and February and lasts for about three months. During winter, there is heavy precipitation in the form of snowfall and frost. This season is followed by spring which is the time when the temperature rises and vegetation starts to grow again. The winter season is full of wonderful sights and sounds. Be ready for everything this season brings, including chilly weather and lots of decorations!
What to expect in winter?
Winter is a beautiful time of the year, but it comes with some challenges. If you want to enjoy the winter season to the fullest, then you need to be prepared for extreme cold. This is the time when you will need to bundle up in layers and make sure that your home is well stocked with blankets, firewood, and other essentials. These are some things that you should expect when the winter season arrives.
Stay warm without sacrificing style
We know you want to look absolutely stunning on your special day, but is it necessary to overdo it with the layers? When you’re overdressed, you’ll end up sweating and feeling very uncomfortable. This will eventually lead to you removing layers at some point during the ceremony and having to look disheveled. We recommend removing one or two layers so that you’re still warm, but not too hot.
You can also opt for a lightweight leather jacket or a pashmina instead of a thick jacket since you’ll eventually have to remove them anyway. You can also think about adding some accessories to your outfit to spice it up. Choose something light like a scarf, a belt, or a pair of heels.
Look fab without being too bulky
Basically, you can’t just throw on a thick knitted sweater and call it a day. You have to think about the other parts of your outfit as well. For your bottom half, you can either wear something light like a pair of jeans or a skirt paired with a thick sweater with leather loafers. For your top half, you can either wear a nice thick button up shirt or a cardigan.
And on top of all this, you have to make sure to add a pair of nice shoes to your outfit. This is where you can add some fashion flair to your outfit. You can go for anything from a pair of stilettos to a pair of sneakers. It all depends on your style. One thing you absolutely have to remember though is to make sure you don’t wear too many layers. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a blanket.
Stay cute with a good pair of shoes
A good pair of shoes is an important factor to consider when dressing for winter. You don’t want to wear your favorite pair of stilettos and then slip and fall on the ice. Instead, go for a pair of shoes that has a good grip on the bottom and that isn’t too thin. You can also go for a pair of thick socks and a pair of boots. Not only will this keep your feet warm, but it will also protect them from the elements like rain and snow. Another option is to wear a pair of winter-friendly boots with a nice warm pair of socks inside.
Wear shawls, not just during the ceremony
A shawl is a great accessory to add to any outfit, especially in the winter time. It doesn’t have to be worn during the ceremony only. You can wear it with any outfit and make it look like a million bucks. You can also wear it to cover the straps of your dress if they’re too thin or short. A shawl can also be used as a headscarf or to cover your legs if they’re cold. So, there are plenty of uses for this accessory. You can also match your shawl with the colour of your outfit and tie it as a belt or a headband.
Keep your legs and feet warm
If you want your legs to stay nice and warm, you can try out a pair of thick tights. A nice thick pair of tights is an easy and convenient way to keep your legs warm without wearing a pair of pants. You can also buy a pair of boots that go above your knees. A pair of warm knee-high boots are a great way to keep your feet warm without wearing socks. If you have sensitive skin, you can use a pair of footless tights.
Try a faux fur wrap or a cape
Fur has been a largely debated topic, so if you aren’t comfortable with wearing real fur, you can go for faux fur instead. A faux fur wrap is a great way to keep your arms warm during the winter season. You can also go for a cape if you want something that’s a bit more dramatic. Just make sure it doesn’t go past your knees. A cape should usually fall somewhere around your ankles.
Don’t forget to wear tights
Yes, even if you’re not wearing a dress. Wearing a pair of tights will keep your legs warm and also give them a smooth finish. Especially if you have a lot of leg hair, it’s recommended that you wear tights. You can either wear a pair of black tights or go for a colour that compliments your dress. You can either go for a full body pair or a knee-high pair.
Keep Your Skin Looking Fresh And Flawless
Now, we know that you want to look your best on your big day, but how do you do so while keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized? One of the best ways to do so is by using a good face moisturizer. A face moisturizer will hydrate and moisturize your skin and will help to keep it looking fresh and flawless. If you have sensitive skin, you can try out an unscented moisturizer that’s not too thick.
Use The Right Materials
Depending on your outfit, you can try out different materials that will keep you warm without making you look like a woolly mammoth. For example, if you’re wearing a dress, you can opt for a thick velvet material that is both warm and stylish. It’s also important to keep your head warm. Depending on your outfit, you can go for a nice knitted hat or a fur hat. You can also try out a turban if you want to go for something a bit more fancy.
Decorated limousines are your friends
If the wedding is taking place outdoors, you must ensure that there are decorated limousines available to take you and your bridesmaids to the venue and back home again. The carpets in the limousines are bound to get wet as well in case of snowfall and you do not want to risk getting your expensive wedding outfits stained.
If the wedding is indoors, decorated limousines are all the more essential to get your bridal party to the venue and back home again. You and your bridesmaids will be in the limousines for a significant amount of time, and in that time, you might feel the temperature drop – especially if you’re traveling in a colder part of the country.
Having warm blankets in the limousines to keep everyone warm is a must. You don’t want anyone to get sick from being cold!
Even though you’re getting married in winter and the temperature is bound to fall significantly at night, it is always a good idea to wear layers when it comes to your wedding outfit. You can exchange the outermost layer such as a cape or a coat with a warmer one when you’re inside the venue. This will help keep you warm and avoid getting a chill.
In addition, this will help regulate your body temperature in case it gets a bit too hot inside the venue (which usually happens during the reception). One thing to keep in mind when wearing layers is that you should avoid wearing something that is too bulky. You don’t want to look like the Michelin Man. Instead, you should go for a looser fit. While you don’t want to look shabby, you also don’t want to look out of place at your own wedding.
Avoid Dark Colors
Dark colors are great to wear during the winter, but only if you’re wearing them as a layer. You should avoid wearing dark colors as your top layer because they don’t reflect light and they don’t keep you warm. It is always a good idea to wear a lighter color such as white, cream, pink, or even black (as long as it isn’t too dark).
This is because lighter colors reflect light. This is especially important during the winter when the sun is less powerful and the days are shorter. You don’t want your outfit to make you look like a walking shadow!
Now you know what it takes to look your best during winter. Hopefully, this article has helped you in some way and you know how to stay warm this winter without sacrificing style. Remember, you can’t let the cold beat you. It may be cold outside, but you can always find ways to stay warm and look fabulous at the same time!