We’re attending a winter wedding in a few weeks, and I have a few holiday parties on my calendar. So I spent the last few days looking for a winter wedding guest outfit. The wedding we’re going to isn’t a black-tie wedding, but it’s the holiday season and something a bit more formal feels right. Velvet dresses are a little warmer, and something long with a wrap for coverage sounds like a great option, too. I felt mostly drawn to black dresses and jewel tones during my search. Here are the best winter wedding guest dresses. 

Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

If you’re looking for little black dresses to wear in the cooler months, you’ve come to the right place. My color palette is usually pretty neutral, but I tried to include a little color for those of you who are into that. There are some beautiful velvet dresses out there right now – such rich textures and colors that have a beautiful winter vibe. If you’re looking for a dress for a wedding or black-tie affair this winter wedding season, these are my favorite winter wedding dresses and accessories this winter season.



Rubina Dress

Classic black dresses are always my favorite, but I really love that this one is a little different. IT's one of those best sellers that's sold out in most stores, but I found it in every size here. I see this one working well for more casual weddings or parties.
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Jacquard Dress

This is my favorite of the long-sleeve gowns I found, so much that I ordered it! I love that it's black but still fun, and the long sleeves mean I won't freeze. It's the perfect dress for a winter wedding or holiday party.
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Badgley Mishka

Velvet Bow Midi Dress

When it comes to winter dresses, I love velvet. And while I'm not the most likely to wear a big bow on my dress, I do think this one is really pretty.
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Velvet Dress

You have to see the back of this dress. it is stunning!
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Pleated Dress

This dress comes in a few different colors and is perfect for colder months.
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Ralph Lauren

Velvet One Shoulder Dress

One shoulder dresses are very much a thing right now. and this velvet gown is beautiful and is one of my favorite formal winter wedding guest dresses. It would be perfect for all special occasions during the winter months. Green dresses are so fun this time of year, too, and you will make a grand entrance in this one.
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Ralph Lauren

Plaid Gown

This is one of the more formal gowns in this post, but it's a beautiful floor length gown that is so fun for events this time of year.
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Cara Cara

Floral Dress

If you're looking for some color and pattern, and enough coverage to stay warm, this dress might be the perfect one for you.
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Ramy Brook

Satin Gown

This dress comes in a few color options, but the blue, which happens to be my favorite, is sold out right now.
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ML Monique Lhuillier

Navy Gown

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Loeffler Randall

Crossbody Clutch

I needed a small bag to wear when I have a formal occasion, so I bought this clutch on sale. I really like that there's a crossbody option if and when I need it.
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Saint Laurent

Leather Clutch

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Manolo Blahnik

Suede Buckle Mules

I needed a lower heel that won't kill me on the dance floor. Heels have never been my favorite and I am generally terrible in them, so these feel like a great option.
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