If the wedding of your dreams includes snow-capped mountains and crackling fireplaces, you’re probably wondering how to add timeless accessories to your winter wedding dress to complete your bridal look. With cold weather around and romance in the air, winter can be a beautiful yet underrated time of year to get married. Yes, you and your guests might need to layer up to keep warm, but think of it as an opportunity to add accessories and sparkle up the season. Scrap the idea of a summer wedding dress and opt for long sleeves and faux fur stoles to accent this glamorous time of year. If you’re planning to get married in the colder months, here’s how to add timeless accessories to your winter wedding dress.
Embellish A Classic Gown
A timeless winter wedding dress staple is a classic gown. The always flattering ball gown with a sweetheart neckline can be modified by embellishing all or part of this stunning dress. With the weather being icy and cold, a heavier, embellished dress might be the perfect yet beautiful solution to stay warm. Plus you won’t need to worry about sweat marks. Think of adorning your winter wedding dress – or part thereof – in beads and rhinestones that will have you sparkling all day long. Extend the embellishment to your accessories like your shoes and headpiece.
Add Enchanting Lace
Lace is made for winter wedding dresses! This delicate fabric has been around since the late 16th century and has been worn by many royals on their wedding day including Princess Diana. So why wouldn’t you want to wear it too?! Lace wedding dresses provide an enchanting, elegant look which will leave everyone in awe as you walk down the aisle. The light coverage will help fight off the winter chill.
Keep Warm With A Faux Fur Stole
This timeless accessory for your dress has been around for decades. Wearable fur become popular in the 1960s but since many people have opted for the cruelty-free option of faux fur. For weddings, a faux fur stole, wrap, or coat have remained popular as it is an elegant way to keep warm. This works particularly well if you opt to have bare shoulders or sheer sleeves. No matter the style of your dress, a stole will always be something classic and timeless.
Add Some Snowy Detailing
Whether it’s lace appliques, fringe and sequins, or chic snowy detailing, your winter wedding dress will shine with the season! You don’t need to go literal and add snowflake embellishment to your dress, but rather anything that gives the illusion of the season. Quaint snow-like polka dots or icy lacing will do the trick. This timeless winter wedding dress trend will be loved for years to come.
Opt For Illusion Sleeves
If you want to wear a sleeveless dress but don’t want to be exposed to the cold, opt for illusion sleeves. Leave them plain if you want a natural look or add some beautiful embroidery down the arms and along the collarbone to a more glamorous look. Through the ages, this trend has proven to remain popular with brides through the 70s 80s, 90s and today.
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