For the stylish winter wedding guest this season, the look is swathes of satin and elegant lace overlays, the colour is most definitely pink. Choose between flirty knee-length numbers that look amazing with heels or long boots or statuesque floor-length maxi dresses. Add a tailored dress coat, fascinator/hat and some statement jewellery and dance the night away in style. Here are some of my favouritesfor this season’s weddings – ideal for guests, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride or groom.
Pretty in pink
According to fashion gurus, pink is thecolour to be seen in this season. A subtle and subdued blush pink is ideal for a wedding, though a vibrant hot pink will turn heads. Team a soft, understated pale pink with a richer blush pink or deep magenta shawl, jacket, cardigan or coat. Add depth to your colour with contrasting navy, grey or black for a safe colour combination or burnt orange or red if you are more daring.
If pink is not your colour, this gorgeous plum strapless dress (below) is a lovely shade for a late autumn or winter wedding. It has a casual 1950s feel to it and would look stunning with a fake fur stole and hat in a wintry white for an eye-catching look. The cobalt blue dress with floral detail would look great with high heeled shoes or ankle boots and a mid-length coat to show off your legs. Just add a fascinator and you’re ready to go.
Satin is a gorgeous fabric for a winter wedding guest to wear as you will sparkle without a single sequin or diamond in sight. Satin and silk are sensual and tactile, and sexy without being overtly so. This rich blue satin maxi-dress is ideal for a curvy girl who wants to accentuate her feminine features without the low neckline. The shape is highly flattering with its crossover waist, A-neckline and A-line skirt that skims over rounded hips and falls to the floor in an elegant style. Team with rich velvet or fake fur in a contrasting or neutral colour.
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Lace overlays are still everywhere and the height of fashion thanks to Kate Middleton and her bridal gown. A black lace overlay with a pale pink, cream or ivory lining is a great compromise for anyone who would like to wear black or white but feels they shouldn’t. This eye-catching lace dress is ideal for a petite or boyish figure and looks feminine with the waist sash, flirty short skirt to show off shapely or slim legs and would look ideal with a plain but colourful cardigan or shrug.
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.