They say that the colour plays a very important role in your wedding, and this is definitely the case when picking dresses, flowers, and the important features of your big day. Everything needs to complement each other, and that’s why shopping around for winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses is important. You need to find something that works with you and your dress, but also that works with the rest of the big day. It can be difficult to put the two side by side sometimes.
If you’re on the hunt for styles of Bridesmaids dresses that are elegant, modern, unique and yet still beautiful for a winter wedding, here are 17 ideas you should definitely take a peek at.
1. GRAY DRESSES + GRAY FAUX FUR WRAPS
Grey is a beautiful, and often overlooked, colour when it comes to winter weddings, and you can really get experimental with the designs of dresses when you have those beautiful faux-fur throws to put on over the top. If you didn’t have those, you might need to consider more of a cover-up dress to protect your girls from the cold weather. Remember they’ll need to brave the cold as much as you.
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2. ALL BLACK Bridesmaid STYLES + BOOTS
Black is quite a controlling and powerful look, and it’s often not used for winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses because of that. It’s quite a mysterious shade to go for, but an elegant one nevertheless, almost taking on a black-tie effect formal look, rather than a traditional wedding.
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3. RED DRESSES + GRAY KNIT COVER UPS
Red and grey work really well together, which might give you more options to pick from when it comes to those big cover-ups the girls will need when standing around in the cold with you. You might have wanted to go with white, or to match the shade of your dress, but if you’re struggling to make that work this grey shade works really well. Just as these beautiful Bridesmaids with their bride proudly show.
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4. NAVY BLUE DRESSES + FLANNEL COVER UPS
Tartan or plaid is really great for winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses. It just looks warm, don’t you think? Perfect for when the sun is starting to set and the chilly weather is starting to set in. The dark blue works really well with that reddish tartan too. Has this given you some Bridesmaid style ideas for a winter wedding inspiration?
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5. PINK & SEQUIN DRESSES + WHITE FUR SHAWLS
White fur shawls go with pretty much everything. That’s what we reckon anyway. You could have the Bridesmaids at your wedding pick their own shade of pink with dresses such as these, and this is guaranteed to make everyone happy. They don’t all need to be wearing the same winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses. Sometimes it’s good to break from tradition.
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6. NUDE DRESSES + BROWN FUR SHAWLS
Nude is such an on-trend colour for right now, so why wouldn’t you look towards the idea of nude when it comes to Bridesmaid style ideas for a winter wedding. Those brown faux-fur shawls just go so well together with the nude shades too, so all round everyone is a winner.
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7. BLACK DRESSES + GREENERY WINTER BOUQUETS
Once upon a time, brides weren’t just there to plan the best bachelorette party ever, and to oversee that the groom actually turns up on time. They actually had a purpose. They were meant to ward off any evil spirits that might threaten to ruin your wedding day, or your life for that matter. We’re bet you’re glad you invited them along now, eh?
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8. NAVY BLUE DRESSES + WHITE FUR SHAWLS
You know the tradition where you’re meant to throw the bouquet at your Bridesmaids? Well, once upon a time you would actually throw a shoe at them, and whoever you hit would be then to get married yet. We’re sure glad they changed the old tradition to bouquet instead of shoe. We’d rather not get a black eye!
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9. PLAID BLANKET SCARVES
We’re back to plaid again, and this just goes to show how versatile the look really is. We’ve seen it with the blue winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses, and now you can see it with red ones. It works just as brilliantly! The one thing you will want to ensure is that everyone is warm on the big day. You definitely don’t want people grumbling to you on what’s meant to be the most important day of your life!
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10. BLACK AND RED WINTER BridesmaidS
Black is quite a mysterious colour, and red has some background when it comes to wedding day colours also. It’s a very stimulating and warm colour, and one that definitely brings about high energy. It also works as the perfect contrast against the black you wanted also. What do you think? Would you?
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All nude, and still again with the warm blankets! We told you those blankets were a great idea. If you have them all matching, everyone’s a winner, and you could even have those throws custom-made especially for the event if your budget permits. You could even allow for more detailing at the bottom of those winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses to show when the blankets cover them over.
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12. NAVY AND PLAID STYLE
If you’re having a hard time finding the kind of winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses you want, why not have a good look around online before making your final decision. There is nothing to stop you from saying you like part A of one dress, Part B of another, and another feature from something else. There will always be someone who can create it for you, and the internet has definitely made that a lot easier.
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13. GRAY & WHITE Bridesmaid STYLE
Once upon a time, the entire bridal party would have worn white, the Bridesmaids included. These days that’s relatively unheard of, although this almost goes back to tradition, combining white with a lovely shade of pale grey. It was during the Victorian era that Bridesmaids were called upon to wear white, mostly because they were younger than the bride in most cases and still virgins themselves. These days the bride only wears white in a bid to stand out.
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14. BLACK DRESSES + BLACK FUR COATS
Black is quite a conventional colour, so you’d expect black winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses to be quite elegant also. It’s a serious colour – dignified, sophisticated, grown-up. You will need to think about the other accessories for your wedding at the same time, however. Black flowers are quite hard to come by, and if you go too black, it might look like a gothic wedding even when you don’t want it to. The faux-fur coats definitely add an elegant edge, what do you think?
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15. GOLD SEQUIN DRESSES + BERRY CROWNS
Gold is an extravagant colour, so you’d definitely imagine winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses in a gold shade to be very luxurious dresses. This means beautiful fabrics, lovely seamwork, a wonderful shape to them … We’re getting carried away here, but there is something to be said with having gold as a colour on your wedding day. It’s the colour of luxury and exuberance. Isn’t that what you want for your biggest day?
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16. RED & FURRY
Red means so many things, but if you’re superstitious you might want to avoid red and white on your big day. These are said, in some stories, to represent blood and bandages – something you probably don’t want on your wedding day. A dark red stands for courage, something your Bridesmaids definitely have, and also passion and love. You’ll want passion with your partner, and everyone on your big day will want to share your love!
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17. COZY COVER-UPS
But above all, you will want to make sure that everyone is happy, whatever winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses you choose. This day is important for them too, perhaps not as important as it is for you, but still an important day nevertheless, for everyone involved.
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If everyone wants their own styles of dress, let them have their own style of dress, just make sure they’re all from the same colour palette. And make sure everyone is warm too. You’ll want the best winter wedding Bridesmaids dresses, but you’ll want relatively warm ones too!