While we don’t suffer the cold winters like some countries, Winter Brides on the Northern Beaches still face a dilemma: Will your wedding gown leave you shivering? You don’t have to sacrifice style just because the weather is frigid. Here are a few ideas for a gown that’s perfectly appropriate for our winter.
You can still wear shoulder-baring strapless gowns or slinky sheaths because you’ll still keep cosy with some seasonal accessories. Bundle up in a faux fur stole, a comfy cashmere wrap or elegant lace for a look that exudes a charming winter style and keeps you warm.
If the idea of finding a stole that matches your look seems daunting, choose a gown that doesn’t need one. Sleeved gowns are back in a big way (we credit the Duchess of Cambridge for the resurgence) and are simply perfect for winter brides who want a little extra protection from the elements. Sophisticated cap sleeves will keep you from feeling overexposed, while three-quarter sleeves, or even something full-length, will surely have you covered.
In the cooler months, you can also indulge in luxurious silk satins without getting too hot or feeling weighed down by the fabric. If you’re considering a ball gown, winter weddings are definitely the ideal time for full skirts. If you love the look of lace, opt for a heavier variety like Battenberg lace, which will keep you warmer than a more delicate type like Chantilly lace.