There’s so much to love about getting married in the wintertime! The coziness of being cuddled up with your sweetheart in the chilly outdoors, roaring fires and candles casting a warm light throughout those shorter days, and of course, the romantic vibes of feeling like you’re living in a snowglobe.
If you want to look chic for your cold-weather wedding, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a list of beautiful winter wedding dresses that would be perfect for every occasion, from a casual elopement to an elegant celebration.
What Characterizes a Winter Wedding Dress?
Given the season, it’s common for the cooler temperatures to dictate the dress decision, after all, you want to make sure you don’t freeze your tail off during the ceremony and reception!
You’ll thus see brides favoring warmth in their dress designs with more coverage, additional layers, and fuller silhouettes.
Accessorizing with winter fabrics is also a popular winter wedding choice. Cozy faux fur will add an element of luxury and comfort, a leather or jean jacket will keep you warm for those casual photoshoots in the snow, and a flannel wrap is perfect for a rustic look in front of a roaring fire!
Winter wedding gowns typically also include sleeves, which give a more formal and demure vibe. You can go the puff or cap sleeve route, 3/4 length sleeve, or full coverage down to the wrist- and there are lots of ways to make those sleeves just as beautiful as the rest of the gown!
Whether you’re a fan of the classic or vintage look, or you’re a more modern bride who’s looking for something unique and unforgettable, you’ll find something inspiring in our list of winter wedding dresses!
Fairytale Embroidered Sleeved Wedding Dress
The peek-a-boo details of the 3D embroidered lace sleeves have got us in a tizzy! We love the look of these slit sleeves in contrast with the full floor-length skirt.
The 3D lace motif is repeated on the back and looks straight out of a fairytale. With so much of the body covered, it still has a romantic and alluring feel.
Winter Wedding Dress with Square Neckline
The square neckline became popularized in women’s fashion centuries ago, and with the latest resurgence of Bridgerton, we’re starting to see more and more square necklines on wedding dresses- frankly, we don’t hate it!
In stretch crepe, you can be guaranteed that this dress will be comfortable. We love the puff sleeves too, which give it a more modern and modest look.
Minimalist A-Line Winter Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Phew, that slit! This dress has the va-va-voom and much more- we love the long flowy train and high neck coverage in contrast with that dress slit.
This wedding dress is a great example of contrasting effects and how, even for a winter wedding dress, you can still have coverage with a little spice!
The sequins give a beautiful sparkle to your gown, and are just begging for some beautiful silver accessories!
Simple Long Sleeved Corset Boho Wedding Dress
Are you a bride that’s looking for something boho, casual, and timeless? Take a look at all the gorgeous, flowy details on this long-sleeved corset wedding dress.
The tight corset back tied with a long ribbon just adds to the overall movement of this beautiful hippie dress, so don’t be afraid to consider flowy material for your winter nuptials!
This dress looks straight out of a fairytale- so if you consider yourself a snow princess, this is a great look.
Unique High Neck Satin and Lace Wedding Dress
Straight out of an Elven fairytale, this high neck wedding dress has all the fantasy and drama. We love the flared sleeves and long train, which add to the dreaminess.
Don’t rule out satin as a winter fabric! It’s a classic wedding fabric for many reasons, and for the winter, this will still give you a chic look.
Unique Guipure Lace and Tulle A-Line Wedding Dress
Lace is seriously such a delight. This modern dress features a cloudlike tulle skirt with a delicate lace top.
And just look at that beautiful and dramatic chest design- what a stunner. We love how the dainty pearls give the bodice a polished and classic look.
Knitted Wool Midi Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
This casual wool dress is perfect for an elopement or a ceremony taking place in a chilly climate, and we love how the fabric is so low-maintenance and fuss-free.
We love versatile, cozy dresses like this that can be dressed up or down; its simplicity just shines!
Bonus: the liner of this knit dress can also be worn on its own when it’s a bit warmer out!
Velvet Floor Length Wrap Wedding Dress
Velvet is such a winter fabric, and the texture that it provides is unparalleled. Just look how this velvet wrap dress with long sleeves hugs the body.
If you’re a winter bride who wants something effortless and classic, this velvet wrap dress with a gorgeous buttoned back could be the one for you!
Unique Vintage Mod Ivory Turtleneck Winter Dress
One word: obsessed. We can’t stop staring at the intricately woven design and delicate gold knit on this ivory wedding dress.
The top looks like a beautiful, cozy, vintage sweater- for all you retro brides, this is so up your alley!
This dress just screams 60’s fashion, and what a great way to incorporate those psychedelic patterns that you love into your wedding dress while honoring sustainability?
Delicate Tulle and Satin Wedding Dress
Is your heart set on tulle? Take a look at these breezy tulle sleeves that give an ethereal, transparent look to this gorgeous gown.
You can still have the sleeves for your winter wedding day, but if you don’t want to go opaque, tulle is an awesome option to cover your arms and still be romantic and dreamy.
Flowy Off the Shoulder Winter Wedding Dress
Country brides, this is for you!
Look at these gorgeous lace details and off-the-shoulder fit! This fabulous dress is boho, natural, and flattering on all body types!
If you’re worried that an off-the-shoulder dress will be too chilly for a winter wedding, don’t fret: capes, boleros, and shawls exist for a reason, and you can show off a little shoulder just for the photos before bundling up again!
A-Line Crepe Wedding Dress with 3/4 Sleeves
It doesn’t get more classic than this beautiful A-line wedding dress! It’s flowy and has a gorgeous silhouette… and best of all, it has pockets!
The most convenient thing about simple dresses is that you can also re-wear them for different occasions! A dress like this can be amped up with loads of colorful accessories, or just be worn in a more pared-down fashion with some super fun heels!
Champagne Wrap Lace Winter Wedding Dress
Not sure if you want to go the traditional white wedding dress route, you’re in luck! There are plenty of other options and shades- champagne, rose gold, eggshell white, gold, and ivory, to name a few.
Just take a look at this stunning champagne wrap dress with a classic long train. Champagne is a great color for all seasons, and the best part about planning a winter celebration is that you’ll never have to worry about blending into the background!
Embroidered Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress
This one’s for you lace-obsessed brides. Hello, gorgeous sleeves, we’re obsessed with you!
Like something out of a Fleetwood Mac music video, we love the dreamy coverage of this embroidered lace wedding dress.
With a mermaid cut, you get this dramatic silhouette that’s fun, flirty, and perfect for your big day!
Rustic Winter Wedding Dress with Boat Neckline
Phew, do we love a boat neckline! There’s something so romantic about the double stunner combination of a high boat neck and open back- which is what you’ll get with this beautiful rustic winter wedding dress.
Like most winter dresses, a sleeve is common; after all, it’s going to be cold out! That being said, we love the patchwork lace effect on these sleeves, it’s like a delicate nod to a cozy quilt.
Custom Chiffon Maxi Wedding Dress
Want something that flows with you and won’t restrict any of your fabulous dance moves? Take a look at this chiffon maxi wedding dress!
This dress is one of those incredible fits-all-bodies types of wonders, and we love how it flatters everyone! There’s a tie-on belt that comes with it too, to give you a little bit of waist shape!
Intricate Lace Wedding Dress with Skirt Attachment
With so many brides looking to make their wedding dresses uniquely their own, we love the concept of customizable and removable skirts. We’ve seen it with brides who want to walk down the aisle with a skirt, only to take it off to a reveal that their dress was something else underneath!
This beautiful lace wedding dress has a flowy tulle skirt attachment to give you that extra oomph you may be looking for. We’ll just be over here, gazing at the beautiful lace detailing!
1960s Rabbit Fur Trim Brocade Vintage Wedding Dress
If you’re a die-hard vintage gal, you’ll appreciate the brocade and rabbit fur cuffs on this 1960s winter wedding dress. It is beyond classic, and true vintage enthusiasts will see the appeal in this beautiful gown.
Brocade has a super long and fascinating history that is worth a deep dive if you’re interested. It used to be made with silk but is now available in a variety of fabrics.
A-Line Puff Sleeve Open Shoulder Winter Wedding Dress
A vision in chiffon, this puff-sleeved off-the-shoulder wedding dress is like something a princess bride would want to be whisked away in.
For a winter wedding, you better believe this flowy A-line gown will bring all the fantasy to make your chilly nuptials come true.
Dresses that gather at the waist like this are super flattering because they highlight your silhouette, and the dreamy tulle will make you look like you’re floating… perfect for that first wedding dance with your love.
Ivory Lace Off the Shoulder Wrap Wedding Dress
Sleek and streamlined, this winter wedding dress features a beautiful off-the-shoulder silhouette and a wrapped bodice. Wrap dresses are perfect for dressing up or down- all you need are some dainty accessories and you’re good to go!
This is the sort of dress you’ll want if you’re dead set on showing off that beautiful decolletage!
Modest Long Sleeved Winter Wedding Dress
Demure, classic, and modest, this 3/4 sleeved wedding dress has a flattering tie-back and loads of customizable lace options. Choose from ivory, champagne, golden, and rose quartz to make this dress truly yours.
On that note- this fully lined dress is super versatile; wrap it in a variety of ways to make it yours.
Backless Crepe Wedding Dress with Long Train
This fabulously classic gown is so dreamy!
The low scooped open back is a great way to highlight your back, and the long sleeves will guarantee your warmth during a chilly photo op.
Did you notice those trailing buttons on the back, too? They’re repeated down the sleeve for a truly classic look.
Casual Winter Wedding Dress with Detachable Tulle Skirt
A strapless wedding dress? In the winter?
If you take a closer look, you’ll see sheer tulle that covers the neck down to the wrists. It’s probably not the warmest, but it sure is pretty- take a look at those buttons down the back!
Simple Minimalist Silk Wedding Dress with Tulle Skirt
Elegance and simplicity go hand in hand with this chic 3/4 sleeve wedding dress with a tulle skirt.
You’ll be guaranteed to stay warm in this soft and stretchy cotton knit top – and check out those darling buttons on the back!