43 Winter Wedding Guest Dresses to Wow in for 2021

So, you’re invited to a winter wedding! And…now you have to find something to wear. If your current closet is leaving you uninspired, you’ve come to the right place. We collected the best winter wedding guest dresses and outfits all in one place to help you pull together an effortlessly chic look that’s perfect for the season.

What makes for a great winter wedding outfit?

It’s often in the texture, the silhouette, and/or the color. Winter is notorious for velvet as it’s luxe and warm and pairs beautifully with opaque tights. We love a long sleeve any time of year, but sleeves really have their moment in the cooler months. And just because the days are shorter and the nights are colder, that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on florals. Winter florals have their place and their absolutely stunning when paired with the jewel tones that always pop up this time of year.

Finally, winter is the perfect time to rock a skirt or high-waisted pants with a show-stopper top. And you’re going to LOVE what we found. So let’s get to it!

Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Emerald Maxi Satin Dress

First up, the color that steals the show this winter and every winter to come. You can never go wrong in an emerald dress for a winter wedding and this beauty from Mango is the right mix of style and fun.

Shop Emerald Satin Dress From Mango

Red and Black Abstract Wrap Midi Dress

Next up, red and black are timeless and chic. This abstract print puts a modern touch on the classic pairing.

Shop Red + Black Dress on Anthropologie

Black Bow Strap Midi Dress

Bows are a super fun motif for winter weddings! A lovely reminder that you ARE the gift.

Shop Bow Strap Dress From Lulu’s

Satin Ruffle Wrap Hi-Lo Maxi Dress

Ruffles, wraps, and satin! This dress also comes in black, pale pink, and wine — all excellent colors for winter.

Shop Satin Ruffle Wrap Maxi Dress From Express

Printed Ruched Dress

winter dresses for wedding ruched printed mini dress

We love a mini dress with high boots and this one is such a rad option.

Shop Printed Ruched Dress From Mango

Almond Silk Vintage-Inspired Dress

Ghost of winter’s past? No, just you. An über-chic and stylish wedding guest.

Shop Vintage-Inspired Dress

Long Sleeve Black Ruched Detail Dress

No matter the season, black is always in style. Mix it up with a deep V and some unique ruching…and pair this with some stunner heels!

Shop Long Sleeve Black Dress From Mango

Embroidered Faux Wrap Burgundy Midi Dress

Burgundy is SUCH a good color. It’s romantic, it’s powerful, it’s reminiscent of the winter season, and perfect for a wedding.

Shop Burgundy Faux Wrap Dress From Lulu’s

Velvet Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Velvet Maxi Dress in Four Colors

And now it’s time for our favorite velvet dresses! This classic from Anthropologie comes in four delicious colors.

Shop Velvet Dress from Anthropologie

Embroidered Shimmer Mini Dress

How’s this for a look?! Velvet AND flowers — plus, this is a dress you can dress up or down and really get some wear of this season.

Shop Mini Floral Velvet Dress on Anthropologie

Mini Faux-Wrap Velvet Dress

Let’s go over the details: a cute mock turtleneck, the sweetest long puff sleeves, a mock-wrap skirt all in that stunning forest velvet!

Shop Mini Velvet Dress From Reformation

Velvet Mini Dress With Long Sleeves

Mini, black, ruffles, and sheer sleeves — how cute is this one?

Shop Velvet Mini Dress from Fame and Partners

Plum Purple Velvet Wrap Maxi Dress

Ready to go regal? Purple is an often overlooked color that absolutely SHINES come winter. Give us all the plum tones!

Shop Plum Purple Velvet Dress From Lulu’s

Puff Sleeve Velvet Dress

J. Crew dropped this lovely green velvet dress AND paired it with trending silver shoes. Big fans.

Shop Puff Sleeve Velvet Dress on J. Crew

Floral Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Dark Green Floral Print Pleated Chiffon Maxi Dress

And now we move on to the winter florals! This dress is SUCH a winner with the pleated skirt, ruffle neck, and dark floral motif.

Shop Green Floral Maxi Dress From Lulu’s

Long Sleeve Black Floral Dress

floral dress for guest at winter wedding

This floral print was practically made for a killer pair of boots and a moto jacket.

Shop Black Floral Dress From Mango

Dusty Purple Floral Print Long Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress

Light florals for winter? Absolutely. This long-sleeve wrap dress would pair stunningly with a faux-fur white wrap!

Shop Dusty Purple Floral Dress From Lulu’s

Selkie Princess Dress

If you’ve yet to fall in love with Selkie’s over-the-top pouf dresses, now is the time. And now the it-dress comes in the dreamiest winter floral pattern!

Shop Selkie Princess Dress on Free People

Floral Printed Dress With Balloon Sleeves

For a more understated floral, this long-sleeve mini is SO good.

Shop Floral Dress With Balloon Sleeves From Mango

Blue Floral Open-Back Maxi Dress

Before you scroll further, please have a look at the back of this dress. UGH, it’s just such a stunner.

Shop Blue Floral Dress From Reformation

Sweetheart Neckline Midi Dress

This darling dress features THE neckline of the year. A sweetheart bust that moves into a flowy skirt for an updated cottagecore vibe.

Shop Sweetheart Neckline Dress from ASTR The Label

Red and Black Rose Mini Dress

Black and red strikes again! This time with roses and a bow tie neck that’s just *chef’s kiss*.

Shop Rose Mini Dress from Fame and Partners

Red and Black Rose Halter Tiered Maxi Dress

This motif also comes in a tiered maxi dress with a high halter neck. How can you even choose?

Shop Rose Halter Dress from Fame and Partners

Floral One Shoulder Midi Dress

The one-shoulder look is back and better than ever in the form of this ditsy floral print.

Shop Floral One Shoulder Dress from ASTR the Label

 

Metallic + Sequin Winter Dresses for Wedding Guests

Gold Pleated Halter Midi Dress

Next up, it’s a classic category for winter! Metallics and sequins that’ll have you shining all the way to the new year. This gold pleated halter is the perfect mix of disco and winter vibes!

Shop Gold Pleated Dress on Anthropologie

Open Back Bronze Sequin Dress

You go understated and still shine on in this muted bronze dress. And the back has a bow!

Shop Bronze Sequin Dress From Mango

Bronze Tiered V-Neck Maxi Dress

This tiered bronze dress was absolutely made for dancing — and making an entrance.

Shop Tiered Bronze Dress on Anthropologie

Black Beaded Mini Dress

A super-fun and unique sequined mini shift dress that’s still classic enough to wear year after year.

Shop Black Beaded Mini Dress on Anthropologie

Winter Dresses for Weddings with Cut-Out Details

Long Sleeve Cutout Midi Dress

Cutout details are all the rage and the trend is making its way into winter fashion! Pale blue is always a dreamy choice for winter and this dress just gets it right.

Shop Cutout dress in Blue or Pink from ASTR The Label

Black Long Sleeve Cut-Out Detail Dress

Black and bold with that cutout and ruching. Loving this option for a city wedding!

Shop Black Cut-Out Dress From Mango

Mini Polka Dot Dress With Velvet Tie

Or, go a little playful with polka dots, bows, and the sweetest little cutout just below the neckline.

Shop Polka Dot Dress From Reformation

Emerald Green Cutout Maxi Dress

Didn’t we tell you emerald is the color?! This dress pairs our favorite trend with our favorite classics.

Shop Emerald Cutout Maxi Dress on Lulu’s

Cutout Dress in Textured Organza

Texture is a great choice for winter. This textured organza dress almost plays like a two-piece. Loving the bow and the puff sleeves!

Shop Cutout Organza Dress From J. Crew

Winter Wedding Guest Outfits

Gold Satin Pleated Skirt

Finally, we reach our favorite winter wedding guest outfits. This gold pleated skirt is a no-brainer and we’d pair it with this lace top and this faux fur coat.

Shop Gold Pleated Skirt From Mango

Flared Wool Trousers and Lace Top

Trousers for a wedding? ABSOLUTELY. Nail the menswear trend with these high-waisted pants and a lace blouse.

Shop this Outfit From Mango

Red Jumpsuit for a Winter Wedding

Did you think we forgot about winter red? Absolutely not. This red jumpsuit deserves a matching red lip!

Shop Red Jumpsuit from Mango

Black Sequined Pants

Put on your party pants! These black sequinned pants are destined to be the life of the party.

Shop Sequined Pants from Mango

Bow Strap Black Jumpsuit

Black and bows — always a chic combo. Pair this black jumpsuit with a killer coat.

Shop Bow Strap Black Jumpsuit from Reformation

Matte Satin Set in Blush

And now for something completely different! Fame and Partners released this stunning two-piece outfit for winter and we are OBSESSED.

Shop Matte Satin Set from Frame and Partners

Hunter Green Backless Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit has been around for a few years now, so you know it’s not going out of style anytime soon. It’s popular in black but, again, we’re all about that deep green.

Shop Backless Jumpsuit from Lulu’s

Navy Blue Velvet Sequin Straight Leg Jumpsuit

Sequins. Velvet. Jumpsuit. Okay, we’re paying attention.

Shop Navy Velvet Sequin Jumpsuit from Lulu’s

Body Contour Wrap Front Sweater + Pencil Skirt Set

If you’re going to wear red, WEAR RED. So juicy and such a statement. This sweater + skirt combo is such a stand-out!

Shop Sweater + Skirt from Express

Wine Jacquard Tie-Front Crop Top and High-Waisted Wide-Leg Trouser Pants

And finally, this silky top that’s a total looker. We’d pair it with these pants and a RAD mani for a look that’s chic and memorable.

Shop Red Tie-Front Crop Top

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