There’s always something romantic about a winter wedding. It’s a magical time of year, that lends itself to intimate ceremonies and candlelit receptions, and here in the UK they are as popular as ever, with weddings in the winter months making up 45% of all bookings. This time of year is all about embracing luxurious fabrics, and a rich, deep colour palette, and a winter wedding is the perfect place to indulge in this sartorial delight. It’s also party season, so we wanted to show you how you can invest in key pieces that will take you from the wedding, all the way to work Christmas parties, or late night festive cocktails with friends.
If you are heading to a winter wedding, we have all the hints and tips you need; from what colours and accessories to go for, to helping you ensure your outfit is sustainable and will stand the test of time.
The benefit of a wedding in the cooler months, is that you can use layers, such as jackets, coats and even scarves to give your look another dimension, making it easy to adapt and change throughout the day, and for different events throughout the year. When choosing a wedding look, it’s important to be mindful, and think about how you can re-wear it after the event; this is not only better for the environment, but also for your wardrobe; giving you pieces that work hard and that you can enjoy for years to come. We have always championed sustainability and every piece of our ready to wear collection, like all of our gowns, are made here in the UK; meaning when you choose Sassi Holford, you’re shopping sustainably and getting garments that are not only stylish, but are also made to last.
A winter wedding guest should always think about what they need to wear practically as well as aesthetically, especially with the weather being so unpredictable; think longer sleeves, thicker fabric and something that will look just as good under a coat or jacket. Unlike summer, you can opt for evening wear and embellishment and not feel overdressed, it is the season to sparkle after all!
Pink Suit – You may not immediately think of pink, as a winter colour; but the stunning deep jewelled tone of our Boston Blazer and Manhattan Trousers, is just the right shade to brighten those dark winter days. A suit is also a fantastic choice for a winter wedding; it not only gives you the added warmth, it’s also great for layering and adapting to the day, and can be worn as separates, dressed up or down throughout the rest of the year. Style with an embellished statement headband for a modern twist, and wear a cami underneath the blazer for dancing the night away.
Christon Silk Dress – Our sensational Christon Silk Dress was made for winter weddings; with it’s exquisite deep green silk and subtle animal print, it’s the perfect colour to ensure you have the ‘wow’ factor, whilst staying chic and timeless. The silhouette is not only figure flattering, but also ideal for layering under a blazer or winter coat due to its perfect ankle length, which will still show the detail, whilst you stay warm. Wear with a black blazer (our Boston Blazer would be perfect) and finish with black heels and a matching fascinator for a stylish wedding guest look. After the big day, it’s easy to dress up or down; try adding a chunky knit and some heeled boots for a casual lunch date.
Chiswick Dress – The Chiswick dress is simply stunning. Made in show shopping royal blue, and with a silhouette that skims every curve, it makes it the perfect base for accessories; allowing you to adapt the dress to the occasion. It’s already ideal for a winter wedding, with it’s longer sleeves for extra coverage. Simply add a wrap or blazer, and finish with matching shoes, hat or fascinator in black – or go bold in a complimenting jewel tone. The Chiswick is a great occasion dress to have in your wardrobe; it’s the perfect pairing for a day at the races or night at the theatre too.
Ashington Dress – If you want to exude romance and femininity, then the Ashington Dress is for you. This beautiful dress has bell sleeves and a wrap front bodice, and both the black and nude options are the ultimate winter wedding companion. With it’s delicate spot print tulle, it’s subtle enough to easily accessorise, making it versatile and easy to wear for many occasions. Stay wedding chic by adding an oversized headband or fascinator, and finish with a wrap or tailored coat.
We hope you’ve got some inspiration for attending a wonderful winter wedding – you can view the full ready-to-wear collection here, for more beautiful pieces from Sassi’s fashion range.