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20 Beautiful Wedding Guest Dresses for This Winter

Is there anything more magical than a winter wedding? Admittedly, I’m a bit biased, as my wedding was in January, but still!

I’m also a way bigger fan of the wedding guest dresses that are worn for winter weddings. The colors, the fabrics, and the hem lengths are just more my style and tend to look a little glitzier than their summer counterparts.

Winter Wedding Guest Dress Shopping Tips

When shopping for your wedding guest dresses for this winter, these are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Opt for deep jewel tones – black is also acceptable to wear to a winter wedding. (A little sparkle never hurt at this time of year, either!)
  • Luxe fabrics such as velvet, satin, or lace are great for winter weddings.
  • Invest in a dressy cardigan or shawl, if your dress does not have sleeves.
  • Don’t be afraid to pair your dress with fleece-lined tights or pantyhose, if the forecast is especially fridged!

Now, below, you’ll find some of my top picks for winter wedding guest dresses for 2022/2023. This post starts off with my pricier picks and ends with dresses that are below $100 and below $50. Happy shopping!

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Best Winter Wedding Guest Dresses for 2022 & 2023 (Over $100)

Betsy & Adam Short Ruched Crepe w/ Beaded Flutter Sleeve

A dark-skinned model wears a knee-length, deep navy blue colored dress with beaded handkerchief-style sleeves.

The colors, the beading, and the style of this dress are perfect for a winter wedding! Don’t let its’ form-fitting look scare you away either – the ruching and lining of this dress make it flattering for many body types.

Ornate In Lace A-Line Dress

A white female model with long brown hair wears a knee-length black lace cocktail dress and black heels.

The gorgeous detailing of this black lace dress becomes more and more stunning the closer you look! This lovely wedding guest dress is fully-lined except for the short sleeves with an ornate black lace overlay that boasts a floral pattern and black sequin detailing throughout. Vintage-inspired and perfect for a variety of special occasions! This dress could easily be paired with tights too.

Ruched Velvet High-Low Gown

An image features a white dark-haired female model wearing a long emerald green velvet dress. There is a front and back image of the dress, showing the high-low them in front and back.

Velvet is the perfect fabric to wear for a winter wedding! This Adrianna Papell velvet high-low gown is the perfect balance of elegance and comfort. It also comes in midnight blue, if emerald isn’t your color.

Triana Velvet Wrap Dress

A dark-skinned female model wears a knee-length deep blue velvet dress with bell sleeves.

This is one of the pricier dresses on this list, but it is so divine, it deserved a place on this list too! The color, cut, and sleeves of this dress are stunning!

Exquise Tiered Mock-Neck Maxi Dress

A young white model wears a long mock-neck red dress with a white floral pattern. She's posing against a red background.

Florals aren’t just for summer! This mock-neck maxi dress offers a modest design for a wedding guest + this is a dress that could be worn for a variety of events (not just a wedding).

Saba Midi Dress Bronx and Banco

A young white model wears a navy blue midi dress. The dress is sheer, with an allover cut-out leaf applique, tulle flared bottom, and a nude slip underneath.

Bronx and Banco have such a gorgeous selection of dresses! This midi dress would be great for any season and a variety of events.

Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Dress

A young darker-skinned model poses against a tan background, wearing floor-length deep red velvet dress with a deep v neckline and flutter sleeves.

Talk about gorgeous! Flutter sleeves and a v-neckline top off this fitted, floor-skimming dress in luxurious velvet. Plus, an open back topped with a slender tie makes a dramatic finishing touch.

Floral Georgette Cocktail Dress

A black female model wears a black dress with a tiny detailed floral pattern. The dress is knee-length, has flutter sleeves, and roundneck neckline.

This floral cocktail dress is cut in airy polyester georgette with a cape overlay. This works great for fall, winter… or any season, really!

Marchesa Notte Floral Tea Length Gown

A black female model wears a tea-length floral fil coupé gown. The dress has a high neckline and a-line silhouette.

This gown is exquisite and would work great in winter paired with a dressy cardigan and pantyhose – so you don’t freeze! I also love the idea of pairing it with bow heels too, check out these bow stiletto heels on Amazon.

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Janeti Fitted Bodice Dress with Asymmetric Skirt

An Asian female model wears a long sleeve dress with a light all over floral print. The skirt flows in tiered layers, and the dress has a mock turtleneck neckline.

Ted Baker is one of my favorite brands for dresses and skirts. They are of fantastic quality and are perfect for weddings! (I mean, Shiv even wore a Ted Baker dress to her mother’s wedding on “Succession.”) This dress is versatile and would work for a variety of occasions as well – pair it with heels or boots and a sparkly clutch.

Mestiza Dahlia Midi Dress

A darker skin woman models a Mermaid silhouette style dress with ruffle detail at hem. The dress has three-quarter length sleeves and has an all-over black and white floral pattern.

I love the mermaid silhouette with ruffle detail on the hem of this dress. Pair it with a black and gold belt and gold jewelry for a dressy wedding guest look!

Amsale Pryce Dress

A young white model wears a one-shoulder emerald colored dress. The satin down has elbow-length sleeves and a neckline that drapes for an off-the-shoulder effect.

For a formal wedding guest look, this silky column gown evokes elegance and simplicity while offering easy movement.

Winter Wedding Guest Dresses Less than $100

Unique Vintage Emerald Green Velvet Sophia Wiggle Dress

A white female model wears a knee-length green satin dress. The flutter neckline drapes over the shoulders for an off-the-shoulder look.

This dress is a glamorous vintage style wiggle with a lovely portrait neckline in a sultry V shape and semi-off shoulder design. It’s available in sizes XS-5X and 4 other colors.

Magnolia Blossom Waterfall Dress in Navy

A white female model wears a navy cocktail dress with a silver shimmer magnolia pattern. The knee-length a-line skirt is pleated from the waist down, and the model is wearing strappy black heels.

The sleeveless, asymmetric hem and box pleat from the waist gives this dress the perfect simple yet sophisticated touches. This is another dress that will pair well with a cropped cardigan or shawl for winter.

Floral Sequin Maxi Fishtail Dress with Half Sleeve

A white female model wears a floor-length black gown with a black sequined leaf pattern. The mermaid-style gown has short sleeves and a flared tulle bottom.

So, this dress I already own and have worn. (I featured it in a post about my favorite evening gowns). I think it is perfect for a formal wedding or for a mother-of-the-bride dress. The price is fantastic as well!

Unique Vintage Green Velvet Lamar Swing Dress

A white female model wears an olive green velvet dress. The dress is knee-length with three-quarter length sleeves and a sweetheart neckline.

This retro-styled dress is cast in a beautiful green textured velvet. The stunning sweetheart neckline features a sparkling rhinestone faux button. Perfect to wear as a winter wedding guest or any holiday event this year! (It’s also available in 4 other colors.)

Winter Wedding Guest Dresses for Less than $50

Lantern Sleeve Cowl Neck Dress

A white female model wears a floor length navy blue gown with sheer panel lantern sleeves. The dress has a sequin applique at the waist.

I know the price on this one might seem too good to be true, but I have had great luck ordering from this cheap dress company in the past! You can read my full review of Ever-Pretty here.

Milumia Women’s Floral Embroidery Dress

A white female model wears a cocktail length black dress with an all-over colorful embroidered floral pattern. The embroidery continues down the sheer full length sleeves.

While I don’t own this dress specifically, I have bought several dresses from this brand in the past and have been very happy with them for the price. This dress also has a lot of positive Amazon reviews from people who bought it to be used as a wedding guest dress.

Shein Velvet Ruched Ruffle Trim Wrap Dress

A white female model wears a long emerald green velvet wrap dress. The dress has long sleeves, a v-neckline, and cinches at the waist.

Not only is this winter wedding guest dress beautiful, but it’s also less than $25!! Talk about a steal. If you’re nervous about ordering from this company, read my Shein shopping tips post or my full Shein review post.

Ruffle Hem Ruched Detail Velvet Dress

A white female model wears a knee-length deep red velvet dress. The dress has long sleeves, a v-neckline, and a ruffle hem.

And if you thought that price was good – this dress is less than $20!! It also comes in 10 other colors that would all work for a winter wedding.

Bonus: Wedding Guest Dress Rental!

A young white female model wears a long brown dress with a peacock green pattern all over the dress. The dress has long sheet sleeves, a thigh-high slit, and mock-neck neckline.

Now, if you don’t want to run out and buy a whole new outfit for your upcoming wedding… rent it! Rent the Runway is fantastic – they let you rent items for events, or you can subscribe to their rental plans and have items sent to your home every month or even week!

I also love how helpful their reviews section is. A lot of customers will upload photos too, so you have a really good idea of what the items look like.

Now, I’m curious, which of these winter wedding guest dresses is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Do you need shoes to match your wedding guest dress? I highly recommend shopping on Zappos! Zappos can be great for dresses too.

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