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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 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 2021/2022. 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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Betsy & Adam Short Ruched Crepe w/ Beaded Flutter Sleeve

Betsy & Adam Short Ruched Crepe w/ Beaded Flutter Sleeve

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.

Darling of Debonair Dress

Darling of Debonair Dress

Light layers of material provide just enough flattering volume for a fete-worthy look. Made of a lightweight tulle specked with understated Swiss dots, this sleeveless dress features a V-neckline at the front and a plunging V-shape at the back.


Tie Neck A-Line Sweater Dress CECE

Tie-Neck A-Line Sweater Dress

This is a wonderfully versatile dress! It’s dressy enough for a wedding, but not so dressy you couldn’t wear it for a nice dinner. It also would look great with tights and/or boots. (Plus, it comes in two other colors that also are great for a winter wedding!)

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Triana Velvet Wrap Dress

Triana Velvet Wrap Dress

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!

Petaluma Sequin Dress

Petaluma Sequin Dress

Coated in crystals, sequins, and intricate beading, this knee-length dress offers a modest design for a wedding guest.

Saba Midi Dress Bronx and Banco brand:Bronx and Banco $420


Saba Midi Dress Bronx and Banco
Bronc 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

Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Dress

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

Floral Georgette Cocktail Dress

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 Strapless Floral Tea Length Gown

Marchesa Notte Strapless Floral Tea Length Gown

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

ZADI Knitted Frill Full Skirt Dress

Ted Baker Knitted Frill Full Skirt Dress

Ted Baker is one of my favorite brands for dresses and skirts. They are fantastic quality and are perfect for weddings! 

Mestiza Dahlia Midi Dress

Mestiza Dahlia Midi Dress

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

Amsale Pryce Dress

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

Unique Vintage Emerald Green Velvet Sophia Wiggle Dress

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-4X and 4 other colors.


Magnolia Blossom Waterfall Dress in Navy

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 Tulle Prom Dress with Half Sleeve

Floral Sequin Maxi Fishtail Dress with Half Sleeve

So, this dress I already own and have worn. (I featured it in this post.) 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 Olive Green Velvet Stephanie Fit & Flare Dress

Unique Vintage Olive Green Velvet Stephanie Fit & Flare Dress

This retro-styled dress comes in sensual olive green velvet. Best of all, the sturdy stretch fabric blend and princess seams are both comfortable and flattering, offset with symmetrical pin tucks for a streamlined and deliciously detailed look.

Winter Wedding Guest Dresses Less than $50

Stylish Maxi V Neck High-Low Fishtail Party Dress

Maxi V Neck High-Low Dress

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, here.

Milumia Women's Floral Embroidery Mesh Round Neck Tunic Party Dress

Milumia Women’s Floral Embroidery Dress

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.

Wedding Guest Dress for Winter Velvet Ruched Ruffle Trim Wrap Dress

Shein Velvet Ruched Ruffle Trim Wrap Dress

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 DressRuffle Hem Ruched Detail Velvet Dress

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!

20 Beautiful Wedding Guest Dresses for Winter

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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