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Winter Wedding Dress Ideas

Winter is a magical time for a wedding. It’s the one season where a little snow on your wedding day can add a touch of beauty to your special day. After all, if you’re lucky enough to have a dusting of powder for your holy matrimony, all you’ll need is your groom, your dress, and a few accessories to get the perfect wedding photos. Begin your journey to find the perfect winter wedding dress with our inspiring ideas and embrace the romance of the season.

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Winter Wedding Dress Ideas

Types of Long Sleeves

Choosing among long sleeve winter wedding dresses can be both a stylish and practical choice for a cold-weather wedding. Long-sleeved wedding gowns are beautiful on all figures and come in various flattering styles. Whether you’re going for a bohemian effect or a 1920s art deco look, there are plenty of options:

  • Bell Sleeves: From the medieval era to today, bell sleeves are a timeless design. They can add a regal touch reminiscent of historical elegance to winter bridal gowns. If you want to feel a little royal like Queen Anne of Brittany, take a look at this gorgeous frosted Alençon lace gown.
  • Beaded Sleeves: Perfect for those who love intricate details, beaded sleeves add a touch of glamor. If you want to feel a bit like Daisy from The Great Gatsby, check out this vintage-inspired gown with a Sabrina neckline and detailed sleeves. If you’re looking for a more modern elegant wedding dress, go with a fashion-forward dress like this long-sleeved mermaid gown.
  • Transparent Lace Sleeves: Lace has been a staple in bridal fashion for centuries. We usually see it as an overlay detail on the bodices, skirts, or hems of gowns. Lace sleeves provide a stunning contrast against the skin, making them a popular choice for cold-weather wedding dresses. We love this ethereal and romantic dress with long lace sleeves.

Accessorize with Faux Fur

Enhance your winter wedding gown with a chic faux fur shawl. This accessory will not only look beautiful and elegant, but it will also keep you warm during a long outdoor photo session. Faux fur shawls come in a variety of colors like blush, white, ivory, and even brown. Many brides choose not to wear their faux fur shawl during the ceremony, so the details of their dress can stand out. However, the choice is up to you. You can even get a set for your bridesmaids for a cohesive bridal party look.

Warm Winter Wedding Shoes

The key things in winter shoes for wedding occasions are comfort and style. Save yourself from a case of cold feet (no pun intended) with a warm, yet beautiful, pair of shoes. If your wedding has a southwestern theme, a pair of white cowgirl boots will keep your feet warm while looking pretty. White Victorian-inspired of lace-up boots can also look beautiful with your dress for a more vintage look. If you do choose to go with a pair traditional heels or flats, make sure they are closed-toed. (If you can find a pair that is lined with fur, that is a huge bonus!)


In search of the perfect winter wedding dress? Searching online is a great place to start, but the only way to see the gorgeous details for yourself is to visit a bridal salon with a large selection of winter wedding gowns. If you live near Springfield, Missouri, visit Normans Bridal, a full-service bridal salon. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can provide recommendations regarding winter bridal gown ideas, styles, fabrics, and colors, and we will assist you with zippers, laces, and buttons to ensure that the appointment runs smoothly. In addition, we would be happy to offer honest feedback to help you narrow down your choices. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 417-866-9800. With our wide selection of gowns, affordable prices, and helpful consultants, you’re sure to enjoy shopping for your wedding dress at Normans Bridal.