Winter weddings are one of the most beautiful seasons to get married. But you’re not stuck with oversized, frumpy frocks just because it’s freaking cold outside. Dress your besties in the most beautiful fabrics (hello, velvet!) and colors of the season!
In this blog post, you’ll find the most gorgeous winter wedding bridesmaid dresses for 2022, complete with how to layer them up for maximum warmth. You’ll pick the season’s best colors for bridesmaid dresses in the wintertime, decide on the best length, and the warmest material, and know exactly what to give bridesmaids to layer up and stay cozy, even when the temps dip down low.
Here are tips for selecting winter bridesmaid dresses that keep you warm.
What Bridesmaids Should Wear for a Winter Wedding
First and foremost, when you choose bridesmaid dresses for winter, warmth should be your number one priority. You’ll likely take photos outdoors (because, light) and this means your besties will be shivering outside with you while photos are being taken. What a pal! Don’t make her regret agreeing to be a bridesmaid — ha! — by picking out the wrong bridesmaid dress.
Keep with the season and choose bridesmaid dresses that are the proper color, length, and material.
Your winter wedding color palette should incorporate shades of the season: emerald green, burgundy or wine, black, dark grey, and navy blue are all the most popular colors for November through February wedding season.
What is the most important factor when deciding what bridesmaids should wear for a winter wedding? Warmth! I think I speak for all bridesmaids when I say that no one wants to freeze their you-know-whats off in the snow wearing a sleeveless top and short skirt. ;)
Keep your best pals warm in rich, cozy fabrics: choose satin, silk, or velvet. Choose long-length skirts and long sleeves to cover arms, if you like, or choose a chic silhouette in a sleeveless neckline and add layers to keep comfortable.
These lush fabrics keep warmth in, make bridesmaids 1000x happier, and I promise, they’ll be smiling even bigger in those photos, even if they take longer than the timeline promises! Ha!
For additional heat, layer up! Give your bridesmaids faux fur wraps like these, stoles, or pashmina shawls to keep cozy. They make a lovely bridesmaid gift for a winter wedding.
Best Winter Bridesmaid Dresses 2022
Here’s the fun part: picking out your winter bridesmaid dresses, yay!
You can pick the same dress for all, or pick one color and ask bridesmaids to select any dress in that shade.
Not sure about a specific color? No prob: select a palette of rich colors and ask each bridesmaid to choose one and select a dress that flatters her best.
1. High Neckline Long Sleeve Dress, $69
For under $69, this winter dress covers all the bases for bridesmaids: it has a long maxi-length skirt, long sleeves, a stylish open back, and a warm high neckline in a boat-neck style. Love this one! Buy here.
2. Midi Length Dress, $69
Wow! I love this as one of the holiday party dresses of the moment and absolutely as a bridesmaid dress for winter weddings. I adore the midi length and the rich warm velvet fabric. Get it here.
Also available in rust, navy, and burgundy, shown below:
3. Deep V-Neck Velvet Dress, $98
Shown in deep wine, this velvet dress with maxi skirt is a winter dream come true! You can get it here.
4. Long-Sleeve Velvet Maxi, $108
A flattering dress in emerald green velvet featuring warm long sleeves and a maxi-skirt. Shop here.
5. Burgundy Halter Maxi, $78
I love this bridesmaid dress for winter! It’s made of a gauzy woven Georgette material and has a modified halter neckline; I love the criss-cross bodice! Shop here.
6. Flutter Sleeve Floor Length, $79
Choose this winter bridesmaid dress with a maxi length skirt, flutter sleeves, and rich warm velvet fabric. It’s a beautiful shade of emerald green, perfect for the winter months! Get it here.
7. Burgundy Maxi Dress in Velvet, $79
This dress is wintertime perfection for bridesmaids in elegant floor-length velvet in a brilliant burgundy shade. Get it here.
8. High Neckline Knotted Mermaid Maxi, $89
A beautiful high neckline and long fitted maxi makes a lovely dress for the wintertime! More colors available here.
9. Long Sleeve Plum Wrap Dress, $79
Your bridesmaids will love to wear this wrap dress with sheer long sleeves and a wrap bodice! Get it here.
10. V-Neck Maxi, $89
Last but not least, this maxi gown is perfect as a winter bridesmaid dress! It has a deep v-neck and back, a banded waist, and a full maxi skirt made for dancing. Made of Georgette fabric. It is available in many colors: favorites are shown below! I love the royal blue… it reminds me of an icy January wedding!
11. Satin Jacquard Maxi Gown, $79
This print is incredible! A floral print and a satin green maxi makes a perfect combination for a bridesmaid dress in the winter months. Shop here.
12. Mock Neck Maxi, $84
Ooh, I love the color of this satin mock neck dress! It has a high neckline to keep bridesmaid warm in a winter wedding. Get it here.
13. Emerald Cowl Neck, $112
A cowl neck in the back and front makes this a beautiful bridesmaid dress for the wintertime! Layer with this faux fur wrap which will look gorgeous in photographs. Buy it here.
Get the wrap:
14. V-Neck Strappy Velvet Dress, $84
This beautiful dress is made of velvet, has a floor-length skirt, a slit, and is a perfect shade of navy blue to go with every winter wedding. Get it here.
15. Classic Black Off-the-Shoulder Maxi, $89
If you want little black dresses for bridesmaids, these are sensational! Chic, sophisticated off-the-shoulder gowns with a maxi-length skirt are perfect for dancing the night away. Bonus points for this one because bridesmaids will want to wear this black dress again and again! Get it here.
16. Burgundy Long Sleeve Maxi, $89
Bridesmaids will stay warm at your winter wedding in this dress, made with elegant long sleeves and a v-neckline. Beautiful in burgundy! Get it here.
17. Satin Halter Maxi in Black, $89
This elegant dress includes a high halter neckline and sumptuous satin material for dancing the night away. Buy here.
18. Dusty Purple Sleeveless Floor-Legnth Gown, $89
I love this winter dress! The dusty purple color is unique and gives it a wintry edge; the velvet material is perfect as bridesmaid dresses for winter weddings. Get it here.
Complete the look with heels and jewelry:
19. Satin Tie-Strap Maxi, $78
Choose this elegant satin dress for bridesmaids to wear to your wedding for wintertime magic! The bronze color or emerald green are absolutely lovely: get either dress here.
20. Green Off Shoulder Maxi, $89
And last but not least, how perfect is this drop-shoulder maxi?! I love the color, the cut, the fit — everything. It is beautiful for winter bridesmaid dresses or for a holiday party dress this season. Get it here.
Bridesmaid Shoes for Winter Wedding?
For winter weddings, pair the dresses with bridesmaid shoes in black, gold, silver, or nude. Open toe is fine, but you can’t go wrong with closed-toe shoes in the winter, especially if there’s snow in the forecast for your winter wedding! Here are some examples of bridesmaid shoes in a variety of styles.
Here’s a pair of black heels that go with everything and have rave reviews (p.s. they’re under $40!) from here.
More shoes for bridesmaids are available here. They’re super affordable!
If you like these dresses, tell me which one is your favorite! I hope this helps as you plan your winter wedding and pick out the perfect dresses for your bridal party attendants to wear. Everyone’s going to look great in these styles!