Winter wedding season is upon us in Texas, which means you have to be ready for somewhere between 80 and 40 degree temperatures… It’s difficult to plan for this, we get it, and we’ve been through it all. For those cooler days, here are a few ideas for keeping your temperature as hot as your style!
- Embrace the sleeve. Wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses and special occasion gowns with sleeves are back in a big way, but we are not talking about the poufy shouldered taffeta they were rocking in 1987. Long sleeves in recent seasons are well-tailored and often made of illusion lace or net fabric to show just a peek-a-boo of skin underneath.
- Make it optional. If you love a sleeve but want the best of both worlds, opt for a lace bolero
- jacket that buttons into the neckline of your gown. You’ll have the coverage of sleeves when you want it, that’s completely removable for a sexier look later in the celebration.
- Fur is your friend (faux of course). Brides can opt for a cozy stole, cape or jacket for maximum warmth. Today’s offerings of faux fur are luxuriously soft and exude the classic elegance of old Hollywood glam. Choose classic white for an unmistakably bridal look or make a statement in sable or black. A faux fur accessory will give you a beautiful look for outdoor photos on your big day but can still be removed so your wedding gown can be the star as you walk down the aisle.
- Put it in your pocket. It doesn’t get any more exciting when you slip into the perfect ball gown and run your hands along the silhouette to find the classic preppy detail: pockets! Since its chilly outside, slip some hand warmers in those chic side pockets hidden in your box pleats.
- Dare to be bold. We’ve seen some of the hottest designers such as Miss Hayley Paige herself, send white leather down the runway and while it would take a particularly edgy bride, the end result is effortlessly chic. Pair a white leather motorcycle jacket with a sophisticated sheath or a flowy layered a-line for a rock star twist on your bridal look.
Some of our favorite winter brides…
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