When the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, it’s time to start dreaming of walking down the aisle in a winter wonderland. While everyone else may be bundling up, you don’t need to sacrifice your bridal look to stay warm. Classic lace, illusion long sleeves, cozy and stylish layers—you’ll stay warm and glowing no matter the weather. Get inspired for your cold-weather nuptials with these 28 stunning winter wedding dresses below.
1. Embroidered EleganceJules Bower
Three-quarter sleeves always radiate elegance as you walk down the aisle. With lace embroidery on the sleeves and bodice, this dress with dimension is a perfect way to stay warm and sophisticated in winter.
From: A Romantic, Vintage-Inspired Wedding at Villa di Geggiano in Tuscany, Italy
2. Enchanting LaceMandy Owens Photography
Opting for a gown with allover lace gives an enchanted look for a winter wedding. The sheer bateau neckline is perfect for light coverage from the cold air.
From: A Romantic Brunch Wedding at Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, Alabama
3. Cozy CollarREBEKAH J. MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY
Layer up with a chic faux fur coat for your “I dos.” This fashion-forward accessory is perfect for an outdoor ceremony and can be taken off for an indoor reception to show off your dress.
From: A Bohemian Winter Wedding at Thorpewood in Thurmont, Maryland
4. Subtle Flutter SleevesRUSSELL-KILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Delicate lace, sheer sleeves and a gentle V-neck are brought to life by this bride’s dramatic earrings, statement eyes and lips, and stunning half-up curls.
From: A Sophisticated, African-Inspired Wedding at The Cetwick in Asheboro, North Carolina
5. Cream ContrastSTEVE STANTON PHOTOGRAPHY
Stand out against the bright white snow with an ivory, nude or cream gown.
From: A Gold Winter Wedding at Trappers Cabin in Beaver Creek, Colorado
6. Stylish StoleVALORIE DARLING PHOTOGRAPHY
Jazz up your look with an off-white faux-fur wrap to cover bare shoulders or sheer sleeves.
From: A Refined City Wedding at Axis Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington
7. Daring Deep V-NeckTAMARA GRUNER PHOTOGRAPHY
Don’t be afraid to be bold. With allover lace long sleeves and a dramatic V-neck, this dress is a sweet and sexy choice for your winter vows.
From: A Romantic Wedding With California Flair at Concorde Banquets in Chicago, Illinois
8. Scalloped HemsBRANDON KIDD PHOTOGRAPHY
Take a subtler approach to the plunging V-neck with a wide, shallow collar complete with scalloped lace edges.
From: A Chic, Themed Wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California
9. Illusion SleevesSTEVE STANTON PHOTOGRAPHY
Fool the eye with illusion long sleeves accented with embroidery along the collarbone and down the arms.
From: A Refined Rustic Wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado
10. Embellished Ball GownERICA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Whether you’re saying “I do” indoors or on a snow-covered mountaintop, a classic ball gown with a sweetheart neckline is always feminine and flattering. Accentuate the natural waist with a bejeweled belt and add a hooded cloak for an outdoor ceremony.
From: A Mountaintop Elopement at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska
11. Timeless SilhouetteKELLY SWEET PHOTOGRAPHY
Look effortless with delicate lace, a modest neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves.
From: A Lush, Flower-Filled Wedding at The Planterra Conservatory in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
12. Finished With a BowRYAN PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY
Nothing says “romance” like a high collar and cascading lace tied together with a feminine bow.
From: A Formal, Classic Wedding at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California
13. Buttons and RibbonsHOLLI B PHOTOGRAPHY
Accentuate the back of your lace gown with a line of buttons, sweet bow and dramatic train.
From: A Rustic Winter Wedding at Southwind Hills in Goldsby, Oklahoma
14. Let It GlowCHUDLEIGH WEDDINGS
Pair your timeless white dress with a soft updo to show off the intricate lace detailing and pretty scalloped neckline.
From: A Winter Wedding at Sundance Mountain Resort in Sundance, Utah
15. Back to ClassicsLaura Murray
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to cover up completely. Give your classic silhouette that unexpected wow factor with a deep V-back. While outside, opt for a chocolate-brown faux-fur coat like this bride.
From: A Rustic Chic Winter Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado
16. Art Deco–Inspired EmbroideryT & S PHOTOGRAPHY
The allover scalloped lace gives a classic silhouette art deco flare, while the plunging neckline adds subtle sex appeal.
From: A Romantic Industrial Wedding at Gallery 1028 in Chicago, Illinois
17. Tiered PerfectionOne Love
A backless dress is always stunning, even when the temperature drops. Cover up outside then wow your guests with nontraditional details (like these subtle tiers and an exposed back) once you step inside.
18. Snowed InDAN THORSON PHOTOGRAPHY
No need to go over the top when accessorizing in cold weather. A neutral-toned fur shoulder wrap keeps you snug outdoors and pairs perfectly with a classic A-Line silhouette.
From: A Cozy Winter Wedding at Icon Lounge + Events in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
19. Crisp and CleanThe Brauns
A few subtle sleeve embellishments on a long-sleeve silk crepe gown can be all you need to dress up a simple sheath.
From: A Cozy, Autumnal Wedding at a Private Home in Catawba Island, Ohio
20. Wow From the BackTAJREEN HEDAYET PHOTOGRAPHY
Stunning lace sleeves add a classic, buttoned-up aesthetic in the front, while an open back says you’re ready to party.
From: A Chic, Retro-Glam Wedding at The Ebell Club of Long Beach in Long Beach, California
21. Sheer BeautyDAPHNE & DEAN
An elegant bateau neckline with an illusion sweetheart bodice is flattering, elegant and feminine. If you like, add a beaded belt or crystal hairclip for a hint of sparkle.
From: A Rustic, Romantic Wedding At Chamard Vineyards In Clinton, Connecticut
22. Modern MuseTRENT BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Is anyone else getting Meghan Markle vibes from this contemporary stunner? Clean lines and pure white fabric are perfect for the modern, minimalistic bride—and don’t forget the fun shoes.
From: A Chic, Sophisticated Winter Wedding at The Bowery Hotel in New York City, New York
23. Utterly ClassicCADENCE & ELI PHOTOGRAPHY
Keep things unfussy (you have enough to think about) with an A-line wedding dress with lace sleeves, a crew neck and a perfectly tailored natural waistline. If you and your bride want to wear similar, but not identical looks, find something with the same silhouette but slightly different hue, fabric or embellishments.
From: A Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Wedding at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota
24. Go With the FlowJENNY HAAS PHOTOGRAPHY
A windy day doesn’t have to be a hassle—choose a dress that will billow in the breeze. This gown is both sophisticated and playful with a daring leg slit, elegant boatneck and lovely lace sleeves.
From: An Elegant Barn Wedding at IronGate Equestrian Center in Hartford, Ohio
25. Fur and Flower CrownsLACIE HANSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Don’t forget to outfit your wedding party with the right accessories. From shoulder wraps to full fur coats, the options are endless.
From: An Eclectic Wedding at Miller Nurseries in Canandaigua, New York
26. Cute CutoutsTHE MCCARTNEYS
Turn a simple look into something more dynamic and playful. Try a winter wedding gown with illusion cutouts or paneling—or don’t be afraid to show a little bare skin.
From: An Elegant Winter Wedding at Rothschild Pavilion in Wausau, Wisconsin
27. Wow-Worthy TrainKENZIE VICTORY PHOTOGRAPHY
Your wedding dress doesn’t need a low back to be impressive or dramatic. A ruffled, tiered train makes a graceful statement for a formal affair.
From: A Sophisticated, Modern Wedding at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California
28. Illusion V-NeckELVIRA KALVISTE PHOTOGRAPHY
If it’s chilly outside, why even try to wear spaghetti straps? Get the best of both worlds with a V-neck slip under a lace illusion overlay.
From: A Romantic Garden Wedding at Jardin De Buis in Pottersville, New Jersey