Although winter isn’t traditionally a very robust wedding season, you will probably still be invited to a chill fall or winter wedding at some point in your life. Everyone knows that layers are the most important aspect of any cold weather outfit, so it’s important to coordinate every piece, which can be tough- especially with formal wear!

To avoid the need for bulky sweaters and annoying jackets that you’ll have to keep track of all night, we definitely recommend a stylish, log-sleeved dress for a hassle free wedding day look that will leave you carefree and comfortable! We’ve chosen some of our favorite long-sleeved formal dresses from this season to give you some inspiration for what you can wear when that winter wedding invite shows up in the mail, all of which can be found on the All the Rage website!

Sherri Hill #52176

This simple satin, fitted cocktail dress will fit and flatter in all the right places! Satin is so sleek and chic that it will look amazing in any photos, plus it’s unexpectedly warm! But if you’re worried about looking too stuffy, don’t! This dress also features an open, lace-up back!

Jovani #66270

In our opinion, there are few things that serve to elevate a look more than a statement sleeve (or sleeves!), which is why we adore this amazing, red cocktail dress! It’s elegant and sophisticated, while also managing to feel playful and fun as well! We would pair it with some nude heels and a chunky statement necklace to finish off the look!

Sherri Hill #52221

If the wedding you’ll be attending calls for more elevated attire, this beaded, bejeweled wrap dress might just do the trick! We love the deep color, which will complement the season nicely, while all of the beading and jewels along the hem will twinkle and shine with every move. Not to mention, wrap dresses never go out of style, so you definitely won’t look back at photos and cringe about your fashion choices!

Jovani #63446

Another day, anther set of statement sleeves to obsess over! This ruched dress with the full, ruched sleeves is eye-catching and flattering, and will totally keep you warm through the chilly night! All this dress needs is some shimmery jewelry and accessories to really take it over-the-top!

Sherri Hill #52301

We love how simple, yet undeniably stylish this cocktail dress is! The velvet, long-sleeved bodice is perfect for fall and winter, and falls right in line with the velvet renaissance that has occurred these past few seasons. Plus, it pairs nicely with the silk, front-zip skirt that is sweet and simple, with a bit of edge. Just slap on a pair of tights, and you’ll be ready to go for any winter event!

Faviana #S8002


Sometimes it’s just straight-up too cold for a cocktail dress, and in those cases, a long dress might be what you need to consider. This gown is the perfect choice to attend any formal wedding because it’s simple, yet stylish and sophisticated! We love the ruffled, bell sleeves and the off-the-shoulder neckline, and a leg slit keeps the dress from looking too frumpy. You an dress it up with some out-of-this-world accessories, or keep it humble with some simple shoes and lowkey hair and makeup!

We hope we’ve given you some solid ideas for your next winter wedding outfit! To browse even more formal occasion dresses, visit the All the Rage website and shop our extensive collection of designer dresses and gowns online. You can also visit us in-store at one of our locations in Chesapeake or Virginia Beach, Virginia!

If you’re the bride or you’re in the wedding party, visit the Studio I Do website and browse our gorgeous selection of designer wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. Then, book an appointment and visit us in-store at one of our locations in Roanoke and Virginia Beach, Virginia. We would love to help make your wedding dreams a reality!

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