Wedding trends are changing, and it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more and and more vows being exchanged throughout the autumn and winter seasons. From rustic, fall celebrations to glamorous, fairy-tale inspired winter weddings, it’s become quite the showcase.
But that also means trends in gowns are changing to suit the needs of these cooler months. Let’s take a peek at what an October or January bride may want to slip into for her walk down the aisle.
Looking for a Winter Wonderland? Here’s What to Look for When it Come to the Dress
Instead of looking for lighter fabrics like chiffon or silk linens, feel free to find gowns that pay homage to the fact that there may be a light chill in the air the morning you wake up on your wedding day. Fabrics will more weight can easily be donned throughout this colder time of the year. Jacquard, satin and even Mikado are all great options.
In terms of silhouette, ball gowns will always bode well – any time of the year. But don’t be afraid to try out a neckline that’s a bit higher or a gown that has a beautiful sleeve. And then there are the accents, beadwork that sparkles like the snow on a mountaintop or textural skirts are beautiful ways to look like you’ve been fitted for the right season.
A wedding gown doesn’t have to have sleeves to have a certain wintery feel. Escape into the snow in this voluminous ball gown. You’ll be sparkling a bit extra with all that silver, beaded embroidery in the bodice.
Maxine by Kenneth Pool | Shop
This slim, beaded gown is a great choice for wintertime – or autumn – too! The beadwork sparkles just like snowcapped mountains and it also has a slight, 1920’s vibe sewn in.
One of Vera’s iconic wedding designs, this frothy, draped ball gown is full of fun and romance. Coming in ivory or white, choose your bridal shade and then personalize it for the big day!
9703 by Alvina Valenta | Shop
A classic silhouette, this Mikado ball gown works for all kinds of brides throughout all the seasons of the year. It’s a great palette to start fresh with and mold to the celebration that you’re creating. That scooped neckline and the addition of pockets only make it better!
Look 24 by Carolina Herrera | Shop
Here’s another strapless design that’s both modern and versatile. If you want something more contemporary and less traditional, this is your pick. Again, it gives you a chic, clean slate to personalize!
Lennox by Val Stefani | Shop
Intricate detailing all over the bodice of this gown ending with a lace hemline, the texture will speak to all the wonderful textures of the season. There’s a certain amount of decadence behind this gown and it blends well with the glamour behind winter celebrations.
Coming in a shade of nude or ivory, this lush ball gown is just another bridal dream come true. A sparkling, encrusted bodice and a skirt that will sashay in all the right ways on the dance floor, it’s definitely worth a try on.
Dresses With Sleeves
Faith by Monique Lhuillier | Shop
Lace from top to bottom, this design is completely sexy and completely bridal too. A creamy lace, with sleeves and a slit that shows off the gams in the best of ways, top off your winter wedding with this stunner!
Darcy Marie by Maggie Sottero | Shop
It may not have a super voluminous skirt, but Darcy Marie is still quite the showstopper. Complete with a lace bodice and a flowing, chiffon skirt, the details of this gown enhance its solid foundation and takes it to an entirely different level. And those details include a Swarovski crystal belt and covered buttons.
Macedonia by St. Patrick | Shop
Check out this gorgeous St. Patrick design! A slight mermaid wedding gown with off-the-shoulder, full-length sleeves and gorgeous lace, it’s both sensual and quintessentially bridal.
If you’re looking for coverage while staying in a traditional, contemporary realm, then here’s a great choice from Pronovias! Finished off with an overskirt on top and a sexy mermaid gown underneath, you get double the fun with this design.
Illusion Sheath Dress by Ellis Bridals | Shop
With a more sophisticated presence, you’ll feel like a powerhouse bride in this dress. A sheath silhouette and a bit of Old Hollywood appeal, you’ll also feel fit to walk the red carpet once you slip this gown on.
Olivia Jane by Heidi Elnora | Shop
You can really switch things up for your winter wonderland with a bridal catsuit! Gorgeous, illusion sleeves with lace appliques and perfectly fitted pants, you’ll wow every guest in the room.
L1033 by Mia Solano | Shop
Do you have more of a bohemian spirit? If so, this delicate and romantic wedding gown – complete with lace-embellished sleeves – may just be the perfect choice to top off your soft, fall or winter celebration.
Dresses With Texture
Nannette by Sareh Nouri | Shop
Dripping with confetti-style sparkle from head to toe, this Sareh Nouri ball gown is what bridal dreams are made of. There’s also a stunning Chantilly lace underlay that rounds out the design quite beautifully.
Antoinette by Karen Willis Holmes | Shop
Sparkle just like the snow outside in this sequined stunner. Embrace your modern, fashionista spirit while paying homage to the glamour behind the season.
Style 6700 Lumi by Hayley Paige | Shop
Sparkling, blue tulle envelopes this showstopping ball gown. With scattered, star embellishments, you’ll be a bride filled with wintery, night sky inspiration.
Linden by Oscar de la Renta | Shop
Looking like wind-blown petals have fallen atop this tulle ball gown, you can don some floral embellishments in the cooler months too – if you do it right. Subtle and bridal, add some couture spirit into your wedding day with something like this!
This skin-toned, textural beauty will slide right into a winter-themed wedding with ease. The embroidery on the bodice is intricate and chic while the skirt takes us on a ride throughout a bride’s daydreams.
5004 by Alfred Angelo | Shop
Another gown with a gorgeous, blue hue – perfect for those darker winter days – this design is complete with a mermaid silhouette. Show off your curves and pay attention to that stunning metallic detail.
RK7484 by Romona Keveza | Shop
The textural tulle and horsehair hem gives us a classic, bridal spirit. But it’s that detailing that dips right into the skirt and the subtle, champagne tone that gives us goosebumps.