What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Winter can be a cold and cruel season. Pretty summer hues are slowly eaten away by autumn and though the first snowfall may be beautiful, it melts away to a brown, gloopy mess. All of a sudden, you remember there’s a wedding smack in the middle of winter that you already RSVP’d to! There’s no backing out of it now, but what on earth do you wear?

First thing’s first, don’t panic! Winter is an opportunity to explore a new look, so try to have fun with it.

Next, look up the average temperature of that day. You want to be prepared!

Try new, rich jewel tones that include plum, wine, emerald, or deep blue. Warmer fabrics like brocade, velour, velvet or even knit can help keep the shivers to a minimum. Wrap your shoulders in faux fur or a velvet wrap for the outdoors, or add a pop of whimsy with a warm patterned pashmina.

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For extra warmth, layer on tights instead of hose and instead of scrappy sandals wear velvet shoes like these crystal encrusted peep toe heels! Perhaps carry the shoes in with you and wear boots on your way to the venue, just so you don’t muddy up your outfit.

Accessorizing for a winter wedding offers more of an opportunity for sparkle and shine, even for casual weddings. Glittering mesh clutch purses are perfect for casual or cocktail style weddings, whereas crystal encrusted clutch bags are a beautiful touch of glam for formal events.

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How To Accessorize For YOUR Special Day

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Weddings have become sort of a “super sport” these days. Brides scramble to find the perfect dress, the perfect flowers, the perfect makeup, the perfect hair, perfect perfect perfect! But ladies, perfection isn’t real. You are real! This is your day, and while perfection might be something to strive for, try not to let yourself get so focused on an unattainable status quo. This day comes once in a lifetime, so remember to enjoy yourself and create beautiful memories! Find yourself in your wedding theme and ask the question “Is this me or is this just a magazine?” It is totally understandable to be overwhelmed, especially with the amount of information and trends that are out there. You must remember to incorporate YOUR personal style, no matter what the voices outside your head and couple are telling you. Remember, less is more. Here is a list of wedding accessories that will help you curate a wedding that is uniquely you.

1.Wedding Dress

No, it isn’t an accessory, but it determines the accessories you choose! If you purchase the accessories first, like a tiara or bib necklace, you are limiting the choice of dress and that makes it more difficult for you in the long run. Make sure you purchase the dress first.

2. Garment Bag

Definitely useful in keeping your dress pristine and clean before you walk down the aisle. After the final fitting, keep the dress in the garment bag until the very last minute to ensure that nothing happens to it!

3. Shawl, Cape, or Short Jacket

This depends on the weather of the day, especially if your wedding is outdoors. If it is cool, it will keep you from freezing. Remember to balance the textures. A smooth silk or satin gown will benefit from a beaded capelet instead of one made of the same material as the dress. A knitted cardigan will look wonderful over lace, especially for an autumn wedding. A spring morning wedding might do well with a silk chiffon scarf wrapped around your shoulders.

4. Shoes

We believe that every bride needs two pairs of shoes. The ones she walks down the aisle in, and the ones she hits the dance floor in! While they might be the same for most of the day, I guarantee the heels will fly off as soon as the bride’s ankles cannot take anymore! These crystal platform heels provide the elegance one needs, while these ballet flats are great for boogying the night away!

5. Hairpiece

The different hair pieces and accessories geared towards brides are endless. It can be so daunting to figure out which one is best for you. Tiaras are one type, but try not to limit yourself to tradition. There are fascinators, headbands, clips, and pins! Or you can opt for no hairpiece at all. It is your choice!

6. Veils

Some say the veil is second to the dress as the most important part of a bride’s look. From small facial veils to ones that stretch the entire length of the church or walkway, there is no shortage of fabrics or styles of veil. A few things to remember:

– Make sure your veil matches your gown.

– Mind the style of the veil. Do not allow it to steal the spotlight off your gown.

– Backless dresses require a sheer veil. You do not want to lose the style of the gown.

– After your purchase the dress, try different veil styles to make sure you find the right one for you.

8. Jewelry

Your jewelry depends solely on the style of the gown. High necked bodices might not need necklaces, where a strapless dress might find it necessary. The metals must match – there are very few exceptions to this. Silver threads in a dress calls for silver jewelry. Gold beaded gowns demand gold jewelry. The only exception is the wedding band. Make sure the style of bracelet you choose is smooth so it will not snag your gown. This one works well.

9. Sash or scarf

This is a great way to incorporate your wedding color scheme into your dress. Usually made of satin or silk, they wrap around your waist and help to shape your body. Make sure you wear a corset or waist train before hand to get the right silhouette for this accessory. For a different take, try wrapping a chiffon scarf around your waist in an obi style.

10. Lingerie

A strapless bra will help you keep your shape. If you need additional assistance or your gown is sheer, a white or nude colored corset or bodyshaper is a great choice.

11. Clutch Bag

The bridal clutch bag is an extension of your jewelry. Make sure the hardware matches the metals of your jewelry. You can choose a white or beige clutch bag for a traditional bridal look. A blue purse can serve as your “something blue” for the day. Or you can choose to match your wedding color scheme with a plethora of color choices.

12. Bridal Gifts

Accessories for your bridal party can double as gifts! The best part is that you can get a clutch for every woman’s personality and still match your wedding colors. Chicastic has a massive collection to choose from, in every color and style imagineable. You are sure to find a style and color that is exactly you.

Remember, your special day should encompass who you and your mate are. While traditions are nice to uphold, sacrificing your image, style and personality to accommodate outdated customs that you do not care about is not worth it. You will be worrying too much about others and not focusing on your couplehood. Be the best version of yourself this day because you are already perfect, just the way you are.

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Color psychology defines black as powerful, reserved, and in control. It can be intimidating and unapproachable because of its power. It radiates conservative and serious energy. Black is the color of sophistication. The ‘little black dress’ is a perfect outfit to wear at a ‘black tie event.’ The elegant and confident impression that this color gives is the reason why it is worn by business oriented people. Also associated with sex and seduction, it is a popular color for corsets, lingerie and undergarments. It flatters all skin and hair colors and is a favorite of women and men. Keeping a dark wardrobe monotone makes buying clothes and getting dressed easier, but it can also lack depth and be extremely boring. Keep these things in mind while dressing head to toe in this particular shade.

  1. Make sure you stay within seasons. Do not wear a heavy knitted dress in the summer and stay away from cotton and chiffon in the winter. Otherwise, you will just look lost and sad.
  2. Brighten up your makeup more than you would usually do when dressing head to toe in this shade. A kiss of bright red lipstick or a swipe of emerald eye shadow can keep you from looking washed out and dreary.
  3. Fit is extremely important when wearing a single shade throughout an outfit. This hue is very slimming so take advantage of that fact. Know what look you are going for. If you are trying for sophistication, keep your pieces sleek and well taken care of. Sloppy and ill fitting garments will negate the slimming power of this hue which is against the entire point.
  4. It is okay to break up the monotony with a splash of color. Try a turquoise statement necklace, or a pair of bright yellow heels. Just a little bit to break the intimidation factor of this otherwise ominous shade.

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