22 Winter wedding dress ideas for a bride to be

by Aarti Kapur Singh

Take a look at best of the best winter wedding dress ideas for a bride-to-be!

A winter wedding is a paradox in itself. While the chill of the air adds to the excitement of the big event, it also leaves one at wit’s end to figure out what to wear as a bride. One cannot, after all, hide those designer outfits and well-earned curves under bulky woolens.Wedding Dress Ideas 01

But who said you need to compromise on your overall look if it is cold.

Choose heavy fabrics such as velvet, brocade or silk with detailed embroidery work. The very much in vogue embellished blouses in velvet and in other thick fabrics can definitely keep you warm while making heads turn for your glamorous avatar at the event. Velvet gives a royal look in color’s like maroon, blue or purple shades and also the fabric gives some warmth to the body.Wedding Dress Ideas 02

For the sangeet, one can go for a floor length anarkali or an anarkali lehenga and for the cocktail, one could go for a Victorian gown. The bride’s reception outfit could be a sari inspired gown which are very much in style this wedding season.Wedding Dress Ideas 03Here are a few more ideas for the main day:

1. Opting for collared neck, full sleeved blouses will prove you are sensibly fashionable.

2. Winter-proof your big day by opting for jacket-style lehnga cholis. The jacket will make you look fashionable and the bulk of the garment will keep you warm.

3. Layering is chic and will keep you warm. A blouse under a brocade jacket and a velvet odhni – sounds trendy and will feel even warm.

4. Lining your dupattas with a shawl is a genius idea. But this can be done if you are using a dupatta that is not too sheer and the shawl is the exact same color as the dupatta. Pashmina is an ideal shawl as it won’t look bulky if you drape it right and yet keep you warm. You may not be able to cover your head though.

5. A brocade cape – over your saree for the reception will be oh-so-chic and oh-so-cozy!

6. Leg warmers under your lehenga? They may not be too sexy, but when the temperature is 2 degrees, you rather keep your legs warm. But do ensure your leg warmers are only three-quarter in length – you don’t want them showing under your lehnga!

7. Choose footwear appropriately. Be practical while choosing your footwear. You can go for Khussa shoes, which are available in bright colors adorned with pearls, sequins, beads and glittery elements. Even ballet shoes are ideal choice for ethnic fusion wear.




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