How to Buy Bridesmaid Dresses for a Winter Wedding

Keep your wedding party warm and cozy -- and looking great -- on your big day.


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You Will Need

  • Bridesmaids
  • Accessories


  1. Step 1

    Stick with a classic style

    Stick with a classic style dress that is not too tight, so your bridesmaids will be able to add a layer underneath for warmth. Consider dresses with sleeves or even a high neckline.

  2. A-line shaped dresses flatter just about every body type.

  3. Step 2

    Choose a heavy fabric

    Choose a heavy fabric -- it will conceal any added layers underneath.

  4. Crepe silk, satin, and velvet are perfect choices.

  5. Step 3

    Skip the mini skirts

    Skip the mini skirts. Dress your bridesmaids in long, evening gown-length dresses. Short, cocktail lengths are for spring or summer ceremonies.

  6. Step 4

    Choose jewel colors

    Choose darker, jewel-toned or metallic colors that complement the season.

  7. Step 5

    Add accessories

    Add accessories to their dresses. Spruce up their look with opera-length gloves, a jacket, or a wrap. Add a touch of faux-fur around the collar or the top of the sleeves for the perfect winter accent.

  8. Princess Diana's wedding dress was designed by Welsh designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel.