How to Buy Bridesmaid Dresses for a Winter Wedding

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

You will need

  • Bridesmaids
  • Accessories

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.

Step 2 Choose a heavy fabric Choose a heavy fabric — it will conceal any added layers underneath.

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.

Step 4 Choose jewel colors Choose darker, jewel-toned or metallic colors that complement the season.

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.