The best winter wedding guest dresses are packable, can be re-worn, and keep you just the right amount of warm in chilly destinations. If you’ve been invited to celebrate a couple’s special day this season, you’ll need a wedding guest dress that you’ll feel comfortable dancing in all night long and that matches the vibe of the event itself. When shopping for the right dress, you’ll want to consider the event’s location, if the ceremony or any of the photos will take place outdoors, and if the bride and groom have requested any specific attire. 

When it comes to style for a winter wedding, you’ll often see dark colors or jewel tones, crushed velvet dresses, and even some long-sleeve gowns. To help you find the perfect dress to wear to the next winter wedding you’ll be attending, we’ve gathered 34 options for you to choose from, with dresses ranging in price, length, style, and color. Whether you’re flying to a friend’s wedding in Aspen or headed to a black-tie affair in New York City, we have an elegant dress below you’ll love from stores like Nordstrom, Lulus, Reformation, Amazon, Anthropologie, and more. 

From formal gowns to velvet midi dresses to comfortable jumpsuits, here are our picks for the best winter wedding guest dresses that will keep you comfortable throughout the ceremony, reception, and after-party.

If you’re looking for a winter-ready long-sleeve dress 

As romantic and beautiful as winter weddings are, they can present some unique challenges—cold temperatures, wind, or snow are all possibilities you’ll need to keep in mind. If any part of the big day is outdoors—photos, the reception, cocktail hour—a long-sleeve dress is a great option. These dresses can sometimes be bulky to pack or heavy to wear, so we found some lightweight options that fit easily into any garment bag and will keep you covered without sacrificing a ton of space. 

Significant Other Demi dress

Lulus Wait For Me long sleeve maxi dress

Lulus Love You So Burgundy long sleeve maxi dress

Jenny Yoo Ryland velvet maxi dress

Windsor Adrianna Velvet long sleeve mermaid dress

If you prefer a sleeveless gown

Long, sleeveless gowns are probably your most practical option for winter weddings. They’re elegant, appropriate for formal ceremonies, and you won’t overheat if you plan to spend most of the evening on the dance floor. We’ve found plenty of options for every guest’s style—from satin mock neck and off-the-shoulder dresses to velvet maxis and packable silk options. All of these match well with most any winter color scheme and can be reworn for other special occasions.

Petal & Pup Seychelle dress

City Chic Ripple Love off the shoulder maxi dress

After Six halter neck charmeuse & crepe gown

Eliza J ruffle front gown

After Six sweetheart neck evening gown

Lulus Classic Elegance satin sleeveless mock neck dress

Norma Kamali x Revolve V-neck rectangle gown

Nicholas Senie cowl neck gown

Lulus Regal Arrival satin halter mermaid maxi dress

Lulus Beautiful Night velvet sleeveless maxi dress

Betsy & Adam v-neck cascade ruffle gown

Reformation Veida silk dress

Lulus Absolutely Amazed velvet flutter sleeve dress

After Six split blouson sleeve gown

If the dress code is a bit more casual  

If the reception is a bit more casual (think semi-formal or formal) or you prefer not to wear a long gown, opting for a midi or shorter dress can be just as chic. Whether you’re going for a flowy, satin midi or a velvet wrap dress, these options are still wedding-appropriate and will keep you cool while you dance. We found a variety of affordable options from brands like Amazon, Asos, and Lulus.

BerryGo long sleeve velvet wrap dress

Lulus How Much I Care Midnight Blue off the shoulder midi dress

Lulus Believe It or Knot skater dress

Lulus Wrapped Up In Love Burgundy satin faux-wrap midi dress

Closet London kimono sleeve velvet midi dress

If you don’t want to wear a dress

Another ideal style for winter weddings: jumpsuits. These options are comfortable to walk and dance in, yet still look perfectly put together with a pair of heels and the right accessories. The best part? Jumpsuits are versatile, so you’re more likely to rewear one on your next vacation. 

Julia Jordan halter neck jumpsuit

Lulus Divine Dream satin one-shoulder jumpsuit

Norma Kamali Rectangle Jog jumpsuit

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Kiska black wide-leg jumpsuit

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