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Dazzling Dresses

Published: 01 Dec 2012 - in bridalwear articles
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Winter weddings can be the most dramatic occasions — and they demand a dress that is bold, statement-making and utterly fabulous.

Dare to dazzle your guests with one of these 10 amazing winter wedding gowns.

  • Screen sirenScreen Siren

    Just like its famous namesake, the Bardot gown is something of a fashion icon — and it is incredibly versatile. Worn alone, it’s a simple strapless full-length tea dress that works any time of year; but add a faux fur cape or a long-sleeved lace cardigan and it transforms into the perfect winter wonder. You’ll certainly feel like a screen siren in this seriously sensational dress.

    Bardot by Stephanie Allin:
  • Vintage winterVintage Winter

    With a lush, lingerie effect, this striking vintage-inspired dress hits just the right note for a winter wedding. There's no need to accessorise as the flared, sheer lace sleeves, flattering sash and demure length show just how magical a vintage dress can be at this time of year.

    Style no1124 by the Vintage Wedding dress Company:
  • Short and sweetShort and Sweet

    A winter wedding dress doesn’t have to be full length — in fact, if the weather is particularly wet or snowy, a shorter length is in much less danger of becoming splattered with mud or water. The elbow length sleeves and off-the-shoulder design of this appliqué Benjamin Roberts dress are divine; and if there is snow on the ground, it would look utterly funky with wedding wellington boots for the slippery walk through the churchyard.

    Style no2366 by Benjamin Roberts:
  • Splash of colourSplash of Colour

    A hint of colour works wonderfully in the winter — but make sure the shade is deep, bold and intense; winter is not the time for a touch of pastel. If you’re having a red and white colour scheme (perfect for winter weddings) this asymmetrical draped mermaid gown, with a daring flash of burgundy at the bust line, is simply ideal. Wear it with red shoes and a red hair accessory for superb seasonal style.

    Style no3669 by Sincerity:
  • Hollywood coolHollywood Cool

    Old school glamour is perfect for a winter wedding: what better time of year to wear a full cathedral ball gown with all the trimmings? This dress can either be designed in one block colour, for timeless chic, or add some winter warmth with a two tone effect; a beautiful tulle skirt in ivory overlaid with a gold sweetheart bodice and sumptuous taffeta overskirt.

    Style no5029 by Eternity Bridal:
  • Lady in laceLady in Lace

    Reminiscent of snowflakes and elegant icicles, lace is the perfect statement to make during the winter months. This Chantilly lace and tulle cap sleeve dress by Justin Alexander, with a plunging neckline and regal satin cummerbund, would be perfectly complemented by long silk gloves, rose-tinged pearls and a lavish faux fur stole – and dare to wear with deep red lipstick.

    Style no8626 by Justin Alexander:
  • Simply stylishSimply Stylish

    A winter wedding dress does not need to be complicated to completely wow: this elegant and minimal design by Alexia creates a very simple effect — but the devil is in the detail; a pleated waist and oversized bow at the back ensure you make a dramatic impact. This dress is also ideal if you want to wear statement silver or diamond accessories.

    Style noW352 by Alexia Designs:
  • Warming claretWarming Claret

    A rich and intense winter colour adds instant glam to your special day. Claret is the perfect shade and complements white flowers, crisp linen tables and (if you’re lucky) a snow-covered backdrop. The silver beaded floral embellishments on this indulgent Sonsie gown, which has a ruched drop waist and lace-up back, add lashings of winter magic.

    Style no91016 by Sonsie:
  • Striking silverStriking Silver

    Somehow, the winter gives you carte blanche to dispose with tradition and take a few risks. This unusual dress by Nicki Flynn uses the striking contrast of silver-edged lace appliqué, against a taffeta bridal gown in a champagne shade, to cause a real stir. A beautiful choice if you are having silver candelabras, metallic confetti, twinkling silver lights dotted around the reception and a beautiful wedding cake decorated with silver accessories.

    Iris by Nicki Flynn:
  • Winter “wow”Winter “Wow”

    Glamorous hair and make-up work particularly well at a winter wedding when you can ditch the pale pink pout and natural eyes for intense lipstick and smoky, heavy eyeshadow. This divine, lace fishtail dress has a demure and delicate effect — the perfect contrast to hair and make-up that totally dazzles. Carry a simple but powerful bouquet of deep red roses to finish the look perfectly.

    Style no11213 by Agnes Bridal:
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