Warm and stylish Winter wedding guest dresses

The cold should never stand in the way of looking fabulous.

There aren’t many fashion ventures that rival the fun of shopping for a wedding guest dress. Whilst shopping for a dress for a wedding can be fun, there’s also pressure to pick the right dress that will brave the weather and not outshine the bride. It’s not everyday we get to slip on a formal gown and wear our favourite earrings, but with so many options out there, where should you start? We’ve curated a selection of the best Winter wedding guest dresses that will keep you stylish and warm for your Wintertime nuptials.

2024’s top Winter wedding guest dresses

  1. Bird and Knoll Atlas Dress, $470, Shop With The Weekly
  2. Tussah Sailor Midi Dress, $179, The Iconic

The best Winter wedding guest dresses 2024


Bird and Knoll Atlas Dress

from $470 at Shop With The Weekly

Best for: a twist on a classic

Sometimes the trick to the perfect wedding guest dress is going simple. This dress form Bird and Knoll is a simple yet timeless silhouette with a twist. Featuring a voluminous asymmetrical sleeve, an ankle-high hemline and a subtle side split, this dress is both warm and elegant for a Winter wedding.

Sizes: XXS-XL.

Colours: Indigo, mango.

Materials: 100 per cent cotton drill, lining 100 per cent cotton voile.

Key features:

  • Knee-high split
  • Voluminous one-shoulder design
  • 100 per cent cotton composition
  • Two colour choices
  • Ankle length hem


Greta Plisse Ring-Detail Midi Dress

from $229 at Forever New

Best for: a warm print dress

Whilst simple can be a good rule of thumb for a wedding guest dress, muted patterns are a great way to shake it up without stealing the spotlight from the bride. This Greta Plisse Ring-Detail Midi Dress from Forever New features a subtle green and beige pattern with a pleated skirt and a cinched waistline.

The dress also features an elegant plunging neckline and a subtle bishop long sleeve design to keep you warm.

Sizes: 4-16.

Colours: Bronze foil.

Materials: 60 per cent polyester, 40 per cent metallic fibre. Lining: 95 per cent polyester, 5 per cent elastane

Key features:

  • V-neckline
  • Long blouson sleeves
  • Gathered waistband with centre ring detail
  • Full, pleated midi skirt
  • Concealed zip
  • Lined

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Tussah Sailor Midi Dress

from $179 at The Iconic

Best for: a chic black midi number

It doesn’t get much more chic (and timeless) than polka dots. This Tussah Sailor Midi Dress features a classic wrap design with a matching belt to cinch the waist. It also features a sheer overlay for a slinky and sophisticated finish.

Sizes: 6-18.

Colours: Black.

Materials: Outer 100 per cent polyester, Lining 100 per cent polyester.

Key features:

  • Woven midi-length dress
  • Elasticated waistband
  • Balloon sleeves
  • Adjustable tie belt


Ember Maxi Dress

from $219.99 at Sheike

Best for: an asymmetric wedding guest dress

Another great muted print option for wedding guest dress is this Ember Maxi Dress from Sheike. Featuring a floor-length skirt and asymmetrical sleeves on a brown-hued printed fabric, this is another great choice for a Winter wedding (though you made need a coat!).

Sizes: 6-18.

Colours: Ember.

Material: 100 per cent polyester.

Key features:

  • Fitted styling 
  • Asymmetrical neckline
  • Gathering at bodice and hip
  • Invisible side zipper
  • Maxi length skirt

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