Dressing for a Winter wedding

Dressing for a Winter wedding is a tricky one – what are the rules?  I wouldn’t dream of wearing black to a Summer wedding but can you wear it in Winter?

Shopping for a Winter wedding is also tricky as the shops are full or party wear which this year seemed to be velvet (urgh did that in the 90s thanks), sequins, black and proper old lady glamour.  Not quite there yet I can tell you!

I searched some favourites Boden, Baujken, Monsoon, Marks and Spencer and came up with a few options but nothing seemed to quite hit the mark.

I remembered that Danni from It started with a Squish had worn a gorgeous dress from Ingenune London for the MADS – I knew I’d looked at the website before and seen some gorgeous patterns so I popped on over for a browse and stumbled upon this beauty: Lulu Classic Flower Green.  I basically held my breath until it arrived but I knew the moment I put it on that it was a winner.  Although the fabric wasn’t as heavy as I had expected it hung beautifully and was really flattering for my shape.  My only complaint was that the ends of the sleeves should perhaps have been a little tighter.

The next challenge was finding shoes.  I had decided I wanted a shoe boot so that my outfit didn’t look too twee / pretty.  I needed to find something with a curved shape to flatter my legs rather than making them look stumpy, this was especially important with wearing a midi length dress.  After a bit of searching I found a fabulous pair of black suede shoe boots from Marks and Spencer.  The ruched detailing worked well with the dress and the heel was a comfortable height (especially for someone who rarely has call for a heel these days).

So this is what I wore . . . I apologise for the complete failure to get a decent full length photo!  I completely forgot in all the excitement! If any other photos surface I will be sure to add them in!


  1. January 9, 2015 / 6:41 pm

    From what we can see, you look beautiful! And baggy sleeves mean skinny arms! x

    • January 9, 2015 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks Helen! I'm gutted I haven't got better photos. Skinny arms – I'll take that and run with it I think! x

  2. January 9, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    That looks a gorgeous outfit! I must, must make an effort to wear more dresses this year. So pretty x

    • January 9, 2015 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you! I was really pleased with it in the end. I should also try and wear more dresses – but my leggings are so comfy 😉 x

  3. January 9, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    That dress is gorgeous and I love the length – I have issues with my knees, all dresses have to be past my knees or they're a straight no-no! x

    • January 9, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      I'm much the same and will always choose a knee length dress – the midi length of this was fab. It felt very ladylike x

  4. January 12, 2015 / 10:21 am

    I'm going to a wedding in February and am unsure what to wear. I really like your dress though, it looks lovely on you. I might pop onto that website for a quick look.

    • January 12, 2015 / 7:06 pm

      I'd definitely buy from them again!

  5. January 12, 2015 / 11:00 am

    That dress is gorgeous! I had this dilemma last summer when the only thing I looked good in was a black pantsuit. I dressed it up with red accessories, but I still couldn't bring myself to do it, and Twitter agreed with me. This is a great compromise though and definitely good for a wedding

    • January 12, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      It's so hard isn't it. My sister had offered to lend me a black maxi dress but I just couldn't bear to wear it! At least the pattern stopped it feeling like I was wearing black 🙂 x

  6. Clare Nicholas
    January 12, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    You looked fabulous hunny, it really suits you

  7. January 12, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    I LOVE those Boots! And your fringe! The dress isn't bad either 😉 Gorgeous x

  8. January 12, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    That dress is lovely. It's always a worry when you know it's not going to be 25 degrees and we still want to dress up.

    • January 12, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      It certainly adds a tricky dimension to it!

  9. January 12, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Beautiful dress .. ooh a wedding wedding what fun x

    • January 12, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      It was utterly beautiful Claire – full on Christmas themed etc.

  10. January 12, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    I hadn't thought it would be so hard. I have an important wedding next month too so I had better get looking. You made great choices and look fab.

    • January 12, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      Definitely do! It's not easy at this time of year!

  11. January 12, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    That dress is beautiful and you look gorgeous! x

    • January 12, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      Thanks Helen 🙂 x

  12. January 12, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    That's a gorgeous dress! Am no coveting lots of things on their website! x x x

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