For wedding attire, try a cape or capelet and warm accessories – faux fur? – to ward off chills that don’t completely camouflage the dress or change the silhouette too drastically. A satin evening coat in a swing style can accommodate a sleek gown, ballgown skirt or long train without looking bulky. Just don’t go overboard on glitzy outerwear which takes the focus off the bride’s face.
Shawls, on the other hand, can be a little messy, but a Pashmina shawl is both warm and stylish. A short cashmere or angora shrug or shawl could be the perfect touch.
Or choose a long-sleeved dress for a hint of sophistication and romance. Designer Carolina Herrera has show a convertible gown in the past with a detachable, reversible bolero that looks like V-neck one way, or boatneck in another way – sleeves and coverage in one dress.
Bridal footwear can be an issue. Pumps are the best option for winter. Boots are too heavy; sandals are too frail.
And if you decide to step out into a snow scene for wedding photos, shed your coat to show off your gown, put on your best model face and smile. You won’t see goosebumps in photos!