35+ Winter Wedding Dresses Fit For An Ice Queen

We've caught the chill

I know, I know, usually, the wedding industry can’t get its head out of the springtime inspo. It’s all pastels and big florals and nearly nothing dresses forever. And, as much as I love peonies and roses and strapless dresses and parasols to block out the sun, winter’s a-coming, people! And with it, a chance for me to let my penchant for gorgeous, chillAF (see what I did there?) winter wedding gowns and jumpsuits out of storage.

Full disclosure: I may have rewatched Frozen once or twice (or a million) times this past week, because if there’s one thing that movie has gifted us (other than a sisterly love story that gets me every damn time, and a song that is actually scientifically impossible for seven-year-olds to resist singing without end), it’s some badass winterwear #goals. I mean, dramatic capes fit for a snow queen? Frosty sparkles? Whitewashed shades of blue that are icy as all hell? Way cool.

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What also really gets me singing winter’s praises are luxe textures that conjure up cold-weather, holiday vibes, including lush velvets, sleek satins, intricate embellishments, and bold metallics. Toss in some spindly, winter-wood-esque foliage motifs and you’ve got yourself a wedding that’s one with the wind and snow, as Elsa would say. We’re talking going even beyond just long sleeves, although in a sea of strapless bustiers and spaghetti straps, a good long-sleeved frock can stir up some serious drama. (The good kind! I promise!) That’s especially true when you’re rocking statement balloon sleeves, flowing wide lace sleeves, or vintage bishop sleeves that would be just as at home in some frosty, Scandinavian village as it would your wedding altar.

Now, all you need is a reindeer ring bearer.

Woman in grey coat walking through snowy woods

Fur-trimmed wool coat via Etsy ($913)

Blond woman holding flowers and wearing white gown

Sparkle balloon sleeves gown via French Connection ($428)

Blonde woman in blue velvet gown standing in stone hallway

Crushed velvet evening gown via Neiman Marcus ($795)

black woman with short hair wearing a high neck ivory satin gown

Satin Gown via Mango ($149.99)

Woman in white caped dress walking

Cape maxi via ASOS ($253)

Woman in blue gown in shadowy room

Velvet Betsey Johnson gown via Etsy ($1,625)

Black woman with blond curly hair wearing a white ankle length dress with blue lace details

Exquisite Elegance Lace Dress via ModCloth ($175) *available in plus size

plus size woman wearing a blue beaded wedding gownFloral beaded godet gown via Adrianna Papell ($300-$379) *available in petite and plus size

Blonde woman in lace cape and gown in tan room

Anastasia cape via BHLDN ($500)

Brunette in white gown look over shoulder

Joanna Hope cape dress via Simply Be. ($197.50) *available in plus size

brunette woman wearing a long sleeve wedding gown standing in from of a white brick wall

Cowel Back Crepe Gown via Nordstrom ($895)

plus size black woman with long hair wearing a light grey formal dress with embroidered flowers

Dobby mesh flutter sleeve maxi dress via ASOS ($135) *available in plus size

Fair haired woman in flowing ombre dress in tan room

Ombre Madrigal gown via BHLDN ($700)

light pink gown with mesh overlay and black floral beading

Joanna Hope Beaded Maxi Dress via simply be. ($272) *available in plus size

Brunette woman in sequined dress, smiling, with hand on hips

Sequined off-the-shoulder dress via Simply Dresses ($490) *available in plus size

Brunette woman in blue dress in white room

Illusion overlay trumpet gown via Neiman Marcus ($1,090)

Brunette woman wearing gold gown in white room

Asymmetrical metallic cape gown via Macy’s ($289) *available in plus size

Woman in cream gown with embroidery standing in ivory room

Embroidered capelet gown via Nordstrom ($96.60) *available in plus size

Brunette woman in grey room wearing veil, ballgown and lace jacket

Organza dress with long lace jacket via David’s Bridal ($824) *available in plus size

Medium shot of laughing blonde woman in white dress

Soho dress via Grace Loves Lace ($2,070) *available in custom sizes

blond woman wearing a sheer floral overlay 2 piece wedding gown

Celestine Gown via BHLDN ($850)

black woman wearing a silver cape gown

Metallic cape gown via Nordstrom ($198) *available in plus size

Blonde woman in empty room wearing white gown and holding bag

Long-sleeved white gown via Reformation ($428)

Smiling blonde woman wearing white gown and cape in grey room

Dramatic cape gown with deep v-neck via Azazie ($399) *available in plus size

Lace short dress with wide sleeves and high collar via Fame and Partners ($299)

Brunette in white dress in white room

Long-sleeved, pleated, lace dress via Eloquii ($169) *available in plus size

Brunette woman in long gown in white room

Satin wrap sheath via Nasty Gal ($40)

Brunette woman in white gown standing in grey room

Ruched, sheer long-sleeved mesh dress via Fashion Nova ($49.99) *available in plus size

Brunette looking over shoulder while wearing grey gown

Embellished, silver gown with capelet via ASOS ($172) *available in plus size

Blonde woman wearing dramatic silver gown

Ethereal silver, beaded, long-sleeved gown via CocoMelody ($379)

Brunette woman in white dress and straw hat holding flowers in front of rock

Long-sleeved silk and lace bohemian dress via Stone Cold Fox ($650)

Smiling, brunette woman walking and wearing a cape jumpsuit

White cape jumpsuit via ASOS ($253)

Back of woman wearing white lace gown

Lace trumpet sleeve gown via Grace Loves Lace ($3,630) *available in custom sizes

closeup of woman's neckline in a lace top

Long sleeved lace top with scalloped sweetheart neckline via Lace & Liberty ($495) *available in custom sizes

 

Woman in silver gown standing in white room

Embellished platinum gown with sheer half-sleeves via Neiman Marcus ($995)

Beaded gown with wintry branch design via Simply Be. ($210) *available in plus sizes

Blonde woman in blue room wearing lace top

Long sleeved lace v-neck top via Lace & Liberty ($460) *available in custom sizes

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