Love in Layers
Getting married in the colder months doesn’t mean you have to be cold. Use the season as an excuse to add stylish — and essential — accessories to your bridal look.
Here are a few elegant and on-trend suggestions to keep you and the entire bridal party nice and toasty.
FOR THE BRIDE
Snow drifting down softly over your shoulders — and a chilly winter breeze at your back — is the perfect reason to partake in the latest bridal fashion trend: the cape.
Bridal capes have hit the runways in every style, length and fabric, but all are chic, classic, and most importantly, warm. If you have your heart set on a stole, consider going vintage; you will likely find a quality fur at an afford- able price and won’t be contributing to the current fur industry, as you will be reusing a vintage piece.
AND HER LADIES
Pretty shawls, soft pashminas and cute mittens keep bridesmaids warm and offer a stylish accessory that a bride can gift to her girls.
If you are getting hitched in a seriously snowy location, don’t forget about a set of colorful Wellies to keep everyone’s toes nice and dry. These ac- cessories also can add some serious punch to any bridal photo shoot.
FOR THE GROOM
There is nothing more dapper than a groom in a well-tailored overcoat. Keep to classic accessories, such as butter-soft gloves and a thick woolen scarf in a subdued hue.
Keep fabric in mind and choose a suit or tux in a wool blend. If your wedding is more rustic or informal, consider having the groom wear a rich sweater in luxe cashmere. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
AND HIS FELLAS
Gifting the groomsmen bright scarves can make for a stunning scene. Think of a row of groomsmen in navy suits and white scarves, or black suits and red scarves, or brown with burgundy.