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Love in a cold climate: 12 dresses for a winter wedding

Covid-19 has a lot to answer to. Yes, there's the obvious stuff that I won't remind you of. But one thing that continues to crop up is its impact on our love lives. While for some it snuffed out the possibility of lusty encounters, for others it was a reason good as any to shack up with their lovers. Meaning that you may have found yourself currently in possession of a stack of wedding invitations (even baby showers).

The other thing about Covid-19 and weddings is that for a long time, depending on where you lived, the two were largely incompatible. Now, with the easing of restrictions, it can feel like someone has popped the cork and all the celebrations put on hold are rushing towards the altar in a violent flood of orchids, silk and champagne.

And so, as you find yourself staring down the barrel of one unavailable Saturday after another, we're here to help you with the inevitable question of what to wear. With fashion currently obsessed with skin-baring moments it can be difficult to find outfits appropriate for the winter weather. From where I sit, we'll either be supporting our loved one on their wedding day freezing our limbs off or coated to within an inch of our lives in whatever layer we can get our hands on. Neither will do. And sure, you can wear a suit. In fact, it is only practical. But there are those of us who will go down screaming in a dress. So it's to you who this list is addressed.

Below, we round up the best in dresses for a winter wedding. Some will call for tights, others an accompanying jacket, all are worthy picks. Read on for our favourites.

Christopher Esber Coiled Twisted Torso Dress


Khaite Pink Cerna Twisted Bodice Dress


Proenza Schouler Silk Boucle Knit Scarf Dress


Saint Laurent Short Cut Dress in Double Sable


Jordan Dalah Studios Bow Dress


ESSE Off Shoulder Sleeve Column Dress


Marni Viscose Jersey Long Dress


Mara Hoffman Valeria Dress


Rachel Comey Salton Dress


CAES Editon 4 0020 Dress



Nensi Dojaka Silk Dress


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