Weddings are always one of the most exciting events to be invited to as a guest. It’s a time of celebration, happiness and fun – and the perfect excuse to get dressed up. In the fashion world, wedding dressing has become a sphere of its own in recent years; bridal fashion weeks now take place each year, high-end designers produce specific wedding-focused collections, and brands are constantly offering choices for those big days.
However, when it comes to dressing for a wedding as a pre-teen, things can get a bit more difficult. While there’s tons of options for adults, the awkward age between being a young girl and a grown-up can mean clothing choices get tricky at times. There are several things to consider; season, weather, location, personal style, all are important and to be taken into consideration.
As of right now though, winter is well under way and you want to make sure you’re dressed accordingly. While it might be freezing outside and the days short and dark, there’s no reason you can’t add a bit of sunshine to your life with a gorgeous wedding outfit to make you feel fabulous. Check out some of our favourite winter wedding pieces below along with some stylish accessories to tie it all together!
Your dress will be the main part of your wedding guest outfit. As a timeless staple of women’s wardrobes, you should always be equipped with a few pieces that can take you from more casual to formal.
If you’re a bit of a maximalist, or simply love detail, you could try something like this stunning floral ball gown. With sheer puffed sleeves adorned with ribbons, a puffball skirt and a luxe brocade floral design, this one is for those of you girls who want to make a statement.
Although you should never upstage the bride, you can probably get away with showing off a bit if you’re only 11 or 12. Team this one with a black headband to coordinate with the detail on the sleeves for a look that is head-to-toe chic.
Big and bold isn’t for everyone though. If you’re searching for something more on the subtle side then tweed may be the answer you need. Not only is this classic material perfect for winter events – its thickness will keep you warmer than lighter materials – but it is the epitome of class and sophistication.
This black tweed dress with pearl embellishment is the perfect way to style the trend. Ideal for girls on the cusp on being a teenager, it’s mature and classy while remaining totally age appropriate. The cap sleeves are elegant and the simple silhouette will be flattering on a range of shapes and sizes.
What’s more, you can show off your fashion knowledge; echoing the collections of high-end designers like Chanel, for whom tweed is an essential to their aesthetic of elegance and glamour, you’ll be demonstrating to your fellow wedding guests that you know exactly how to create a classic and timeless ensemble.
And while it’s winter, it can be fun to embrace those classic, seasonal shades like autumnal greens and bold blues. This deep navy lace dress is the ultimate example; with a relatively simple design and silhouette, the colour and fabric are allowed to stand out.
Lace is a timeless material long associated with elegance and femininity which works time and time again for formal occasions like weddings where you want to dress to impress.
The dress may seem like the most important component of your outfit, but accessories can be just as crucial when it comes to bringing things together for a big occasion. Headbands, handbags, jewellery – all are excellent ways of adding finishing touches to an outfit, taking it from ordinary to extraordinary. And with so many options, there’s something out there for everyone.
If you’re going to a wedding, you may want to bring a few essential things with you for the day ahead. As much practical as it is fashionable, a formal evening bag is a must in any wedding wardrobe. Something like this black apple-shaped piece will work well for a range of different outfits – especially if teamed with a slightly bolder or more daring outfit to create contrast between the items.
The apple shape is both quirky and interesting, yet the black fabric can help balance any brighter colours.
Check out Who What Wear’s forecast of bag trends for this winter if you’re in need of some inspiration.
Headbands are also one of the biggest accessory trends of the past year or so, and more and more frequently we are seeing glitzy, highly embellished examples on the shelves of both high street and high-end designers alike. This is a great option for pre-teen girls as they’re age-appropriate but also fabulously on-trend so you won’t really feel like you’re at that ‘in between’ phase.
This stunning bright blue velvet Alice band is laden with jewels in a rose design that’s both feminine and striking. Whichever colour you choose, something like this with some extra details on it can take your wedding guest outfit to the next level.
However you choose to dress this winter for a wedding, know that there’s plenty of options to suit all matter of styles and personal tastes. And if you do decide to take some of our advice on board, don’t forget to upload your photos and tag us on Instagram #davidcharleschildrenswear. We can’t wait to see your winter wedding guest looks!
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