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What to Wear to a Winter Wedding, Plus 50 Festive Dresses To Buy Now
  • Going to a wedding this winter? You'll need a dress! Click through the gallery to shop 50 of our favorites, from black-tie looks to chic cocktail styles.

  • If the invite says "black tie," a gown's the way to go. We're loving this season's selection of anything-but-stuffy versions!

  • Lucienne One-Shoulder Silk-Chiffon Dress, $365; at J. Crew

  • BCBG Ruella Strapless Peplum Gown, $119; at Neiman Marcus Last Call

  • Adriana Papell Tiered Chiffon Gown, $198; at Nordstrom

  • Warehouse Chiffon Hem Maxi Dress, $67; at ASOS

  • Double Slits Navy Dress, $169.99; at Mango

  • La Femme Ombre SweetHeart Chiffon gown, $328; at Nordstrom

  • Carlos Miele Knock 'Em Dead Gown, $350 rental cost; at Rent the Runway

  • Steven Alan Cynthia Velvet Dress, $135; at The Outnet

  • Chiffon Gown, $125; at Modcloth

  • Silk Georgette One-Shoulder Gown, $365; at Ann Taylor

  • Rachel Zoe Silk Scarf-Collar Gown, $417; at Piperlime

  • Clean T-Shirt Maxi Dress, $116; at Topshop

  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Maryanne Gown, $140; at 6PM

  • Oasis Lace Gown, $211; at ASOS

  • Carmen Marc Valvo Silk-Chiffon Drape Evening Gown, $469; at Bluefly

  • Kimono Dress, $88; at Victoria's Secret

  • Zimmermann Ruched Strapless Gown, $475 at Shopbop

  • Alice by Temperley Opal Polka-Dot Tulle Gown, $243; at The Outnet

  • Lauren Ralph Lauren Low-Back Jersey Gown, $190; at Nordstrom

  • Whether a wedding calls for black tie or cocktail attire, a fabulous black dress does the trick. 

  • Tadashi Shoji V-Neck Tulle Fit & Flare Dress, $298; at Nordstrom

  • DKNY Black Metallic Floral Lace Peplum Dress, $480; at Stylebop

  • Pins and Needles High-Neck Chiffon Dress, $49.99; at Urban Outfitters

  • One-Shoulder Ruffled Dress, $170; at White House Black Market

  • ASOS Curve Exclusive Peplum Lace Dress, $79.16; at ASOS

  • Notte by Marchesa Ruffled Silk-Organza Dress, $337; at The Outnet

  • Vera Wang Lavender Ruffle Bead and Mesh Party Dress, $299; at Bluefly

  • Sentimental NY One-Shoulder Dress, $98; at E dressme

  • Lace Dress, $34.95; at H&M Stores

  • Sabine Metallic Lace Dress, $89; Piperlime

  • Alice + Olivia Harris Peplum Dress, $396; at Shopbop

  • Hybrid Dress With Frill Sleeves, $104.66; at ASOS

  • Thakoon Edition One-Shouldered Dress, $220; at The Outnet

  • Helmut Lang Lyra Drape Dress, $495; at La Garconne

  • Since cocktail attire is open to a little interpretation, have some fun with your dress. We're loving these colored, pattered and textured numbers. 

  • Ophelia Lace Dress, $495; at Shopbop

  • Tibi Epstein Strapless Dress, $450; at Tibi

  • Viktor & Rolf Mustard Yellow Ruffle Dress, $252; at SSense

  • Corded Lace Fluted Dress, $49; at Dorothy Perkins

  • Tinley Road Brocade Dress, $79; Piperlime

  • Xhilaration Strapless Pleated Chiffon Dress, $56; at Target

  • Day Birger Et Mikkelsen Embellished Silk-Habotai Dress, $359; at Net-a-Porter

  • Demestiks NYC by Reuben Diamond Print Bow Party Dress, $150; at e dressme

  • Apricot Paillettes Shift Dress, $59.99; at Romwe

  • Applique Floral Dress, $190; at Topshop

  • Fitted Dress With Frill Shoulder, $89.90; at  Zara

  • Lace Peplum Dress, $79.99; at Mango

  • Sleeveless Lace Sheath, $49; at Avenue

  • Magenta Embroidery Scalloped Dress, $77; at  Pixie Marrket

  • Milly Peau De Sole Cascade Party Dress, $275; at Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Black Printed Lace Deconstructed Frock, $298; at Tracy Reese

  • Ted Baker London Marinka Fit And Flare Dress, $198; at Nordstrom


What to Wear to a Winter Wedding, Plus 50 Festive Dresses To Buy Now