As the yearly heat wave comes to a close over the next few months in North America, temperatures will be dropping from sea to shining sea. Brides will have to start thinking about wedding dresses with sleeves or find cold weather bridal accessories to stave off the fall and winter chills. If you’re thinking about exchanging vows in the middle of a winter snowscape, or even if it’s just a cool autumn evening, we have some wonderful ideas for bridal accessories to keep you warm.
1. Coats and Jackets
If sleeveless is the look you want for your wedding, we’re sharing several great options for bridal accessories to keep warm. Coats and jackets are perfect cold weather bridal accessories because they can be worn as necessary. If the sun pokes its head out during your October reception, simply take off your jacket. However, if it turns out to be a little cooler than expected, you’ve already got a nice-looking solution.
Has denim ever really gone out of style? This versatile material is not only good for blocking breezes and keeping in warmth, but it is extremely breathable and comfortable in the heat too. Denim also has the added benefit of diversity. Feel free to add studs, sequins or even pearls to your denim jacket for a little icing on the wedding cake.
Sometimes, in the words of Billy Idol, “It’s a nice day for a white wedding.” If you decide to go for a white or ivory gown, white shoes, and a white cake, choosing a white cotton jacket just might be the perfect option. However, the advantage with cotton is color versatility. If your theme involves a black dress and a black cake, you can find black colored cotton accessories as well.
When your partner declares, “you’re the one that I want,” you can be both cool and warm in a leather jacket. If you are going for a stylist, hop look, a leather jacket would make an awesome addition to your wedding gown.
2. Fur Shawl
Not all brides are alike. Perhaps you want your accessories to exude luxuriousness. In which case, you might opt for something a little more elegant than a jacket. We recommend a fur shawl. When looking for bridal accessories for fall and winter, the fur shawl is classy, charming, and oh-so-warm.
3. Detachable Sleeves
This trend has picked up quite the following in recent years. Why wouldn’t they? Detachable sleeves are beautiful, unique, and very practical during uncertain weather. Much like a jacket, they can be used or adjusted in various climates and situations. However, a jacket looks and feels like an accessory, while detachable sleeves work more like a gown’s hidden feature.
Appearing as part of the dress, but easily removed during the cake cutting or the bridesmaid dance, detachable sleeves are one of the best bridal accessories to keep you warm.
Fall and winter weddings are magical, but it’s important to consider different environmental factors – especially if you plan to get married somewhere that experiences snow or cold breezes. Now that you know what to look for in cold weather bridal accessories, it’s time to schedule your appointment with The Wedding Shoppe! Our experts will equip you with everything needed to look stunning and stay warm on your big day!