What do you wear to a winter wedding as a guest… that ISN’T a dress? A dress isn’t the only option! There’s something else you can wear as attire that is fancy enough to do the trick and it’s NOT a dress: it’s a jumpsuit!
But, hang on, hear me out: these jumpsuits? They’re amazing.
A dressy jumpsuit makes the perfect winter wedding guest outfit and there’s no need to choose just a classic dress from your closet. Sure, a dress is one option but a jumpsuit is another outfit choice that you can — and should, 100% — consider.
From flouncy tops to ruffle sleeves, long sleeves to wide-leg pantsuits, this list has the most beautiful winter wedding guest outfits that aren’t dresses.
First, let’s answer this question from Mandy. She writes,
“Dear Emmaline, I’m going to a wedding in December and I don’t know what to wear. I know most people wear dresses but I’m looking for something different. Do you know of any winter wedding guest outfits that aren’t dresses? I’m open to ideas but I want something that will keep me warmer than a dress. Thanks so much for your help.”
Mandy, great question! When people wonder what women wear to a wedding as a guest, the answer is usually a dress… but that’s not necessarily the only thing you can choose. Jumpsuits are the best wedding guest alternative to a dress and it’s easy to see why they’re so wildly popular this year. There are many affordable styles available here, from wide-leg pants to asymmetrical tops — we’re even seeing velvet jumpsuits for winter wedding guests to wear.
A jumpsuit is just as formal as a dress, but makes a fun alternative when you want to wear a different outfit instead. Some pantsuits even look like a dress based on the way they move with your body, but they’re separate pants and, personally, I think they’re super fun to dance in! Jumpsuits are particularly perfect for winter weddings, as you’ll get more coverage, thicker fabrics (velvet or satin, just to name a few) and these can keep you a bit warmer, as you mentioned. In fact, some of the most stylish wedding guest outfits that aren’t dresses include ALL of the jumpsuits listed below in our round-up, for your convenience.
Take a look: I hope you’ll find the perfect attire to wear to the wedding and you fall in love with jumpsuits, as I have! There are so many lovely options, as you’ll see below. Enjoy!
Alternative to Wedding Guest Dress for Winter
Here are the best alternatives to wedding guest dresses for the winter season, starting with my fave: a velvet emerald green jumpsuit. Need I say more?! These are all available at Lulu’s here and there are tons of reviews from happy customers.
1. Forest Green Velvet Jumpsuit, $62
Get it here.
2. Wide-Leg Jumpsuit with Cap Sleeves, $72
This is the outfit I pick as the top! I love the cap sleeves and wide-leg pants. Looks cute with the waist tie! Available here.
3. Burgundy V-Neck Jumpsuit, $64
This is the perfect color to wear to a winter wedding as a guest! The deep v-neckline and open back make this a fun and festive outfit to wear to holiday parties and weddings this season. Buy here.
4. Ruffled Wide-Leg Jumpsuit in Black, $69
This black pantsuit to wear to your next wedding as a guest and other events to come! It has the cutest ruffles on the sleeves, along with a chic open back and fitted bodice. Stylish! Shop here.
5. One-Shoulder Asymmetrical Satin, $72
This gorgeous satin jumpsuit features a one-shoulder wide strap and the other is a skinny strap for a fun, fresh look. The color of rusty rose is perfect for a wintry wedding. Shop this look.
6. Long Sleeve Jacquard Jumpsuit, $74
Ooh, look ravishing in jacquard print with this long sleeve jumpsuit that will be way comfier than a wedding guest dress! Pair it with your fave heels. Buy here.
7. Navy Blue Tie-Wrap Jumpsuit, $62
For the best winter wedding guest outfits that aren’t dresses, listen up: the answer might be this jumpsuit! Reviewers state being obsessed with this style and how nice it fits. I love the color! Get it here.
8. Cut-Out Sequin Black Jumpsuit, $78
When you’re not sure whether to wear a two-piece or a jumpsuit, opt for this in-between number: a stylish sequined jumpsuit with a cut-out on the bodice. Get it here.
9. Plunging Neckline in Burgundy, $68
Go for the plunge in this stylish jumpsuit that makes the best winter wedding guest outfits of the year. Available in burgundy as shown or black. Buy here.
10. Red Velvet Strapless Jumpsuit, $69
OK, now I want THIS non dress option! I love this strapless jumpsuit: the velet, the rich red hue, and the cute bodice. Maybe I’ll add it to the cart to wear to Christmas parties this year! Buy it here.
11. Rhinestone Jumpsuit with Wide Leg Pant, $74
Sparkle in this gorgeous jumpsuit in black with a deep v-neck set in sparkly rhinestones. Get it here.
12. High Waist Satin Jumpsuit in Green, $68
This jumpsuit has a tying halter neckline, a blousy bodice, and an open back. It’s perfect! Get it here.
13. Black Strapless Jumpsuit with Long Black Gloves, $74
Look fancy without wearing a dress thanks to this strapless jumpsuit in black with matching evening gloves. Yep, the gloves come with it! I’m going to add to cart, brb. Shop here.
14. Metallic Burgundy Jumpsuit with Tie Waist and Long Sleeves, $78
If you want to stay warm at a winter wedding, skip the dress and opt for this outfit instead! It is a burgundy jumpsuit with metallic dots, a cute waist-tie, and long sleeves. Shop here.
15. Black Halter Jumpsuit, $66
This classic will never go out of style. I love this halter neckline: get it here.
And there you have it: beautiful outfit options that aren’t dresses at all! If you like what you see here, click on a link above to find out details, pricing, sizing, and more on the jumpsuit. If you want to see more, click here for the collection spotted at Lulu’s. There are many (as in, dozens) of styles and colors you’ll love to wear.
Did you find an outfit on this list? Tell me about it in the comment box: I’d love to see which style you like best!