Winter Wedding Dresses – The Big Trends For Christmas 2012

With Christmas less than a week away now, so many excited brides will be in the final stages of planning their wonderful winter weddings between now and February next year. So in this week’s blog I wanted to look at some of the big trends for this season and give any upcoming brides-to-be a few last minute tips to get that perfect Winter Wonderland wedding that they have always dreamed of.

Fairytale Bridal Dresses

With your winter wedding dress, you can go all out and think full skirts, elegant materials and lots of sparkle. So let’s take a look at the top 3 styles for your winter bridal dress this year.

Bodices – Intricate and bejewelled bodices are a big trend this year and Coco Fashion has some great designs to choose from.

Take this beautiful, crystal encrusted bodice bridal dress from designer Ronald Joyce for instance. The wrap-around effect across the waist really emphasises your curves and the pleated hemline puts a very modern twists on the classic fishtail style. Incorporate a stylish up ‘do and a few key accessories and you will have the perfect winter sparkler to shimmy down the aisle in.

Lace – A timeless material, lace wedding dresses look particularly festive for a winter wedding, as many styles and patterns are often reminiscent of frosty florals or delicate snowflakes.

Add that special edge to your winter wedding dress by opting for this stunning, top-to-toe lace creation which absolutely screams “first frost of winter”. The sweet-heart neckline and fitted waist will really bring out your figure and make the most of the delicate and feminine areas of your silhouette.

Long Sleeves – With UK winters getting colder and colder you might find this last big style more of a necessity than ever before, as long sleeves and not only a hot trend for the winter months but are also very practical for Christmas weddings.

Although long sleeved dresses are thought of as being very modest, they are also a very sophisticated and incredibly sexy style on all body shapes. If you are worried about wearing long sleeves all day, why not opt for a bridal dress with a shrug or lace overlay that you can take on and off at your leisure?

This striking bridal dress combines two of 2012’s big trends in one, with a detachable lace coat with long sleeves, which is held in place with a beautiful silver broach and seamlessly glides down into the train of the dress.

Don’t Forget The Accessories…

Last year’s big winter wedding trend focused on icy silvers and frosted jewels, but this Christmas it’s all about gold and pearls when it comes to accessories, giving winter wedding styles a very vintage feel for 2012 and beyond.

I’d love to hear more about the winter wedding you are planning, so why not leave a comment below and tell me all about your winter wedding gown, venue or colour scheme – I’d love to hear your plans!

Best Regards,


Alice Cox

Boutique Owner

Coco Fashion