Winter Bridal Fashions: From Knit Dresses to Wraps & Gloves

Winter wedding attire for brides
For the modern bride, a winter wedding presents a fabulous fashion opportunity. In place of a traditional wedding gown, why not a knit sweater dress—whether mini or floor-length? With a chunky cable-knit or a sleek silhouette? And for added warmth in the winter chill, stylish bridal accessories like a shrug, shawl, or cape as well as a muff or a pair of knitted or leather gloves. Does this sound like just your “aisle style”? Read on! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Knit Dresses for a Modern Winter Bride

These alluring finds lend a casual yet sultry look to a winter wedding. Find your favorite dress and revel in the fact, that you can still wear it for more than one time!

Amory Cable Knit Cowl Neck Sweater Dress

1 – Amory Cable Knit Cowl Neck Sweater Dress – Show off some leg while still keeping warm in this pullover-style sweater dress in ivory from Jack by BB Dakota (via Amazon). Plus the chic cowl neck frames your face beautifully!

stretchy cable-knit midi dress

2 – Premium Cable Knit Sweater Dress – This stretchy cable-knit midi dress, via Go Jane, features a braid-like design and a high ribbed collar—but a shoulder-baring halter top! No worries. Scroll down to the choices of bridal wraps below to keep you cozy and warm.

thigh-high slit and a one-shoulder silhouette

3 – Roberto Cavalli One-shoulder Long Sleeve Knit Dress – A thigh-high slit and a one-shoulder silhouette offer the “heat” you need for a winter wedding, in this sexy Roberto Cavalli maxi dress (via Mode Sens). The soft drape of the knit blend of alpaca, cashmere, and silk in ecru creates a truly elegant effect.

simple cable-knit dress (via Amazon)

4 – Lola & Sophia Women’s Cable Knit Dress – For a youthful take on winter bridal fashion, this simple cable-knit dress (via Amazon) with a round neckline and long sleeves may be the base you’re looking for. Just dress it up with a wrap, gloves, and boots.

ruffles-and-lace dress

5 – Dream It Possible Ruffle Ribbed Knit Dress in Ivory – Channel a feminine look even in a sweater style, with this ribbed knit dress from ChicWish. It features a sweet ruffles-and-lace effect that would be lovely for a winter bride from ceremony to reception.

Bridal Wraps from Shawls to Shrugs to Capes

Keep the wintertime shivers away with a lovely wedding wrap completing your ensemble. See our finds, featuring faux fur, feathers, even a knit-your-own option!

by Sabine Mohr

1 – Bridal Bolero Jacket – For the crafty bride, why not make your own wedding day topper? Use this handy illustrated guide, Knitting for Brides: Knit Your Bolero Jacket for Your Wedding Dress by Sabine Mohr (available on Amazon).

white faux fur bridal wrap

2 – Women’s Bridal Shawl Fur Wrap – This pure white faux fur bridal wrap (via Amazon) comes with a sparkly jeweled brooch.

Faux Fur Wrap Bolero with Satin Bowknot

3 – White Faux Fur Wrap Bolero with Satin BowknotAnother faux fur wedding wrap (via Amazon), this time with a pretty satin bow closure.


4 – Faux Fur Shawl / Wedding Stole – Cuddly softness of faux rabbit fur in this elegant wrap (via Amazon) with silky lining.

Marabou Shrug via Nordstrom

5 – Bernie of New York Marabou Shrug – via Nordstrom (sold out)

ostrich feather bolero from Donna Crain

6 – Luxury Ostrich Feather Bolero – A hint of Hollywood glam, courtesy of this ostrich feather bolero from Donna Crain that will keep you fashionably warm at your winter wedding.


7 – Ellie House Wedding Bridal Cloak with Train – Fairytale romance in this floor-length bridal cape (via Amazon) in velvet and faux fur. It includes a hood large enough for any wedding hairstyle and headpiece.

For the Bride’s Hands: Muffs, Mittens, Gloves

On top of wedding day nerves, protect your hands from the winter chill with these practical and pretty warmers.


1 – Cream White Faux Fur Hand Muff – This fluffy faux rabbit’s fur muff (via Amazon) is perfect for an outdoor winter wedding.


2 – Opera Length Italian Leather Gloves – Made in Italy with the softest kidskin leather and lined with 100% silk, these ladies’ gloves by Solo Classe (via Amazon) lend an uppercrust touch to any bridal ensemble.


3 – Winter Women Wool Gloves – Sure to keep your hands nice and toasty, these stylish grey wool gloves (via Amazon) feature touchscreen texting tips, a thick fleece lining, and rabbit fur cuffs.


4 – State Cashmere 100% Pure Cashmere Gloves – Lightweight but surprisingly warm, these 100% cashmere gloves by State Cashmere (via Amazon) include a casual cable-design touch.


5 – Women’s Italian Silk Lined Leather Gloves – Made of the finest Italian lambskin leather, these classic-style gloves by Fratelli Orsini (via Amazon) are lined with 100% silk and have a center vent on the palm side.


6 – State Cashmere Women’s 100% Cashmere Knit Long Fingerless Arm Warmers – Expecting outdoor transport to the ceremony and the reception afterward? Or having a wedding photo shoot out in the snow? These fingerless arm warmers from State Cashmere (via Amazon) will make sure you keep comfy throughout.

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