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There’s something magical about attending a holiday wedding. Whether it’s the twinkle of lights or the excitement in the air, a holiday wedding is always a special celebration.

If you’re trying to figure out what to wear to a holiday wedding, today’s style guide shares tips on how to dress for a holiday wedding. From ideas on dress options to glamorous ways to accessorize your outfit, here are inspiring ideas on what to wear to a holiday wedding.

Style Guide: What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding

Style Guide - What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding

Opt for an Evening Gown

While a short cocktail dress is suitable for most weddings (that don’t mention “black tie attire” on the invitation), a holiday wedding is generally fancier. That’s why it’s best to wear a midi or full-length dress, as it’s a bit dressier.

If you want to look sexy, a thigh-high slit and a one-shoulder sleeve (like this stunning Cushnie et Ochs dress) is a great option. This fitted silhouette gets a fun twist with a flattering ruched waistline.

Style Guide - What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding

Celebrate in a Colorful Dress

Since black dresses can sometimes feel too intense for this type of occasion, a colorful dress is a more fun way to celebrate a holiday wedding. From rich jewel-tone colors (like emerald green, amethyst, and ruby red) to deep, wintry hues (like navy blue and burgundy), there are so many gorgeous colored dresses to choose from.

Just avoid wearing anything white or cream-colored, as that would be inappropriate.

Style Guide - What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding Style Guide - What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding

Add Festive Accessories & Jewelry

To add a festive touch to your outfit, a sparkly clutch (like this glittered bag by Jimmy Choo) elevates your ensemble and puts you in a mood to celebrate.

If you’re wearing a one-shoulder dress, opt for earrings and a cocktail ring, as a necklace could compete with the asymmetrical neckline. As an example, a refined gold & diamond ring with matching earrings (like the Marco Bicego jewelry worn here) makes a stylish statement.

Style Guide - What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding

Style Guide - What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding

Keep Things Classy with Nude Nails

While it’s always fun to sport a bold red nail color, sometimes going the understated route makes you look even more sophisticated. That’s why a simple, yet elegant, nude nail polish (on both your hands and feet) is a smart choice. Plus, it puts the spotlight on your outfit, rather than drawing attention away from your ensemble.

Style Guide - What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding

Finish The Look with Timeless Shoes

If you live in a temperate climate (like we do, here in California), opting for heeled sandals (with a crystal-encrusted ankle strap) is a beautiful way to finish the look. If you’re in a colder climate, a pair of evening pumps (like a satin or velvet pump) would work equally as well.

For more style tips and inspiration, check out the Fashion & Style section on Inspirations & Celebrations.

Style Guide - What To Wear To a Holiday Wedding

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Photography by James Molinaro (JM3)

Fashion Stylists: Tracy Odle (Augustina’s Designer Boutique) & Christina-Lauren Pollack (I&C)

Apparel and Handbag c/o Augustina’s Designer Boutique; Jewelry c/o Augustina Leathers; Shoes by Stuart Weitzman

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