10 Cozy Winter Bridal Shower Outfit Ideas for Brides and Guests

While the temperature can plummet, your style doesn't have to.
10 Stylish Outfits for Winter Bridal Showers
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Carli Brennan
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Carli Brennan
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated Nov 28, 2023
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Whether you're the bride or a guest, deciding what to wear to a winter bridal shower is no easy task. Luckily, we're here to help. We've put together the best winter bridal shower outfits for both brides and guests alike so that even when the temperatures drop, you can still rock a stylish outfit this winter.

Depending on where you live, winter fashion can be very dependent on the weather. Colder climates call for sweaters, boots, and jackets while bridal shower guests in mild winter climates can still get away with dresses in winter color schemes. No matter the location, we've curated the best bridal shower outfits to inject some cozy winter style into any look.

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What to Wear to a Winter Bridal Shower

Bridal shower attire is typically centered around feminine, soft details and flowy dresses. Even for winter bridal showers, you can still incorporate delicate, special details that are appropriate for the season by swapping out your floral mini dresses for midis and layering them up with fun jackets and cardigans.

If the bridal shower has a theme, you'll want to try and incorporate it into your bridal shower outfit. While some winter brides will lean into the holiday theme and festivities, some will lean towards classic bridal aesthetics or seasonless themes like western or tea parties. Regardless, we've got your winter bridal shower look covered.

Winter Bridal Shower Outfit Ideas for Brides

Brides planning a winter bridal shower can have fun with winter whites and festive details like sparkle, satin, and velvet. These fun textural elements are especially fitting for winter bridal showers that fall during the holidays. The most important part of picking a bridal shower outfit is to make it you. Wear what you feel most confident in for your special day and you're guaranteed to look your best.

For the Festive Bride

Bridal shower outfit For the Festive Bride
Dress: Rent the Runway,Shoes: Macy's,Bag: Azazie,Earrings: Urban Outfitters

Cue "Silver Bells." A glamorous festive look is fitting for a winter bridal shower. This bow-adorned mini paired with shimmering silver accessories is perfect for any bride looking to channel some holiday glamor into their winter bridal shower look. The bow motif is a nod to the holiday season without being too literal. The best part? You can rent this adorable mini dress for $30.

For a Western-Inspired Bridal Shower

For a Western-Inspired Bridal Shower
Dress: Free People,Boots: Dolce Vita,Ring: Kendra Scott,Necklace: Hart

The weather may be getting colder, but that doesn't mean you can't channel some Texas sun at a western-themed winter bridal shower. This dreamy eyelet maxi looks like it came straight out of Yellowstone. Pair it with your favorite western-inspired cowboy boots and gold jewelry for an elevated western bridal shower outfit. This customizable necklace from Hart is perfect for a bride because you can choose your and your fiance's initials for a sweet, sentimental piece you'll wear forever. Pair it with this horseshoe cocktail ring for some ranch chic glam.

For the Nontraditional Bride

Bridal shower outfit ideas For the Nontraditional Bride
Suit: SuitShop,Shirt: J.Crew,Earrings: Anthropologie,Shoes: DSW

If dresses aren't your thing, try rocking a sleek white suit for your winter bridal shower. Bonus points: a suit is much warmer than a dress! This sophisticated suit is perfect for anyone looking for a nontraditional winter bridal shower option, and can also be a more gender-affirming option for some brides! We'd pair your suit with a creamy silk cami and silver accessories for the perfect business meets party style.

For a Cozy Bridal Shower

Bridal outfit ideas For a Cozy Bridal Shower
Dress: Venus,Coat: Gap Factory,Boots: Veronica Beard,Earrings: Kendra Scott

For the bride who wants to feel cozy, but still look put together, a white or cream-colored sweater dress is perfect for a winter bridal shower outfit. A camel-colored peacoat and rich leather boots tie the look together while maintaining maximum comfort. If your bridal shower vibe is warm and cozy — think Hallmark movie vibes — then this look is the perfect choice.

For the Traditional Bride

Bridal shower outfit ideas for the traditional bride
Sweater: ASOS,Shoes: Altar'd State,Bag: Cara Benevenia,Skirt: Express

If your bridal shower vibe is classic and traditional, this cozy, yet polished, bridal shower look is for you! Channel quiet luxury in this elevated silk midi skirt paired with a classic cable knit sweater. Pearl embellished heels and a multi-tone leather handbag finish off the look. Charlotte York would be proud.

Winter Bridal Shower Outfit Ideas for Guests

Winter bridal shower guest attire can be difficult. You want to dress up, but cold temperatures can sometimes interfere with your intended outfit. Layering pieces like scarves and jackets are the perfect outfit completers for winter bridal showers. Think of them as a key part of your outfit rather than just a necessary layer. These wintery bridal shower outfits for guests incorporate all the cozy layers.

For the Boho Babe

Winter bridal shower outfit ideas For the Boho Babe
Dress: Cleobella,Shoes: Bryr Studio,Bag: Anthropologie,Coat: ASTR the Label

You can still rock an ethereal, boho style in the winter months. A bold faux fur statement coat adds a rocker-inspired edge to this boho look. This printed midi dress can be dressed up or down, so it'll be in constant rotation in your wardrobe even beyond the bridal shower. Pair it with some earthy clogs and a matching leather bag to ground the entire look.

For Understated Glamour

Winter bridal shower ideas For Understated Glamour
Dress: ASTR the Label,Boots: DSW,Necklace: Banana Republic Factory,Ring: Baublebar

Minimalism doesn't have to be boring! This chic bridal shower guest outfit is perfect for anyone whose Pinterest boards are filled with quiet luxury-inspired looks. This cozy sweater dress features a sexy off-the-shoulder neckline and leg slit. Tall black boots and some shiny gold jewelry elevate the look, making it perfect for a cosmopolitan-inspired bridal shower.

For the Girl Who Only Wears Black

Winter bridal shower ideas For the Girl Who Only Wears Black
Dress: Target,Tights: Forever 21,Boots: ASOS,Jacket: H&M

If your wardrobe is filled with black, this monochromatic black bridal shower guest outfit is going to be your favorite. Plus, it's full of wardrobe staples you'll have for years to come — and you might even be able to recreate with items already in your own closet. Bow-printed tights add a flirty vibe when paired with a black turtleneck mini dress and tall black boots. A cozy sherpa-lined jacket is the perfect finishing touch to keep you warm against frosty temperatures.

For a Casual Bridal Shower

Wedding looks For a Casual Bridal Shower
Sweater: Forever 21,Pants: Anthropologie,Coat: Saks Off Fifth,Boots: Target

If the winter bridal shower you are attending is more casual, throw on some leather pants and a slim turtleneck sweater for a relaxed and polished look. These pink leather pants from Anthropologie add a punchy pop of color, making them perfect for spicing up a winter outfit. Keep the rest of the outfit monochromatic with a white peacoat and pointed white booties.

For the Fashionista Guest

Wedding bridal shower outfits For the Fashionista Guest
Dress: ASOS,Jacket: Steve Madden,Boots: Circus NY,Earrings: Mejuri

Toughen up a sweet polka dot dress by pairing it with a bone-colored moto jacket and matching tall boots. After all, fashion girls know that the key to a great outfit is balancing out feminine and masculine elements. Throw on some dainty gold hoops as the perfect finishing touch. This outfit is great for a bridal shower that isn't too formal.

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