Temperatures are dropping and there's a crisp chill in the air, which means it's almost winter! While the fall and winter months are typically known as "engagement season" rather than "wedding season," a number of couples across the country do choose to tie the knot in the romantic colder weather surrounded by the changing leaves and even snow. The severity of the season does depend on the location of the nuptials; however, even guests attending weddings in warm-weather climates will experience a bit of a chill in the air once the sun goes down.
For those invited to soirées in the fall and winter, we've gathered stylish dresses and gowns that feature three-quarter-length or long sleeves to keep you warm – either without a jacket or once you remove your coat. While there are some off-the-shoulder options and minidresses in the mix, these frocks are sure to make you more comfortable than you would be in a strapless number and – in some areas – could replace the need for a shawl, sweater, or jacket. You'll also find styles with heavier fabrics such as velvet, sparkling sequins ideal for celebrations around the holidays, and darker hues that lean toward a more autumnal or wintry palette.
Take a look at 11 wedding guest dresses below – all featuring three-quarter-length or long sleeves to keep you a bit warmer during nuptials in the colder months! Shop your favorites by clicking each photo.
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