Monday, December 16, 2013


Over the past few weeks we've looked at most of the ways you can wrap up for winter. Today we're looking at more wraps and a few toasty warm accessories as well. If you're one of those lucky brides having a Winter Wonderland Wedding, you want to stay warm and cozy as well as ultra-chic getting to and from the ceremony. And God knows, you might be caught having to stand around in the cold so be prepared.
#1 Choose heavier fabrics:  Weightier fabrics like the peau de soie dress featured here offer warmth and insulation from the cold. If expertly lined, thicker fabrics will keep the chill off especially if you’re going sleeveless. Sleeveless brides in winter climates can add a shrug or bolero in the same fiber. A matching cape is ideal—they’re roomy and unlike close fitting coats they won’t squish your dress. Don’t want to match the dress exactly? Velvet, cashmere, wool, heavy brocades all make lovely capes. If your gown is heavyweight fabric or has lots of volume (volume translates into warmth) you can even go for a shorter caplet.
#2 Make use of accessories. Wraps and stoles are great for bare-armed brides. They aren't as skimpy as they look lined properly with either batting (stuff you put in quilts) or any form of lightweight wool, they can keep you incredibly warm all night.
Add opera length gloves if you’re going sleeveless with a wrap. Long gloves can be great substitutes for sleeves due to the insulation factor they provide. As for fur, for stoles, jackets and capes, faux is chic now. It’s also surprisingly warm too. Add a muff (maybe instead of a bouquet) and your hands stay toasty.
3# Cover Your Head!  Consider something with a touch of marabou or feathers or an actual hat. Remember, keeping your head and ears warm is important to keeping the rest of your body warm . . . .
Capes, wraps, gowns and headpieces by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Model: Natalie Sudia
Photos by Rob Martel


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Super stunning....Happy Monday doll x

The Dainty Dolls House

Ashley said...

Love the fur hat!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

The fur hat is amazing!!!!
Hope you had a great weekend Amy!!!!


Gorgeous pieces and styling. Happy holidays to you. xx/Madison

Lilli said...

Hi Amy, your tips are really great. Winter brides are even more magical, and so looks the model. Kisses dear! xo

Sam said...

The fur stole/shawl is so pretty, id love it in every winter shade!

MOSAMUSE said...

cute hat!

Avid Thinker said...

Thank you for featuring accessories for winter wedding brides, love the fur hat! Do you also have advice on what bridal boutique in London that offers affordable winter wedding essentials?