Going for structured, heavier weight fabrics like the luxe peau de soie above provides warmth and insulation from the cold. If properly lined, thicker fabrics will definitely keep the chill off. This is an authentic vintage sixties bouffant with Alencon lace appliques dappled over the bodice and skirt. The satin pillbox with a cathedral length veil was custom made to bring out the full Jackiesque look of this gown . . .
Go ahead and dream of looking like and keeping as warm as a Czarina? Did you know covering your gown with a cape is ideal? They’re roomy and not at all like close fitting coats that squish your dress. The cape here is white suede with marabou and faux fur trim. The hat and muff are made of faux Moulton lamb. Since this is pretty much a custom collection consider this cape in velvet, cashmere, wool, heavy brocade--all fabrics that would make a lovely and original cape.
Make the most of accessories. Wraps and stoles go a long way for bare-armed brides. True, they may look skimpy but will keep you incredibly warm even if they are made out of faux fur. Here's a best kept secreat: Add opera length gloves if you’re going sleeveless. Long gloves can be great substitutes for sleeves due to the insulation factor they provide. I added this muff (maybe you can carry one instead of a bouquet) so your hands stay toasty.
Photography by Rob Martel
Gowns and Accessories by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Hair and Makeup by Shideh
Model: Natalie Angela