Shine All Night

Finding the perfect dress to wear to a winter wedding can be a challenge. Whether it's a formal affair or cocktail night, these six dress looks will make you the life of the party or the belle of the ball, without outdoing the bride, of course.

Cocktail attire

Wedding cocktail attire allows you to be more flexible and to play with your dress style. For this type of wedding dress code, check out our top three looks, appropriate for the nippy winter weather ahead.

gold sequin dress, $79, from

Life of the party

Dance your way to fun in this gold sequin dress, $79, from Not only is it an eye-catcher, but paired with black tights and heels, it becomes a winter wedding pleaser.
metallic ruched sweaterdress, $70, from Victoria's Secret

Sultry stunner

While this is a sweater dress, it's not just any sweaterdress. This metallic ruched sweaterdress, $50, from Victoria's Secret is not only winter appropriate, but also cocktail attire appropriate with its gold and black metallic style and clingy fabric.
black lace pencil dress, $60, from Zara

Keepin' it classy

Black lace is the perfect way to look elegant and sophisticated while also exuding a touch of sexiness. This black lace pencil dress, $60, from Zara is demure and modest, yet it clings in all the right places. Dress it up with pearls or sheer black tights.

Black-tie attire

This type of wedding attire usually means a long dress or formal gown. Depending on how formal your black-tie affair is, you can't go wrong with these three gown picks.

A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz black jersey gown cutout back gown, $207, from

Simply elegant

If you want your dress to make a subtle statement, then this A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz black jersey cutout back gown, $207, from is sure to do that. While it's modest in the front with a high neckline and long sleeves, the back is where all the fun shows with a large cutout circle.
JS Boutique one shoulder sequin gown, $148,

Fiercely dazzling

Show your wild side in this JS Boutique one shoulder sequin gown, $148, from Nordstrom. It has an abstract animal print pattern that still looks sophisticated and is formal enough to wear to a black-tie event -- not to mention the sequins undoubtedly glam it up!
Nicole Miller gold sequin sweetheart gown, $125

Sparkle & shine

You can never go wrong at a formal affair in lots of sparkles! This Nicole Miller gold sequin sweetheart gown can be rented for only $125 from Rent The Runway. Its sweetheart neckline accentuates your bust and the gold sequins will make you a showstopper. Don't be afraid to indulge!

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Faith Conner November 15, 2011 | 10:12 AM

I would love to own one of the beautiful dresses free. I like the knee length brown with long sleeves (Sultry stunner). Thank you.

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