Because after all, your occasion frock can be the bride's 'something new'.
Winter weddings - while these celebratory social engagements certainly brighten up the long, dark months, finding a suitable outfit can be a chore.
Particularly this season, when it seems like virtually every dress on shop floors is either leopard, zebra, or tiger print..... (read more: so you hate animal print, now what?)
Getting dolled up for winter nuptials doesn't mean you have to forego being fashionable - although a gown with sleeves will help you from turning into the bride's 'something blue'. There's plenty of options that nod to this season's main trends while still being a classic investment piece you can keep peddling around the wedding circuit until at least 2020.
If you're braving bare legs or a sleeveless dress with a daring plunge neckline, consider a fun faux fur or shaggy style coat to keep you cosy in between church and reception. Look, we know there's rules against wearing white on someone else's big day, but this beauty below is one we'd make exceptions for...sorry, bride.
Margo Red Star Embroidered Dress, €349, Rixo London
Asymmetric Neckline Dress, €59.99, Mango
Cubano Dress, approx €188, Majorelle
Jagger Maxi, €69, Dancing Leopard via Coco Boutique
Lace Back Ruffle Dress, €264.42, Sea NY
Afterglow Dress, approx €160, Finders Keepers
Edna Shirt Dress, €110, Never Fully Dressed via Starla Boutique
Significant Midi Dress, approx €168, C/MEO Collective
Amanda Dress, approx €214, Reformation
Milo Dress, €162, House of Harlow 1960
Holly Ruffled Wrap Midi, €150, BL-nk
Asymmetrical Dress, €150, Karen Millen
Adia Winter Orange Dress, €360, Reiss
Drop Shoulder Dress, €86.70, Norma Kamali
One Shoulder Drape Satin Dress, €62.21, ASOS Design