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We can thank the Duchess for the wedding sweater trend.

We can thank the Duchess for the wedding sweater trend.

Isn’t it interesting that the phrase Winter Weddings conjures up cozy, warm images? It’s a bit oxymoronic. The fact is if you live here in Southern Ontario and opt for a winter wedding you will be cold at some point. And if you choose to wear a strapless gown (as do the majority of brides) you will definitely feel a chill on your exposed flesh. Brrrrr. Just the thought makes me crave a hot mug of cocoa.

Keeping the cool weather bride – and her bridesmaids – toasty warm poses a fashion challenge. There are many options – hooded cape, cashmere pashmina, antique shawl, an elegant faux fur stole. All are classically beautiful ways to ward off a chill. But have you considered the trend du jour:  the wedding sweater.

When you hear the word sweater cable knit pullovers, thick Nordic turtlenecks and sensible cardigans likely pop into your mind’s eye.  Wedding attire does not immediately come to mind but the wedding sweater is definitely an on-trend choice for winter brides and their bridal parties. Here are just a few of the samples I’ve discovered:

Colony Club Cardigan-BHLDN

CBHLDN Starstruck CardiganSavile Row Jacket BHLDNFoxtrot Topper BHLDN

The four, above, are from the BHLDN collection. The sweater below is by Anthropologie:

anthrflourfurrowcardigan

These are just a few samples of the beautiful sweaters available to the winter bride, but what do you think? Are these sweaters wedding worthy, or just too casual?

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