How to Dress Well for a Winter Wedding

Are you invited to a wedding in winter and greatly worried about what to wear and how to lock out looking good as a guest? Are you wedding during this extremely cold season? If yes, then we have a lot to share and help you where we can. Dressing for a wedding in winter can be overwhelming especially when you have to take the cold temperatures into consideration and at the same time want to look as a wedding flower. During this season, the weather condition can be very unpredictable and for this reason, you should be ready for cold temperatures, icy wind and possible rain. In this brief, we are going to give several factors to consider before you choose a dress for the occasion and eventually advice you on what to do and what to avoid.

Different types of dresses

Even when you are worried about attending a wedding in winter, don’t be despaired because we are here to help. The fact is that there are several things that you should bear in mind when choosing a dress to wear in winter. If you are not careful, then you are likely to choose the wrong outfit for the occasion and eventually get affected greatly.

The dress code

Before you even start considering how the season will affect your clothing choices, you should have a clear understanding of the wedding’s dress code. You can either consult the invitation or consult any other person that you are sure they are conversant. They will actually make it clear how guests are expected to wear. The main reason for this is that you will not have to go extremes with the type of clothing you choose.

If the invitation tells you that they are going for a white tie, then am sure they are very formal and for this reason women can opt for floor length evening gowns. On the other hand, men can wear a tuxedo with long tails, a black bowtie and a white vest.

If they go for a Black tie then women can choose a floor length evening gown or dressy cocktail dress while men can go for traditional tux with a cummerbund and a bowtie. There are some of the instances when the invitation will go for formal or Black tie Optional. In this case, women can wear a floor length dress and a dressy separates while men on the other hand can wear a suit.

Choosing a winter wedding Dress

  • Choose the right fabric

This is the first thing that you are supposed to consider before you settle for a certain dress for the winter wedding. The fact is that the choice of fabric for the winter wedding dress is very imperative. If the occasion will be held outside, then you should be very precise with the fabric you choose. You can go for a heavy silk or even a woven fabric to keep the wind out and keep yourself warm. On the other side, if the occasion will be held inside and you are sure that you won’t be getting out more often, then you should choose a light silk with lace.

  • Choose a dress with sleeves

People are now turning to gowns and wedding dresses with sleeves. In fact all depends with the season. In such a cold season, you should be going for a long sleeved dress. When you are going to shop for a wedding dress, tell them that you are looking for a dress with long sleeves so that they can advice you accordingly and guide you on choosing. Gowns with long sleeves are very uncommon today and for this reason, you should start the search early enough.

  • Warmness

Sometimes people think that wedding cloths should be lightweight and short sleeved. Yes! It might be true but at least not during this season. Don’t fall in love with that dress and forget that warmth is very crucial especially when the occasion will be held outside. For this reason, you should ask a specialist or an attendant in the bridal store if they can add a satin lining to the dress you are going for. You will certainly going to be warmer and at the same time rock the dress you feel best in.

What colors to go for?

There’s no excuse to settle for a drab, lifeless color palette because its winter. You have to have a nice dress and at the same time have a feel of the color you choose. If you are attending a wedding occasion in winter even if you are exchanging vows this season, choose any of the below color palettes.

  • Icy blue

When it comes to a wedding occasion in winter, cool tones will walk the talk. This is the reason why you should go for ice blue. This is the best among all the colors because it matches for almost every skin color. If you are thinking of this occasion, then this is one of the colors that you should settle for.

  • Blend Camel, Grey and Cream

If you know you will spend the whole season planning for a wedding and wants a easy time selecting the matching color for the wedding dresses, then consider drawing your inspiration from  your favorite cozy knits. For a look that is all about winter comfort, choose Grey or cream.

  • Whisky Brown

This is another color to choose for your dress in winter. It resembles the color of the famous drinks-whisky. It is a good color for the occasion especially if it is going to be held outside.

  • Digital Blue

This is a color that you have seen in almost all digital networks. It is also a good match for the occasion.

  • Fuchsia Pink

Fuchsia pink is one of the favorite hues with designers. It is usually worn from head to toe.

Consider wearing pants

One thing that most of the people don’t know is that pants can be an elegant option for a winter wedding. However, if you take this into consideration, you should opt for a tailored pair that has an elegant look. You can even enhance the look with a statement top. In most of the cases, people are going for black pants. They are an ideal option for a winter wedding. You can as well go for a sophisticated but a stylish look by choosing a pair in white or cream. But you need to be very careful with this. You have to consider some other factors such as if the wedding will be held outside or if it will be an indoor affair.

We both know that pants cannot be a traditional way of getting to a wedding. However, they can be a good option when you are going to attend a wedding in the cold weather. You have to wear them with a bold sequin top or an elegant satin blouse to ensure that you have a good look.

What shoes to wear?

Winter is such sensitive seasons that you should choose the right colors for your outfit and at the same time the right shoes for occasions. If you want to lock out looking good and at the same time feeling comfortable, then you have to get the right shoes for the long day.

The first thing to note is that it will be cold. For this reason, you may opt for a closed shoe rather than sandals. After that you should now go for leather shoes because they are easy to wear and always looks beautiful even after the old hours of the day.

Consider the condition of the surfaces. In this regard, you may go for a leather or suede shoe because they are less likely to slip on the icy floors. I bet you already choose a long dress, for this matter, you can as well get delicate ivory boots because they are divine under long dresses.

Dos and don’ts

  • Don’t stay too long outside in the cold
  • Don’t wear open shoes
  • Don’t go for light clothing materials
  • Carry some lipstick and other personal makeup. The climate can be cold and at the same time icy and end up spoiling your makeup.
  • Dance and keep yourself warm
  • Wear something under your long dress. If it is cold, you can always wear some thick tights under your dress.
  • Don’t ruin your heals
  • Don’t be afraid to take some photos

The bottom line

If you are not sure what to wear to a wedding or if the weather is affecting your decision in one way or the other, you can consult with the bride, groom or bridal party. If there’s a lot of snow during this period, then you can wear snow boots on your way to the ceremony for safety reasons. You can either change them after reaching the venue or just retain them if you will not be moving from one place to the other.

Different Beard Styles for Every Face Shape

Are you a stylistic man who usually wants to rock with a new and good looking beard style? Step up your game face with the below beard styles that will match every face shape and hair. Before you start on, ensure you have the right tools. The ultimate goal of the beard style you choose is to add contrast and dimension to your face. The reality of the matter is that different face shapes highlight certain facial features. What this means is that not every style will look great on every guy. In this brief, I will discuss some of the most common face shapes and which beard style fits each of them.

Different types of Face shape

The shape of your face should be the biggest factor for determining the right beard style for you. We usually recommend some specific beard styles for each facial shape. What this means is that you have to choose the facial shape, choose a style that will work for that specific facial shape and after that get going grooming your whiskers into something that looks good to you.

How do you determine your facial shape?

Determining your facial shape is simple if all the below steps and techniques are taken into consideration. You just need a functional and a well calibrated tape measure. After that, take the below measurements, recording each of them in a note book.

  • Forehead-This is the first thing that you should do. Measure your forehead across your face from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the opposite one. After this, record the figures.
  • Cheekbones-The next thing to do is to measure across your cheekbones. Start and end at the pointiest part below the outer corner of each eye. Record the measurements too.
  • Jawline-This should start from the point at which your jaws angles upwards. Measure from the tip of your chin below your ears to this point. However, to get your Jawline measurements, you need to multiply that number by two.
  • Face length-This is the last measurement that you are supposed to take. Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin. After this, record the measurements.

After you have got all the measurements, then compare them with the below profiles to determine which is your facial shape.

Oval

If your face length is greater than the width of the cheekbones and the forehead is greater than the jawline, then there’s likelihood that this is your facial shape. The other thing is that the angle of the jaw is rounded rather than being sharp.

Triangular

From the records, if you find out that the jawline measures greater than the check bones but larger than the forehead, then you have a triangular facial shape.

Oblong

You are likely to find out that the face length is the greatest of all measurements. The face is longer than it is wider. All the other measurements are the same.

Round

Here, the face length and the cheekbones have the same measurements. However, they are larger than forehead and jawline. The jawline and the forehead also have the same measurements.

Heart

Here the chin is pointed but the Forehead measure greater than the cheekbones.

Square

Here, you are likely to notice that all the measurements are almost similar but the angle of the jaw is sharp and not rounded.

Diamond

The face lengths measure the largest. The smallest is the jawline and the chin is pointed.

I bet you have just got everything right. Now that you have determined your facial shape, read on to determine the right beard style for you.

Balbo

This beard style is amongst the most common beard styles for the present generation. There’re many celebrities who are rocking plenty good with this hair style. One of them is Hollywood Superstar Robert Downey Jr. He has for a long time rocked the Balbo hair style because it fits his facial features.

If you find out that your facial shape and other facial features fit this hair style,. Then you are first of all required to let your beard grow for a longer time to ensure you have enough hair to shape. You can leave it unshaven for about 4 weeks and later get a stylist to do the work for you. You are also required to grow a mustache.

Circle Beard

This type of beard style is also known as standard beard. It is actually a combo for mustache. It is one of the most common short hair beard in the streets today. It is very popular among men who would like to appear presentable without getting rid of their beard. If this is what you what to go for, then grow a sufficient amount of hair and shape it. However, avoid over trimming  or over shaving.

Full Beard

I personally believe that this is the manliest amongst all beard styles. It resembles the fantasy beard of Dr. Stockmann in the Play an enemy of the people. This beard style is more attractive since it gives a clear view of the facial features. If you noticed that you either have diamond or triangular shaped face, then this is the best of all beard styles to go for. It is one of the coolest beard styles out there. However, you have to note that this beard style depends entirely on your ancestry. Just let hair grow all your face and after that shape it into this hair style.

Short Stubble

If you need a simple beard style that will not consume much of your time to trim or even manage, then this is the best option for you. There are no special methods of growing and maintaining this type of beard style. It is manly and at the same time doesn’t make you look untidy. If you are an official man, then you can go for this hair style because it will make you look presentable and at the same time tidy.

Let your hair grow into a mustache for some time without shaving or even trimming it. After that period, you can trim it to the size you want. Ensure that you completely shave the hair above the cheeks.

Medium Stubble

If you don’t want to shape your short stubble, then this is the best option for you. Just keep your hair trimmed until it is 3 to 5 mm long. If this beard style is maintained the right way, then it can make you appear manly and organized. However, if unkempt, it is likely to make you appear untidy. Just maintain your hair so that it doesn’t bypass the cheeks and the neck area. The other thing is that you don’t have to let the hair grow beyond 5 mm. What this means is that you must have a good trimmer because you will be using it several times a week.

Long Stubble

This type of beard is longer than the short and the medium stubble. It can be longer than 5 mm but not more than 6 mm. In additional, this beard style is a bit challenging to maintain. One reason for this is because it requires to be trimmed meticulously to eliminate the stray hair. You need to ensure that there’s no hair growing on the cheek area. If you leave it unattended, then it, may look untidy and unkempt.

Van Dyke

This is one of the oldest beard style still sought in the 21st century. It was actually derived from a popular Flemish painter during the 17th century. It is a combination of mustache and the goatee. To grow this hair style, you must first of all let your hair grow and later shape it carefully by making use of a good shaver.

Hair length

Hair length also determines the type of a beard that you are going to settle for. If you want to maintain a more presentable and tidy beard style, then the hair should be kept short. However, if you want a manlier but unofficial beard style, then you can keep your hair long.

How to maintain beard

  • Set a beard length goal-The beard length determines the style that you want for your life. If you want to maintain a certain beard length, then don’t shave until the hair has grown over the time. After that, trim it to the length you want.
  • Wash the beard-Ensure that your beard is clean every time. Drop some beard wash in your hand and rub them together. After this, slowly rub the beard and make sure that all the hair has been covered. Then rinse your beards and you are good to go.
  • Condition the beard-After you have washed the beard, then it’s time to condition it. Rub jojoba oil in your hands and apply it slowly on your beards.
  • Comb the beard-To ensure that the beard looks neat and attended, you are supposed to comb it.
  • Perform regular trims-After the hair is dry and combed, use a trimmer to trim it closely to ensure that all the hair is of the same shape.

Many factors go into choosing the style that works best for you, including face shape, hair style. So, consider all these above mentioned factors and choose what is best for you. Happy Bearding!