13 Petite Wedding Guest Dresses Perfect for Winter Ceremonies and Receptions


Best Sequins: By Anthropologie Twist Front Sequin Dress

Size: 00-16P (and more) | Length: Knee length | Care: Hand wash If you're attending a wedding around Christmas or New Year's Eve, you can't do better than a sequin dress. This one works for the holidays and beyond, and the front slit and twist make it feel more mature.


Best Custom: Fame and Partners The Shay

Size: Made to order | Length: Mid length | Care: Dry clean only The matte satin and emerald green color of this dress work well for winter festivities. With a tulip skirt and pretty draping, this is a versatile option that works beyond the colder months.


Best Custom: Fame and Partners The Shay

Fame and Partners creates dresses based on your measurements, so your dress should be the perfect fit. The price point is an added bonus.


Best Winter Maxi: Reformation Petites Nya Velvet Dress

Size: XSP-XLP | Length: Ankle length | Care: Dry clean only Made of a soft velvet, this maxi dress is a beautiful option for a winter wedding. A cowl neck and dramatic side slit elevate the look.


Best Pleated: ASOS Design Pleated Midi Dress

Size: 00-12 | Length: Mid length | Care: Machine wash The pleats in this midi dress make it more unique, as does the fabric's pretty oxblood color. Puff sleeves add some drama and, thanks to the lighter fabric, this could even work for autumn or spring.


Most Versatile: Jessica Howard Petite Ruffled High-Low Dress

Size:4P-14P | Length: Mid length | Care: Machine washable Easy to care for with a classic silhouette, this high-low dress is a versatile pick that can be worn to slightly more casual weddings but also work or other parties. It's made of a comfortable scuba crepe that is both stretchy and supportive.


Best Asymmetrical Detail: Abercrombie & Fitch Asymmetrical Velvet Mini Dress

Size: XXS-XL | Length: Mini | Care: Machine wash cold separately, inside out, tumble dry low The asymmetrical neckline of this velvet mini dress makes it unique and stylish without being too attention grabbing. Available in three colors, this pick is easy to dress up or down.


Best Midi Dress: White House Black Market Petite Long Sleeve Midi Dress

Size: 00-16 | Length: Mid length | Care: Machine wash cold This black high-low midi dress is versatile and would work for a range of different events. The touches of silver throughout make it feel perfect for a winter wedding, as do the long sleeves.


Best Bold Color: Fame and Partners Maquino Dress

Size: Made to order | Length: Floor length | Care: Dry clean only The wide sleeve cuffs and high slit of this wrap maxi dress make it a little more dramatic and elevated. In a bold red color, this stylish pick is a standout option for a winter celebration.


Best Turtleneck: Reformation Petites Aude Dress

Size: 0P-8P | Length: Mid length | Care: Dry clean only This dress is proof that a cozy turtleneck style can definitely be appropriate for a formal wedding. The front slit, loose sleeves, and midi length make this look elegant and ideal for a snowy reception.


Best Gown: Xscape Petite Sequined Long-Sleeve Boat-Neck Gown

Size: 2P - 14P | Length: Floor length | Care: Spot clean If you're looking for a petite gown that makes a statement, you can't beat this one, which is made with a mix of smooth velvet and sparkling sequins. It's thick, heavy, and warm, and the sequins offer a nice contrast to lush velvet.


Best Sleeveless: Ann Taylor Petite Sequin Mock Neck Midi Dress

Size: 00-16 | Length: Mid length | Care: Machine washable The gold sequins and mock neckline make this dress feel festive and fun for a winter celebration. This is a great sleeveless option that definitely doesn't feel too summery.


Best Velvet: Banana Republic Petite Rita Dress

Size: XXS-L | Length: Floor length | Care: Dry clean only Velvet dresses can sometimes feel a bit too girlish, but this one, with its knee length slit, skinny straps, and relaxed fit, feels sophisticated and chic. We love the dark green color for a winter celebration.


Best Sleeves: Fame and Partners Larissa Dress

Size: Made to order | Length: Floor length | Care: Dry clean only Few things make a dress more fun than statement sleeves. This pleated maxi dress features wide and loose sleeves that are going to make you feel a little bit like a butterfly—in a good way.

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