Wedding dressing is always tricky, and winter weddings are probably 10 times harder than summer ones where a floaty maxi dress can usually do the trick. It's so hard to find something that's smart and sexy - yet still cool and stylish. There's also the issue, of course, that with Instagram and Facebook throwing out pictures of you commandeering the dance floor at 1am, you aren't going to want to wear this dress more than twice or three times, so the hefty price-tags that most evening dresses carry don't really feel justifiable.
Enter Grace MMXIII which, contrary to the overly elaborate series of Roman numerals adorning it's name, boasts a collection of impeccably simple and elegant evening wear.
In a colour palette of black (and occasionally white or red) these are dresses that make a subtle statement, meaning they can be worn over and over again.
See my picks of some other amazing winter wedding dresses...
From top left: Red Badgley Mischka, Pink Stella McCartney, Black Saint Laurent (pricey I know but just so perfect!), Black Burberry (has an amazing back), Black Alice and Olivia.
I love the idea of wearing a tshirt and maxi skirt to the next wedding I go to, and this Mango boyfriend tee (top left) and Coast maxi skirt (bottom left) do the trick perfectly.