Wearing a dress and a veil during a wintertime event is now legal in most U.S. states.
But it can be tricky, so get your best outfit on and plan ahead to ensure you get the best coverage and safety.
Wearing makeup and a headscarf is the way to go, and you’ll need to get a little creative.
Here are some tips to get you ready for the most adventurous season yet:The basics:It will help if you know what you want to wear, says Stephanie Tarrant, associate director of communications at the Women’s Wear Daily, a fashion magazine that focuses on women’s fashion.
A headscarves are fine, but not the right way to dress.
“You want to be able to blend in and have a good look,” she says.
And dress to the level of the weather.
“That means don’t get too heavy or too loose,” she adds.
“Just get a loose coat and a skirt.”
For a more sophisticated look, Tarran recommends a headdress and headscarfs that are more elaborate.
A hat or scarf would be good for the warmer months.
“It will look good and make you look like you’re more sophisticated and have some more style,” she explains.
“But it doesn’t have to be expensive.”
The headdress should be made of solid fabric like silk or leather and be at least a size small.
“I don’t think people are going to look like they’re wearing a headpiece,” says Tarras.
“A scarf can be worn for the same reason.”
The basics can also be covered up with some accessories like a scarf, a hat, or a long-sleeved sweater.
Tarrants recommends a long scarf and a hat.
“There’s something about the way the scarf is made, it gives you more structure, it makes it look more sophisticated,” she advises.
“Also, you’re going to need to be aware of your neck and shoulders.”
Wear it well: “The dress has to be good,” says Gwen Haines, associate editor of the Fashion Institute of Technology, an American arts and design university.
“Don’t just wear a costume, it has to look good on you.”
For example, Tiaras says a skirt should be “very comfortable and not too tight.”
And if you want a longer, more detailed look, get a long coat, scarf, or gloves.
“The most important thing is to have the dress on you and be comfortable,” she emphasizes.
“Wear something you can pull on,” says Hainers.
“I would definitely recommend a hat and scarf, but a scarf is great for a more casual look.”
Haines also recommends buying a scarf to keep in your back pocket for when you’re out and about.
“You should have a scarf on your head because it makes you look more relaxed and it adds style to your look,” he says.
“If you’re walking in the snow, you might want to put on a scarf.”
For more information on how to dress for the wild season, visit the WIRED Guide to Winter.