Winter weddings can be much more difficult to dress for than their summer counterparts. Not only does the cooler weather mean that your go-to chinos will have to stay hidden in the wardrobe, keeping warm (as well as looking good) in those old church halls becomes a priority. Fear not, as you don’t have to sacrifice style for warmth just yet. While weddings aren’t an occasion for wearing scarves and jumpers, they are synonymous with layering and wearing traditional formal dark colours, so we’ve got it covered.
Here at Suit Direct we’ve got a few top tips up our sleeve for dressing for a winter wedding that will help you make an entrance to remember at your next wedding celebration:
Opt for Heavier Fabrics
Nothing looks more suave and chic than a tweed suit and the thicker heavy fabric makes it the ideal go-to for a winter wedding. From wool suits, to stylish velvet suits you’ll find a great selection available online when you shop with us. Try tweed pattern trousers with a Donegal suit jacket and matching waistcoat for a really well-put together outfit - nothing says stylish quite like a suit crafted in a different fabric. To make it even better you’ll be cosy and warm for sure and a well-cut tweed suit and is quite a style statement to make, so you’ll be sure to stand out from all of the other guests.
Embrace the Three Piece Suit
Weddings suits have become more relaxed over the years and without a defined dress code to adhere to wearing a three-piece suit isn’t always required, but in the winter months it can be a pretty smart move. Adding a waistcoat to your suit, gives you a much-needed extra layer and gives you a more refined and classic look than you can achieve with a simple shirt and jacket combination.
Welcome Darker Hues
Darker hues are much more seasonal and have an increasingly formal vibe, ideal for a slightly more upmarket wedding! From deep burgundy styles to navy blue suits and even dark green shades, winter weddings give you free reign over a much inkier colour pallet. If you’re a little more fashion conscious and daring, jewel tones can look really great at winter weddings. From purples, to mustard, deep ruby reds and emerald green shades all lend themselves to winter nuptials.
With our guide to what to wear to a winter wedding, next time you get invited to winter celebrations you’ll be well prepared. Take a look at our men’s suits edit should you need any more inspiration!