Your Guide to Winter Suits for Weddings
The weather outside may be frightful but come wintertime, the wedding fits are as delightful as ever. Winter suits are here and they're just what you need to make the most of your next wedding outfit. From festive colors to cozy fabrics and seasonal accessories, cold-weather wedding fashion can make for memorable looks. Whether you're planning on suiting up in flannel or just trying to find a good way to incorporate a snazzy plaid into your outfit, this is your ultimate guide to winter suiting.
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What to Look For in a Winter Suit
The biggest thing you want to keep in mind when shopping for a winter suit is fabric. As the weather gets colder, you're going to want a suit that can withstand dropping temperatures and keep you cozy. For this, I recommend looking for a suit made from a flannel blend. Flannel suits are going to provide extra warmth against the cold and come with a soft, luxe, texture that has a great drape.
You're also going to want to aim for seasonally appropriate colors. This means leaving bright summery shades and earthy autumn hues at home. Aim for deep, dark, rich colors like classic black or navy, or lean into the season with plaid prints and holiday-friendly color pops like emerald green or ruby red. A three-piece suit is a winter-friendly pick (plus it puts an extra layer of fabric between you and the cold) and while we're all for double-breasted suits year-round, it's an especially good time to try one out.
Winter Suit Colors
Winter is generally a suitable season for darker colors. Earthy hues rule autumn and spring and summer are the time for pastels and bright shades, but winter is the season in which things quiet down color-wise. There are still some unique shades that make for great suiting looks but you're mostly going to want to stick with neutrals (navy, gray, and black) and patterns here. However, if you feel like venturing outside of those tried and true options, these are the best suit colors for winter.
If you're going with green for a winter suit, go with the right shade. This is a time for deep, vibrant greens rather than earthy shades like olive or brighter pastels. An emerald green suit is the perfect shade for the season.
Red is a staple of winter suiting, especially around the holidays. Stick with classic solid reds or go deeper with a maroon, oxblood, or burgundy shade. Style it with neutral accessories for an unbeatable holiday color combo.
Is it technically a color? No, but plaid is as essential a winter suiting style option as any color. The holidays influence winter suiting as much as the weather does and plaids are the perfect pattern to lean into the season. Neutral plaids work just fine and give you space to accessorize with bright pieces (perhaps even in other festive holiday shades) but you can even go with a bold green or red plaid to really capture the moment.
Winter Suit Fabrics
Fabrics are really what set winter suiting apart from the other seasons. There's a need to be as practical as you are fashionable, with dropping temperatures increasing the need for fabric that keeps you warm. Here are some of the essential winter suiting fabrics.
Turns out it isn't just for lumberjack shirts. A flannel blend is one of the most reliable options for a winter wedding suit. It's warm, textured, and easy to find when fall and winter suit collections are released every year–most suiting brands offer plenty of flannel options.
Tweed is another fabric that blends function and fashion. Originally developed in Ireland and Scotland as a shield against the elements, tweed is made from a patterned weave of wool. It works great as a full suit or can be worn in a suit separates look.
10 Best Winter Suits for Weddings
From three-piece tweed to corduroy galore, winter suits are showing out in a big way this year. Here are some of our favorite ways to suit up for a winter wedding this season.
Suitsupply Taupe Roma Suit
Made from a lush flannel blend, Suitsupply's Roma suit is a soft tailoring steal, with unstructured shoulders and beautiful wide lapels. It's capped off in a winter-friendly neutral taupe.
Size Range: Made-to-Measure | Color: Taupe | Fabric: Flannel
Indochino Hemsworth Red Suit
The kings of accessible made-to-measure suiting knocked it out of the part with this classic cut Hemsworth suit in a vibrant holiday red.
Size Range: Made-to-Measure | Color: Red | Fabric: Wool
Todd Snyder Italian Corduroy Madison Suit in Spruce
Todd Snyder's Madison suit leans into the season with a festive spruce green and a beautiful corduroy blend. It's winter suiting perfection.
Size Range: 36S-46L | Color: Spruce | Fabric: Corduroy
Libero Sarto Suit
From the slouchy double-breasted fit to the chocolate brown wool and baby blue pinstripes, Libero's latest foray into tailoring is a can't-miss winter suiting hit. As a bonus detail, it's inspired by the suit the father of brand founder Adam Appugliesi tied the knot in.
Size Range: Made-to-Measure | Color: Brown | Fabric: Wool
J. Crew Kenmare Tuxedo
With a festive green plaid and a luxe velvet construction, J. Crew's latest Kenmare tuxedo is great for holiday parties and winter weddings alike.
Size Range: 34S-48R | Color: Green | Fabric: Velvet
Proper Cloth Corduroy Stretch Waverly Suit
If you're looking for a great neutral suit in a winter-friendly fabric, try Proper Cloth's Waverly in navy. The suit is made to measure, totally customizable, and comes in a fabric perfect for winter wedding season.
Size Range: Made-to-Measure | Color: Navy | Fabric: Corduroy
Brooks Brothers Wool Twill Prince of Wales Jacket
Another perfect blend of color and pattern, Brooks Brothers' green Prince of Wales check blazer is perfect for mixing suit separates at a winter semi-formal wedding. It's also made from a sturdy wool twill blend, which looks great and holds up against the cold with ease.
Size Range: 36-44 | Color: Green | Fabric: Wool Twill
Hockerty Gray Tweed Three-Piece Suit
If you're looking to commit all the way with a tweed look, go with Hockerty. Their three-piece tweed suit comes in a lovely gray and a classic cut that will never go out of style.
Size Range: Made-to-Measure | Color: Gray | Fabric: Tweed
Spier & MacKay Chocolate Houndstooth Three-Piece
Winter-friendly color? Check. Winter-friendly fabric? Check. Three-piece variation? Check. Spier & MacKay's chocolate houndstooth three-piece ticks all of our winter suiting boxes.
Size Range: 34-44L | Color: Brown | Fabric: Wool
Bonobos Jetsetter Flannel Suit
Bonobos's flannel burgundy take on their signature Jetsetter suit is in style this winter. It'll be in style next winter. And the winter after that, it'll still look great. This one's a timeless staple worth adding to your winter wardrobe.
Size Range: 36S-46L | Color: Burgundy | Fabric: Flannel