Winter weddings really are special and, when it comes to winter wedding suits, grooms and groomsmen are spoiled for choice. When the heat of summer is long gone and the days are darker, you really can experiment and wear what you like. So, for some great winter groomswear ideas, read on.
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Suit styles for winter groomswear
Winter weddings ooze style so grooms and groomsmen need to be equally stylish. When it comes to the style of suit, there’s plenty to choose from. The traditional three-piece is always a winner, particularly with a modern cut if you’re planning a more contemporary day. For wintery sophistication, think about opting for black tie or even tails for a quintessentially English look.
The fabric of your suit is another big consideration as this will play a big part in your overall look. For country grooms, tweed is a great choice, particularly in winter. This heavyweight fabric can be a bit much in summer but it’s perfect in the colder months. Tweed always looks natural and timeless and there are plenty of ways that you can make this your own.
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For three-piece suits, a heavier fabric is also a good idea in winter and a wool blend will hang beautifully and avoid creases. If you’re looking for something a little more exuberant, how about velvet or, for an alternative twist on the country vibe, cord? For something a little more traditional that’s still interesting and a little unusual, search out a fabric with texture.
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Colour is another big factor and you should choose something that complements your theme and suits you personally. Dark blues are great in winter and they are a little warmer than harsh blacks. Dark greens, reds and even purples can look fabulous as jewel tones really work in the winter months. If you don’t want a fully coloured suit, you can inject some colour with a waistcoat for example. You might also want to think about a suit with a subtle pattern such as a check or stripe – play around with combinations that you might not usually try because you might well surprise yourself.
Of course, if you’ve gone for black tie or a classic morning suit, you should stick to accepted colours for a timeless and sophisticated vibe. That said, a well-cut dinner suit in a deep, rich colour could be the perfect stand-out look for a winter groom.
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Accessories for winter wedding suits
The accessories that you choose will provide the perfect finishing touch to your look so take some time to find the ones that you really love. A great shirt is always the most important accessory to any suit and, depending on the suit that you’ve chosen, don’t be afraid to embrace a colour or a pattern. Make sure that your shirt is well pressed and fits you perfectly – your wedding day is the day to look impeccable!
Ties are another accessory that you need to think about. Alongside the ‘usual suspects’, a knitted tie brings a touch of ‘chunky knit’ to your look or you could opt for a bow tie and these are ideal for country weddings. If you’re going for a bow tie, it just has to be a ‘proper’ bow tie. Ditch the pre-tied ties and make sure that you’re rocking the hand-tied tie on the big day.
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Your shoes should also complement your suit and whether you go for Oxfords, brogues or even boots, your shoes need to be well polished and smartly tied. You could add some more colour or personality with your socks and remember to consider your belt, braces, cufflinks and even pocket squares because all of these winter wedding ideas add to your look.
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