Imagine wonderful winter with red berries, green holly, lots of snow, brandy, crackling log fires and long winter walks with hot chocolate waiting at home. What's missing? A good winter wedding! Although most people get married in the warmer months, it’s becoming ever more on trend to tie the knot in the cold season. If you’re looking at your invitation feeling a certain kind of dread and thinking about what on earth you should wear to such an event, whatever your role, here's some help.
The Dreaded Dress Code
Before you even begin to worry about what you are going to throw together, it can help to start by looking carefully at the dress code on the invitation. It might save you a lot of time! This should tell you whether it’s black tie, black tie "optional", casual, semi-formal or Game-of-Thrones-style fancy dress. Trust me though and take a good look. It usually helps.
What is On Trend in Menswear for Winter Weddings?
Apart from the usual rules, winter is all about fabric. The fabrics that will work best are different from summer linens and cottons. You want to stay warm above all else. Try materials like wool, tweed and maybe even flannel and cashmere. In the winter, you can go for a full lining, which will not only keep the cold away but will help your suit to hang better.
If the code is some shade of formal, the situation is pretty much sorted. If the dress code is more casual, however, or you are not in the main wedding party, why not make a statement and look at the winter 2019/20 menswear fashion trends and bring these into your wedding wardrobe? Plaid is in, especially in monotones, as can be seen at https://www.whowired.com/mens-winter-fashion-trends-for-2019-2020/.
Plaid is great because you can use it for more formal occasions, like a winter wedding. If you don’t want the more formal "suit" look and where it suits the dress code, you can try matching plaid trousers and a smart blazer. You could also try plain trousers and a jacket and a plaid shirt, such as the Farah shirts in seasonal colours at https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah.
If you are feeling like making a real entrance, try one of this season’s small neck bags. Let’s bring fashion to the winter wedding!