Regardless of the time of year, determining the perfect outfit for an upcoming wedding is always a pretty big deal. While when it comes to menswear, there are fewer options, it most definitely doesn’t mean that it becomes an easy decision.
As the idea of tying the knot surrounded by the magic of a winter wonderland continues to grow in popularity, its become more important than ever to nail the perfect balance between classy yet cosy. Whether you’re the groom awaiting their big day or a top table guest excited to see your loved ones say their “I Do’s”, our guide to men’s winter wedding outfits guarantees that you’ll turn up in style.
Stay Classy But Cosy With These Men’s Winter Wedding Outfits
When planning an outfit for any occasion over the festive period, it can prove a little trickier to find a fit that will not only suit the theme but also keep you warm and comfortable. Before delving too deep into outfit hunting, if you’re a wedding guest, then most definitely take a look at the dress code. While most weddings are a conventional smart theme, more couples are now opting for a more chilled vibe. Many of our men’s clothing customers who are in search of wedding outfit advice are currently looking for ‘semi-formal’ options, which can be a little trickier to master. In other words, you do not have to go all out with a top hat and tailcoat, but you should still make an effort to wear a suit.
Along with considering the dress code, don’t forget to keep the unpredictable British weather in mind. We suggest steering clear from materials such as cotton and linen and instead, opt for warmer alternatives. Tweed and flannel are both excellent materials for keeping you warm without compromising on sophistication. For more tips on how to choose the right suit material, take a look at D’Marge.
Now that you’re ready to begin the search for the perfect winter wedding outfit, let’s take a closer look at the most popular options, broken down by guest type!
For The Groom & Groomsman
It would only be fair to start with the man of the hour – the groom! All eyes will be on you, whether it’s throughout the all-important first dance or during your newlywed photo shoot, it’s imperative to look your best. It is entirely your choice whether you opt for a traditional three-piece suit or a quirkier alternative to show off your personality. Ultimately, your wedding is a day that will be cherished for life, so you need to be able to look back at your memories, feeling assured that you made the right choice.
By far, the most popular formalwear trend is the super cool tweed check suit, inspired, of course, by the Peaky Blinders. While you may not be convinced by the unmistakable flat cap, we’re sure that you will be swayed by the suave feel. Our Marc Darcy men’s suit range features six variations of the three-piece check style, from a subtle ‘Eton Blue‘ tweed to vintage-themed ‘Ted Tan‘ alternative.
For The Father Of The Bride
As the father of the bride, you will play a pivotal role in one of the most memorable moments of the day as you walk your stunning daughter down the aisle. While, of course, you do not want to upstage the groom, you should most definitely dress to impress. To stick to traditions, we suggest carefully choosing outfits that complement the wedding party. While you do not necessarily have to stick to the same style as the groom and groomsmen, aim to mirror their appearance, making the wedding theme flow throughout every detail. Similarly to the above, a fitted suit will always be a sought-after favourite, able to ooze utter class, while staying warm.
To suit the cosiness of winter, a darker shade would be ideal for your colour choice, such as our Marc Darcy Dion Blue suit. However, unlike the groomsmen, you do not necessarily have to stick to three-piece options, as swapping the waistcoat for a simple white shirt and tie to add a splash of colour would be ideal – burgundy being the most popular to replicate the season.
For The Lucky All-Day Guests
For the lucky loved ones who have been invited to both the ceremony and reception, it’s your time to shine. While a simple black suit and classic shirt are always a safe option, as a guest, there are no constraints, so make the most out of it! Unlike the wedding party, it’s unlikely that you’ll be given strict outfit instructions, so you are free to opt for something a little more modern while still looking smart. Complementing either a plain shirt with a patterned blazer or vice versa will always go down a storm, allowing you to experiment with colour without going too OTT.
When it comes to men’s formal footwear, we suggest sticking with a safe option that will provide style, comfort and warmth. Between the ceremony and reception, it’s more than likely that you’ll be standing chatting for a while, which means that you want to steer clear from any shoes that will compromise you getting on the dancefloor in the evening. Brogues or loafers are always a safe option, and even better, they’re available in tonnes of colours and styles to add a touch of personality to your outfit!
For The Evening Partygoer
Last but most definitely not least, are the evening guests, those who have been invited to party the night away. Now, as you will not be attending the ceremony, finding an outfit will be slightly more straightforward as you can opt for something a little more relaxed. Unless suited and booted is your ‘go-to’ look, then there will be no need to dust off your three-piece suit from the back of the wardrobe. Instead, why not try a more contemporary style pairing formal trousers and a blazer with long-sleeved, roll neck jumper? Much-loved by celebs including Zayn Malik and Drake, dressing up a turtleneck sweater with a statement blazer ideal for nailing winter sophistication. Shop our men’s blazer collection, along with knitwear for this season’s latest pieces!
Celebrate The Special Day In Style!
Now that you are well-versed in all things winter wedding outfits, its time to hit the shops and begin shortlisting options. Whether you are the father of the bride or an evening guests, turning up in style is always a must. Spend time trying on different styles and don’t be afraid to experiment with something a little different. If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not pop into one of our stores? Whether you’re looking for men’s trousers, waistcoat or a full suit, Milano Couture has you covered!