A well-stocked closet should include at least two different types of go-to wedding suits: one for spring and summer weather, another for fall and winter weather. While lightweight fabrics like linen and cotton are ideal for balmy summer days, they won't look right at a snowy winter wedding—and they definitely won't feel right.
The perfect winter wedding suit should be made of a durable, warm fabric—think something like wool, flannel, cashmere, or velvet if you're feeling fancy. Darker colors are generally more appropriate as well. Black and gray are always good standbys, but if you want to spice things up, look for burgundy, hunter green, or brown. And feel free to play around with texture as well, which can make you instantly look more bold and more stylish.
Read on for the best winter wedding suits for all styles and budgets.
BrooksGate™ Regent-Fit Striped Wool Twill Suit Jacket
Price at time of publish: $199.99
This suit, made of pure Italian wool, offers a subtle striped pattern that stands out without looking too bold. It's a great mix of stylish and classic, and the regent fit is made to be flattering on any body type.
Best in Classic Black
Hawes & Curtis Men's Black Shawl Slim Fit Dinner Suit
Price at time of publish: $472.20
For those who just want a classic option, this black slim-fit suit is perfect. It's affordable, timeless, and made of 100-percent wool, so it will take you through basically any winter wedding you get invited to.
Brooks Brothers Madison Fit Three-Button Plaid 1818 Suit
Price at time of publish: $499.99
Made of pure Italian wool twill, this suit is gorgeous to look at and comfortable to wear. The plaid pattern is subtle, but a closer look makes it clear that this suit is anything but boring.
Topman Slim Black Velvet Suit
Price at time of publish: $241
A velvet suit is definitely a statement maker, but it also looks right at home at a winter wedding. This black velvet suit from ASOS feels polished but edgy making it the perfect fit for the fashion-forward groom, groomsman, or wedding guest.
Kiton Men's Cashmere Pinstripe Suit
Price at time of publish: $12,790
Made of luxurious Italian cashmere, this exquisite suit feels just as good as it looks. The pinstripe pattern makes it very versatile, and all of the little details are on point.
Indochino Harford Velvet Burgundy Tuxedo
Price at time of publish: $439
If you want to go even more bold with a velvet suit, opt for this burgundy one from Indochino. The black satin trim makes it feel incredibly luxurious, and we love how it pairs with a crisp white shirt.
Hawes & Curtis Brown Tweed 1913 Collection Three Piece Slim Fit Suit
Price at time of publish: $744.92
Made of 100% pure Lambswool, this tweed suit was basically made with winter special occasions in mind. This feels elegant and just a touch of vintage in the best way, and we love the rich brown shade.
Best Classic Winter Suit
Boss Genius Trim Fit Solid Wool Suit
Price at time of publish: $895
If you're looking for a traditional, classic suit in a simple and minimalist shade, you can't go wrong with this Boss suit. It's available in dark gray (shown above), black, or navy, and the slim fit and sleek wool make it ideal for any winter wedding.
Indochino Hampton Tartan Navy Suit
Price at time of publish: $399
If you're open to a tuxedo instead of a suit, this navy one is a gorgeous and different option. The tartan pattern and cashmere blended wool makes it perfect for winter weather, and this one definitely has a bit of Scottish flair to it.
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Kent Pinstripe Cotton-Wool Twill Suit
Price at time of publish: $2,995
A three-piece suit, with its added vest, makes for the perfect layering look for cold winter nights. This one from Ralph Lauren is an investment, but it has a sleek look, and the subtle pinstripes make it feel more stylish.
StudioSuits Bottle Green Herringbone Tweed Suit
Price at time of publish: $240
Green is a fantastic color choice for a winter wedding, and this one is unique and will certainly make you stand out. The herringbone tweed pattern gives it some much-needed texture that offers more depth to the color.
Best Investment Piece
Tom Ford O'Connor Slim-Fit Super 120s Wool Suit
Price at time of publish: $4,510
If you're looking to splurge on a suit you'll have forever, you really can't go wrong with a Tom Ford. This midnight blue wool suit is versatile and offers a fantastic fit, and the beautiful details keep it looking luxe. Altogether, the jacket and pants will cost you a pretty penny, but consider it an investment piece.
Best Jewel Tone
Indochino Harford Velvet Emerald Suit
Price at time of publish: $329
Black velvet is a classic, but this emerald green velvet is a bit more trendy and beautiful to look at. It's also a great option for someone who wants to play around with color without going too bright.
Paisley & Gray Slim Fit Suit Separates Coat in Deep Wine
Price at time of publish: $269.98
A deep wine color is gorgeous for a winter wedding, and we love this burgundy option from Paisley & Grey. The slim fit makes it a classic, and the whole suit feels more modern and unique.
Best Flannel + Wool
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Kent Chalk-Stripe Wool Flannel Suit
Price at time of publish: $3,695
A pure wool flannel suit is something you'll only want to wear to winter weddings. This one, in rich brown, is classic and offers some really great subtle texture that just makes it naturally stand out.
Best Bold Color
ASOS DESIGN Skinny Suit in Purple Houndstooth Twill
Price at time of publish: $171
Houndstooth is such a great pattern for winter weddings, and it looks especially eye-catching in this color and fit. The suit comes in under $200 and boasts a unique color that will definitely leave a lasting impression.
Stafford Corduroy Stretch Fabric Slim Fit Suit Jacket
Price at time of publish: $260
You can really only get away with wearing a corduroy suit in the winter, so why not take advantage? Corduroy suits tend to look a bit more casual than wool or cashmere, but in this light brown shade, this one looks appropriate for a more laid-back wedding.
Dolce & Gabbana Double-breasted Pinstripe Wool suit
Price at time of publish: $3,445
A mix of red and black is not for the faint of heart, but if you're willing to try and pull it off, you'll probably totally nail it. This brown and red pinstripe suit features wide peak lapels and a double-breasted jacket giving the bold silhouette a retro twist.
What to Look for in a Winter Wedding Suit
Winter weddings call for suits in warm fabrics such as velvet, cashmere, tweed, and wool twill. These heavyweight fabrics not only look season-appropriate but they're made to be durable and to keep you warm. When it comes to color, suits in darker colors like black, navy, charcoal, and brown are classic options that work well for virtually any type of winter wedding. If your style is bold and statement-making, look for suits crafted from unexpected colors like burgundy or emerald green, or opt for an eye-catching pattern like houndstooth or pinstripes. And if you're looking for a style with a little added warmth consider a three-piece suit. Not only do they look dapper and polished, but the vest gives you an added layer of warmth.
What fabrics are best for a winter wedding suit?
Opt for thick, warm fabrics that will keep you cozy without making you feel suffocated. Some good options include wool, cashmere, tweed, or herringbone. Velvet is nice too, but definitely has more of a bold look to it. Stay away from linen, seersucker, chambray, and cotton, all of which will be too lightweight.
What color should a winter wedding suit be?
There are no hard and fast rules, but in general, darker colors tend to work better for winter weddings. Classic shades like black, dark navy, brown, or charcoal always work, and if you want to do something more stylish and interesting, you can go for oxblood, burgundy, hunter green, or plum.
Can you wear a suit to a black-tie wedding?
Double-check the dress code. Black-tie generally calls for a tuxedo instead of a suit. If it's black-tie optional, a suit is appropriate, but it should be a dark shade like black or deep gray.
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