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2020 Wedding Suit Trends

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If you’re getting married in 2020, it’s time to start your wedding suit planning with our line-up of the wedding suit trends for 2020!

Achieving the right look for your wedding day is so important.  It will ensure you look great in your pictures and give you loads of confidence on the biggest day of your life! However, for weddings the style code is a little different from your everyday look. Our advice is to aim for a contemporary classic rather than pure ‘on trend’ looks.  Remember, you’ll be looking at your pictures for years to come so perhaps save the Peaky Blinders cap for less historic nights out with friends!

Read on for our tips on how to nail the wedding suit trends for 2020.

Traditional Tweeds & Checks


Jackson check tweed suit paired with brown houndstooth.

Vintage inspired checked and tweed suits will be a major trend this season and are perfect for popular rustic wedding styles. Brown tweed suits are starting to take centre stage and will look stylish as a larger windowpane check or more minimalist, houndstooth check. Your choice depends on how bold you want to go but this style will certainly set you apart from your fellow guests.

Tailored brown tweed suit in new larger windowpane check and houndstooth check.

Tweed suits are often described as a Peaky Blinders Suit.  If that’s the kind of look you’d like to go for, our advice is to perhaps avoid the dark muted tweed suit colours they used in the show.  The Peaky Blinders costume designers will have used duller colours to add to the sense of danger and drama.  For a wedding suit, we’d suggest brighter colours – tweed suits in bolder blues, browns and burgundy work better in our view.

Brown houndstooth tweed waistcoats paired with a blue suit.

Blue continues to be a popular colour choice for grooms and groomsmen and works well as a soft flannel or Donegal tweed suit. For grooms who are thinking of buying their suit we’d love to explore all the new season tweed suit fabrics with you.  For those planning to use our hire suit services, we have introduced an exciting new range of waistcoats and accessories to achieve the look.

New Ocean flannel tweed suit paired with tailored lighter blue check suit.

New Ocean flannel hire suit paired with new brown and blue check waistcoats.

For more inspiration why not check out our Pinterest board for country/barn wedding suit inspiration

Blues and Neutrals


Minimalist beige, camels and coffee are all over the fashion pages and Instagram feeds. Neutral beige tones will create real impact and look great teamed with blue themed groomsmen.

This light colour is a fantastic choice for spring summer weddings.  How neutral you go will depend on your colouring and skin tone. We can advise and help you visualise this look with our extensive selection of sample suits from our tailored suit and suit hire suit ranges.  All our stock is held in our Wilmslow store and is available to try on in your initial one-to-one wedding suit consultation.

New Ocean flannel hire suit and tailored Sandstone flannel suit waistcoat and accessory options.

New Ocean flannel hire suit and tailored Sandstone flannel suit waistcoat and accessory options.

For more ideas check out our Pinterest board for  Tweed Suit inspiration.

Think Colour


Tailored green Donegal tweed suit.

The new season colours feature a rich symphony of dark botanical greens, reds and burgundy’s. These colours work well as a tweed suit made in textured Donegal, Barleycorn or Herringbone tweeds.

Joe in his tailored green tweed suit with his bride Becky.

Worn as strong block colours or mixed with patterns and checks these colours are sure to make a statement. This season, we’ve added green and burgundy options to our exclusive range of hire waistcoats.

Navy Highgrove Hire suit and tailored burgundy with waistcoat options

For more ideas check out our Pinterest board for Burgundy Suit inspiration.

Contemporary Morning suits


Contemporary Balmoral morning suit with dove grey waistcoat options

David Beckham’s morning suit look, worn to the Royal wedding, has put morning dress firmly back on the fashion map! The flattering fit of the jacket and trousers, and contemporary dove grey double-breasted waistcoat is the key to this look.

As morning suits are worn less often, most people will opt for a suit hire service. Our navy Balmoral morning suit is as dramatic as David’s dark grey but a little softer on the skin tone.  Featuring a close, flattering shape, our Balmoral hire suit is available to hire with our range of exclusive waistcoat styles.  Made from a lightweight, 100% Italian wool, it’s perfect for warmer days.

Contemporary Balmoral morning suit with dove grey & wedgewood blue waistcoat options

Our blog on https://whitfieldandward.co.uk/news/how-to-look-like-david-beckham-in-a-morning-suit/ will give you the full low down on how to master this look.

Dashing Dinner suits


Tailored burgundy velvet dinner suit and black Dorchester hire suit

Dinner suits add sophistication and James Bond glamour to a wedding making them a popular choice for next season. Nothing beats a classic black dinner suit however, midnight blue, dark green and burgundy in wool, plush velvet and jacquard prints have great standout appeal! For the more adventurous, a white dinner suit jacket will complement your bride and give you the ‘wow factor’ at your wedding.

Adam & his groomsmen at Merrydale Manor wearing dinner suits

Groom in tailored white dinner suit with groomsmen in and black Dorchester hire suit

Whether you decide to buy or hire a dinner suit, making sure it has a flattering fit is crucial. At Whitfield & Ward, our Dorchester dinner suit is available to hire in three different cuts to suit everyone in your wedding party. Should you decide to buy, we also offer a bespoke tailoring service, where you can design your suit from start to finish and guarantee an impeccable fit.

Black Dorchester hire suit

Our blog https://whitfieldandward.co.uk/news/grooms-guide-to-wearing-a-dinner-suit/ will give you everything you need to know about this look.

Who says it has to match?


Navy Highgrove hire suit with tweed waistcoat and tie options

It’s no longer essential for the groom’s party to match the colour of their ties to the bridesmaid dresses. In fact, we advise our couples not to get too caught up in colour matching!

Ties and waistcoats can create a unique look for your wedding and offer a great way for the groom to standout.  Our exclusive range of ties, pocket squares and waistcoats offer an almost endless choice of personalisation options to make your wedding yours!  We offer all our couples a one-to-one personal styling service nearer to their wedding date so that they can revisit their look and ensure they are happy with their choices.

Hopefully we’ve given you some inspiration with our 2020 wedding suit trends! So, what’s next? The most important thing is to get the ball rolling.  At Whitfield & Ward we limit our number of weddings each weekend, to maintain our service levels and many weekends are already nearly full.

If you haven’t found your dream suit and would like some advice on what to wear, get in touch on 01625 536 545, we’d love to help with your wedding.