Fall Wedding Attire Trends for 2019

Need help deciding what to wear to a fall wedding or special event? Read on for our seasonal recommendations.

We’re in the home stretch, people. In a few short months you’ll be buying a new calendar (if you’re one of the estimated 300 people still purchasing physical calendars), eating stupid-big meals, and RSVP’ing to holiday parties while you take cold medicine. But before you send 2019 off, you probably have a few events on the horizon—maybe that festive party or fall wedding. Choosing fall wedding attire is hard enough with the season’s unpredictable weather—who has time to factor in current trends?

We do.

Below you’ll find the fall wedding suit or tux that will cover all the bases, or the outfit that’ll get you noticed at that upcoming event. Let everyone else show up—read on to arrive.

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ii.Jewel Tones

i. Velvet

Velvet is the fabric of the fall. It brings that cozy, warm texture to your look in the cooler months without actually making you feel too warm while you’re wearing it. People will consider touching your sleeve without asking which is fun to watch, and perhaps your only opportunity ever to say “Go ahead, it’s velvet.”

Velvet might seem intimidating, if not impractical or too opulent for the typical wedding. It’s the polar opposite of your daily denim, and that’s kind of the point. Why would you go to the trouble of getting dressed up just to blend in?

Left to Right: Black Velvet, Green Velvet, and Ruby Velvet Jacket Tuxedos

“[Velvet is] the polar opposite of your daily denim, and that’s kind of the point.”

L to R: Black Velvet Bow Tie, Velvet Slip-On, and Merlot Velvet Bow Tie


Work the season’s velvet trend into your outfit through carefully chosen accessories paired with a classic tuxedo.

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ii. Jewel Tones

The summer sun is a wild beast—the less you do to draw its attention the better, so neutral suits are perfect for slipping past the rays in stealth mode. Once you make it to the fall and winter, this isn’t as much of an issue, and it really opens the door for bold suit colors.

This fall, skip the navy and charcoal staples in favor of hues in rich jewel tones. Emerald and plum are unexpected colors, but they’re not loud—perfect for a low-key statement. But when you’re ready to embrace autumn in all its crunchy-foliage glory, there’s no better way than in a marigold suit.

Left to Right: Emerald, Marigold, and Plum Shawl Suits

“Emerald and plum are unexpected [suit] colors, but they’re not loud.”

L to R: Olive Silk Necktie, Circles Pocket Square, Gold Silk Diamond Bow Tie


Let your accessories do the talking and match the season’s jewel tone trend with a classic suit or tuxedo.

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iii. Patterns

If the trending fabric (velvet) or colors (jewel tones) aren’t you, there’s one more way to set yourself apart this season: patterns.

Heading to a laid-back, casual event? A gingham check pattern is charming and playful—right at home on a warm autumn afternoon. Formal gathering? A subtle pin dot pattern elevates your midnight blue dinner jacket above the tux-clad fray. From casual to formal to festive (looking at you, Black Watch tartan), class is in session and a pattern is the perfect way to show you did your homework.

Left to Right: Gingham Suit, Midnight Pin Dot, and Black Watch Tartan Tuxedo

“A gingham check pattern is charming and playful—right at home on a warm autumn afternoon.”

L to R: Checkerboard Diamond Bow Tie, Black Watch Tartan Necktie, Black Pindot Pocket Square


Use the season’s patterns trend as inspiration for outfit accessories, and pair with a classic suit or timeless tux.

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Fall trends collide: Black Velvet Gingham Tuxedo

v. Unique Styles, Perfect Fit

We design unique, modern suits you can’t find anywhere else, made with the finest fabrics for a better fit. But you don’t have to take our word for it. We offer a free home try-on, so you can try one of our suits in your home, months before your event.

Looking for some personal TLC (tuxedo loving care)? Book an appointment at one of our showrooms across the country to get style advice, see our collection in person, and get fitted for your fall wedding suit.

Or, let us help you find your sizes entirely online here.