Fall Wedding Attire Trends for 2020

Need help deciding what to wear to a fall wedding or special event? Read on for our seasonal recommendations and 2020’s fall wedding attire trends.

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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 (hopefully) RSVP’ing to holiday parties. But before we send 2020 off, there are probably a few other events on the horizon—like fall weddings. Choosing fall wedding attire is hard enough with the season’s unpredictable weather and current events—who has time to factor in 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.

Fall Wedding Attire Trends

i.Velvet
ii.Jewel Tones
iii.Patterns

velvet suits for fall wedding attire

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

OR, PAIR VELVET ACCESSORIES WITH A CLASSIC TUX

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

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fall wedding attire jewel tones

ii. Jewel Tones

The summer sun is a beast, and the less you do to draw its attention the better. 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 and dark 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. If 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.”

jewel tone fall wedding attire accessories
L to R: Olive Silk Necktie, Circles Pocket Square, Gold Silk Diamond Bow Tie

OR, PAIR JEWEL TONE ACCESSORIES WITH A CLASSIC SUIT

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

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fall wedding attire patterns

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), a pattern is the perfect way to show you did your fall wedding attire 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.”

patterned fall wedding attire accessories
L to R: Checkerboard Diamond Bow Tie, Black Watch Tartan Necktie, Black Pindot Pocket Square

OR, PAIR PATTERNED ACCESSORIES WITH A CLASSIC SUIT

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 without leaving the house, 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.