Tweed is a wonderful fabric for winter garb; it is versatile, durable, warm without being bulky, and has a classic weave pattern that makes it a timeless choice for a number of different garments. This winter, we are seeing tweed used in classy outerwear for men and women and also in dressy, tailored skirts and dresses with contemporary accent features. Here are a few of Fashion Fabrics Club’s favorites from this season’s collections, with links to similar tweeds in the FFC inventory.
This gorgeous color-blocked parka features black tweed arm sleeves and zipper plackets, a black/grey tweed suiting body, and a fun faux fur detachable hood. This jacket is perfect for casual or semi-formal occasions.
Lighter weight tweed makes a great option for a sophisticated winter dress. This sheath dress cleverly combines black/white tweed suiting with floral black lace in an extremely flattering silhouette that accentuates the curves of the female form. Pair it with black tights and a killer pair of heels and you’ve got yourself a highly versatile look that can go from work to play.
A classic tweed jacket is a necessary wardrobe staple for any man, as it offers incredible warmth without the bulk or heavy weight usually associated with warm winter wears. A single-breasted brown/beige tweed jacket is a great option; it is a semi-formal look that can be paired with a number of different outfits and colors.
A tweed dress suit is a great winter outfit; you can wear it with flats to the office, or dress it up with high heels and statement jewelry for a stylish, sophisticated look to wear to a classy party. Try it in an antique gold tweed suiting like this Teri Jon look for a sleek holiday ensemble.
This asymmetric BCBG black/brown tweed wool suiting skirt is an edgy, modern take on the classic tweed skirt. It can be paired with a wide array of other garments and accessories to dress it up or down, from heels to booties, and button-ups to blouses.
This luxurious looking jacket juxtaposes dark beige tweed suiting with suede arm sleeves and pocket flaps and a lavish oversized fur collar for a completely unique, overall opulent but not ostentatious statement coat. Perfect for classy holiday get-togethers.