There’s no way around it. Green wedding suits are in. In the last year, I can’t tell you how many times clients have shared the same Pinterest image for their inspiration. Honestly, I’m all about it! Green really can look incredible on anyone if you find the right shade, which is all part of the custom design process.
A green wedding suit, like any attire, comes down to the fit. It can be affirming or heartbreaking, especially when the wedding industry is so cisheteronormative and thin. I’ve found that transmasc clients want clothes that are fitted without emphasizing curves. I created four green wedding suits to do just that.
The Green Wedding Suit Roundup
Check out these custom wedding suits. The different cuts and shades of green give each a unique look.
1 The Perfect Shade of Green
When Meg approached me about a green wedding suit, she already knew she wanted to go the custom route. As a redhead, she was afraid to order a suit online and end up with a shade that clashed terribly with her hair. We found an olive green that complimented her complexion and hair color. The shade felt light, summery, and perfect for her venue.
Meg also wanted her green suit to have a particular fit. That can be as important as the color for the experience of actually wearing a suit. Meg wanted the pants to have some stretch and feel comfortable to move around in. We added a vest, which made the outfit feel all the more sophisticated.
2 A Suit Fit for an Adventure Elopement
Your wedding venue can be an important consideration in the design process. If you’re having a small wedding at your favorite restaurant, you need something different than someone heading out for an adventure elopement. Tiffany planned to get married in Yosemite, so we knew her suit would have to stand up to some hiking to get to her ceremony location.
Tiffany picked a deep emerald for her green wedding suit. She liked the idea of blending masculine and feminine elements with the plunging neckline and close fit. Tiffany’s suit was especially fun to make because she embraced the collaborative nature of the design process. She even suggested contrasting the matte and shiny sides of the fabric to give the suit a more elevated look.
3 A Sage Suit for Every Occasion
Sometimes it’s the little touches that go a long way in affirming someone in their custom suit. A straightforward suit can make some transmasc and gender non-conforming people feel safer and more comfortable than a loud print can. I put a label inside all of my garments that say “Made with Pride.” I also use rainbow thread on the interior of pants. These subtle touches can feel very affirming to clients..
Hazel’s sage suit favors those gentle touches over loud additions. She wanted to be able to wear her green wedding suit for other occasions, and she preferred little extras that didn’t make her feel extra. We added a pretty white floral lining to her jacket. It made the suit feel very special and a little more “wedding” while still leaving it versatile enough to wear elsewhere.
4 Dapper in Emerald
You can get a custom green wedding suit with the environment in mind. I made Sarah’s emerald suit with sustainable fabric from Motif Handmade. This supplier uses recycled yarn from factories to drastically reduce the carbon footprint of their fabrics. Why not have a green suit that’s really, well, green?
I love the way Sarah’s floral boutonniere popped against the deep emerald of this jacket. To make Sarah’s suit extra dapper, we included a vest in lighter colors. The earthy tones coordinate well with the suit while the contrasting texture and pattern add interest. The effect is a definite CEO vibe.
Are you interested in custom wedding attire? I’m a queer designer who specializes in creating custom pieces for trans, non-binary, queer, and allied folx. Reach out to me today!
Thank you to the photographers who documented my clients looking so sharp!
Light green suit: Amanda DeBusk Photography
Adventure elopement suit: Martin Ngo Photography
Sage suit: Narada Photography
Emerald suit: Abbey Elaine Photography