A. How to have a formal dress in winter?
When we think about a formal silhouette, it is difficult not to think about the costume. And for good reason, it's one of the key pieces of the formal look. If the choice of the pieces is not necessarily the most varied, it will be necessary here to take care to wear naturally insulating materials and to decorate its silhouette with accessories.
In winter, one will obviously choose a costume made of wool. Note that there are different thicknesses and that it is better to privilege some thicker fabrics because they will be better adapted to the winter season. One thinks of tweed, flannel, woollen sheet and herringbone weaves which in addition to their so characteristic style, will be cut to face the cold. Whenever possible, it is advisable to opt for a thick suit. If necessary, the wool composition should still guarantee a minimum of warmth!
As far as the shirt is concerned, it is difficult to get past the cotton. Be aware, however, that some cotton weaves are thicker than others. While Oxford usually has a casual side to it, it also knows how to blend in with a formal outfit. Flannels (cotton or wool) or brushed cottons in a rather discreet style will also do the trick.
Honestly, it is hard to see how wearing a sweater or a cardigan with a suit can not affect the harmony of a formal outfit. At the very least, a turtleneck could be considered. In the great majority of the cases, in winter, one will turn to a suit vest. Ideally, it should be part of our costume and be bought at the same time and in the same fabric. If this is not the case, the best thing to do is to go to the store with our suit and compare the fabrics to find one that is as close as possible. Or try to create a harmonious contrast. The advantages are obvious: its wool keeps the body warm while leaving an ease of movement in the arms. Finally, it will bring an additional chic touch to our outfit.