If the very mention of tweed conjures up visions of Miss Marple meets Sherlock Holmes, and instantly makes you itch, then think again - the country classic is shaking off its stuffy image and making a sexy comeback for 2016.

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Tweed designers Timothy Foxx launch their first ever bridal collection with accessories and more significantly a bold update on the 50's style sweetheart ballgown and a low-backed, full length sheath dress. Both gowns are made in lightweight Fern herringbone tweed with a bright mustard plaid adding texture to the traditional shapes.

NAIL YOUR BRIDAL STYLE

The rulebook to help you rock this wedding look, and your mantra to looking cool in tweed is 'everything in moderation'.

- Don't try more than one tweed item at a time - if you love the wedding dress, take the key colour and accessorise in silk or velvet.

- Tailored is a must - whether it's a jacket for the groom or a coat for MOB think slim silhouettes and sharp cuts.

- Mix the rough with smooth - this applies to men and women - textures need to compliment each other - a crisp white cotton shirt with a tweed tie, a floaty chiffon blouse with a full tweed skirt.

- For the groom and his guys who love the suit and sneakers look, invest in a cool tweed pair for an instant upgrade from white.

- Avoid making the look too flashy by sticking to classic colours on quirky shapes - a short capelet or wide-brimmed fedora will both add serious style.