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.


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.


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.