9 Times Florence Welch Rocked A Suit Even After Florence & The Machine Ditched Floaty Couture

As a massive Florence and the Machine fan, I've always been an equal fan of Florence Welch's style. Over the years, we've gotten to watch Welch go from hippie, floaty dresses to fabulous couture and now we've reached an almost inevitable conclusion — killer suits. The female suit takes a lot of daring and prowess to pull off, but Welch has made the transition from highly femme dresser to gender bending woman. Her sound has developed so much from Between Two Lungs to How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful and it only makes sense that her fashion sense would have, too.

Luckily for me, I got to catch Florence Welch's set at Glastonbury only a couple of weeks ago. Not only was I wowed by how vocally stunning her music is even at a live show (even at a live show where she's constantly running around and off the stage), but also by how beautiful she managed to remain whilst doing it, especially when donning a full suit! The silver glitter suit she chose for her performance knocked her outfit at the Governor's Ball out of the water — even if the vintage look might have suited the hippie rooted festival more. Her music, her attitude, and her style have always been inspirational and now... so is her suit collection.

Glastonbury, 2015


As I said earlier, I think this might be one of Welch’s best looks to date! The tailored suit worked so well with the glitter (but it was even better sans the jacket and when Welch was spinning her blouse above her head as she exited the stage).

NME Awards, 2015

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When you think award shows, you think flowing gowns and princess fashion. Florence Welch not only rocked a suit (which has been done before), but took it one step further in this gorgeous floral piece.

Coachella, 2015

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Welch’s all-white suit is not just highly classy but highly impressive — I’d have it on for three minutes before it was covered in sweat stains and probably some kind of pasta sauce. To be dancing around on stage for an hour in one? I don’t know how she does it! Maybe the mesh, almost-not-even-there top helped.

Reading Festival, 2009

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This outfit is literally perfect in every way — the shorts instead of trousers, the leopard print, the tie… how much fun Welch is having! An excellent way to wear suits into the summer.

"Sweet Nothing" — Calvin Harris Ft. Florence Welch, 2012

Welch dons the classic suit with Calvin Harris for the “Sweet Nothing” video, but her hair steals the show! Full masculine Florence Welch is something I wish we saw more often.

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'Great Gatsby' Premiere, 2013

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This is technically a dress, but the bejeweled suit collar and shirtless tie combination had to make it into this list! Welch’s style redefines what a suit can bring to the table and this outfit redefines what a suit can even mean.

Paris Fashion Week, 2015

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Is that a suede suit? A pink suede suit? This gorgeous Chanel suit combined Boho fashions with brilliance to make the perfect ensemble for Welch’s sartorial preferences.

Chime For Change Concert, 2013

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Who said redheads can’t wear red? Welch looked gorgeous in this simple but bold red suit.

LACMA Gala, 2014

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This gorgeous Gucci combo provides us not just with major suit envy but upholds Welch’s personal style with that perfect pattern.