Male Wedding Fashion

Everyone knows the most well-dressed person at a wedding is the bride. So much preparation goes into selecting the perfect dress. Yes, the groom may put some thought into what his suit will look like, but for the most part, there isn’t as much pressure on the husband-to-be.

Likewise, women who attend weddings have to remember not to wear white or “outshine the bride” in their dress choices. Men who attend weddings usually just wear whatever suit they have that fits and is still in nice condition. But men can have fun dressing up for weddings too, and a boring black suit doesn’t have to be the only option.

Men can Look Spiffy at a Wedding

Male wedding fashion has become more modern over the years, and mixing and matching has become more acceptable. One outfit idea is to wear a pair of slim-fitting khakis or tan dress pants with a light-colored dress shirt, such as powder blue, lavender, light green or light gray, and adding a pop of color in a skinny tie. Quirkier men could even top the look off with a bow tie.

Wingtip shoes or dressy oxfords complete the look, and a fedora-style hat can be nice to wear outdoors. Remember to remove the hat during the ceremony and when you get inside. If you’re bringing a date and you’re into this sort of thing, you can even coordinate outfits by matching your tie to the color of her dress.

Some other male fashion tips to keep in mind are to try wearing a blazer with different-colored dress pants. Your suit doesn’t have to be so matchy-matchy, so try wearing slate gray pants with a brown or navy blazer and a white dress shirt underneath. Wear a belt that matches your shoes – chocolate is a good shade to try there – and your look is very fashionable, sophisticated, but still a little more laid back than a full tux.

Keep weather and wedding colors in mind when considering your male wedding fashion attire as well. If it is a winter wedding, you’ll want to stick to darker, cooler colors and heavier fabrics. If it is a spring or summer wedding, lighter cottons and silks and pastel shades are the way to go. Make sure if you are not in the wedding party that your outfit does not match the groom’s or groomsmen’s. The best male fashion tips to remember are to wear what makes you comfortable, tune your outfits to the occasion, and express yourself in your duds.

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