Guide to every wedding’s dress code
Wedding season is just around the corner and it’s important to have a few fashion tips up your sleeve for a wide range of wedding themes. At Nick’s Menswear, we emphasize the importance of owning over renting, especially when guests are going to a formal event like a wedding. Whether you’re choosing wedding attire for a groom or groomsmen, below are some helpful pointers on how to look your best, for any occasion or theme. Fit matters.
The Formal Wedding
This type of wedding is extremely proper and usually has a specific dress code that both the wedding party and its guests need to stick to. This is not the right event to do bright patterns or florals, less is more. Think about going for a “James Bond” look, something that’s black, sleek and sexy. To add a little pop, try to include a white pocket square or lapel pin. To have the groom stand out, dress him in a bow tie and the groomsmen in a tie.
The Casual or Outdoor Wedding
If you’re going to a wedding in the morning, during brunch or set outdoors, you can dress a little more casual. Light grey, blue and navy suits are very popular this season. If you’re a guest, you can match your suit with a patterned shirt and floral or pastel tie. A countryside wedding is a great opportunity to show off a little of the ankle with a higher sitting hem.
The Rustic Wedding
The rustic wedding theme calls for all the grey suit feels to create a vintage look. Remember to make sure they are fitted to your body type. Ivory shirts and neutral accessories go best. Think burlaps and soft warm pallets. I’ve seen the rustic theme be kicked up a notch by throwing a cowboy boot in as well.
The Modern Chic Wedding
If you’re headed to a modern or chic wedding, have fun and don’t worry about the suit color too much but do worry about how great the suit fits! Don’t be afraid to incorporate fun colors with a burgundy or bright blue suit. You can also include gold pops and marble feels. For any wedding theme, match the shoes and belt. If you’re in grey or warm tones, stick to brown shoes and belts. For cool tones, stick to black shoes and a black belt. One of the most crucial tips is to never wear both a belt and suspenders.
Michelle Fink has been the director of wedding operations at family owned and locally operated, Nick’s Menswear for eight years. Nick’s Menswear is the Valley’s industry leader when it comes to quality suits with the best fit, price and service.