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Over the past few years the rules of wedding appropriate attire seem to have changed quite a bit, particularly for menswear. Here are a few tips and outfit suggestions to keep in mind when preparing to be a guest at someone else’s special day.
Things to Keep in Mind:
For a Casual Daytime Wedding:
A casual wedding allows for much more creativity with your outfit choice. You can switch things up with a patterned or coloured dress shirt, go for a shorter sleeve and get creative with little additions like bowties and suspenders. Try not to overdo it with the accessories though, chose either the bowtie or the suspenders.
For a Casual Evening Wedding:
A tuxedo is unnecessary for a casual evening wedding, but a nice dark suit and dress shirt is a good choice. At a more casual wedding, you can experiment with a patterned dress shirt, and a tie is optional.
For a Formal Daytime Wedding:
For a formal daytime wedding, especially if it’s outdoors, a light coloured suit is a good choice. Go for beige or a pale grey. A tie is a must for a formal wedding, the pocket square is a personal preference.
For a Formal Evening Wedding:
A dark suit and dark tie is the way to go for a formal evening wedding. A tuxedo is only necessary if the invitation specifies “black tie.” A white or black dress shirt is appropriate, but try to steer clear from any patterned dress shirts or suits for a formal affair.
If you need a little more inspiration, below are a few of my current favourite wedding attire items for men.
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