There's a wedding on the cards, excitement is brewing and the day of celebrations can't come soon enough, but spare a thought for your outfit. Dress codes play a huge part in weddings and it's always a treat to release your inner David Gandy by fashioning a dapper three piece, however, before you fall down the sartorial rabbit hole remember that choosing the right colour is key. Keep in mind that more often than not, cream or white suits are off the cards for guests, as the last thing you want to do is outshine the Bride & Groom on their special day. It will also be heavily based on the theme and season the wedding falls in. Here are a few suggestions from us when it comes to choosing the right colour.
If you're attending a wedding with a traditional formal themed dress code, you're lucky as this is probably the simplest one. You'd be wise to opt for a classic blue or grey suit, which you'll more than likely already have in your wardrobe. Keep it simple, clean and crisp for an effortless look, keeping the attention on the Groom but not looking like you're about to set off on the commute.
BLACK TIE WEDDING
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In the past, wearing black to a wedding had been frowned upon but recently black tie weddings have become a bit of a trend. As a wedding guest you'll be expected to adhere to the dress code and wear your best tuxedo in either black or midnight blue. Keep it classy with a bowtie and pop a little bit of pattern with your pocket square.
Luck is on your side if you've been invited to a destination wedding as what's better than the celebration of matrimonies combined with a holiday!? It's likely you'll be jetting off to more tropical climes so you'll have the opportunity to wear something a bit more relaxed. A pastel or light coloured two-piece, whether it be a blazer and trousers or waistcoat and trousers, in a lightweight fabric will do just the trick.
Another theme which is having a bit of a moment is the vintage wedding. This will be a bit more rustic, maybe set in a country barn or Tudor style house and is the perfect opportunity to dig out the tweed. Navy, moss green and particularly tan checks will all fit nicely in this setting and show you've really put in the effort.
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