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Gentlemen, What to Wear to a Wedding
November 16th, 2011Inspiration, StyleSolosso 0 Comments

A wedding invitation represents one of the most important days in the life of the bride and groom, so you want to look your best. Before you begin to panic about what to wear, check the invitation for clues.  You may find instructions about the dress code (such as “Black-Tie”) on the invitation.  If no dress code is provided on the invitation you can still make an educated guess about appropriate attire based on the time and location of the wedding. An afternoon wedding at the beach will naturally be more casual than an evening wedding at a first-class hotel.

For all but the most casual weddings, a suit, dress shirt and tie are appropriate.  If the wedding is black-tie, you are expected to wear a tuxedo, white dress shirt, bow-tie and cummerbund or waistcoat.  For a formal wedding, a black or navy blue suit will not be out of place.   For less formal weddings, dark pants with a white dress shirt and sport coat can be worn.

When picking out a suit to wear to a wedding, look for fabric that’s appropriate for the season – wool and cashmere in dark colours for fall and winter, cotton and linen in lighter shades for spring and summer. Make sure the suit is properly tailored for a perfect fit and pressed before the wedding.

A long-sleeved dress shirt with French cuffs and simple gold or silver cufflinks is required for almost any type of wedding.
For all but black-tie weddings, you can express your personality with a colourful tie.  Avoid clip-on ties and always knot your own tie for a wedding.

Never overlook the importance of the proper shoes and accessories for weddings.  Don’t make the cardinal mistake of wearing athletic shoes to a wedding; leather dress shoes or loafers are the correct choice.  Finally, select a leather belt that matches your shoes.

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