So, what to wear? A formal hire store is the perfect place to start your search. There you’ll find expert advice and a fantastic choice of styles, fabrics, colours and accessories.
If your wedding is more casual, lightweight fabrics are ideal. Styles can include less structured cuts with a soft shoulder line and two or three jacket buttons. Colours to consider include taupe, white, light grey or blue, beige, tan or brown. Team your suit with a shirt worn open at the neck or with a tie, and a pair of light coloured shoes.
Achieve a slightly more formal look with a suit in a darker colour with more contouring and a firmer shoulder line. The fabric can be heavier and if you don’t want to wear a tie, pick a shirt in a fashionable print. If your wedding is unreservedly formal, then you should be thinking a traditional double or single-breasted black dinner suit, or a grey morning coat, possibly tails and maybe a vest or a cummerbund. Three-quarter or peacock jackets are also a popular choice. A classic shirt with French cuffs and cufflinks is perfect, and a cravat is a definite possibility.
For a cocktail style wedding, you can ease away from strict formality and be a little more adventurous. Opt for a charcoal or grey suit, either pinstriped or plain, or you might prefer one of the wonderfully rich colours that have become a feature of modern suits.
And it’s important that you stand out from the crowd. A jacket that’s different from your attendants’ is one way to achieve that. Variety in your vests also makes a mark, or if need be, you can try different types of ties to ensure you shine on your big day.
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