Popular Suits For The Groom

When choosing a suit for your wedding day the first thing you need to establish is whether it should be a formal or casual suit.

While black tuxedos and morning coats are very popular for more traditional weddings, semi-formal or casual jackets are getting more and more fashionable and are favoured by grooms who like to keep up with the fashion trends. It is essential that the groom’s suit goes well with the bride’s dress, so you can’t go wrong if you make an effort to match your outfits.

Dinner Suit

If you're having a formal evening reception, a classic dinner suit is ideal for you. A black suit with a satin lapel worn with a white shirt and a black bow tie is very elegant and you can add a vest to define the look. If you want to make this look a bit edgy, try different colours. A dinner jacket doesn’t necessarily need to be black, try a navy blue shade instead! Lush velvet evening suits are also very fashionable this year.

Morning Coat

Invented in 18th century, the morning coat is a very posh choice for a formal breakfast or lunch time receptions. It was a predominant formalwear until about 1910 and is traditionally matched with cashmere striped trousers and a grey single or double breasted waistcoat. Nowadays morning jackets are sometimes even customised with unexpected colours and this trend is much loved by unconventional grooms. If you want to rock this look for your evening reception, a white tie and tails is the evening equivalent.

Double-breasted Jacket

The while, double-breasted jacket is back in fashion. We love this style for summer weddings, especially at luxurious venues. It particularly suits tall, slim frames because the shape makes their figure seem wider. However, keep in mind that this jacket should be tightly fitted to look elegant on you. Loose double-breasted jackets were popular at the end of 20th century, but this style is perhaps too much “gangster” inspired for weddings.

Single-breasted Jacket

Ideal for any body shape, single-breasted jacket is a classical piece which can be worn in many different ways, depending on how formal you want to look on your wedding day. You can experiment with colours and fabrics if you prefer something extravagant, or stick to traditional rules.

Three-quarter Jackets

Looking very smart and elegant, three-quarter jackets for men are perfect for autumn and winter weddings. Combination of a black jacket and white shirt is a traditional choice, but you can also go for a soft shade of grey which would be a dream match for a blush wedding gown.

Semi-formal Jacket

If you are having a semi-formal wedding reception, find a jacket which is smart but neither too formal nor too casual. If you prefer classical style pick a neutral colour and match your suit with expensive shoes and beautiful cufflinks to finish off the look. Or match your dark coloured suit with a quirky bow tie.

Casual Jacket

Whether you choose a linen or cotton jacket for hot summer nights or a warm wool suit for cold winter days, a casual jacket is definitely the best option for informal weddings. A tweed suit would look nice for a rustic themed wedding, so why not go for countryside chic! Accessorise it with retro details like an old pocket watch to add that vintage feel to your outfit.


Every bride agrees that all men look incredibly dapper in a tuxedo. This is without a doubt the most popular choice for weddings and it perfectly matches any glamorous white gown. Classic black tuxedo with satin stripped trousers and a bow tie is strictly reserved for formal evening receptions and the best tip is not to experiment but rather obey the rules.

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