8 Men's Fashion Tips to Follow When Dressing for a Wedding

8 Men's Fashion Tips to Follow When Dressing for a Wedding

Have you been invited to a wedding? If so, you should use this opportunity to begin planning your outfit. Because of their formal nature, you shouldn't wear jeans and a t-shirt. Rather, you'll need to wear a formal outfit, such as a suit, to achieve an appropriate style. A high-quality suit will complement your body while exhibiting a formal style in the process. For the best possible appearance, though, it's recommended that you follow these eight essential fashion tips when dressing for a wedding.

#1) Choose a Suit in an Appropriate Fabric

When shopping for a suit to wear to a wedding, choose a fabric that's appropriate for the season and climate. If you're attending a wedding during the winter, for example, a wool suit is an excellent choice. With its thick woolen construction, it will keep you warm and comfortable even during the otherwise cold winter months. If you're attending a wedding during the summer, on the other hand, you may want to choose a linen suit. Linen suits are lighter and more breathable than their wool counterparts, making them an excellent choice for summertime weddings.

#2) Consider Pleated Trousers

Suit trousers are available in two primary styles: pleated and non-pleated. Pleated trousers are characterized by the presence of pleats on the front in which the fabric is sewn together, whereas non-pleated trousers have a flat front. Of those two styles, pleated trousers are a great choice for weddings because of their ability to flex when sitting. Since you'll probably be sitting for multiple hours during the wedding, it's a good idea to wear pleated trousers. They'll naturally flex to create a more comfortable fit than non-pleated trousers.

#3) Avoid Wearing White

There's nothing wrong with including small amounts of white in your outfit, but you shouldn't wear white as the primary color. Going back to the basics of wedding fashion etiquette 101, white is reserved for the bride. Only the bride at the wedding should wear white. Wedding guests, such as yourself, should wear other colors. The good news is there are dozens of colors in which suits are made. You can find high-quality suits in black, brown, blue, green and dozens of other colors. Regardless of which color you choose, remember to avoid white.

#4) Get Your Suit Dry-Cleaned

It's always a good idea to get your dry-cleaned before wearing it -- and wearing a suit to a wedding is no exception. Whether it's made of cotton, linen, wool or any other fabric, your suit will likely develop wrinkles over time. In fact, suits can even develop wrinkles in storage. If you leave your suit hanging in your closet for multiple consecutive hours, you can expect some wrinkles to develop. Rather than pressing your suit with an iron, however, you can eliminate wrinkles by getting it dry-cleaned. Dry-cleaning is a safer and more effective way to smooth out wrinkles on a suit. It involves the use of cleaning chemicals and heat to remove both stains and wrinkles. Therefore, you should get your suit dry-cleaned before wearing it to a wedding. wedding-suit-2

#5) Wear Dress Shoes

With the exception of beach weddings -- in which case you wear open-toe footwear -- you'll need to wear dress shoes when attending a wedding. Dress shoes exude the formality needed for a proper wedding outfit. They are typically made in high-quality materials, such as genuine leather, and feature a clean and cohesive style. Some of the most popular types of men's dress shoes include oxfords, derbies, loafers and wingtips. Regardless of which type of dress shoes you prefer, make sure they match the rest of your outfit. A good rule of thumb is to choose dress shoes in the same color as your belt. If you're wearing a black belt with your suit, choose black dress shoes. If you're wearing a brown belt, choose brown dress shoes.

#6) Get Your Suit Tailored If Needed

If your suit doesn't fit, get it tailored before wearing it to a wedding. You can't expect to create a clean and attractive appearance if your suit is too big or too small. A professional tailor, however, can adjust your suit so that it fits right. Alternatively, you can avoid the need for tailoring by ordering your wedding suit from StudioSuits. We offer custom sizing on all suits at no additional charge. When you order a wedding suit from StudioSuits, you'll have the option of specifying your body measurements. Once we receive these measurements, we'll use them to create a custom-fitted wedding suit that's designed specifically for your body.

#7) Accessorize Your Suit With a Wristwatch

A wristwatch does more than just allow you to keep track of the time; it adds unique colors and visual elements to your outfit, some of which may complement the appearance of your suit. Therefore, you should accessorize your wedding suit with a wristwatch. Don't just choose any wristwatch, though. Instead, choose a formal wristwatch that flows cohesively with the rest of your wedding suit. Wristwatches with a metal band are a popular choice because they match most other garments and accessories. Alternatively, you can wear a wristwatch with a leather band, assuming the color of the band matches the rest of your wedding suit.

#8) Don't Forget the Necktie

In addition to a wristwatch, don't forget to accessorize your wedding suit with a necktie. No wedding suit is complete without a necktie. Not to be confused with a bow tie, a necktie is worn around the neck collar of your dress shirt. It helps to break up the appearance of your dress shirt while introducing new colors in the process. Some neckties look better than others, so you need to choose the right style for your wedding suit. Slim-fit neckties are a great all-around choice because of their naturally slimming effect. They are narrower than other styles of neckties, which creates the appearance of a slimmer figure.