While everyone’s discussing what the bridesmaids will be sporting on the big day, talk of the groomsmen get-ups gets lost. They deserve a little love when it comes to their wedding-day ‘fits, too!
Similar to bridesmaid fashion, the concept of mismatched yet complimentary attire is becoming more popular for groomsmen, as couples want their wedding party to feel their best; no one wants to be forced to buy something ill-fitting or that they won’t wear again. If you can let the “everything must match perfectly” mantra go, giving your groomsmen options is a gift, and trust us, they won’t let you down. No guy wants to be the fool who wore the wrong outfit.
Here’s a round-up of what’s trending for groomsmen:
STEPPIN’ IN STYLE: Wingtips, oxfords, brown, gray, black, argyle, striped, polka dot — gone are the days of black shoes and black socks. Nowadays, boys take their footwear and sock choices seriously, selecting styles that reflect their individual taste and swag. If you give them the green light, they won’t disappoint. (Fun socks also make cool groomsmen gifts.)
PATTERNED PALS: Patterns are trending, and couples aren’t shy about playing with patterns and colors to outfit their guys in a dapper ensemble. Whether it’s loud neckwear, a bright shirt or floral pocket square, or maybe all three together, there’s no rule saying you can’t go bold on the big day.
STRONG TIES: If you’re wanting something not too matchy-matchy but still coordinating, try different patterned ties in the same color scheme. A streamlined approach with a hint of interest.
MISMATCHED: In addition to mismatched accessories and shoes, guys are opting for downright mismatched (yet still complimentary) suits. It’s important to stay within the same color grade, however, with this approach. In the picture below, you’ll see different hues of gray, so it works. Throw in a tan suit and the look would go from charming to sloppy.
CASUAL CHIC: You just became their favorite bride and groom ever. If you’re throwing a casual bash, and jeans suit the occasion, go for it! We love the look below, which is perfectly suited alongside the groom’s tweed suit. Look to sharp shirts, rich leather accents, patterned ties, dark-washed jeans and vests to transform the style from sluggish to smart.