Whether it’s you who’s going to get married or you’re a plus one at someone else’s wedding, you’re going to need a stylish men’s wedding suit that’s in line with the wedding dress code. Did the invitation leave you clueless? No worries, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a guide to help you dress appropriately and make you look your best for the big day.
Wedding dress code 1: Black-tie
Received an invitation with a Black-tie dress code and got slightly panicked? Let it go. Finding a wedding suit for this dress code is relatively easy since it’s the strictest dress code in the game. Men are expected to wear a tuxedo with a special tuxedo shirt. In addition, a black bow tie, black vest or cummerbund, and patent leather shoes are suggested. For summer weddings, a white (or other colored) dinner jacket and black tuxedo trousers are also acceptable.
Don’t want to break the bank for buying or renting a tuxedo for the wedding? We get you. That’s why we offer 4 stylish tuxedos that are low-priced but make you look like a million bucks. Opt for a colored one to stand out on the dance floor, where old-fashioned black tuxedos will most likely dominate.
Wedding dress code 2: Cocktail
This dress code is most commonly found on invitations for weddings. ‘Cocktail’ usually means that you should wear a suit or a blazers/pants combo. They should be combined with a shirt, dress shoes and a tie or bow tie. Don’t wear a tuxedo to a Cocktail wedding, because you’d be overdressed. On the scale of wedding dress codes, it’s somewhere in the middle; it’s dressy but less formal than Black-tie. The easy thing of the Cocktail dress code is that you can easily use garments that you already own. For example, a suit or blazer you normally wear for a business presentation or a job interview. Just add a splash of color to make it a festive wedding look.
Have no appropriate outfit in your closet? No biggie. We have several men’s wedding suits and blazers that are perfect for the Cocktail dress code.
Wedding dress code 3: Casual
Casual is the loosest wedding dress code there is. Generally, Casual means anything is acceptable, and individuality is more important than formality. Suits, blazers, shirts, polo shirts, turtlenecks – everything is appropriate. And mostly even plain dark jeans are okay. But if you want to play it safe, we recommend wearing at least one formal item; it’s still a wedding. The Casual dress code is the ideal opportunity to show your personal style since there are no strict rules. You could, for example, wear your favorite office outfit, or choose for more outspoken formal attire, like one of the wedding suits below.
Wedding dress code 4: Summer Chic
Summer Chic is a modern and popular dress code for weddings in summer. It represents summer looks with a chic and glamorous twist. For the ultimate summerly look, opt for a suit (or a stylish blazer with pants), in a breezy fabric such as cotton or linen. The best colors for this dress code are light hues or pastels because they ooze Summer Chic vibes and they are less warm in summer. Top your outfit off with a colorful shirt, preferably with a summerly print if your suit/blazer is plain. Ties and bow-ties are optional.
Find some suitable airy, high-quality wedding outfits that perfectly fit the dress code below.
Wedding dress code 5: Semi-Formal/Dressy Casual/Smart Casual
The three wedding dress codes semi-formal, dressy casual & smart casual basically mean the same, and all three are just as confusing. Should you dress casually or formal? The answer is somewhere in between. Semi-Formal, Dressy Causal and Smart Casual basically require an outfit that is dressier than what you’d wear to work, but not as dressy as a tuxedo.
So, if the invitation states one of these dress codes, you have a wide range of choices. Wear for example a casual suit (no tuxedo) in a nice color of print. Or opt for neat pants and pair it with a sophisticated shirt, a turtleneck or a sports coat. Many people do not consider jeans to be a part of the attire that fits this category, but if they look simple yet elegant, they can be worn. A tie is optional. It’s a great item to smarten up a too casual outfit.
Still in doubt how casual you can go exactly? Remember that it never hurts to look classier than average, but it hurts to be underdressed. The wedding suits and blazers below guarantee an appropriate look.
Wedding dress code 6: Tropical
This dress code is inspired by paradise. In this theme, it’s all about colors you’d see on a tropical island, such as coral, teal, pale blue. And of course, it’s the perfect chance to use tropical prints in your outfit. From palm trees to flamingos, birds and pineapples. For this wedding dress code, the most important thing is that your outfit is summery.
Don’t wear too formal attire, as it might look a tad overdressed (and uncomfortable) on a tropical wedding. If the wedding is on a tropical destination, a summer suit with shorts and short sleeves are a festive and the comfiest option. If you choose for long-sleeved items, make sure to use lighter colors and fabrics to keep you looking and feeling cool.