A tuxedo is the pinnacle of nearly every black tie event, including weddings. And while tuxedo selections may not be as expansive as a wedding dress selection, there are still plenty of ways to show off your own individual style in a tux. From pops of color to unexpected accessories, here are a few tuxedo styles to inspire your special day.
Add Some Color
For grooms looking for something a little less traditional in their tuxedo styles, adding some color is a great alternative. For a more muted look, opt for colors such as grey, navy, or khaki. If you’d like something for bold, go with a maroon, midnight blue, or a classic white tuxedo jacket. For those who want a pop of color without the full ensemble, we recommend a colored jacket or a fun printed blazer this wedding season.
Play With Fabrics
A tuxedo doesn’t have to feel stuffy and boring. There are a variety of fabric options to choose from, depending on the wedding’s location and dress code. For example, a beach wedding is the perfect place for a crisp linen suit to keep you cool and stylish during the reception. Wool suits are better for winter weddings or an outdoor ceremony in the cooler months. And for a truly bold tuxedo style, opt for a velvet blazer in a stunning color such as a royal blue, burgundy, or gold.
Bow Tie vs. Necktie
While neckties are the traditional option to pair with your tuxedo, bow ties can also be acceptable for very formal or black-tie weddings. However, many modern weddings have opted for looser dress code guidelines, allowing groomsmen and guests alike to show some personal expression with a fun bow tie. We recommend checking the dress code beforehand, or asking the groom himself if you’re unsure.
Accessorize Your Tuxedo
An easy way to instantly add extra style to your tuxedo is with accessories. Whether you prefer to wear suspenders under your jacket or a sophisticated pocket square, accessories allow your individual style to shine through. Cufflinks are another detail you can get creative with when choosing between gold and silver. Custom cufflinks are also a great gift for your groomsmen – add their initials or even a small engraving on the cufflink as a reminder of your special day.
After you’ve found a few perfect tuxedo styles, it’s time to start looking for your dream dress. Don’t forget to check out some of our best tips for wedding dress shopping before your appointment!