This is always a dreaded subject, what should I wear to a wedding? People say that you can never be overdressed, but oh my that is wrong. But being underdressed might be worse. Luckily, we are here to help navigate you toward the best look that will give you the utmost confidence.
Below we will be giving you some tips on what to wear to a wedding based on 3 basic wedding dress codes.
Casual: A suit is not necessary, but a button up shirt is. Preferably a French cuff shirt because a casual wedding gives you the perfect opportunity to show off your fun new cufflinks. A tie is not necessary but if you do decide to wear one, choose something with personality, such as this Millennium Falcon Stripe Men's Tie or an Aladdin Lamp Scattered Navy Men's Bow Tie. Lastly top this whole look with your favorite 3D Fleur De Lis Lapel Pin for your wedding look. For your feet, do not go too fancy but also don’t wear crocs. A casual brown or black dress shoe will give off the perfect relaxed look.
Semi-formal: Semi-formal is all about the suit. Try for a light suit during summer and daytime weddings. Then a dark suit for evening receptions. Your button up shirt should be nice and simple. A white or other basic color French cuff shirt should do the job. Add a unique, yet simple pair of cufflinks like these Mother of Pearl Diamond Cufflinks or any of our other Ox and Bull Cufflinks. Again, a tie is optional. If you do choose to wear a tie make sure it is simple, such as the The Hector Tie . You can dress that up with our Etched Grid Tie Bar . Lastly for shoes, Oxfords or loafers are the perfect option to go with.
Formal: If the invite says Formal attire (or Black Tie), you need to really bring it. Maintaining an overall classy look is your main concern. The most appropriate option for formal is a black tuxedo. When you go all out with a Tuxedo, you need a high-quality Tuxedo shirt to wear underneath. A Silver and Mother of Pearl Stud Set and a White with White Trim Silk Pocket Square polish off the look. Ties are not good enough for formal, you will need a Black Formal Pinstripe Silk Bow Tie to match your tuxedo. Lastly, end your look with a pair of polished patent leather dress shoes.
No matter the dress code of the wedding, accessories are always a good option. For a Casual wedding you have more options to add your personality to your look. Attending in Semi-formal lets you add a fun look if you don’t get too crazy. Lastly, a formal look requires formal accessories to shine.
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