THE VITAL QUESTION IS:
WHAT TO WEAR TO A WEDDING?
If you’re off to a wedding, it’s going to be one of the most important days of someone’s life – maybe even your own. So whether you’re after a wedding suit for the groom, on the hunt for best man suits and pondering what to wear as a wedding guest it’s crucial that you choose both suit and accessories wisely. After all, you and your wedding party will be looked at nostalgically in photos for years and years to come.
What you should wear to a wedding will ultimately depend on what kind of wedding you are going to. Whether it’s at the church or the beach, we’ve got your tailoring covered with our Topman suits.
THE COOL WEDDING
Don’t be a fool and rent your piece for the big day (who knows who/what has been in there), invest in a decent wedding suit that you can pull out again for work and luxury weekends away. Navy wedding suits are a cool contemporary choice and a versatile colour that’ll go with all shoes.
THE SUMMER WEDDING
Jetting off somewhere for a five day binge on the pretence of attending your best mate’s wedding? Heading to a ceremony on the hottest day of the year? Either way, you need to dress appropriately. What to wear for a summer wedding is a tough call, so stick to a light-coloured suit and don’t forget the all-important shades.
THE COUNTRY WEDDING
Don’t think you have to keep your suit plain at a wedding, as checks are as quintessentially English and smart as afternoon tea and crumpets. Go for a small check or subtle window pane suit to stand out from the rest of the wedding guest outfits.
THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING
Three pieces make for great groom suits, and when you get too sweaty later on doing the ‘Hokey Cokey’, you can take off your blazer and still look sharp in a waistcoat. Win win.
When it comes to wedding suits for guests, accessorising is key. You don’t want to outshine the groom’s suit but you wearing your dad’s old tie and a pair of Union Jack cufflinks ain’t going to cut it. Luckily, Topman has a wide range of formal wedding accessories to add the finishing touch.
It may sound silly, but when you buy cufflinks make sure your shirt has cufflink holes! And keep them classic – silver or gold.
You need new shoes to wear to a wedding. Show up with scuffs and you’ll be ejected. We suggest brown brogues with a navy suit, black monk straps with a black suit and red Oxfords with a grey suit.
THE POCKET SQUARE
These are a simple yet essential accessory to bring out the potential of a plain suit – it’s a must-have when it comes to occasion wear for weddings. Just add a printed pocket square to your black wedding suit and you’re done. Just remember to not match up your tie and pocket square too much.
This is a wedding, not an indie school disco, so give the prints a miss and go for a solid block colour for appropriate wedding guest wear. Also, make sure it roughly matches the size of your jacket lapels.
So there you have it, our guide for what to wear to a wedding. Now go forth and shop wisely!