Written by Mariam Simmons with Fashion Diary
A wedding is no ordinary occasion. For most people, it’s the most important day of their lives! That means, everything needs special attention: from the tiniest details (like the napkin fold) to the biggest decisions (like the wedding day attire).
With so much at stake you need to give your wedding attire serious thought. You'll want to look incredible in photos that last a lifetime and feel comfortable (and confident) in your attire throughout the event. Brides usually spend a ton of time researching wedding dress styles, filtering through thousands of options, and trying on wedding dresses in store. However, grooms and their groomsmen typically have far fewer options when it comes to wedding outfits.
This season, we've teamed up with Alpine Swiss to hear their thoughts about great wedding outfits for men that stand the test of time.
Choosing the best wedding attire for men starts by knowing which ones are tailored for the season. So, we’ve curated the ten best wedding outfit ideas for men this fall and winter:
Casual & Comfy
For a sophisticated-yet-comfy look, go for a white button-down, burgundy pants, and a black velvet blazer. You can even pair it with a bright scarf for an extra wintery feel.
Moody Winter Outfit
Late fall or winter are the best seasons to rock a moody and romantic look. To match the mood, opt for a royal blue or navy suit, a burgundy velvet bow tie, and a brown tweed vest. Then, complete the look with a floral boutonniere!
Elegant Shades of Grey
If you want something classy and elegant, a grey tweed suit is always a winner. We love that it can be kept simple with a classic two-piece suit, accessorized by a bright bow tie. A contemporary and sharp look can be achieved with a grey-brown tweed suit when paired with a white button-down and coordinating tie.
Black Velvet Tux
The most formal and fashionable wedding day look is a classic tux. This winter, top your white button-down with a velvet black dinner jacket and adorn it with a contrasting floral boutonniere for that sharp and classy look.
A houndstooth or glen plaid vest is the key to a boho-inspired, winter wedding look for men. Coordinate it with a solid tie and navy velvet blazer and a bright floral boutonniere. You could also wear a solid brown vest over a checkered shirt and accessorize it with a floral vintage tie.
Yes, you can wear a sweater for your wedding. There are no rules here! You can go with a plain turtle-neck, a classic V-neck or an argyle-patterned sweater with a more formal suit. This is also an excellent outfit idea for groomsmen!
Navy & White
If your wedding theme is a much more formal, a navy-blue suit and a white dress shirt are a perfect combo. Accessorize it with a black tie and a bright boutonniere to keep it elegant and sophisticated.
Cardigan & Black Tie
Another casual-yet-stunning look for the groom calls for a grey cardigan, a grey button-down, and a pair of grey pants. Complete your look with a grey tie and grey shoes for a sleek, impressive vibe.
Can’t bear to be monotone? Add a splash of color with a spring-inspired or jewel-colored boutonnière.
Classic Grey & Black Combo
A perfect combination that will never go out of style. Go for a dapper look by putting on a grey suit over a black turtleneck shirt. Instead of a boutonniere, tie or bow, enhance your outfit with a black pocket square.
Plum-Colored Dinner Jacket
If you want to be unique and stylish, choose a color that’s less traditional to the wedding scene ... like a plum-colored dinner jacket! It perfectly goes well with black pants, a white button-down, a black tie, and a more subtle boutonniere.
And when pulling together a wedding attire, pay attention to the shoes as well. As for men's shoes for weddings, stick to formal options. Among the most popular choices are classic wing tips, traditional cap-toe oxfords, loafers, double monk straps, and boots.
Fall and winter wedding outfits for men are those that are warm, comfortable, and, of course, stylish. There are so many options when it comes to the groom’s wedding outfit. Whatever you choose to wear, make sure it’s something that resonates with your personality and style.
Our final suggestion? Make friends with a tailor - having your clothes fit correctly makes a huge difference to how comfortable they feel and how well they hang. That’s the key to looking your best at your wedding!