Dress Tips

What to Wear to a Wedding As A Guest – DO’s & DON’Ts for Proper Attire + Outfit Suggestions For Men

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The number one rule as a wedding guest is that you never ever want to overshadow either the bride or the groom.

Basically, you tone it down. You don’t wear wild colors, you don’t wear bold patterns or accessories like a top hat or something that makes maybe other people uncomfortable or something that is decidedly dapper than what the groom is wearing.

If the wedding is an evening event, it’s going to be more formal than a day event. As a man, you can wear a dark suit either a navy or charcoal.

Traditionally, you should always have some form of neckwear.

Definitely, avoid monochrome looks because it looks odd and there’s not enough contrast. Your best bet for a wedding is a crisp white dress shirt although light blue may work as well.

If you get an invitation that does not stipulate a dress code, please reach out to your host and ask them what would make them feel comfortable or what they expect.

The most formal one you can find today is probably black tie. Most of the time in the US, you’ll see black tie optional. That means you can wear black tie on some with the black bowtie.

Another popular dress code for wedding is cocktail attire, it basically means you have a dark suit or suit has little sparkle or something special, a little more of a pop of color, a little louder than the business suit and you can wear a dress shirt, you can wear a tie, something that is still formal but just with a little more fun.

If your wedding is an outer event or in a garden setting and it’s during the summer, you can wear lighter colors but the best thing is to ask your host to get an idea of what kind of dress they want, And what kind of event it is.

When it comes to accessories, apart from the tie, a pocket square is really fantastic because it elevates your outfit, it’s very easy to fold, just takes a few seconds, and just underlines the event and its importance.

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Silver & Black Diamond Waffle pattern Tie – https://gentl.mn/2rJ7FoS
Purple Carnation Silk Boutonniere – https://gentl.mn/2rGDr6x
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Single End Bow Tie in Black Silk Wide Ribbed Grosgrain – https://gentl.mn/2rGYC8D
Black Bow Tie in Silk Satin – https://gentl.mn/2rH8Xl5
Dark Red Carnation Boutonniere – https://gentl.mn/2qG9pBn
Wedding Tie in Silver and Black Silk – https://gentl.mn/2q0QEtK
Light Blue Veronica Persica Boutonniere – https://gentl.mn/2q0R3fz
Pocket Square in White Irish Linen Embroidered Contrast Framing – https://gentl.mn/2qaHqq6
Silver Black Silk Basketweave Tie – https://gentl.mn/2rJxHIB
Ancient Madder Silk Bow Tie in Purple Paisley – https://gentl.mn/2q0OlqE
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Madder Silk Tie in Purple with Paisley – https://gentl.mn/2qMS7kI
Dark Bronze Madder Silk Pocket Square – https://gentl.mn/2qKQXrJ
Houndstooth Bourette Silk Tie in Burgundy Red Cream – https://gentl.mn/2rGUeXj
Burnt Orange Silk Pocket Square with Dotted Motifs and Paisley – https://gentl.mn/2rsjao1
Knit Tie in Solid Red Silk – https://gentl.mn/2q13wjK
Red Grenadine Silk Tie – https://gentl.mn/2r7EijA
Wine Red Silk Wool Medallion Pocket Square – https://gentl.mn/2q8nLIf
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