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HOW TO | Dress for a Spring Wedding

When dressing for a wedding, it’s all too easy for men to fall into the black suit, boring shirt/tie combo because, really, if you’re not prepared to put in the leg work it’s actually quite hard to find something decent. Read ahead on some alternative options to be best-dressed at any upcoming wedding. 

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Firstly, try and think outside the box a little and incorporate some colour. Make a statement by opting for lighter shades instead of a plain black and dazzle the guests with a sharp shirt/tie colour combination or opt for an exciting print. But, as much as you want your outfit to be innovative your statement shouldn’t be too bold. The focus is on the bride after all. Pastel colours are extremely popular this coming season.

Now that spring is gracing us natural coloured suits work extremely well, especially in lighter fabrics. Navy is always a great choice – classic and elegant but a little lighter than black and much more flattering. If you’re really daring, then go for a pop of colour. I would recommend quite a deep tone, perhaps burgundy, and ensure you’re only making one statement in your outfit so balance it out with a more subtle shirt.

If you’ve gone for quite a neutral suit then you should definitely work some fashion magic on your shirt, tie and shoes. Mixing a striped shirt with a dotted tie is a killer combination so long as you’re working with limited amounts of colour and neither prints are too large. Stripes on stripes are also a vibrant option but again, the same rules apply.

Shoes are also hugely important and often not thought about. So many times, a perfectly polished outfit ruined from lack of footwear thought. Make sure yours are smart and in line with the rest of your outfit, so don’t even think about wearing a black pair if you’ve opted for a navy suit! Oxfords and brogues are classic and timeless and always create a sophisticated look but try to find a pair that isn’t too bulky otherwise they’ll look a little dated. If you want something a bit more suave, then choose loafers with a slimmer toe but ensure you also opt for a fairly tailored trouser to keep the look fresh and modern.

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