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Dressing the groom: Six suit styles

10 Jun 2014

Dressing the groom: Six suit styles

Just because all eyes are on what the bride’s wearing doesn’t mean the groom should be forgotten. Here’s our guide on picking the right suit for the right type of wedding

Are you having a formal, black tie wedding or a relaxed beach themed wedding? As a rule of thumb, the groom should choose his wedding outfit depending on the style of the wedding. So what’s your wedding suit style? The options include:



  1. The dinner suit – in classic white or ivory, the dinner suit is considered an appropriate substitute for the standard tuxedo. It works particularly well for formal weddings in the summer months.
  2. The Formal Suit – This is the most popular choice for weddings in the UK, with many grooms choosing to have a bespoke suit made that they can wear again. The grey, three piece suit is the most common version worn, although navy is becoming more popular in 2014. A beige version would also work well in the summer months.
  3. The Lounge Suit – This is basically a smart looking jacket and trousers, but each using different fabrics. It works particularly well for more informal weddings.
  4. The Morning Coat – This is for the most traditional of formal weddings and usually comprises a black or grey coat with a single tail at the back and single button fastening and worn with a winged-collared dress shirt, cravat and grey or black trousers.
  5. Tails – The choice for very formal weddings, the tail suit has a jacket with two long tails at the back.
  6. The Tuxedo – The classic tux can be worn for weddings that happen later in the day or have a black tie theme.

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