With all eyes are on you as you walk down the aisle, you’ll want to feel confident, comfortable and bang on trend in what will be the biggest moment of your year. From pastels to neon, pleats to pretty, go as loud and proud, or as soft and subtle as you like by accessorising with the SS19 groomswear trends. Here’s our guide to what to wear at your gay wedding, for Spring Summer 2019.
Soft and powdery pastel tones are ideal for a summer wedding. Consider contrasting coloured pastel suits, or accessorise with pastel braces, bowties and brogues.
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Tod’s Gommino Suede Driving Shoes, £340 from Mr Porter
Paul Smith Light-Blue Soho Slim-Fit Wool And Mohair-Blend Suit Trousers, £255 from Mr Porter
Dusty mauve bow tie and navy floral braces, £9.98+, from Etsy
Alice Made This Copper Cufflinks, £100, from Liberty
Saint Laurent Pink Slim-Fit Virgin Wool Blazer, £1,880 from Mr Porter
Bring a flash of ‘look-at-me’ fluro to your groomswear fashion wardrobe with some neon patent Oxford shoes, some loud Louboutin pumps, colour-me-bad socks, cuffs or even neon cufflinks.
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Christian Louboutin Seavaste Spikes, £765, from Christian Louboutin
Dobell Orange Patent Contemporary Dress Shoes, £39.99, from Dobell
Neon cuff by Lily & Koh, £17.72, available on Etsy
Neon Smiley Heart Sock by Happy Socks, £11.95, from Happy Socks
Rock & Roll cuff links by World of Dream, £11.70+, available on Etsy
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Go subtle with some sophisticated pleating, giving a more flattering silhouette and greater flexibility.
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Pleated blue tie by Stefano Ricci, £89.95, from Harrods
Acne Studios Pierre Cropped Pleated Cotton-Blend Trousers, £200, from Mr Porter
Pleated Dress Shirt, £25, from Reiss
Pleated Burgundy Silk Bow Tie, £19.99, from Thread Pepper
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Gregory Tapered Pleated Cotton-Twill Trousers, £400, from Mr Porter
The free spirit of flower power floral print is back and alive with colour. Go as little or as bold as you like.
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Liberty London Floral Summer Wedding Printed Silk Pocket Square, £60, at Liberty London
Purple Floral Skinny Tie, bow tie and braces by LoveLillyLane, $4.68+, available on Etsy
Liberty London Imran Men’s Tana Lawn Cotton Shirt, £91, at Liberty London
Simon Carter Blue Tit Cufflinks, £50, at Liberty London
Gucci Button-Down Collar Embroidered And Printed Silk-Satin Shirt, £850, from Mr Porter
Groomswear Trends SS18
From irresistible chambray trousers to colourful vertical stripes, if you want to dress to impress for a SS18 wedding, our ss18 groomswear trend report is here to help…
Jeans are a big trend for this summer, but if you want to maintain an elegant appearance on your wedding you can wear a pair of cotton chambray trousers instead.
Sacai chambray trousers £225 from FarFetch.
Crew chambray trousers £188 via J.Crew.
If you are looking for a sophisticated suit or jacket or just want to complete your look with a unique pocket square, follow this SS18 menswear trend and wear vertical stripes…
Slimfit oatmeal shirt by Reiss, £95
Saint Laurent black slimfit striped blazer, £1,540 via mrporter.com
Gucci’s slimfit red and black striped cotton blend suit, £1,260 (jacket), £480 (trousers) via mrporter.
Paul Smith mixed-stripe silk pocket square
This summer forget about mix and match pieces; rock block colour from head to toe. We love this suit (£730) from Paul Smith available in contrasting lilac and red.
… and this red blaine slimfit woold twill suit from Dries van Noten, available on Mr Porter for £780.
Groomswear Trends 2016
Saint Laurent, Hermes (pictured below) and Raf Simons had 70s nostalgia all sewn up on the SS16 runways: double-breasted suits, pinstripes and plush velvets featured in soft pastels contrasted with rich hues of burgundy, blue and grey, and monochromes added a brilliant air of ‘look-at-me’ flair. But not everyone has a budget for couture, so we’ve put together our affordable top picks: groomswear trends for 2016 that will see you down the aisle in effortless style.
Stride out a style hero wearing Topman. Yes, we’re rather impressed with the high street store’s This Is Tailoring campaign. Suits are fresh and youthful, cut to create a crisp silhouette, with a cheeky nod to the ‘70s. Crafted from wool sourced from distinguished European fabric mills and featuring real horn buttons, no less, it’s Topman’s double breasted and pinstripes suits that have really grabbed our attention. Prices range from £100 up to £250 for limited edition styles.
Who doesn’t love Liberty. Never run-of-the-mill or boring, it religiously showcases upcoming designers alongside established brands, and always ensures its edits have something for everyone. Pair a Maison Margeila velvet jacket with Bruta’s fabulously saint-embellished shirt, and accessorise with some fun Paul Smith cufflinks and funky paisley, floral or fruity neckwear.
L-R: Bruta White Saint Embellished Shirt £110, Paul Smith Orange Cactus Cufflinks £85, Paul Smith Apricot Pocket Square £50, Alexander McQueen Paisley Tie £95, NN07 White Falk Shirt £90 and Liberty Print Phoebe Floral Print Tie £55.
Asymmetrical tailoring featured heavily on the runways, and we rather like Kilgour, the Savile Row tailor that dressed big screen legends such as Cary Grant, Fred Estaire, Jude Law and even Karl Largerfeld. Kilgour’s made to measure suiting options start at £1,760.
Above: Shawl jacket in dark navy double silk weave with navy mohair flat fronted trousers and a white silk scarf.
Below: Angled collar evening suit in graphite wool with a mother of pearl button and a perforated suede alcantara asymmetric waistcoat with a contrast silk insert.
Neckwear is so hot right now. Whether you drape it loosely around your neck, tie it in a bow or wear it straight down your chest, it’ll add an extra layer of effortless style to your look.
Hugo Boss Glamour Tuxedo £550, Paul Smith Balloon Silk Scarf £110, Burberry Silk Bow Tie £135 and Turnbull & Asser Big Ben pocket square £65 .
Ok, perhaps less affordable, but a brilliant collection that’s definitely worth looking at. Zegna’s made to measure suits are timeless, and – if you have the cash – worth investing in. Accessorise with a pink with shirt or tie.
L-R: Vermillion Striped Shirt £220, Black Wool Tuxedo £1,695, Grey Seersucker Broken Suit £1,050.