Grooms wear trends for 2017

Gone are the days where it’s all about the bride’s dress. Before she grabs hold of her pearls, tell her to relax, of course the bride’s dress is still the showstopper of the day, but a groom’s wedding attire is important too. So don’t just browse your closest Woolies or Edgars aimlessly. Start pinning things you like (yes, men should have Pinterest accounts too), or browse the internet for other similarly styled weddings as yours.

To help you on your way, here are grooms wear ideas that are currently trending globally:

  1. Wedding Suits

As traditional as a wedding suit is it will most probably stay put on the trending list year after year after year. Why? Because it is easy to give a suit a modern or personal twist.

  • The three-piece: Super snazzy three-piece suits are back…or have they ever left? It seems that more grooms are opting for the trousers with waistcoat and jacket trio and going for a formal look even if the wedding isn’t strictly formal itself. Give your formal wedding suit an even more modern look by adding one of our funky cuff links.
  • Colour: The popular suit colours for the year are emerald green, electric blue and burgundy. Whether a full-on emerald green three-piece, a burgundy waistcoat or an electric blue tie ­– include these colours any which way into your attire if it is your thing, of course.
  • Prints: Prints are huge this year. And no, you don’t have to do a floral suit. Going for a subtle floral, paisley or chequered tie or waistcoat that complements the rest of your attire can create an interesting look.
  • Mix and match: Mix and match subtle prints and bold colours with hues of grey, blue etc. For e.g. team matching grey trousers and jacket with a print waistcoat, colourful bowtie and crisp white shirt.
  1. Tweed

Tweed is as always a wedding favourite. A tweed waistcoat, tie or jacket will give a suit an informal look but jazz up your jeans. If you are getting married in spring or summer, opt for a tweed print instead.

  1. The bowtie

It’s all about the bowtie. Colours, prints, plain, wooden, tweed, knitted whatever – it all goes.

Happy planning, and good luck!


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