How to Style a Suit for a Wedding

Written by    Last updated: June 11, 2015

Styling a modern suit for your wedding is not just a case of adding a buttonhole. The shape, colours, accessories and indeed type of suit you choose all make a statement; make sure it’s the right statement.

Contemporary wedding suit by King and Allen at Lucy and Adam's Real Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Contemporary wedding suit by King and Allen at Lucy and Adam’s Real Wedding

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to style a suit for your wedding, King and Allen Bespoke Suits advise:

1. Make sure it doesn’t look like a suit you would wear for work, so as a rule you should avoid pin-stripes and three buttons.

2. Remember your suit should set you apart from your guests and also from your groomsmen, so consider a three piece, one button or peak lapel.

3. Seek professional advice on the perfect suit for your personal requirements, for instance if you want something modern, consider a fitted jacket with narrow notch lapels and tapered trousers.

4. Consider your body shape – go for a  slightly shorter jacket length if you want to appear taller, or a lower button position if you want to appear slimmer.

King and Allen bespoke suit diagram

King and Allen bespoke suit diagram

How you style your suit also includes whether you intend to wear a waistcoat and tie and what styles, fabrics and colours you choose.

King and Allen modern bespoke suits | Confetti.co.uk

King and Allen modern bespoke suits

The beauty of having a bespoke suit made is you can have it created in your own style and taste with personalised additions to make it completely unique. You might want to wear a pale blue checked suit in a 1960s style with a contrasting satin lining and matching handkerchief.

King and Allen checked suit diagram | Confetti.co.uk

King and Allen checked suit diagram

Almost anything is possible when you have a bespoke suit made to your requirements; you can even have your wedding date embroidered on the inside of your jacket.

For more inspiration on styling your suit please see Fashion for the Groom and visit the Menswear section.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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