Grooms’ fashion trends for 2015
Women have endless information at their fingertips when it comes to choosing their wedding dress, but what about the men? Once forgotten amid a trail of white satin, silk and tulle, the groom’s get-up is now just as important as the bridal gown.
From classic to creative, here are a few of our favourite formal menswear trends setting the tone for weddings this year.
The English gent
Gone are the days when black and grey morning suits were the only option for the groom and his groomsmen. From navy mohair and bottle green tweed to burgundy flannel and brown herringbone, wedding suits are enjoying some newfound limelight.
The English gent is a look loved from the catwalk to the high street for 2015 and it’s the perfect excuse to embrace your inner Lord Grantham.
Go for a matching three-piece in a classic brown tweed for an instant dose of refined style, or take your cue from the casual end of the scale and mix a pair of pastel chinos with a lightweight tartan jacket.
Neckerchiefs, bow ties and waistcoats
For the groom, the secret to nailing a memorable look is often in the detail. Neckerchiefs are the 2015 catwalk alternative to the suffocating cravat, so they’re ideal for all you trendsetting grooms.
Knot a patterned neckerchief beneath the collar of a plain shirt for a relaxed feel. You can look to Dunhill, Thomas Pink and Topman for some inspiration, or head to London’s Jermyn Street for your pick of dapper accessories.
Not quite a fresh off the catwalk kind of guy? Try this season’s waistcoat and bow tie combo for a modern take on the British eccentric. Choose a polkadot bow tie and clash it with a vintage inspired waistcoat for an outfit with bags of personality.
A squeeze of lemon
Colour schemes are often all about the bridesmaids and the room decor, so why not get in on the act and steal a splash of the rainbow for yourself?
Featured in Jimmy Choo’s spring/summer collection, canary yellow is set to be the favourite among groomsmen this year – especially if you’re hoping to get married in the sunshine. Try a subtle dash of yellow with a pair of socks or some lemony braces, or make it more of a feature with a sunny tie or pocket square.
If yellow is really your thing, take it a step further with a yellow shirt, just be sure to team it with a subtle suit.
Break away from the classic matching three-piece and throw some personality into your wedding attire.
This trend is all about finding some creative individual pieces that shine, so don’t hold back when you’re looking for accessories – from quirky cufflinks and patterned braces to loud ties and retro sunglasses. Just ensure you have a simple shirt and jacket in a similar tone to bring the look together.
It’s certainly a favourite for many brides, but pink is now a go-to colour for grooms too. This look is more about classic sophistication than garish shades, so add a subtle dash of blush to master the trend.
You could treat yourself to a pair of pink Paul Smith brogues for the most stylish feet in the room, or choose a dusty pink pocket square to offset a navy or brown suit.
If you’re feeling brave, take your style cue from the likes of Versace and Calvin Klein, who opted for sharp pale pink suits for spring/summer 2015.
It might conjure flashbacks of your Dad rocking out his suit for a night at the disco, but get it right and this year’s seventies trend will make you one of the most stylish grooms around.
Think subtly tailored flares, wide ties and deeper lapels (rather than bellbottoms and shiny polyester) and you’re half way there. Make like Louis Vuitton and team a retro patterned shirt with a double-breasted suit for a modern take on the era.
Take note ladies, because in 2015, grooms might just be stealing the show.
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