Cold-weather wedding? Beach ceremony? Black tie? Here are foolproof pairings for you & your partner.
Between the venue, season, no-no colors (you'll typically want to steer clear of those reserved for the wedding party and, most importantly, bride (not to mention any special requests), choosing the perfect wedding guest attire is task enough solo, let alone when having to coordinate with a date.
Because another couple's vows of love shouldn't be the cause of your demise (or, at the very least, clashing photos), we give you five foolproof pairings (spotlight included).
* To make this easier, we're starting with a white cuffed shirt for the men (but feel to change up if you'd like).
1. Check, Mate
Attending a cold-weather wedding while battling the winter wardrobe blues? Turn that fashion frown upside down with this unique (and totally upbeat) plaid pairing.
His: Topman Charcoal 2 Button Slim Suit Jacket, now $60, Topman Charcoal Skinny Dress Pants, $50, Topman Grey Checked Suit Vest, $100, Topman Best Burgundy Tie, $32 and Topman Burgundy Patent Lace Up Smart Shoes, $65
2. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Perfect for the power couple, show them you mean business with this sleek and sexy set (just be sure to mix in some business with pleasure).
His: Haggar Custom-Fit Solid Herringbone Black Suit Jacket, now $72, Haggar Custom-Fit Pleated Black Suit Pants, now $47.99, Mossimo Men's Skinny Tie, now $13.99 and Todd Welsh Men's Billy Dress Shoe, $60
3. Ravishingly Retro
Feel like you were born in the wrong decade? Take a cue from Boardwalk Empire and have some fun with flapper-inspired fashions and fedoras. (Bonus points if you perfect some 1920s dance moves — Charleston, anyone?)
His: Express Khaki Cotton Sateen Photographer Suit Jacket, now $148.50, Express Cotten Sateen Photographer Suit Pant, now $59.92, Tagliatore Gingham Check Waistcoat, now $108.24, Ahfashion Silk Sunshine Yellow Bow Tie, $49.99, Faddism Brown Fedora Hat, $13.99 and Johnston & Murphy Tyndall Wingtip Shoe, $155
4. Preppy Pair
Especially great if attending a summer or beach wedding, show your true stripes (and sneak in some white) with these nautical numbers.
His: Jos. A. Bank Signature Gold 3-Button Jacket in Navy, now $128, Jos. A. Bank Signature Gold Plain Front Trousers in Navy, now $138, T.M. Lewin Navy White Barber Stripe Silk Tie, $45 and Kenneth Cole New York Tone-D Up Oxford Shoe, $168
5. Red Carpet Ready
Attending a black tie affair? Look like a million bucks (without having to spend it) with these award ceremony-worthy styles. Tip: You can also look into renting a tux if you only plan on wearing it once.