Men’s wedding attire trends for 2017 are breaking with tradition. While the wedding tuxedo or navy blue suit remain classic, the latest colours, fits, and styles are all veering towards the adventurous.
Here are five of the latest groom's style trends that have caught our eye, to ensure you look and feel like the man of the moment on your big day:
Colour me new
In addition to the classic black or navy blue suit, we’re starting to see more adventurous hues creep through, including olive green, brown and burgundy. These unexpected colours make a refreshing change to the usual sea of black, blue and grey and are ideal for those outdoor summer weddings.
Colours like burgundy and green also work well if you’re going for a mix and match style wedding party (groom in a different colour to the groomsmen). It's best to pair the statement suit with a matching tie and white shirt for a more balanced look.
Tweed wedding suits
Tweed suits seem to be enjoying a bit of a revival at the moment, with check and wool mix suits becoming a growing trend with more creative-types. Tweed is timeless and works especially well for a rustic, country-style wedding.
Tweed suits offer more colours and design patterns than a regular suit, so chances are that you’ll be in a very stylish minority whenever you wear one.
There is a growing trend towards more prints and patterns being incorporated into men’s wedding suits. Brands like Giorgio Armani, Missoni and Tom Ford have all been making use of 3D print effects in their recent collections.
These digital prints add an extra visual component and undoubtedly draw attention to the wearer. Floral motifs and geometric patterns are also big trends for 2017.
Slim is in
The slickest suit shape for men for 2017 is super slim fitting or skinny styles. Many of the top specialist groomswear stores now have a range of elegant, custom-fitted slim-cut suits designed to elongate the figure.
Groomswear styles are moving away from tails to more modern, three-piece suits with a tailored fit, consisting of jacket, trousers and vest. For bonus points, the colour of the vest should differ from that of the suit.
Text by: Matthew Keegan