Accessorising for Groomswear

For better or worse, the bride will almost always be the centre of attention at a wedding. This is partly why choosing bridal wear can be such a demanding task. Nevertheless, the bride isn’t the only person who will want to look incredible, and what bride doesn’t want to be accompanied by a handsome looking groom?

In last week’s blog post, we talked about using accessories to add nuance and character to your bridal wear. While your wedding dress is the centerpiece of your outfit, the right accessories are essential for composing the overall style you’re looking for. Similarly, there’s more to groomswear than suits. This week, we’d like to offer some tips on accessorising for grooms. As always, we hope you’ll find our thoughts helpful.

Have Fun Choosing Your Cufflinks

When it comes to groomswear, cufflinks are the essential accessory. They’re straightforward in the sense that you don’t need to spend any time wondering how you’ll wear them, so all you need to do is pick a pair that you like. There are countless designs and styles available, so the possibilities are limitless. You can choose something simple and elegant, or something creative and lighthearted. You might even consider personalised cufflinks which will serve as the perfect wearable memento of your wedding day.

Experiment with Neckwear

While choosing cufflinks is relatively straightforward, picking a type of neckwear can be challenging. Your choice of neckwear should reflect what works best with the rest of your outfit. A necktie is perhaps the safest option, and can work with almost any suit (as long as you choose the right one, of course). If you’re looking for something a little cuter or more stylish, you should consider wearing a bow-tie or a cravat. If you’re going for one of these dressier options, be sure to try as many as possible, so that you have an opportunity to see how different designs can complement your suit.

Liven Up Your Torso

When it comes to adorning your torso, there’s a host of different accessories you can use to make your midriff look a little more stylish. Wearing a waistcoat under your suit jacket can add style and formality, as well as being a lot more interesting to look at than just a shirt. If you don’t want to wear a waistcoat, a cummerbund is a more subtle way of adding a formal touch, while braces are a good option for those looking for something a little cuter. As well as these more striking accessories, there are others you can use to add some interesting detail. These include handkerchiefs, buttonhole flower arrangements, and perhaps even pocket watches. If you’re not sure which of these you might like to wear, experiment with different combinations until you find a look that you find pleasing.

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