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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

WHAT TO WEAR TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF WEDDINGS

Wedding season has officially started, the deets are piling in and you're probs thinking 'What am I going to wear?' Whether you’re attending a church wedding, a wedding abroad or just hitting up the reception, we’ve broken down six wedding-guest situs with inspo and advice, to help you get your guest garms sorted. 

The church wedding

1. Find out if there’s a dress code or colour scheme
2. If there is, stick to it – otherwise grey, navy and charcoal are the most popular traditional suit colours
3. If it’s a fancy affair, a three-piece suit complete with a waistcoat will nail your dress code
4. Shoes are key: 🔎 Derby, brogue or Oxford styles 
5. Make sure your tie works with your suit – a simple block-colour tie is easiest, but go for a printed or embroidered style if you dare!

For the best men or groomsmen

1. Always check if there’s a dress code first
2. If you can choose your own suit, there are two ways of playing this: traditional or statement
3. For the classic look, a suit in a navy, grey or charcoal is ideal
4. For making a statement, opt for a more impactful colour that'll get you noticed when you’re front and centre – not to mention during the speeches 📸
5. For bonus points, find a tie or pocket square that matches any flowers or decorations at the wedding. It’s the little things that count!

The wedding abroad

1. Where is it? For warmer climes, opt for a lighter fabric like linen or a linen mix
2. Lighter shades don't just look fire; they also reflect the heat to keep you cool 😏
3. For those more low-key affairs, chinos and a shirt work just as well
4. In terms of shoes, loafers are the perfect option for warmer weather
5. Cropped trousers? Yep! These'll give your look a fresh edge
6. Oh and remember to go sockless or wear invisible liners if you cop some loafers

The winter wedding

1. Cold weather = heavyweight fabrics, like twill, wool or a wool-blend

2. Herringbone, tweed and checks are the most popular suit designs

3. For a little extra warmth, include a waistcoat and make it a three-piece suit

4. For shoes, go for a pair of brogues, Oxford or Derby shoes with a weather-ready cleated tread

5. For a more contrasting look, go for a houndstooth blazer and dark trousers

The registry office wedding

1. Try a blazer or suit jacket with a plain tee underneath for a more casual look. Make the most of the freedom to experiment!
2. With a more relaxed dress code, you're free to play with different colours up top and below 🎨
3. Pair your stripped-back look with a necklace to accessorise your outfit
4. For the summer months, try a printed shirt with a revere collar and/or cuffed chinos
5. If you can wear trainers, go for it! A block colour will work to keep the look on the more formal side

The family wedding

1. If you haven't seen the fam in a while and want to impress, go for a printed or jacquard-style suit that'll make a bit of a statement

2. A suit in the season's most popular colours will always score more points

3. It's all about the details, so a tie or pocket square that match the colours in your suit is a sure-fire winner

4. If you go for a bolder suit choice and don't want to overdo it, go for a pocket square instead of a tie

5. Why not try a pair of shoes with statement details (e.g. a chunky sole or buckles)?

The wedding reception

1. Just going for the party? Lucky you. A simple shirt + trouser combo is all you need 🕺

2. If you don’t want to wear a tie, pick up a collarless shirt instead

3. Pro-tip: a pair of chinos can look just as smart as suit trousers

4. If your shirt is printed, team it with plain trousers – or make more of a plain shirt with pinstripe or check trousers

5. The best bit? You can defo get away with some smart trainers over more formal shoe styles. Dance floor, here you come...

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