Q: We're having a formal evening wedding and my fiancé wants to wear a suit. He says that the guys on awards shows do it all the time and he likes the look. Is this cool for a wedding?

A: It's so not cool. A formal affair calls for formal attire—and that means a tuxedo. In fact, if your fiancé looked a little more closely, he'd realize that the sharply dressed men strolling the red carpet are actually wearing tuxedos with business ties instead of traditional bow ties. If he's still not convinced, though, steer him toward a trendy one-button tuxedo jacket with peaked lapels—a favorite look of A-listers like Leo and Jamie—which he can pair with a simple white piqué shirt.

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