17 Best Suspenders for Grooms and Groomsmen

Details, gents.

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Whether you’re a groom or groomsman, you want to look your absolute best on the big day. Your suit or tuxedo is, by far, the biggest choice you’ll make stylistically, but there are small details to consider, like suspenders, that can make or break the look. 

Though designed for function, suspenders are one of those accents that can make a big statement (and, yes, there will be opportunities to show them off, like when you remove your jacket to hit the dance floor or for that totally nonchalant jacket-tossed-over-your-shoulder pose for photos) whether you choose a sleek black or white style with polished hardware, a timeless pattern like herringbone or stripes, or a rich texture like silk or satin. 

If suspenders are purely a pragmatic choice for you, take the understated route with a minimal style that coordinates with your suit (black, navy, or gray are often fail-safe). Then again, a subtle motif or leather accent may be the exact add-on you need for a skosh of texture. 

From understated to slightly statement-making, ahead, our edit of the best suspenders for grooms and groomsmen.

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Best Budget: H&M Herringbone-Pattern Suspenders

herringbone suspenders

 Courtesy of H&M

What's more attractive than you in these suspenders? The price point. These H&M suspenders are a total steal and a great budget-friendly gift for your groomsmen.

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For a Winter Wedding: Brooks Brothers Harris Tweed Stripe Suspenders

Tweed Suspenders

 Courtesy of Brooks Brothers

For a bit of texture, tweed is a strong move and is the perfect material for the groom who covets a vintage vibe. Crafted from woven wool, tweed is also an ideal fabric choice for a winter wedding.

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Jos. A.Bank Satin Suspenders

satin suspenders

 Courtesy of Jos. A. Bank

Hosting a black-tie event? White satin suspenders are an understated choice and an elegant finish to any formalwear look. If you're more of a minimalist groom, these satin suspenders will blend seamlessly with a white shirt.

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For the Classic Groom: Nordstrom Formal Satin Suspenders

Black satin suspenders

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

These refined and classic suspenders will work with any color suit but look particularly smart under a black tuxedo jacket. With its satin and leather details, we promise you'll wear these over and over again.

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Most Comfortable: J.Crew Drake's Suspenders

Navy suspenders

Courtesy of J. Crew

If you've asked your groomsmen to wear navy suits, then consider this the finishing touch to their wedding day look. Crafted with high-quality elastic and fasteners, your groomsmen will also appreciate how comfortable they are.

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For a Refined Weddinng: Men's Wearhouse Fancy Navy Silk Braces

Navy silk

 Courtesy of Men's Wearhouse

Silk suspenders with gold hardware are a refined and understated choice. It's also a tried and true stylish option that won't break the bank—that's what we like to hear.

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For a Destination Wedding: The Tie Bar Grosgrain Solid Titanium Suspender

Titanium Suspenders

 Courtesy of The Tie Bar

You can never go wrong with simple suspenders. From neutrals to jewel tones, this style comes in an array of colors that match any season and wedding style from a casual destination wedding to a formal black-tie affair.

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Best Convertible Style: ASOS Design Wedding Suspenders

Navy Suspenders

 Courtesy of Asos

For a sophisticated pop of color, wear this simple navy style. It's a fashionable pairing against a crisp white shirt and can be worn everywhere from a casual wedding to a black-tie wedding and everything in between.

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Most Timeless: Trafalgar Men's Formal Herringbone Silk Brace

Herringbone Silk Suspenders

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Traditional folk, you can't go wrong with a herringbone pattern that will look timeless in your wedding day photos. We also love the smart leather detailing that sets these suspenders apart from the rest.

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Best Print: Club Room Men's Diamond Print Suspenders

Diamond Print Suspenders

 Courtesy of Macy's

Your partner won't be the only one wearing a diamond on your wedding day. Opt for this diamond-printed design to rock some "bling" of your own.

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For a Fall Wedding: Nordstrom Formal Suspenders

Grid suspenders

Courtesy of Nordstrom

This grid pattern is the perfect mix between subtle and striking. Wear with a plain black tux and white shirt for a classic look with an unexpected twist.

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For a Spring Wedding: Roundtree & Yorke Solid Suspenders

Classic suspenders

 Courtesy of Dillard's

A classic look in blue or black, these suspenders belong in every man's closet. Plus, they'll last you long beyond your wedding day.

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Best For Dancing: Wembley Solid Stretch Suspenders

Stretch suspenders

Courtesy of Kohl's

If the dancefloor is calling your name, you definitely don't want to hit the reception without these suspenders. The stretch material is ideal for busting a move.

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For the Modern Groom: Paul Stuart Solid Braces

suspenders

Courtesy of Paul Stuart

Minimalist meets modern, these Paul Stuart suspenders are for the man who describes his style as classic but with a twist. lSim in design, these suspenders add a touch of sophistication to your tux without overwhelming your overall look.

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For a Beach Wedding: Goodfellow & Co Men's Solid Suspenders

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Courtesy of Target

While khaki pants might not be very groom or groomsman appropriate, you can still infuse some chill, beach vibes with tan suspenders. The faux-leather detailing adds some sophistication and helps to elevate the look.

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For the Trendy Groom: The Tie Bar Mini Dots Black Suspender

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Courtest of THe Tie Bar

Who says suspenders have to be boring? Show off your personality with suspenders in fun colors or patterns. A polka dot print is a great way to inject a little whimsy into your wedding day look.

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For the Vintage Groom: Wembley Stretch Elastic Suspenders

suspenders

Courtesy of Kohl's

If you're a groom who leans towards styles with a vintage vibe–nothing says old-school quite like these suspenders. Nail the retro look with black and grey detailing.

FAQ
  • What's the difference between suspenders and braces?

    Braces refer to suspenders that only attach via buttons at the waist (the term is mostly used in England). Suspenders can be fastened with buttons or metal clips.

  • Are suspenders appropriate for a wedding?

    Yes, and they're sometimes a must for black-tie weddings. As for what kind to wear, button suspenders typically give off a more formal appearance and are often the version deemed most appropriate for weddings.

  • Can you wear a tie with suspenders?

    Yes, a tie or bowtie goes great with suspenders. Traditionally, the two should contrast in color and print.

  • Can you wear a belt and suspenders?

    You should wear either one or the other. If you're having trouble deciding, belts help to tighten your pants around your waist while suspenders hold the pants in place.

  • How tight should suspenders be?

    The straps should sit parallel to each other across your chest. They should fit snug around your shoulders and shouldn't be so loose that they're hanging down.

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