If you’re a groom searching for a white tuxedo and aren't having any luck, we are here to help! While most of the attention is typically placed on the bride and the wedding gown, finding the right tuxedo that makes you feel good is just as crucial. After all, all eyes will also be on you.
First, let's break down the difference between a suit and a tuxedo. "The only difference between a tuxedo and a suit is that a tuxedo has satin details. Tuxedos have a satin lapel and a satin stripe on the pants," says Steven Burton, Founder and CEO of Perfect Tux. So while suits are appropriate to wear on your wedding day, tuxedos provide extra details that could help you stand out from the rest of your guests.
Meet the Expert
- Steven Burton is the founder and CEO of PerfectTux, a leading e-commerce website for fashionable and unique men’s formalwear.
Burton tells Brides that it's crucial to wear a tux that is perfectly fit for your body. “Having an oversized tuxedo takes away the appeal, even from basic tuxedos,” he explains. “Also, the new trend is having tuxedo pants show men’s ankles so they can wear loafers with no socks." Layering accessories like a vest, pocket square, or cummerbund are also recommended for those looking for additional flair.
Additionally, it's important to take your personal style into consideration when shopping for your wedding day look. For example, if you're more of a classic groom, opt for the Brooks Brothers Regent Fit Wool Tuxedo or the J.Crew Ludlow Slim-Fit Dinner Jacket and Pants in Italian Wool. Looking for something more statement-making? We love the Hockerty Ivory Wool Tuxedo or the Brioni Tonal Floral Dinner Jacket.
Read on for the best white tuxedos for grooms, groomsmen, wedding guests, and beyond.
Best Shawl Collar Jacket
J.Crew Ludlow Slim-Fit Dinner Jacket in Italian Wool
Size Range: Jacket: 34/S-46/L, Pants: 28-42/32 | Color(s): Antique Linen, Black | Fit: Slim-fit | Material(s): Wool
This sleek dinner jacket is crisp and perfect for a groom looking to keep his wedding day attire minimal and classic. It’s crafted from fine Italian wool and finished with a satin shawl collar for an undeniably dapper and timeless look. Pair with a black silk bowtie, a shirt of your choice, and the brand's matching Ludlow Slim-fit trousers to complete the look.
Price at time of publish: $775
Lauren Ralph Lauren Men's UltraFlex Classic-Fit Twill Dinner Jacket and Tuxedo Pants
Size Range: Jacket: 36/S-36/R, Pants: 30x30-36x34 | Color(s): Off-white | Fit: Regular fit | Material(s): Wool, polyester
If you're looking for a stylish tuxedo with built-in all-day comfort, opt for this twill dinner jacket. It's designed with UltraFlex technology making it breathable and easy to wear and provides total freedom of movement in the arms and chest. It’s perfect for taking you from the aisle to the after-party.
Price at time of publish: $266
Best Under $200
ASOS DESIGN Super Skinny Velvet White Tuxedo Blazer and Black Pants
Size Range: Jacket: 32R/S-46R/S, Pants: 26/30-46/34 | Color(s): White, black | Fit: Super skinny | Material(s): Polyester
Looking like a million bucks on your wedding day doesn’t mean you actually need to spend a million bucks. Case in point: this tux from ASOS. It not only retails for under $200 but it’s packed with details that look super luxe, like a sumptuous velvet jacket, sharp peak lapels, and ultra slim-fitting pants.
Price at time of publish: $164
Indochino Hampton Ivory Tuxedo
Size Range: Custom sizing | Color(s): Ivory | Fit: Custom-fit | Material(s): Wool, cashmere
Made from a blend of wool, silk, and cashmere, this ivory tuxedo will have you looking and feeling extra sharp and dapper. Plus, since it’s custom-made to your measurements, you can be sure it will fit you perfectly. Style with a white bowtie for a monochromatic look, or with a black tie for added contrast.
Price at time of publish: $589
For a Winter Wedding
Hockerty Ivory Wool Tuxedo
Size range: Custom sizing | Color(s): Ivory, black | Fit: Custom-fit | Material(s): Wool, terylene
Since this tuxedo is crafted from heavyweight wool, it’s perfect for those who plan to say “I do” in the winter months. What’s more, the brand prides itself on its strict quality control and offers a “Perfect Fit Guarantee” to ensure your tailor-made suit fits you precisely.
Price at time of publish: $503
For the Maximalist Groom
Gentleman’s Guru Floral All Champagne Tuxedo
Size Range: Jacket: 36R-48R Pants: 28-44, or custom sizing | Color(s): Champagne | Fit: Slim-fit | Material(s): Cotton, wool, polyester, linen
This three-piece tuxedo option is entirely handcrafted with velvet and cotton and is ideal for the groom with a bold sense of style. Done in a more subtle champagne color but boasting a striking textured, floral print, this suit takes your wedding wardrobe to a whole new level. Not only is this suit undeniably stylish, but it’s also well-made and crafted from high-quality fabrics with a fully lined half-canvassed jacket.
Price at time of publish: $700
Best Double-Breasted Jacket
Indochino Hampton Black and Ivory Tuxedo
Size Range: Custom sizing | Color(s): Ivory, black | Fit: Custom-fit | Material(s): Wool, cashmere, silk
Just because you're opting to wear a white tuxedo doesn't mean it needs to be entirely white. This high-contrast style from Indochino boasts a double-breasted jacket with satin black trim details, and black pants for a look that evokes a sense of old-world charm. We love it with a black bowtie and classic black tuxedo shoes.
Price at time of publish: $589
Best for the Classic Groom
Brooks Brothers Regent Fit Wool Tuxedo Jacket and 1818 Pleat-Front Tuxedo Trousers
Size Range: Jacket: 38-50/R/S/L, Pants: 30-52/L/R/S | Color(s): White, black | Fit: Regent Fit | Material(s): Wool
For the classic groom, this tuxedo style from Brooks Brothers is a no-brainer. In a timeless silhouette crafted from pure wool woven in Italy and boasting the brand’s tried and true Regent Fit, you simply cannot go wrong with this classic look. Pair the jacket with pleat-front tuxedo trousers and a ten-pleat wing collar tuxedo shirt.
Price at time of publish: $778
Best Cotton Jacket
Favourbrook Theobald Cotton Tuxedo Jacket and Hampon Straight-Leg Wool-Barathea Tuxedo Trousers
Size Range: Jacket: 36-46, Pants: 30-38 | Color(s): Ivory, black | Fit: Regular fit | Material(s): Cotton jacket, wool pants
Looking for a lightweight tuxedo jacket for your spring or summer soirée? Your search stops here. Cut from soft and breathable cotton, this white tuxedo jacket from Favourbrook feels like next to nothing when worn and features a double vent for ease of movement. The matching trousers have unfinished hems making them easy to alter.
Price at time of publish: $1,155
Brunello Cucinelli + Saint Laurent Satin Lapel Cotton-Corduroy Tuxedo Jacket and Grain de Poudre Tuxedo Trousers
Size Range: 44-58 | Color(s): White, black | Fit: Fitted | Material(s): Cotton, wool, silk
If you're looking for a splurge-worthy outfit for the big day, we've got you covered with this ultra-luxe Brunello Cucinelli and Saint Laurent pairing. The impeccably tailored Brunello Cucinelli jacket is cut from tactile cotton corduroy with silk-blend satin peak lapels making it a great option for fall or winter weddings, while the Saint Laurent tuxedo pants are tailored from Japanese-loomed grain de Poudre edged by satin side stripes for an utterly timeless look. Both pieces can be worn again either together or separately.
Price at time of publish: $6,185
Banana Republic Lanza Tuxedo Jacket and Pant
Size Range: Jacket: 34-50, Pants: 28-44/S/R/L | Color(s): White | Fit: Fitted | Material(s): Wool
Step out and style and stay warm in this sharp and smart tuxedo suit from Banana Republic. It’s made from luxurious and warm Italian wool and the jacket features a tonal ottoman lapel for a striking contrast. The matching pants are designed with a modern slim fit with a tapered leg for a perfectly polished look.
Price at time of publish: $700
Best Bold Dinner Jacket
Brioni Tonal Floral Dinner Jacket
Size Range: 38R-46R | Color(s): Ivory | Fit: Regular fit | Material(s): Silk
If you're a groom that wants more details added to your wedding day look, opt for this floral print piece—a double-breasted dinner jacket with shawl lapels and a four-button sleeve finish. Guests will catch the subtle pattern when you move, and its silk material will look ultra-luxe in all of your photos.
Price at time of publish: $7,995
What to Look For in a White Tuxedo
When searching for a tux, there are many factors to consider, starting with the fit, style, and overall pricing. A few tips Burton recommends when selecting a white tuxedo are:
- Get proper measurements from a tailor.
- Make sure the tuxedo is a reflection of your style and personality.
- Pay attention to pricing and check that the tuxedo is within your budget.
- Decide if you want to rent or own. “The majority of the time, owning a tuxedo is less expensive than renting,” Burton explains.
Can grooms wear white to their wedding?
Absolutely! If the bride and groom both agree to wear the color white, wearing a white tuxedo (and even suit) is a suitable option for all weddings.
What should grooms look out for when purchasing a white tuxedo?
If possible, it's important to get a tuxedo precisely tailored to fit perfectly on the wedding day. White tuxes also come in a variety of styles and shades, so grooms should be sure to choose a tuxedo that is comfortable and flattering. If you just can't find the right one for you, consider having a tux custom made.
Is a white tuxedo appropriate for all dress codes?
Yes! White tuxedos can be worn at any type of wedding, during any season.
Why Trust Brides
Taylor Lane is a beauty and fashion expert with over five years of experience. Her work has appeared on W, Women’s Health, Aedit, The Zoe Report, The Sunday Edit, and Self.