From bold prints to the return of the classic tuxedo, these are the fall and winter trends all grooms need to know.
There’s no denying that men’s wedding attire has come a long way over the past couple of decades, and formal wear, in general, has become much more modern and approachable. Today’s grooms are taking control of their wedding day fashion, showcasing their personal style, and exploring new trends. What’s more, outfit changes aren’t just for the bride anymore, as many grooms are opting to wear not one, but two looks on their wedding day (because why not?).
With the summer wedding season behind us, grooms planning a fall or winter wedding can look forward to a new crop of formal wear trends. Whether you’re choosing to dress to the nines or going for a more casual look, this season’s trends are all about expressive fabrics and patterns, fashion-forward designs, and updated classics. And for your groomsmen? Fall and winter fashion trends always make for a well-dressed wedding party, whether you outfit them in burgundy suits or velvet tuxedos.
According to Men’s Wearhouse, these are the top five trends all grooms should know going into this fall and winter season.
If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that bold aesthetics aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and will continue to trend well into 2022. In this statement-making category, you'll find suits and dinner jackets in eye-catching patterns like paisley and jacquard. If your tastes lean slightly more traditional than whimsical, Men’s Wearhouse recommends grounding a printed jacket with simple black evening trousers.
And for winter grooms looking to dress warmly and distinctively, this season’s selection of velvet jackets and tuxedos strike the perfect balance between bold and classic.
Like a timeless black tuxedo, you can never go wrong with selecting a classic blue suit for your wedding day. Since shades of blue run the gamut from tried and true navy to bold and bright lapis, you’d be hard pressed to find a blue suit that doesn’t speak to you. What’s more, blue is a great alternative to black for a fall or winter wedding as it’s softer and plays nicely with a wide range of colors. For groomsmen, blue suits and tuxedos look especially sharp in photos and are typically flattering on every skin tone.
Pro tip: Not sure whether to go statement-making or classic? Men’s Wearhouse says a good middle ground is always midnight blue or light blue. Both options above are part of the BLACK by Vera Wang collection, which is exclusive to Men's Wearhouse.
For grooms with a classic aesthetic, adding accessories to your wedding day outfit is a great way to inject some flair and personality into your look. Whether it’s adding a boutonniere, a pocket square, or whimsical cufflinks, there are plenty of ways to personalize and liven up a traditional tux or suit. Plus, accessories like matching cufflinks or playful socks make for thoughtful gifts for your groomsmen.
The Return of the Three-Piece
The classic three-piece suit–jacket, trouser, and matching waistcoat is always an elegant and elevated choice for a formal wedding. Sophisticated and refined, a three-piece suit is perfect for the groom who has a penchant for traditional formal attire. That said, while three-piece suits can evoke a sense of old-world charm, there are plenty of styles on the market that feel fresh and modern, especially when done in dark, solid colors.
Go All the Way
After almost two years of wearing mostly sweatpants, Men’s Wearhouse is predicting that grooms will actually want to get dressed up again—and we couldn’t be more here for it! While past seasons’ formal wear trends tended to air on the casual side, 2022 will see the return of grooms dressing to the nines in classic tuxedos. Plus, with the convenience of tuxedo packages (like the ones available at Men’s Wearhouse) it’s now easier than ever to look seriously sharp on your wedding day.