16 Trends Your Groom Needs to Know

Incorporate one (or more) of these unique touches into your wedding day look

Groom adjusting bowtie

Stephania Campos; Event Planning by Daryl Wilson of D Concierge Events; Groom's Attire by Well Groomed Man

Of course, you're going to look stunning at the altar. And while all eyes turn to the bride, the groom gets his fair share of attention too. So finding your groom's style is just as important as finding your own. But where to start? We'll always love a classic tux, but some trends shouldn't be discounted when it comes to groom style. We've rounded up the best new groom trends to get your guy looking just as sharp as you.

Suffice it to say, we've seen some seriously stylish grooms. We've seen men pushing the typical wedding-day boundaries with fashion hats, sparkly shoes, and unexpected suits. There is a fresh take for the destination groom by pairing a navy sport coat over an all-white outfit. Some grooms opt for classic tailoring in new colors, others are in denim, T-shirts, or sneakers. And for a wedding with two grooms, explore coordinating looks.

A classic black tux is the easiest way to look undeniably sharp, but we'll always suggest a touch of personality on the big day. Below are some of our favorite groom trends to inspire you and your future husband.

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The Groom in White

Bride and groom ceremony recessional

Ana Lui

While your guests shouldn't be wearing any shade resembling white to your wedding, there's no rule that says the groom can't be in white too.

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Shorts Suit

bride and groom kissing

Jennifer Boomer

For his Marfa wedding, this groom went for casual-meets-formal in a location-appropriate shorts suit. While the bride's oversized flower crown drew attention, so did the groom's accessories—especially the red Toms shoes.

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Preppy Prints

Grooms holding hands

Kate Headley

Grooms are having fun with prints in accessories, pants, even a print shirt under a solid suit. We love this preppy take for a more casual wedding. Imagine the fun the groomsmen can have with this?

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Navy Suit

Newlyweds victorious recessional

Anya Kernes; Event Planning by Rekindle Creative; Groom's Attire by Suit Supply

This groom opted for a navy three-piece suit for his winter wedding in California. The classic silhouette was upgraded by his selection of the blue hue and punctuated with a black bowtie.

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Neutral Suit

Newlywed portrait in tropical location

Katie Ruther; Event Planning by Destination Weddings Tulum

Complement both your bride and venue in soft neutrals, similar to this groom who wore a beige linen suit to his Tulum beach wedding.

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A Classic Suit With a Fashion T-Shirt and Sneakers

Newlywed portrait with skyline

Paul O'Reilly

You can expect nothing less than stunning looks from two creatives in love. This groom did it right in an Acne Studios T-Shirt and spotless Jil Sander white sneakers.

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Mismatched Destination Looks

Newlyweds dancing on beach

Jillian Mitchell

Planning for a destination beach wedding? Take cues from this low-maintenance look with an easy sport coat over white coordinates.

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Sparkly Groom Shoes

Flat lay of sparkly loafers

Sylvie Gil Photography

If there's ever an event to wear glitter shoes, the wedding day is it! These grooms matched suits, but spoke to their personalities through each of their accessories.

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A Classic Ceremony Look

Grooms exchanging vows

The Nichols

It's fairly common for a bride to wear a second dress to the reception, so why not second suits for the grooms? This couple wore timeless matching suits for the ceremony...

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Second Suits for the Reception

Grooms cutting cake

The Nichols

... and changed into white dinner jackets for the reception!

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Jewel Tones

Grooms portrait in lush green enivronment

Melia Lucida; Event Planning by Kimiko Hosaki of K.H & co.; Grooms' Attire by David Hart

These groom's blended into their lush Hawaiian venue in coordinated green ensembles created by David Hart. Each look took on the same tone but one was articulated in silk linen and the other in a tonal paisley print.

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Navy and Black

Groom in indigo tux with black accents

Chi-Chi Ari; Event Planning by Tiffany Rivera of Simply Breathe Events; Groom's Attire by Black Lapel 

Navy and black has been relatively taboo in formal wear until late. You can keep your tuxedo, and have some blue, too!

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Matching the Theme

Western groom dipping bride for first kiss

Red Aspen Photography

Commitment is key: This Wyoming ranch wedding had country in every detail. The groom was in denim, cowboy boots, and a beautiful cowboy hat.

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Different Tones of the Same Color

Grooms in gray

Aaron and Whitney Photography

As you complement each other, let your suits do the same. These grooms coordinated their Thom Browne suits to strike the balance of yin and yang.

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Textured Statement Pieces

Newlyweds during exit toss

Atmosphere Fotografia; Groom's Attire by CE Clothier 

This groom added a little pizzaz to his wedding day ensemble by topping off his classic, navy attire with a custom tone-on-tone jacquard tuxedo jacket.

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Blush Hues

Newlyweds after ceremony

Picture Me&U; Groom's Attire by Fran’s Tailors

Blushing brides aren't the only one's partial to rocking the warm and moody tones. We've seen plenty of grooms opting for suits in dusky mauves and burgundies like this peak lapel wool suit.

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