Whether you’re the groom or a wedding guest, piecing together a nuptial-worthy outfit is all about layering touches of personality to your look. From your dress shirt to your dress shoes, accessorizing a classic suit ensemble with items that elevate and feel unique to you will not only help put a spin on traditional menswear designs but will also ensure confidence and comfortability. After all, if dress wear is not your typical go-to, you still want to feel, and look, like you.
When we think of how to accessorize a suit, we’re quick to zero in on the necktie as it is one of the best and easiest ways to add some flair and complete a look. And, with streetwear leaving a mark on wedding attire, the skinny tie is a popular choice that adds a modern touch without losing sophistication. From the best black-tie for your wedding day to funky patterned ties to rock at a spring wedding, we’ve got your skinny tie dreams covered with a list of neckties that fit all of your style needs.
Ahead, the best skinny ties for your upcoming event, along with some styling advice from menswear designer Daniel Patrick and celebrity stylist Eric Archibald.
Theory Roadster Tie in Solid Silk
With hundreds of black ties to choose from, finding the best of the best is no easy feat. We love this 100 percent silk skinny tie from Theory for its contemporary design and timeless feel. It's perfect for black-tie events, as well as slightly more casual dress codes that call for suit separates.
Price at time of publish: $98
Material: Silk, cotton | Length: N/A | Width: N/A
Designed by Don Skinny Satin Solid Black Tie
When on a budget, selecting a classic design at an affordable price point is the way to go. From dressed-up black tie dress codes to more casual looks, this satin black tie from Designed by Don is budget-friendly without sacrificing style.
Price at time of publish: $15
Material: Silk | Length: 58" inches | Width: XXXX 2.75" inches
Saks Fifth Avenue Collection Formal Skinny Tie
For a touch of bridal white, this white tie from Saks Fifth Avenue is the perfect pick. Ideal for more formal occasions, such as a black-tie dress code, the 100 percent silk skinny tie adds a freshness and a subtle sheen to any groom ensemble.
Price at time of publish: $128
Material: Silk | Length: N/A | Width: 3" inches
Otaa Khaki Sharkskin Skinny Tie
With its sprinkle of color and cozy plush woven fabric, this elevated khaki skinny tie makes for the perfect accent to a brown or navy suit. The textured, speckled design would also work well with a vintage (or vintage-inspired) ensemble.
Price at time of publish: $45
Material: Microfiber | Length: 57" inches| Width: 2.4" inches
Express Narrow Herringbone Tie
Herringbone is a great way to add some subtle texture to a fall or winter wedding look. This wool-blend herringbone skinny tie from Express is a great way to tie more casual attire together.
Price at time of publish: $48
Material: Polyester, wool | Length: N/A | Width: 2.75" inches
Resso + Roth Navy Blue Knit Polka Dot Tie
You can’t go wrong with vintage-inspired and, with that in mind, we are all about the knitted tie. This navy polka dot knit tie from Resso + Roth is handmade from cotton yarn and boasts that timeless pattern design with a vintage feel.
Price at time of publish: $20
Material: Cotton | Length: 145 cm | Width: 5 cm
Best Winter Floral
The Tie Bar Hinterland Floral Black Tie
For a hint of vintage winter flair, this silk black skinny tie with white and gray florals pairs beautifully with all-black wedding attire.
Price at time of publish: $25
Material: Printed Silk | Length: 58" inches | Width: 2.5" inches
Best Fall Floral
Otaa San Pietro Orange Floral Skinny Tie
Bring the fall vibes with this orange floral skinny tie from Otaa. The color combination paired with the blooming design adds dashing details to khaki or black suits.
Price at time of publish: $45
Material: Cotton | Length: 145 cm | Width: 6 cm
Best Spring Floral
The Tie Shop Floral Vine Skinny
No spring wedding is complete without some florals. We love this creamy floral vine skinny tie for its subtle and sweet ode to the season.
Price at time of publish: $10
Material: Cotton | Length: 59" inches | Width: 3.5" inches
DAZI Rust Tie
Cotton is a great way to dress down a wedding look and this skinny tie from Dazi doesn’t sacrifice style. Handmade from 100 percent cotton, this is the perfect way to tie in (get it?) a bohemian wedding outfit.
Price at time of publish: $32
Material: Cotton, linen | Length: 58" inches | Width: 2.5" inches
The Tie Bar Grenalux Navy Tie
If the groomsmen are rocking dark suits at your wedding, consider this navy option from Tie Bar. Handwoven from 100 percent silk, the solid, subtly textured design is just the thing for fancier ensembles and more laid-back suit separates alike. And the price is more than reasonable.
Price at time of publish: $24
Material: Woven Silk | Length: 58" inches | Width: 2.5" inches
Burberry Classic Cut Vintage Check Silk Tie
A plaid tie is an excellent accessory for a fall or winter wedding—and if there's one brand that knows plaid, it's Burberry. We love this Italian-made silk number, which balances the vintage-inspired checks with a modern skinny cut.
Price at time of publish: $230
Material: Silk | Width: 2.8" inches
Alexander McQueen Men's Nettle Embroidery Tie
If you have a larger budget for accessorizing your suit, you should definitely check out this skinny tie by Alexander McQueen. It's crafted from 100 percent silk and features an embroidered nettle detail just under the knot—adding a subtle hint of embellishment to elevate your ensemble without being too distracting.
Price at time of publish: $290
Material: Silk | Length: N/A | Width: 3" inches
Meet the Expert
- Daniel Patrick is a menswear designer that founded an eponymous luxury sportswear brand that is based in Los Angeles.
- Eric Archibald is a celebrity stylist, creative director, and costume designer at Diplomacy.
What to Look For When Buying a Skinny Tie
If you’re shopping specifically for a wedding tie, menswear designer Daniel Patrick says to stray from traditional patterns—think plaid, checkers, and polka dots—for skinny ties. “I’m all about a nice pattern but, when it’s outdated, it can take away from the polished look one usually aims for when attending a wedding,” Patrick notes. The Burberry Classic Cut Vintage Check Silk Tie is a great plaid option, and the Tie Shop Floral Vine Skinny Tie is perfect for a garden or spring wedding.
The color of your skinny tie and your suit is something important to consider when making your selection. “Dark colors such as maroon, navy, dark gray, and black look great with a black suit,” says Patrick. For warmer weather weddings, Patrick says to pair olive, beige, or a gray-blue tie with a beige linen suit. Tie Bar's Grenalux Tie comes in 10 hues ranging from black and navy to silver and sage.
Material and Texture
You'll also want to consider the material and texture. Many formal ties are woven from 100 percent silk, like the Theory Roadster Bradford Silk Tie. But you'll also find options made of other textiles, like the knitted cotton Resso + Roth Navy Blue Knit Polka Dot Tie and the wool Express Narrow Tie. Beyond that, they come in various textures, from smooth, uniform silk to classic jacquard to distinguished herringbone.
Can you wear a skinny tie to a wedding?
Absolutely. Skinny ties are certainly wedding chic, and Patrick gives this style the green light. “Skinny ties are becoming very popular again, as the trend of a more tailored suit is on the rise,” says Patrick. “They elevate any look to make you appear more slender, tall, and polished,” he adds.
How do you style a skinny tie?
If you’re stuck on how to style a skinny tie for a wedding, Eric Archibald, a celebrity stylist and creative director at Diplomacy, says they are “best styled when paired with a tailored suit.” More specifically, Patrick says they look best with “jackets that have narrow lapels, one or two buttons, or a blazer jacket,” noting how skinny ties “allow the rest of your outfit to be a statement while adding a classic formality.”
Why Trust Brides
Contributor Jessie Quinn is a bridal-obsessed style writer with a Bachelor’s Degree in fashion journalism. When researching men’s fashion stories for Brides, Jessie is all about finding high-quality pieces that touch on tradition without sacrificing personality and individual style. After all, you want to feel—and look—like you on your big day.