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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.
Best Black: 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.
Best Budget: 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.
Best White: 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 to any groom ensemble.
Best Knitted: Charvet Slim Knitted Silk Tie
When the weather outside is frightful, cozy fabrics bring on the warmth. We love this slim knitted necktie for a touch of texture.
Best Navy: Hermès Saint-Honore Tie
Similar to a black-tie, navy ties offer sleek sophistication to your menswear ensemble. And, this jacquard silk skinny tie from Hermès is no exception. Available in over a dozen hues, we love the navy colorway for its timeless feel.
Best Gingham: Ted Baker Gingham Cotton & Silk Skinny Tie
Add some spring flair to a light-colored suit—such as khaki or light gray—with this gingham cotton and silk skinny tie from Ted Baker. Designed with a relaxed feel in mind, this skinny tie is the perfect fit for a warm wedding day.
Best Khaki: 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.
Best Herringbone: 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.
Best Vintage-Inspired: 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.
Best Plaid: INC International Concepts Men’s Glen Plaid Skinny Tie
When selecting a plaid tie, we steer away from bold print and go for something more neutral. This plaid skinny tie from INC International Concepts checks all of our boxes with its Glen Plaid pattern and slender style.
Best Green: Designed by Don Corded Weave Solid Forest Green Skinny Tie
If you’re on the hunt for a gorgeous winter green tie, look no further. This corded weave skinny-tie boasts a luscious forest hue fit for any cold-weather wedding.
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.
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.
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.
Best Cotton: 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.
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 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.
Can You Wear a Skinny Tie to a Wedding?
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.