You don’t want to look like you’re heading to the office every time you wear a suit for a non-office special occasion, such as a wedding. Let’s help you with the modern suit dressing tips for men and grooms so that you can look better than ever at your wedding or any special occasion, and most importantly, learn how to choose the perfect-fit men’s suit for your body type.
Unlike women who have different dress styles to play with, men wear suits to work, to meetings and to special occasions, and as a result, many Nigerian men struggle with pulling different looks in similar-looking suits for different events or places. How do you avoid looking nerdy in suits when the event is a social one? Your goal should be to look sleek in a suit. Every man who is a wedding guest or has another type of special occasion to attend feels the urge to look his best and show off his sense of style.
Similarly, every groom feels that his wedding day attire is special and requires a well-fitted suit and tie, and a few accessories details that will make him look polished and put-together, and not like he is wearing a regular office suit. Does that sound like you? Read on to find out how to create a unique groom’s attire and style to look sharp on your wedding day – what are the popular wedding suit styles for Nigerian men, suit accessories and other tips on men’s wedding suit ideas.
For a groom, as a day that marks one of the biggest events in your life, your goal should be to look your absolute best, and that involves getting your entire outfit and groom styling details right. It’s going to be your day too, and so the attention will not be on only the bride – you too will share the spotlight. In this post, we’ll touch on wedding suit types and the tiny details that will make you stand out as the groom or a man planning to attend a special event. Let’s dive right into it…
Topics Covered (read to the end):
- Popular and Modern Suit Styles Every Stylish Man Should Know About
- Must-have suit accessories for sharp dressing
- Essential Tips to Get the Perfect-Fit Suit for Your Body: Sizing, the 3 Types of Suit Cuts and more
8 Types and Styles of Modern Wedding Suits Popular with Nigerian Grooms
#1. Two-Piece Suit for Wedding in Plain, Solid Colour
A 2-piece suit comes with a jacket and a pair of trousers in the same material and colour. Popular men’s wedding suits in Nigeria are solid, plain colour – no patterns or designs on the fabric.
#2. Three-Piece Suit for Wedding in Plain, Solid Colour
A 3-piece suit is similar to a two-piece suit, but in this case, it includes a waistcoat (also known as a vest). That is, it has trousers, a jacket, and a waistcoat. If you desire to rock different looks in pictures and during your wedding without extra cost, a 3-piece suit offers you the perfect option to switch up your looks and still look polished. Wear the full ensemble during the church (religious) or court wedding ceremony. Later, unbutton the outer suit jacket to reveal the waistcoat. During the reception, switch up into a casual vibe and get ready to dance by taking off the suit jacket.
3. White Tuxedo Jacket or Dinner Jacket for Wedding
The white tuxedo jacket or dinner jacket on black trousers is another top favourite of Nigerian grooms, as our observed by our trend spotters. Usually, this wedding suit style is accessorized with a black bow tie and black pocket-square. The addition of contrasting coloured accessories make this suit style pop and makes the groom attire interesting. Some grooms tweak this white tux or white dinner jacket style by opting for a white dinner jacket that has black lapels. HINT: Most big hotel waiters wear the white suit jacket as their uniforms, so if you are thinking of going for this style, be sure to elevate your attire with a few suit accessories. I covered the types of men’s suit accessories and how to use them to look stylishly different when wearing a suit.
4. Mix and Match Men’s Suit for Wedding
Another wedding suit style we spot with Nigerian grooms is the wearing of suit separates. We’ve spotted this suit style on some Nigerian grooms, but not many. Nigerian grooms like to look ‘extra’ and well put-together, which mix and match suits style fail to deliver.
In this style, the groom opts to pair non-matching trousers and suit jackets that have different colours and sometimes are of different fabrics. We’ve seen this style done right and we’ve also seen it done wrongly, which makes the entire groom ensemble (outfit) look jarred. Pulling off this wedding suit style successfully requires confidence and an eye for harmonizing different colours to look appealing. Unless you absolutely know what you’re doing and have in the past successfully experimenting with mixing and matching separate colours of suits and jackets, we advise that you don’t go for this style. Besides, mix and match suits look casual at weddings – do you really want to look casual beside your bride in a sophisticated wedding gown? This is a very daring suit style.