If you’re like most stylish men, you don’t want to look like you’re going to the office every time you wear a suit for a non-office special occasion. As a wedding guest or groom, you should wear a proper-fit men’s wedding style suit, not an office-style suit. You also need to know the types of accessories that can transform any suit, even a work-suit, to occasion-style suit. Let’s help you with modern suit dressing tips for every man including the groom and groomsmen, and male wedding guests – 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.
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In this post, we touch on wedding suit types and the tiny details that will make you stand out at a wedding ceremony and reception either as the groom, groomsman or male wedding guest. Read on to find out how to create a unique dapper look in men’s occasion-suits. You’ll see pictures of men and grooms’ suit attire and style tips to look sharp on your wedding day. You’ll find answers to what are the popular wedding suit styles for Nigerian men, must-have suit accessories, essential tips for getting the perfect-fit suit for your body, the 3 types of suit cuts and how to know the one to buy, plus more men’s sharp-dressing ideas. This is a long post and you’ll have to read to the end to get the most from this article. Now, let’s dive right into it…
8 Types and Styles of Modern Wedding Suits Popular with Nigerian Grooms
#1. Two-Piece Suit for Wedding in Plain, Solid Colour
STYLE NOTES: 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 Solid Plain Colour
STYLE NOTES: 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
STYLE NOTES: The white tuxedo jacket or dinner jacket on black trousers is another top favourite of Nigerian grooms, as 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 black lapels (instead of white lapels); an example we see is a white dinner jacket with black lapels.
HINT: Most big hotel waiters wear the white suit jacket as their uniforms, and you won’t want someone to mistake you for a hotel waiter (that is if your wedding venue is at a hotel). Don’t worry, there is a way to make your white tuxedo or white dinner jacket styling look different and posh. So, if you are thinking of going for this style, be sure to elevate your attire with a few suit accessories. Ensure to read to the end of this long post to see the section where 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 Style for Wedding
Another wedding suit style we spot with Nigerian grooms is the wearing of suit separates. That involves wearing the jacket of a different suit with the trousers of another suit. 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 suit styling done right and we’ve also seen it done wrongly, which makes the entire dressing look scattered and disturbing to the eyes. Pulling off this 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.
Continue to see images of the other men’s suit styles.