Belts or Suspenders with Wedding Suit?
Menswear experts agree that suspenders are better functionally and aesthetically. Both belts and suspenders do the same job of holding the trousers in place, but over time, suspenders became more than that, and now a fashion statement. Men with a sense of style choose suspenders the look it creates scream classic elegance, and there are more reasons (below) for you to choose suspenders over a belt with a suit.
Like most men, you have been wearing your suit trousers and every trouser you own with a belt. Why not change things up for your special wedding day look by choosing to wear your trousers with suspenders (instead of a belt). Suspenders will give you a more formal, put-together look, and will also make your entire wedding ensemble (outfit) appear posh. In addition, wearing a pair of suspenders prevents you from getting the occasional bulges that belts create on the front of trousers, under the suit – which is not classy.
Why Suspenders Are Better than Belts for Suits: Suspenders give a more polished look and are suitable for formal occasions, such as weddings. Belts are more common and everyday-wear but suspenders do more than what belts do. Suspenders perform the same function as belts, and in addition create a smart-casual look when the jacket is taken off. Your wedding will be one of the most important and biggest events in your life, why not wear something special and differentiate yourself from every man wearing a suit to the office or meeting, or even men in suit at your own wedding? So, if you desire sharp dressing and a sophisticated wedding day look in your suit, go for suspenders because they look better all-round.
Further Reading: Andrew Craig shares the pros and cons of wearing a belt with a suit and many reasons why you should not. There are more cons than pros.
Can You Wear Tuxedo with a Belt?
Men’s dressing etiquette considers it a grave fashion sin to wear a tux (i.e. tuxedo) with a belt. In fact, most ready-to-wear and designer tux trousers don’t even come with belt loops. Besides, men’s fine dressing experts say that every men’s suit looks better without belts.
f. Suspenders (aka Suit Braces)
Suspenders play double duty menswear accessory – they keep your suit trousers in place, and also add more elegance to your wedding day look. Most modern suit trousers come ready-made with provisions for button-on suspenders, and there are also clip-on suspenders for those whose suit trousers do not have button-holes. Let’s talk about the materials they are made from – you can find suspenders made with either fabric or leather.
Go Jacketless in Style! Want to rock a groom outfit change without having an outfit change? Wear your full-on suit during the church ceremony. During your wedding reception, take off your suit jacket to look effortlessly posh and rock the smart casual, relaxed look, showing off your suspenders. Suspenders ooze of classy elegance and a sense of taste in men’s fashion.
Casual Elegance Look with Wedding Suspenders: Suspenders have a way of sprucing up the look of groomsmen at weddings. Some grooms gift each of their groomsmen a pair of suspenders and make them step out in style wearing them on your wedding day. The guys at JJ Suspenders have great tips on how to choose or wear suspenders stylishly, and on their Instagram page, they have loads of pictures of wedding parties and stylish men rocking suspenders.