Would you like to look stylishly different in suit for your wedding or special occasion, and not like you’re wearing an office suit? If you like a modern and classy man vibe with proper suit fit, this post is for you. You’ll also learn how to mix and match 5 suit and shirt colours to get 75 different elegant suit looks for men.
This post shows you photo inspirations of different suit styles and colours you and your groomsmen can wear for your wedding or any special occasion. Swipe/ scroll down to see photos of the best wedding suit styles that stylish Nigerian men and grooms wear to weddings. Now, let’s dive right into it…
The Best Wedding Suits for Stylish Grooms (Photos + Styling Tips)
1. Three-Piece Wedding Suit 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 want to look stylishly different without extra cost, a 3-piece suit offers you the perfect option to switch up your looks and still look polished.
For example, you can wear the full ensemble during the church (religious) or court wedding ceremony and unbutton the outer suit jacket to reveal the waistcoat. During your wedding reception, take off the suit jacket to switch into a casual vibe, ready to dance away.
2. White Tuxedo Jacket or Dinner Jacket for Wedding
STYLE NOTES: White tuxedo jacket or dinner jacket on black trousers is another top favourite of Nigerian grooms, usually, this wedding suit style is accessorized with a black bow tie and black pocket-square.
Some grooms tweak this white tux or white dinner jacket style by opting for black lapels (instead of white lapels) – white dinner jacket with black lapels, for example. Incorporating suit accessories takes this style to the next level.
3. Two-Piece Wedding Suit 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.
4. Tail Coats and Morning Suits for Grooms and Groomsmen
5. Men’s Print or Floral Jacquard Suit Jacket for Wedding
6. Wedding Tuxedo (Instead of a Suit) for Grooms and Groomsmen
Traditionally, tuxedos had to be either in black or midnight blue colour. The black tuxedo is a favourite among Nigerian grooms. Usually, tuxedo shirts are white but sometimes other colours are worn under the tux jacket. The white tuxedo shirt is the favourite of Nigerian grooms and groomsmen.
For more tuxedo styling tips and the difference between a tuxedo and suit, read to the end of this post, and click to the next page.
7. Checked Suits for Wedding
8. Mix-and-Match Suits for Wedding (& How to Get 75 Suit Styles from Only 5 Suit Colours)
Another wedding suit style we spot with Nigerian grooms is the wearing of suit separates, or mix-and-match suits. That involves wearing the jacket of a different suit with the trousers of another suit. Mix and match wedding suits look casual, but yet super-stylish if you get it right. The above video shows you how.
The above video shows you how to get 75 mix-and-match suit style looks from only 5 different suit and shirt colours. So, even if you have a few suits, the right suit colours and a few of those must-have shirt colours are all you need to style your suits in 75 different ways. You can use that video above as your mix-and-match suit styling guide.
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, shirts and suit jackets of different colours, and sometimes of different fabrics. We’ve seen this suit styling done right and we’ve also seen it done wrongly.
When done wrong, a mix and match suit combination makes the entire ensemble look scattered and disturbing to the eyes. However, it looks classy if you combine the right colours of shirt, trousers and jackets properly.
Pulling off this suit style successfully requires confidence and an eye for harmonizing different colours to look appealing. Men that are not comfortable wearing coloured outfits are not likely to like a mix-and-match suit. But then if you like combining separate colours of suits and jackets, you’ll be able to pull off a mix-and-match wedding suit.
Suit Styling Tips for Special Occasion Wears, and for Grooms and Groomsmen
Many Nigerian brides are over-the-moon excited about their wedding gown and put as much effort into finding the best wedding dress. It’s not the same story for many grooms in Nigeria (some try, though). Some men casually say it’s the woman’s day and their duty (as the groom) is just to show up with just any suit and tie. Really?
We think that if you’ll be standing beside your bride who’s wearing an expensive and gorgeous dress, you too should be stylishly dressed for the occasion. Let’s show you how to dress with elegance for your white wedding.
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?
To stand out on your special occasion suits and not look like you’re dressed up for work (as per suits are also office dressing), it’s the small details that make a big difference in your look.
Pay attention to details like a pocket square (pocket handkerchief), boutonniere, the quality of belt and shoes you wear, the quality of shirt you wear inside, ditching the belt and throwing in suspenders for that edgy look when you unbutton or take off the suit.
Conclusion: The Best Wedding Suit Ideas for Men
As a wedding guest or groom or one of the groomsmen, the secret to looking sleek and sharp in suits is proper fitting, which is all about having your suit looking right (not too big, not too small), and not having some parts of the suit not looking smooth.
Finally, remember that when buying your wedding suits, what really matters is getting the proper fit and the right size. Even a super expensive designer suit that does not fit properly will look super cheap on the body.
So, it’s not about how much your suit costs but how well your suit looks on you, and the tiny little suit accessories that add extra posh-ness to your look.
RECAP: In this post, I touched 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.
I also covered answers to questions like what are the popular wedding suit styles for Nigerian men, 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.
I included 15 pictures of the latest men’s special occasion suits, showing stylish grooms, groomsmen, and male wedding guests. On top of that, I provided suit styling tips to help you look sharp on your wedding day or to any occasion, and most importantly, learn how to choose the perfect-fit men’s suit for your body type.
There you have it – our picks of the best wedding suit styles for Nigerian men. I hope you found this post helpful. Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed reading it. If so, please consider telling someone else about it and help us also share it on your social media pages.
Now, I’d like to hear from you. What’s your groom style from the 8 wedding suit styling ideas discussed above? How are you planning to dress at your wedding as a groom or what’s the best groom style idea you have seen at Nigerian weddings?
What style and colour of men’s wedding suit is your favourite and which of the above suit accessories are your must-have and which ones do you think you don’t care about? Comment below to share your thoughts and let’s get the discussion going.