Saturday, 19 March 2016

The Outfit Post | Dressing For a Wedding

With the peak of the wedding season well and truly upon us, wedding fashion is something that for me, is probably the most important part of a wedding (you know minus the whole marrying your soul mate thing). The first thing that crops to mind with wedding fashion is of course the brides dress along with the bridesmaids, the mother of the bride etc. With all that hype surrounding what the women wear, the boys can become overshadowed and somewhat forgotten about. So in light of this I have teamed up with T.M Lewin to showcase some of their collection that I feel would be perfect for a spring/summer wedding, whether you're the groom, best man or just a guest, T.M Lewin have something for you. 


I decided to go with a classic grey suit, this can range anywhere from charcoal to light grey, depending on your preferences. By playing it safe with a grey colored suit you can have fun and play around with different prints and textures of your tie, socks and other accessories. I am in love with the paisley tie I have included in my mood board, I feel a striking tie really pulls the whole look together, and either makes or breaks the outfit. I also went with an eye catching multicolored pair of socks to bring a little fun to the look since the suit itself is quite paired back. 

Along with this I have put together a list of my dos and don'ts when dressing for a wedding.


Don't

Play it safe
If you're wearing a grey or black suit, don't pair it with a pair of black shoes, socks and a black tie. It's okay to not play by the rules sometimes and a wedding is the perfect opportunity to play around with different looks, even if it's just a plain red or green tie, it will pull everything together and it will be obvious you made the effort.

Wear White Socks
What is it with boys and white socks? Whatever you do, no matter what colour your suit is, white socks are a no go. Not only do they scream 'I couldn't be arsed' they look pretty awful with a dark suit and shoes, so just save yourself the embarrassment and invest in some different coloured socks. 

Upstage the bride/groom
I encourage playing a little outside the box when it comes to picking out a suit. But, if it isn't your wedding, don't show up in a hot pink suit and take all of the lime light. Experiment to a certain extent but keep in mind that it isn't your day just yet. 

Do

Co-ordinate With Your Date
If you are bringing a date along with you, ask them what colour they are wearing. You don't have to buy accessories the same colour as her dress but, if she is planning on wearing red shoes and a red bag then you could match that with a red tie and socks. Investing in a few pieces like the tie above is perfect because there are so many colours in it, it is easy to match up with your date whatever colour they are wearing. The attention to small details like this pay off.

Experiment
If you're going shopping for a suit, don't just grab the first suit you see try it on and buy it. Go in with an open mind and try on lots of different colours, styles and textures, even if you don't think they will suit you, you could end up pleasantly surprised.

Re wear
Just because you have worn a suit once doesn't mean you have to go out and buy a new one straight away for the next occasion. Suits can be quite pricey, so it is most definitely worth your while investing in some different shirts, ties, shoes and other accessories so you can switch up and change your suit whenever you so please. 

What are your do's and don'ts when it comes to wedding outfits? Girls, I would love to hear your opinions too! 

Adele x





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  1. I love the idea of having a pop of colour with shoes x http://www.yukovablog.co.uk/

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  2. Great tips! True that men often gets overlooked when dressing for weddings.

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  3. great recommendations! i have a wedding to go to this summer and this helps =o)

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  4. Thanks for these ideas. I have to take note of this for my brothers :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // Dentistry Night 2016

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  5. Lovely tips! Thank you so much for sharing!

    xx
    Yvonne
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  6. Haha, guys do always choose white socks! I have a wedding to attend in Florida in two weeks - thanks for the tips!

    -Clarissa @ www.theviewfromhere.is

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    1. White socks are the worst things ever! haha. Thanks for reading! x

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  8. Great tips. Interesting post..

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  9. Great tips!
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  10. I've only ever been to a handful of weddings in my life but always panicked about outfits et so this post was really helpful! Great tips x

    Beauty with charm

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  11. I am so sending the link to the post to every man I know! ;)

    Tatyana x
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  12. These are wonderful tips for attending a wedding! I need to share this with my hubby. :)

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  13. Awesome tips here!! I will actually be attending a wedding soon, so I'll have to send this over to my date!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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  14. Thanks for these recommendations! Great tips!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  15. Grey is always a classic! I love it! ;) Great selection! ;)

    Kisses my dear and have a nice day ❤
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  16. Grey is a great way to stand out without stealing the spotlight. And matching with your date is something most women will appreciate.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  17. Great round up! I love a fitted suit!

    Annessa
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  18. I love getting dressed up for a wedding. Great suit!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. Great post and tips!
    Marianna
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  20. Haha yes definitely do not upstage the bride/groom, and coordinating with your date is so nice! Small things like that are a great way to look good without upstaging the main people.

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  21. Great post and thanks for the tips .

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  22. I love these tips! My friends are just starting to get married and I can't wait to dress up my boyfriend for the occasion!

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  23. These are great tips! I love coordinating with my husband if we're going somewhere special.
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  24. I love grey suits - great tips!

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

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  25. Love a classic grey suit
    xo
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  26. Grey suits are really nice!

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  27. Grey Suits are so great. Reminds be of Christian Grey, uf. <3
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  28. Wow, great posts! I love grey suits! :)
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  29. Great post. I already follow you on GFC. Happy new week.
    xox
    Lenya
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  30. Great recommendations, Adele! Love the colored socks for men!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  31. These are such good tips! Especially about the socks, I had never heard that before but think its a great thought! Your site is beautiful and I would love to follow each other!
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  33. Amazing advice! Thanks for sharing them!

    xo
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  34. Great tips.


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  35. Hahaha the white socks! Why guys like long white socks is beyond me...

    Beaumiroir

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  36. Great tips Hun, I am actually getting married in a couple of weeks and my partner has just picked up a charcoal suit and it looks so good. He is planning on wearing it again but doing the same as you have mentioned above with just changing up the shirt and tie.

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  37. Lovely post! I'm all about fun socks and especially coordinating them with your date!

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  38. These are such great tips! I love colorful/patterned socks! Thank you for sharing them. Have a great week <3

    Love,
    Monika | www.palateforstyle.com

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  39. I'm loving these tips, great post! it's always really fun to coordinate with your date

    xx Melis
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  40. I definitely prefer grey suits, they look so much softer while still being classy

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  41. Playing it safe is a very good tip when it comes to wedding styling - there's no room for overshadowing the bride or groom haha!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  42. I agree that you should be considerate of the bride and groom. I went to a wedding and someone was wearing this bright yellow dress that was really revealing. Not a good look.

    -M
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  43. Wow, your tips are really good, hopefully many grooms will read it!
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  45. I really like men in grey suits!

    Rachel xx

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  47. Super great suits! perfect!

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  50. I love this post :) I do agree that men don't always have somewhere to look for that kind of information :) Thanks for sharing xx

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  51. not gonna lie this totally reminded me of christian grey for a quick second hahahaa
    totally good info for those special occasions x

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  52. Ha! I'm not a fan of guys wearing white socks either! What is it with that?!?!

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  53. Beautiful inspirations! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  55. Loved this post! These wedding dress ideas are great. I have to attend a grand wedding at an event venue next month and will definitely buy that grey attire for the event. Thanks a lot for sharing these pictures here.

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