A classic black tuxedo is a dapper look, but an unconventional suit is just as charming, especially if it highlights a groom's fun personality. Like brides, grooms should also feel like their truest selves on their big day. Here are some alternatives to a classic black-or-gray suit that you might want to recommend to your soon-to-be hubby:
A plaid suit will not only make your man stand out from his groomsmen, but it'll add a bit of quirk to his groom style. He can opt for neutrals for a vintage look, or if he's feeling bold, he can match a plaid blazer with a pair of colored trousers for a truly memorable attire.
Care to switch things up? Instead of dressing in a plaid suit, your groom can layer a printed button-down shirt underneath a classic suit for a playful accent.
Who says men can't have fun with color? Colored suits are a rising trend among modern grooms. When choosing a shade, it's best to consider your wedding venue or overall motif. Are you getting hitched by the seaside? A pastel blue suit, for example, would look dreamy against the blue sky.
But if he is on the conservative side, try soft colors like sage green that can pass off as neutrals. Jewel tones like emerald green and burgundy red are also good options, as they still carry the same formal vibe of a black tux.
3. Denim suit
Play up the fabrics! A tailored suit unexpectedly made from denim can feel at once traditional and modern. It's ideal for the gents who want a cool, laid-back touch to their groom style.
How about a linen suit for outdoor nuptials? The woven texture of the summer fabric adds a relaxed appeal to sharp suits.
For something unique yet still very formal, velvet won't disappoint. Try a single-breasted velvet blazer that you can offset with a black pair of tailored pants (or vice-versa!) like what Adrien Semblat wore here:
* This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.