When planning your wardrobe for your next formal event, keep in mind that there are plenty of great ideas when it comes to wearing a tuxedo. Let's take a look at five stylish tuxedo ideas that you can consider when dressing for your next event.
Tuxedos come in a wide variety of styles, designs, and colors. It's a very versatile suit that not only makes you look your best but always brings out the best features. A tuxedo is the outset of choice for many social events, but that doesn't mean you have to wear the exact same outfit every time. There are plenty of ways in which you can spice up your look, and be stylish, while still rocking the classic tuxedo look.
No More Ties
Gone are the days where a bow tie is an absolute necessity. Being stylish these days has a lot to do with what you are wearing underneath your jacket. We are seeing more tuxedo styles that do not include a bow tie, with men rather investing in stylish vests and other accessories. This can include non-pleated shirts, three button jackets and more. It's a very modern look to adopt, and it also allows you to be comfortable while still looking great.
If you don't want to completely give up your tie yet, you can opt for a long tie that gives a classic, yet sophisticated look. Long ties are still popular and can definitely make a style statement if used correctly. Long ties and non-pleated shirts are a great combination in perfect for any formal event. Ties can draw attention to the center of your body, which is why a bright color should be carefully worn. You can also try to wear a pattern on your tie, but make sure that it complements the rest of your suit.
Change Up the Color
One of the biggest challenges when getting dressed for a formal party is figuring out what color your suit should be. You don't have to stick to the traditional grey or black tuxedo, try something different and change the colors you are used to. As long as your tuxedo is properly planned out and matched with the right accessories, your outfit will be a complete hit.
One color that you should never overlook is blue. Think about it: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! Blue can really strike a great balance for your outfit, and it also looks very formal. Keep in mind that the darker the blue, the better it is for evening events, like an evening wedding. You can choose from such a wide variety of styles, and blue will work perfectly.
Another interesting color trend is the grey. Traditionally, the classic choice for a formal event like the wedding is a black tuxedo. It's a timeless and original option, and it's also the safer choice. If you're unsure of what to wear. But grey tuxedos have become significantly popular recently, especially since there are such a wide variety of shades available. Choose lighter grey suits for daytime events, and darker shades of grey for evening events.
Cutaways are making a strong comeback. Traditionally, cutaways were used specifically for daytime functions, and it used to be the main feature of the tuxedo. Although people do not follow this tradition as strictly anymore, cutaways are very stylish and they can be used to add style and functionality to any outfit. They look good with lighter colored materials, as they simply stand out more.
Having your jacket short in the front and long in the back brings a whole new look to your outfit. The cut tapers from the front waist button outward to form a wide back tail. These cutaway jackets can be worn with many different types of pants, and in many different colors too. It’s no longer necessary to stick to black or grey suits only.
The Slim Fit
While by far the majority of tuxedos that are worn have a moderate fit, slim fit tuxedo styles are available throughout the year and are gaining popularity. Slim fit tuxedos are an extremely modern style choice and perfect for various events, including those few black-tie functions you will be invited to.
To get your slim fit just right, make sure that you get the right measurements taken. It’s essential, to ensure that your suit fits well. Remember that you can be edgy and try out new styles, like different colors and patterns. Navy blue is a favorite, and grey is also popular these days. But since these slim fit suits are modern and stylish, there’s no reason you cannot use two colors together.
It’s All About the Vest
Vests are an interesting element of a tuxedo. If you’re attending your wedding, choose a vest that's a different color from your groomsmen. You’ll get to stand out instantly and you can even choose a color that will match something like the bridesmaid dresses. It’s all about being creative and original.
Of course, you can go one step further and forget the vest; you can set yourself apart by wearing a different cummerbund and put the rest of the groomsmen in vests. It makes for an interesting idea and it’s a great one for a wedding. You can mix and match with various elements to get the look you want.
When it comes to choosing the best tux for a formal event, remember that you have a lot of options. You can be as original as you want, and it’s often refreshing to see someone in a well-designed tuxedo that offers something different from the traditional look. Play around with styles until you find what’s unique to you – and don’t be afraid to wear it.