Got a Spring wedding coming up? Do you know someone who does? If you’re getting married in 2011 and you’re not looking for the basic groom’s suit for your husband-to-be (or yourself), maybe you’d be interested in what the forecasted trends are for groom’s suits this coming Spring. Let me help guide you to three trending options.
1.This first look is affectionately referred to as “Gangs of New York”(seen here). It harkens back to the rough days on the street of 19th century NY, and if you’ve seen the film of the same name, you probably have some idea what it looks like. The earth tones remain, but the scruffiness and dirt is left behind. We Connect Fashion credits the look to Alexander McQueen and says designers such as Zegna are using the style. Three piece suits in sepias, blacks and grays layered in a Victorian-ish manner are the new gangster– so forget pin stripes or Sopranos. This look is hot, but not so hot that getting on board now would make you look like a copycat. Spring 2011 is the perfect time to show off this look and still pull it off as original.
2. The next look is from Dolce & Gabbana, and is really best described as Muted Pastel Beachy(seen here, courtesy of Stylish Eve). Creams and whites with pale blues and greens, it is formalwear that is somehow dressed down. It’s hot purely because of the designer name, I think. People will be choosing this style directly inspired by the runway Spring collection from D&G. The obvious lack of socks and up-rolled pant legs/cuffs may raise eyebrows– if you are getting married at the beach and are that concerned about the water and heat, wouldn’t you be in sandals? Obviously it’s a style choice and not a practical one. There is something more bland and yet more elite about this look, like white upper-class tennis-playing at the country club. If you are getting married at a country club and want to be trendy and fit in, this look would work; it’s a very safe and accessible look that wants to be seen as important.
3. The final look is the simple and timeless choice–Current-Classic, With Color. Typically this involves dressing up a modern basic suit with one colorful burst in honor of Spring, so as to acknowledge the season without overdoing it. Wedding Bells in Canada show a good example (seen here), and they credit the VP at Harry Rosen for suggesting picking that one item to help the outfit “pop” as your best bet. This will be the least adventurous and most traditional selection out of the three Spring 2011 groom’s suit trends. Picture a baby blue tie, a sage green handkerchief, etc. The key is to just pick one stand-out piece.
If you’re like me, you’re in the wedding season of your life– either already married or about to be; going to at least one wedding every Spring. So much attention is always given to the brides and their gowns, but let’s take notice of the grooms and their senses of style, too. The Spring 2011 groom’s suit trends offer up looks from the classically tough to the beachy rich, right back to the timelessly traditional.