When you’re going to a wedding, you’re probably going to worry about what to wear. It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to just one wedding or a series of weddings. You need to look your best at these important, once-in-a-lifetime events.
Although buying a new suit every time you’re invited to a wedding is one way to look fresh, it’s definitely not a cost-efficient way to do so. That said, it’s possible to look nice without breaking the bank, as long as you know what you’re doing.
Curious as to how you can wear one suit for three weddings? Here’s what you need to do to keep your suit looking fresh so you can wear it multiple times:
PRO-TIP #1: Choose the right colour
If you want to wear your suit for back-to-back weddings without having to alternate it with anything else, you’ll have to go with a colour that’s versatile enough to wear to different occasions.
Typically, the most versatile and stylish suit colours are blue, gray, and dark navy blue. Go with one of those if you want to maximize your coat and pants without having to change in-between weddings. If you’re feeling adventurous, a lighter shade of blue can definitely make a great statement without being a one-event wonder.
PRO-TIP #2: Get the right fit
Practically speaking, it’s impossible to wear a suit two to three times in a row if it doesn’t fit you well. You won’t be comfortable if you have to squeeze into something ill-fitting. Wearing the same suit for three different weddings means you need to make sure it fits well and looks great because you’ll be spending a lot of time in it.
The best way to get a great-fitting (and even better-looking) suit is to remember two things. If you have a lean and lanky physique, go with a skinny fit suit. Wider, stockier bodies go best with tailored suits because they fit great around the shoulders and thighs.
PRO-TIP #3: Switch up your dress shirts
The staple for suits is a freshly-pressed white dress shirt because it looks timeless and undoubtedly classy. But if you want to wear the same suit three times in a row, you’ll need to switch up your dress shirt. You can wear a crisp white shirt as part of one outfit, but you’ll need to put on a different shirt for the next two times you don your suit.
Whatever dress shirt you choose can vary when it comes to style and fabric. If you’re going out of town, here are some options. For weddings abroad in hotter countries, go for lightweight cotton or print shirt to stay cool and look even cooler. If you’re headed to a city wedding, wear a textured, solid coloured shirt.
PRO-TIP #4: Focus on your accessories and shoes
Believe it or not, simply changing up your accessories from outfit to outfit can make the same suit look different every time you wear it, especially if you alternate between black and brown dress shoes. A great way to freshen up a repetitive suit is to change up your accessories, such as your tie, pocket square, tie pin, and cufflinks. To making things look even better every time you don the same suit, go for a flashy pair of socks to add a bit of flair to your outfit.
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