Style advice for the father of the bride

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As the father of the bride, you have one of the most important roles of anyone in the wedding party. Your witty or heartfelt speech is prepared and you are confident that you can hold your own walking down the aisle; but, how should you perfect your style for the day? Read on for our tips on how to look extra dapper on your daughter’s special day.

A cut above

Every man knows (unless the dresscode is particularly casual) that a suit is a must on the day of his daughter’s wedding. But what kind of suit makes the cut? A grey office suit won’t do, now is the time to step-up your suit game and ensure that you’re wearing something well-fitting, stylish and formal on the day of the wedding; a formal suit, or tux are ideal for the occasion.

When it comes to colours, black is the ultimate formal choice and you can’t go far wrong by choosing a black suit. A dark navy is also a good choice. It’s also a good idea to check in with your daughter and see if she has any advice about which shade of suit will work best with her chosen colour scheme for the day.

Need advice on what to look for in a suit when you shop? Plan Your Perfect Wedding share their top tips on how to find the perfect suit in the shop: “According to Moss Bros, the most important thing to remember when suit hunting, is that the man is aware of his body shape and chooses an outfit that is flattering. “A well fitting suit can hide a multitude of sins – even with men who are more portly, or have ‘grown into themselves,” they advise. A well fitting waistcoat will give the wearer a more streamlined figure; ensuring that any waistcoat is long enough to cover the top of the waistband is imperative in achieving this distinguished look. Similarly, suit jackets with side vents can be worn by most people, they are particularly good for larger gentlemen as they tend to have a nicer drape.”

Stylish additions

If you’re someone who likes to play around with style and likes to make an impression, then there are many ways that you can dress up your suit for the day. Quirky cufflinks, colourful waistcoats, a bowtie, pocket squares and silk ties, are just some of the options for snazzing up your wedding day outfit.

In addition, a smart pair of shoes are an obvious must. Black is generally a safe bet, no matter your shade of suit (unless you’re wearing brown, in which case go with brown shoes to match). The ideal shoes for a formal wedding, include: the Oxford, Derby, Loafer, or the Monk. If you are unsure about these styles, ask an assistant in your local shoe shop for some advice.

As the father of the bride, you want to look formal and make a great impression on the day of your daughter’s wedding; follow our simple advice for a foolproof wedding day look.

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