Wedding Style Trends for Grooms in 2018

A groom wears a red tuxedo jacket to an outdoor wedding

The classic black tuxedo is never going to go out of style—but the modern groom is all about dressing in bold, unexpected color combinations and embracing exciting textures for a modern wedding day look.

Here are seven groom trends you’re going to see a lot of in 2018.

1. Bold, Bright Colors

Gone are the days of playing it safe for a groom’s wedding day attire. Sure, we love a black and white tuxedo just as much as the next person, but today’s groom has many more options when it comes to color. And it seems like in 2018, the bolder your color selection is, the better the look.

Blue tie with brown tux jacket

Burgundies, shades of hunter green, and even shades of pink are all great options for the groom who wants to make a fashion statement on his big day. Are you color cautious and still want to stray away from the traditional black tux? Go with something more subtle like navy or midnight blue.

2. Slim Cuts

Slimmer suit cuts have been in style for menswear for a few years now, and that’s definitely not going away anytime soon. In 2018, you can’t go wrong with a fitted suit jacket and a tapered, skinny pant for grooms. While the tailored and tight lines might be in, always be sure that the suit is fitting comfortably. You’ll be wearing it throughout the celebration while you are dancing, toasting, and celebrating the day’s events.

Bold tie with blue jacket

3. Color Blocking

Another big trend for grooms this year is to ditch the monochromatic suit or tuxedo and trade it in for a contrasting jacket and pant. To do this look right, go with a light color on the jacket and darker color on the pants for a really dramatic look.

4. Textured Fabrics

Tired of the same ol’ wool suit? Thankfully, designers are starting to branch out and give men more options with their suit jackets, and they are starting to introduce more textures like velvet, linen, tweed, and brocade for the more fashion adventurous types. These suits will photograph well and add those extra little details to put your wedding look over the top.

Fancy tie and jacket with brocade design

5. Checks and Plaids

Checks and plaids have always gone in and out of fashion for men’s suits, and right now they’re “in” and more chic than ever. Checked or plaid suits will look appropriate for a fall or winter wedding, especially in darker shades like hunter green, maroon, or navy.

6. Daring Ties

This is certainly the decade of the bold tie. If there’s one fashion risk you should take at your wedding, it’s ditching the solid tie for a bold pattern of your choice. This is also a really great option if you have two grooms and you’re wearing the same tuxedo or suit—everyone gets to have a different style, but it’s still one cohesive look.

White jacket with tie and boutonniere

7. Non-traditional Boutonnieres

The boutonniere is often the only accessory a groom wears (unless of course he opts to have more accessories), and now there are more choices than ever to make it stand out. In addition to bolder, brighter flowers, grooms are trying anything from succulents to olive leaves to eucalyptus for a more natural, rustic looking boutonniere.

There you have it: some of the great new styles for grooms and groomsmen you’ll see in 2018!

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