Brides aren't the
only ones who need to worry about figure flaws. Grooms can look
fabulous too, by choosing the right formal wear that enhances their
should look for single-breasted jackets with long lines, a low button stance
(it elongates the body), and wide peak lapels.
stylish options include wearing a double-breasted tuxedo jacket or subtly
patterned vest and tie.
the right pant style is key, too. Reverse double-pleated pant leg
should always break slightly on top of the shoe and angle a bit downward in
Short, Stocky Grooms:
Grooms with athletic or
muscular body types look best in tuxedo jackets with slim shawl collars.
The top button should
fall at the small of the waist to give the torso a leaner look.
Also, choose jackets with
a natural shoulder line and avoid the more broad European styles.
When it comes to pants,
reverse double-pleated trousers with pleats extending toward the pockets
tend to offer the best comfort and style. Pants should extend as low
as possible on the foot, angled slightly in the back to elongate the leg.
Be sure to avoid too much of a break on the foot, otherwise the pant leg
will look sloppy.
Tall, Husky Grooms:
Grooms with broad
shoulders and muscular frames look best in shawl collar tuxedos.
Jacket length is
especially important. To determine a good fit, groom should place his
arms at his sides and relax hands and fingers. His fingertips should
touch the bottom of the jacket and his shirt cuffs should extend at least
half an inch beyond the jacket sleeve.
The construction of the
jacket may need to be a bit loose to provide ease of movement.
Also, grooms with thick
necks and wide faces should avoid ties that are too narrow and wing tip
collars that look constrictive. Instead, opt for lay-down collars and
fuller bow ties.
And the pant leg should
have a slightly wider silhouette to accommodate muscular thighs.
Tall, Slim Grooms:
look well in just about every tuxedo style. An especially good choice
is a double-breasted tuxedo with slightly broad shoulders and a suppressed
buttons closed up high on the waistline look especially good, and a high
shoulder line is better than a natural one.
should be full, while still following the lines of the body, and trousers
should also have a higher-rise with more of a break in the pant.
figure type can easily wear vests and ties in colors and patterns.