It's wedding season, and that means couples all over the country are walking to the altar and saying "I do." And when it comes to fashion trends for grooms, men are doing their wedding days more stylishly than ever. Sure, traditional looks will always be suave. But modern grooms want to show their personalities and use fashion to express their own uniqueness and personal style sense. Below are eight big ways that grooms in 2018 are doing just that. Check out our favorite 2018 fashion trends for grooms, and get inspired on how to look your best for your bride when your big day finally arrives!
Light-Colored Jackets & Suits
Darker-colored jackets will always have a place in our hearts, but modern grooms are increasingly donning lighter or more neutral colors like beige, white, and light blue, and gray/greige. As millennial couples decide to buck tradition, you'll be seeing more and more of these colors, and we love it--they put off a lighthearted, decidedly summery vibe that also matches popular wedding color schemes like cream and lilac that exude pure romance.
Themed Weddings, Themed Outfits
Personalized weddings with themes that show off the couple's passions and interests are on the rise. From country to Star Wars, today's brides and grooms want a personalized experience that shows who they are. So grooms, if you and your bride-to-be are planning on a wedding theme, consider discussing wedding day outfits to match. Sure, dressing up as Han Solo might not be the best fit for a formal occasion, but maybe you spice things up with some Galactic Rebellion cufflinks or a Millenium Falcon pin. Are you a military couple? Grooms always look dapper in their formal uniforms. Planning a country wedding because you and your fiance both grew up on a farm? Don't forget the stetson hat and cowboy boots!
Whether they're sparkling with glitter or just brightly-colored, more and more grooms are going for a flashy look when it comes to their feet. Don't take the spotlight off of your beautiful bride, but don't afraid to be a bit bold! A slightly unique approach to footwear is a great way to showcase your fun, cheeky personality while keeping to tradition in other aspects of your groom outfit.
White All Over
Brides aren't the only ones wearing white at their weddings anymore. White outfits for grooms are becoming more popular, creating a matching look where bride and groom complement each other like peas in a pod. Especially popular for beach weddings, doubling up on white will make bride and groom look as luminous as the sun, which is hopefully shining bright for your wedding day!
Fun, Funky Socks
Looking to add some pizzazz to your outfit without overdoing it, or offending those ultra traditional in-laws? Fun, funky socks are a great way to do it. They're a subtle way to add a bit of fun without being too flashy, and you can always show them off a bit more in your wedding photos and during the reception, while keeping them mostly covered for the actual ceremony. Funny themes, goofy prints, pictures of your favorite movie character...funky groom socks are a great way to showcase your personality while maintaining a more traditional look for the rest of your wedding day get-up.
Nothing says "classy" like a black bowtie, and today's grooms are classing it up with this undeniably suave look. A little fun but always sophisticated, it's hard not to look your best with a black bowtie complementing your look. And your squad of groomsmen will look their best to match!
Textures and Patterns Galore
Fuzzy, velvety, checkered...tetures and bold patterns are most definitely IN. Grooms are making bolder fashion statements and combining fresh looks like dramatically patterned ties, burgundy velvet suits, tweed jackets, checkered shirts, and even floral prints and mixed-and-matched styles. With tradition falling by the wayside, there is more room than ever for grooms to have a bit of fashion fun on their big day and really express themselves.
Non-Traditional Boutonnieres and Accessories
Like they always say -- accessories make the outift. And groom's boutonnieres are becoming decidedly more varied, going beyond the traditional single rose or other flower. Grooms are showing off entire mini flower arrangements instead, with a variety of different flower types, for a more daring look that has a little more variety, sometimes even incorporating herbs and succulents. Also, funky accessories like pins, daring cufflinks, brightly-colored pocket squares, and other touches are popular nowadays to create a fresh look.