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By Devonché and Luke Ellery
Wearing the right suit can have a remarkable effect on the shape of your figure. Whether you are tall, short, skinny, large, or athletic - the correct decision making when it comes to the design of your wedding suit can accentuate your most attractive qualities. As a groom, you’re going to want to look your best to impress the guests as well as your other half. The best way to accomplish this is by making a few conscious style choice when picking out your suit for the wedding.
To help improve your knowledge so you don’t feel like you’re taking a shot in the dark next time you go into a fancy suit shop, we reached out to the experts to help build a handy list of things to consider to get the best out of your suit and your body type.
You may fall into more than one of the following categories. Everyone’s body is unique after all. If that is the case for you, you’ll need to trust the suiting professionals to take care of styling your body. Alterations may become expensive to achieve the perfect look for your body, so you may want to consider Custom/Made-to-Measure - which are not near as expensive as a few fashion myths would have you believe
Image by Hollow & Co
You may have the ideal body type, the perfect fit-model body. Even with these hard-earned, or God-given, assets you still need to make some tactical choices to show off your figure. Many suits are designed to give the illusion of an athletic physique to the men who haven’t been hitting the gym. Since you clearly don’t need that aesthetic assistance, you need to avoid some of those features. A few things to avoid include shoulder pads, aggressively tapered pants, and peak lapels - which are designed to make a chest look broader and the body taller.
The most important piece of advice here is don’t make the mistake of trying to hide your figure by going baggy - we’ve all tried that and it’s time to accept that it doesn’t work.
Tailoring your suit will be a great chance for you to experience the joys of a contoured outfit. When it comes to picking out design elements, you should opt for a peak lapel as it gives the illusion of height which will improve your proportions Pinstripes always result in a more slender look. Another handy tip is to go for lighter fabrics - thinner material can create the illusion of a thinner physique.
Image from Devonché
The primary goal for the skinnier gentlemen is to add some weight to your look. The best way to achieve this is to opt for heavy fabrics such as wool and consider some bold patterns like large checks. Double-breasted jackets can add some girth. The trick is to get spectators to think horizontally, and avoid vertical thinking wherever possible.
Image from Devonché
Don’t try and cuff your pants too much. We know it’s in fashion right now, but it’s just going to make it look like you couldn’t find pants for your extremely long legs. As a taller man, there is a lot of you to see, so when it comes to suits you need to find creative ways to fill the space and break up space between your head and feet.
Image from Devonché
Naturally, the approach for a suit complementary to a shorter figure is the direct opposite of that to a taller figure. You want to encourage vertical thinking with one streamlined look. Therefore, avoid separates, and avoid bold patterns. Tapered trousers worn on just above the hips can make you look inches taller, particularly when paired that with a shortcut jacket.
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