Trending Groomsmen Outfits Your Crew Can Copy

Dressing for a wedding soon? Here's how to nail it.
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
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Tres Dean
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
Associate Menswear Editor
  • Tres writes and edits articles for The Knot, with a specialty in menswear and suiting.
  • He brings over a decade of expertise in the field garnered as a writer, editor, copywriter, and trend specialist.
  • Before joining The Knot he covered menswear for publications including GQ, AskMen, Men’s Health, Sharp Magazine, Highsnobiety, and Spy.
Updated Apr 12, 2024

Groomsmen outfits can make for a special moment with your closest friends and loved ones dressed their best to celebrate one of the most important days of your life. The memories will last a lifetime–and so will the wedding photos, so make sure you dress your crew in wedding suits everyone will look back on fondly twenty years down the line. These days there are plenty of ways for groomsmen to dress, from classic tuxes to rustic vests and countless options in between. Keep reading for a look at some of our favorite groomsmen outfits and how you can draw inspiration from them for your big day.

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Putting together groomsmen suits for 2024? You can always lean into some of our favorite suit trends for the year. From accessories to suit cuts and everything in between, here are a few pointers if you're looking to go this route.

  • Loafers: Loafers are incredibly on-trend for suiting in 2024 and you can easily incorporate the look into your groomsmen suits. Penny loafers specifically are having a moment in 2024 and are a great pick for any wedding with a cocktail attire dress code or anything less formal than that. We'd personally advise going the sockless route with these.
  • Double-Breasted Suits: We saw double-breasted suits grow in popularity in 2023 and the trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere this year. Get your groomsmen dressed in these for a top-tier suiting look.
  • Boho Style: From wide-brim hats to flowy linen suits and out-of-this-world accessories, bringing a little boho style to your groomsmen fits is one of our favorite ways to style a wedding party in 2024. Let personality and senses of style shine through when your group gets dressed.
  • Suit Separates: Suit separates are an increasingly popular way for grooms to meet their groomsmen in the middle when it's time to get dressed. Rather than having them purchase or rent full matching formal suits, it's common to have them mix blazers with chinos or dress pants in a different color. You can even have them leave their ties at home if you'd like.

Modern Groomsmen Outfits Your Crew Can Copy

From classic suiting looks to quirky accessories, dressing your groomsmen can be a whole lot of fun. Here are some of our favorite examples of groomsmen suits that have these wedding parties not only looking their best but bringing a touch of their personality and the wedding's vibe to the fits.

1. Suede Loafers

Matching groomsmen attire isn't just made in the suits–shoes and accessories can bring the group's look together, too. For a suave modern touch try outfitting the gang in suede loafers.

2. Brown and Tan

Contrasting suit colors are good. Contrasting suit colors that draw from a shared pallet are even better. For an easy win, dress the groom in brown and the groomsmen in tan.

3. Suit Separates

If you're dressing groomsmen for a semi-formal wedding, suit separates are always a good call. Basing them off of neutral colors like tan jackets and black pants is also a great way to allow for accessories like boutonnieres to stand out.

4. Navy Tuxes

If a groom is getting married in a white tuxedo and he plans on having his groomsmen dress in black tie attire, it doesn't necessarily mean they need to wear black tuxes. Take note from this groom–his groomsmen look suave as hell in their navy tuxedos with shawl collars.

5. Solid Ties

It's a classic groomsmen look for a reason: bring your gang's look together with matching ties in a solid color. It works, and if it ain't broke, you don't need to fix it.

6. Contrasting Ties

On the other hand, with your groomsmen in matching suits you can also go the route of ties in different colors. You can lean into seasonal tones or even incorporate the colors of your wedding into the look.

7. Vests and Suspenders

The groom doesn't necessarily have to wear a suit that's completely different from his groomsmen. Take these guys in green, for example–rather than the groom dressing in a different colored suit, he's got his gang in suspenders while elevating his suit with a formal touch: a tweed vest.

8. No Rules

If you trust your friends to style themselves, there's nothing stopping you from letting them wear different groomsmen suits rather than selecting one for them. In the case of these stylish groomsmen, they've all brought their own personal suit style to the wedding. Just make sure they know what you'll be wearing so they don't show up in a fit that's too similar.

9. Brooches Galore

Black-tie dress codes may be a bit more rigid in terms of how you style them, but there's still plenty of room to bring a personal touch to your groomsmen fits. For example, pick a coordinating accessory that'll be unique to your wedding party, like stylish gold brooches.

10. Baby Blues

If you feel like breaking out of the traditional suiting neutrals and wan to lean into seasonal tones, try dressing your gang in light blue for a spring or summer wedding. It's a fun, festive color sure to have everyone looking their best.

11. Old School Ivy

A navy sport coat with khaki chinos has been a preppy menswear staple for decades. It was perfect then and it's perfect now, especially for a semi-formal wedding party in need of matching fits.

12. Pastel Pallet

Groomsmen suits don't have to match, but they don't have to mismatch, either. For a unique take on groomsmen suiting try having your group dress in suits that share a tone or color pallet, like this group that wore suits from across a (mostly) pastel spectrum of pinks, blues, and purples.

13. Light Guidelines

Maybe you aren't into the idea of over-prescribing an outfit for your groomsmen. If that's the case, come up with a simple guideline (like these guys, who all showed up in some variation of a blue suit with a tie) and let your gang do the rest.

14. Black on Black

There's nothing cooler than wearing black on black. A black dress shirt underneath a black suit with a black tie to match? As cool as groomsmen suits get.

15. Floral Ties

Floral ties are a popular move for groomsmen. They bring a pop of color and personality to any suiting choice and are especially great moves for spring and summer weddings.

16. Bolo Ties

Why have matching neckties when you can have matching bolo ties? They're a great way to lean into a western wedding theme or to bring a touch of that vibe to a semi-formal or cocktail attire wedding.

17. Black Tie Classics

When in doubt, stick with the classics. You can't go wrong with decking your groomsmen out in a lineup of simple black tuxedos.

18. Ties vs. No Ties

If you're going with a semi-formal dress code for your wedding, you can differentiate your suit from your groomsmen by way of ties. The groom can put one on while the rest of the group goes open-collar.

19. Three Piece Suits

Add a formal touch to your groomsmen attire by going the three-piece route. A vest underneath your jackets can elevate a look substantially.

20. Flower Power

Need an accessory for a formal suit that will bring the most out of it? Get your gang in matching boutonnieres. They're a timeless suiting touch sure to make your suits sing.

21. Suits with Sneakers

For the ultimate mix of formal and informal vibes, let your groomsmen lace up in style. Wearing suits with matching sneakers is a popular wedding trend and one you can totally incorporate into your groomsmen suits.

22. Mismatched Suits

Working with a smaller group of groomsmen? Their suits don't have to match perfectly. You can always have the outfits tied together by accessories like bolo ties and boutonnieres instead.

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