Wedding Party Combos That’ll Make All Your BFFs Look Fabulous

Give your crew stylish flair with these on-trend bridesmaid and groomsmen looks.
by Kate Traverson
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Once you’ve made the all-important decision of who will have your back on your wedding day, the next big step is to think about what they’ll wear (after you’ve figured out your own looks, of course). Your favorite people will feature heavily in your photos of the day, so you want them to not only look and feel fabulous, but to also stand out from the crowd. Coordinating the attire for a group is no easy feat, but don’t worry—we’ve got some chic suggestions to get you started, no matter the level of formality. For the guys, you can’t go wrong with the wide selection of looks from Men’s Wearhouse, not to mention the service (if you choose to rent, you can manage your crew’s rentals online). See our favorite groomsmen suits and tuxes below, paired with the bridesmaid trends we can’t get enough of.

  1. Not-So-Basic Black Tie

    Jazz up the classic black-and-white bridal party with a shot of sparkle. Metallic bridesmaid looks including gold, silver and champagne have been seen a lot lately, but navy sequins put an unexpected dark twist on the shiny trend. For an ultra-formal affair, pair floor-length gowns with sleek shawl collar tuxes accessorized with a subtly textured bow tie and patterned pocket square.

    Get the look: Calvin Klein black shawl lapel tuxedo with Duet black paisley bow tie, $174.99 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards, Joseph Abboud black and gray medallion pocket square; both available at Men's Wearhouse; Amsale Chandler bridesmaid dress, TheKnot.com

  2. Romantic Elegance

    Forget millennial pink, we nominate dusty mauve as the feminine shade of the moment. Delicate embroidery is a classic detail on a strapless silhouette, while dark gray tuxedos bring an air of sophistication. Tie (pun intended) the whole party together with mauve satin neckties and a medallion pocket square.

    Get the look: Joseph Abboud dark gray satin edged tuxedo with Monaco quartz tie, $199.99 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards, Men’s Wearhouse pink medallion pocket square, both available at Men's Wearhouse; Oleg Cassini Exclusively at David’s Bridal embroidered strapless bridesmaid dress, TheKnot.com

  3. Luxe Lemon

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    Formal doesn’t have to equal fussy. A fun pop of color like sunny yellow feels fresh at a spring or summer soiree, especially on gowns of airy chiffon with floaty sleeves. For the men, pale gray tuxes honor a formal dress code while still feeling light and modern. Accent the look with a bright bow tie and an unexpected peek of colorful socks.

    Get the look: Joseph Abboud light gray satin edged tuxedo, $199.99 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards; Tommy Hilfiger blue and yellow striped bow tie; Pronto Uomo lapel pin; all available at Men's Wearhouse; Jenny Yoo Collection Alanna bridesmaid dress, TheKnot.com

  4. True Blue

    male and female wedding looks

    If you’d like to give your bridesmaids a look they can definitely wear again (always appreciated!), classic navy is a no-brainer, especially for a preppy or nautical-inspired affair. Go with a cocktail-length dress for ultimate versatility or even let them choose their own styles in the same shade. The men will look just as timeless in light gray suits combined with blue shirts and a boldly printed tie—have each pick his own neckwear to personalize their looks as well.

    Get the look: Pronto Uomo gray notch lapel suit, $182.49 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards; Calvin Klein non-iron dress shirt; Joseph Abboud blue paisley tieall available at Men's Wearhouse; Gather & Gown Sullivan bridesmaid dress, TheKnot.com

  5. Floral Fantasy

    male and female wedding looks

    Florals have been de rigueur for bridesmaids for some time now, but an oversized watercolor print grounded in white takes the look to a new level. Pair the floaty dress with black suits accented with a lavender shirt and tie for a pop of color—you can even mix and match the tie prints or shades of purple among the groomsmen.

    Get the look: Pronto Uomo black notch lapel suit, $192.49 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards; Joseph Abboud lavender dress shirt; Calvin Klein purple stripe tie; all available at Men's Wearhouse; Alfred Sung bridesmaid dress, Dessy.com

  6. Velvet Touch

    male and female wedding looks

    We’re loving the preppy combo of cranberry and navy as an unexpected color palette for fall or winter weddings. The rich red shade pairs perfectly with luxe, on-trend velvet in an easy-to-wear wrap dress that’s flattering on any figure. On the groomsmen, a deep blue suit is the ideal cool counterpart to warm accessories like a burgundy striped tie and a paisley printed pocket square.

    Get the look: Calvin Klein blue suit with sterling wine stripe euro tie, $192.49 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit reward; Joseph Abboud paisley pocket square, both available at Men's Wearhouse; BHLDN Thrive velvet bridesmaid dress, TheKnot.com

  7. Tropical Escape

    male and female wedding looks

    Planning a destination wedding somewhere warm and sunny? Channel that tropical vibe with trendy off-the-shoulder bridesmaid ensembles in a fashion-forward foliage print. Help the guys stay cool in the hot sun in light-colored suits, and if your location skews more casual—say, directly on the sand—you can even forgo a tie and swap out oxfords for boat shoes (no socks necessary). Gift your groomsmen a pair of shades to really complete the look.

    Get the look: Pronto Uomo tan notch lapel suit, $182.49 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards; Joseph Abboud Eastman boat shoes; Joseph Abboud tortoise sunglasses, all available at Men's Wearhouse; Show Me Your Mumu Hacienda maxi dress, ShowMeYourMumu.com


    The Knot and Men’s Wearhouse Present Groom Style—a sponsored series full of inspiration and advice for putting together the perfect look for your wedding events. To check out more of the latest styles, visit MensWearhouse.com.

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