What You Should Wear to Your Wedding, Based on Your Favorite Dance Move

Think outside the box (step) to find the perfect suit or tux.
by Cassie Kreitner
Ben Sherman chambray blue extreme slim fit suit

When it comes to your wedding look, you’ve probably figured out by now that it’s important to match the formality of your partner and the vibe of your wedding. But—equally important in our books—you also want to feel comfortable enough in whatever you choose to confidently show off your best dance moves at the reception. Sound like a lot to choreograph? It doesn’t have to be, if you follow our lead and pick your wedding attire based on your go-to dance steps. (This is totally scientific, guys.)

  1. 1. If you’re into a slow-song shuffle, you should wear: a navy tux

    Joseph Abboud navy satin edged notch lapel tuxedo

    You may not be on Dancing with the Stars level, but your moves are nothing to sneeze at. And dressed in this sleek navy tuxedo finished with satin trim (a cool alternative to the classic black tux), you’ll undoubtedly be ready when the band slows things down with romantic remixes of your favorite songs.

    Joseph Abboud navy satin edged notch lapel tuxedo, $199.99 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards, available at Men’s Wearhouse

  2. 2. If you’re in the dad-dancing groove, you should wear: a gray three-piece suit

    JOE Joseph Abboud gray plaid slim fit vested suit

    Just because your moves may not be considered that cool, doesn’t mean you can’t look sharp while twisting, shouting and jamming out on the air guitar. A gray three-piece suit paired with a warm colored or patterned tie will give you enough sophistication to counterbalance even your most embarrassing take on the hustle.

    JOE Joseph Abboud gray plaid slim fit vested suit, available at Men’s Wearhouse

  3. 3. If you’re determined to dab, you should wear: a light gray tux

    Joseph Abboud light gray satin edged notch lapel tuxedo

    It takes confidence to stray from the sea of dark suits and tuxes, but guys who do the dab are not afraid to stand out, whether in a crowd or on the dance floor. Pair this light gray tuxedo with a matching gray or white tie for a chic monochromatic look.

    Joseph Abboud light gray satin edged notch lapel tuxedo, $199.99 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards, available at Men’s Wearhouse

  4. 4. If you’re a country line dance leader, you should wear: a chambray suit

    Ben Sherman chambray blue extreme slim fit suit

    Kick up your heels (or cowboy boots) in this slightly rustic material that’s perfect for an outdoor affair. Accent your blue suit with a coordinating pastel shirt and patterned tie for a look that’s seriously “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”-ready.

    Ben Sherman chambray blue extreme slim fit suit, available at Men’s Wearhouse

  5. 5. If you’re steering the conga line, you should wear: a tan linen suit

    Pronto Uomo platinum modern fit tan linen suit separates

    March to the beat of your own (steel) drum and embrace those tropical, vineyard or garden wedding vibes with a linen suit. The lightweight fabric will keep you cool and comfortable as you lead guests in those march-and-kick moves around the dance floor.

    Pronto Uomo platinum modern fit tan linen suit separates, coat, pants, both available at Men’s Wearhouse

  6. 6. If rhythm isn’t your strong suit, you should wear: a classic black tux

    BLACK by Vera Wang black notch lapel tuxedo

    Some people need a few songs (or a few stiff drinks) to loosen up on the dance floor, but even then can’t quite stay on the beat. You’ll still get an “A” for your efforts, especially if you look this good in a traditional slim fit tuxedo with a black tie or bow tie.

    BLACK by Vera Wang black notch lapel tuxedo, $199.99 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards, available at Men’s Wearhouse

  7. 7. If you’re still trying to teach the dougie, you should wear: a bright blue suit

    Calvin Klein blue suit

    A little swagger and a suave attitude are key ingredients to mastering the dougie, and a versatile bright blue suit is a great option when you want to get that side-to-side shimmy just right. Pair it with a pastel color tie and a statement shoe that will hold its own on the dance floor.

    Calvin Klein blue suit, $192.49 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards, available at Men’s Wearhouse

  8. 8. If you’ve got moves like Jagger, you should wear: a performance suit

     Awearness Kenneth Cole Awear-tech charcoal extreme slim fit suit separates

    Show off your perfectly choreographed steps without feeling like a sweaty mess in this charcoal wool-blend suit. The high-performance fabric is woven with stretchy mesh material that absorbs odor and adjusts to your body temperature—so you can get down with abandon to the DJ’s Top 40 beats.

    Awearness Kenneth Cole Awear-tech charcoal extreme slim fit suit separates coat, pants, both available at Men’s Wearhouse

  9. 9. If you’re a ballroom maestro, you should wear: a white dinner jacket

    If the idea of the waltz makes you fancy a dip instead of feeling stage fright, up the ante on your formalwear game with an old-school white dinner jacket. Bring the look together with a crisp black bow tie and patent shoes, and you’ll be ready to take the lead for your first dance.

    Joseph & Feiss white dinner jacket, $139.99 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards, available at Men’s Wearhouse

  10. 10. If you’re stubborn in your seat, you should wear: a perfectly tailored black suit

    Pronto Uomo black notch lapel suit

    We can’t all have twinkle toes. For those who prefer to mingle at the bar or at your table, you can’t go wrong with a well-tailored black suit paired with a coordinating tie, pocket square and black oxfords that’ll help you put your best foot forward—even if that’s not toward the dance floor.

    Pronto Uomo black notch lapel suit, $192.49 for a complete rental package with Perfect Fit rewards, available at Men’s Wearhouse


    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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