Engagement Outfits for Men. It often comes off as a challenge for many men who happen to get immensely unsure of deciding what to wear. When it comes to engagements and ceremonies, many men think that wearing a suit is mandatory. And we are here to change that.
Because engagement outfits are not just supposed to be formal anymore – more and more couples are choosing casual outfits in which they can feel at ease.
But if you still want to go formal, it will always look super classy and elegant. And we won’t just be talking about outfits for grooms but also ideas on what men can wear as engagement guests. Here’s a summary of all that we’ll discuss:
How to Dress for Your Engagement?
When it comes to a man’s own engagement, there are a few options to consider depending on the type of engagement celebration he’s planning. Here are a few tips:
- Formal engagement dinner: If you’re planning a formal dinner to celebrate your engagement, consider wearing a suit or a tuxedo. Choose a classic black or navy suit and pair it with a white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and a tie or bow tie. You can also add a vest or a pocket square for a touch of personality. Here’s our complete formal wear guide for your assistance.
- Outdoor engagement celebration: If your engagement celebration will take place outdoors, opt for a more casual outfit that still looks put-together. Consider wearing dress pants or chinos with a casual button-down shirt, a sweater or a cardigan. For the shoes, go with loafers or dress boots. Avoid wearing shorts or athletic shoes unless the event is specifically casual.
- Casual engagement party: If your engagement will be more casual, you can wear jeans or khakis with a collared shirt or a polo shirt. You can also add a blazer or a sweater to dress up the look and wear dress shoes or loafers to complete the outfit.
- Coordinate with your significant other: If your partner is wearing a formal dress, you wouldn’t want to dress too casually. So it’s important to coordinate with her when choosing your outfit. Many couples also choose to color coordinate their looks and the results can be stunning. Here are some celebrity couples’ matching outfits to help you out.
Overall, it’s important to consider the style and dress code of the event but also to feel comfortable and confident in what you are wearing.
Don’t be afraid to add a personal touch to your outfit, whether it’s a unique tie or a colorful pocket square.
30 – Plaid Jacket
29 – Polo Shirt
28 – Button Down
You know that at Outfit Trends, we love taking inspiration from celebrity outfits. So here are some of our favorite engagement looks:
27 – Kate Middleton and Prince William
While they got engaged on their vacation in Kenya, the couple’s official engagement photos looked beautiful as they both wore different shades of blue.
26 – Eliza Limehouse & Struthers McBride
25 – Christina Hendricks and George Bianchini
24 – Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey
It looks like a beach engagement where Christian sported a very preppy look in a sweater and pants combo.
Formal & Semi-Formal Ideas
23 – Grey and White
22 – Grey and Black
21 – Black and White
20 – Socks or No Socks?
Whether you choose to wear socks or not is a personal preference but here’s a sockless look to help you decide.
19 – Add a Boutonnière
A boutonnière is a small floral decoration worn by men, typically on the lapel of a suit jacket or tuxedo for special occasions like weddings, proms, and other formal events. It is usually made up of a single flower or a small cluster of flowers that match the color and style of the accompanying formal wear.
I personally find that they look best with black suits so do give them a try.
18 – Match Your Accessories With Her Outfit
17 – Suit with Sneakers Style
Nailing a suit style with sneakers is not possible for all. So you have really got to have the right confidence. Don’t miss out on these different Ways to Wear Sneakers Fashionably.
16 – With Black Accessories
15 – With Brown Shoes
Some Unique Suiting Options
If you’re sick of the traditional greys, blacks and blues, go for a unique color since it is your special day. Here are some options that we’ve been loving lately.
14 – Green
How adorable is this combination of green suit with a purplish bow tie. Super fresh and unique.
13 – Indigo
12 – Beige
11 – Sky Blue
10 – Velvet Coat
Velvet has really been trending lately so do check out these velvet outfits for men for inspiration.
Engagement Outfits for Guests
9 – Play with Shades of Khaki
8 – Jeans and Vest
7 – Denim Dress Shirt
6 – Go for Semi-formal Attire for Men
5 – Wear a Vest
4 – Wear a Coat over a Tee
3 – Simple Combinations for Engagement Parties
Below we share some pairing ideas to help you choose your outfit and color scheme.
2 – Casual Business Style for Men
Casual but business style for men will also be a handy option to go for!