Tips for Men to Look Less Stout in a Jacket, Suit, or Tuxedo At a Wedding

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As you probably already know, when choosing your wedding outfit, it is essential to take your body shape into account. This applies to both the bride and the groom.

As for the bride and groom, especially those who are quite stout, it is often a puzzle to find a good costume and specially adapted to their body shape.
It can get even more complicated when they don’t really know the type of cut that makes them feel better. Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the right choice and look less stout in your wedding outfit.

man in black suit jacket and black necktie

The shape of the jacket

One of the first things to do before you start talking about other things like color is finding the right shape of a suit that looks best on you. The ideal would be to opt for an idea that does not highlight your curves, especially at the level of the belly.

This is the reason why it is better to go mainly to straight-cut jackets if you are short of build with a strong build. In addition, the ideal would be to have a short jacket so as not to interrupt the momentum of your figure.

Finally, you shouldn’t limit yourself to 2-button models. Although the ideal outfit for this type of event, you can dare a well-tailored double-breasted suit. The goal is to draw attention to the upper body and less to the stomach.

If, on the other hand, you are tall and stout, it would be better to opt for straight-jackets that are not fitted, but not too wide either. Here, it would be best to avoid traditional shoulder pads. They can be as wide as your shoulders that they merge together. This will make your lower torso appear much thinner.

man in black suit jacket

The cut of the pants

As for the pants, it will be much more a question of opting for blue or gray models and preferably straight cut. The important thing here, models that can mold your thighs are to be avoided.

In addition to these possibilities, you can also turn to pants whose legs are not too cinched. They can be slightly tighter at your ankles than at the knees. And for those who are short, the ideal would be to find pants that give the impression of stretching your legs.

However, since nobody is the same as another, if your means allow it, treat yourself to the services of a professional. The latter will know how to make a tailor-made costume for you, adapted to your body so that you are free to move around.

Colors, patterns, and costume accessories

The color, patterns, and prints of the wedding attire are other key details of your look that you should take a close look at to make sure you present a sleek and refined look.

In general, you will be told that a dark set refines the body outline better. However, you don’t have to go for a total black look. For example, you can try a navy blue suit. It is very elegant in a groom with a strong figure. However, make sure beforehand that the different pieces of the outfit have the same solid color. Also, avoid that it is too sharp, by favoring models with simple tones, patterns, and cuts.

man wearing balck suit jacket

As for prints, prefer thin vertical lines. They are ideal for giving your guests the impression through an optical effect that you have a slimmer and more slender look. The same goes for the reasons. Better to go for basic and geometric patterns (lines, squares, small chevrons, etc.).

Finally, when it comes to accessories, the rule is simple. Choose those suited to your build. For example, we will favor a relatively wide tie followed by a light-colored pocket square; it is elegant and refined. You can add suspenders instead of a belt. It is ideal for men with a strong build.

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