How To Wear Suspenders And A Vest At Your Wedding

How To Wear Suspenders And A Vest At Your Wedding

Choosing to wear suspenders and a vest can add a touch of sophistication and style to your wedding day attire. But, it’s important to know how to properly style and pair these, and subtly tie them into your overall look. So, how do you wear suspenders with a vest?

The good news is that it’s relatively easy to pair suspenders with a vest. With just a few simple steps, you can achieve a polished and cohesive style that will make you look and feel confident and stylish.

In this guide we’ll go over our best tips and suggestions on how to effectively wear suspenders and a vest for your wedding day.

5 Tips For Wearing Suspenders With A Vest On Your Wedding Day

We’ve put together our top 5 tips to help you style your suspenders and vest on your wedding day.

But keep in mind that these aren’t necessarily “hard” rules that have to be followed. How you wear them can come down to personal preference and style.

Wear Your Suspenders Under The Vest

First, and perhaps most important, is to make sure you wear your suspenders under the vest and not over it. This is the preferred style for formal events and weddings, and it will help create a clean, cohesive and refined look.

Wearing suspenders under the vest will also ensure that the vest sits smoothly and doesn’t bunch up or get pulled down.

Invest In High-Quality Suspenders

If there’s one thing you want to do when it comes to suspenders, it’s to invest in a high quality pair. Don’t skimp on the quality! 

Cheap and flimsy suspenders will not only be uncomfortable, but they’ll also be more likely to slide off your shoulders, let your pants sag and take away from your overall refined look.

Invest in a pair made from a sturdy high quality material such as leather, and with a good grip to keep your pants in place. This way they’ll not only look good, but last well beyond your wedding day as a memento. 

Adjust For Comfort

It’s important that you correctly size and adjust your suspenders to fit perfectly. If they’re too tight, especially if made of leather, they’ll dig into your shoulders as the day goes on and get quite uncomfortable. And on the flip side, suspenders that aren’t tight enough, will leave your pants sagging if they’re not correctly fitting. 

Make sure to adjust the length of your suspenders so that they sit comfortably on your shoulders, without pressure, and hold up your pants without being too snug.

At the end of the day, you’ll be standing and posing for photos for as much as 10 hours, so it’s important to get the fit perfect.

Take Em’ For A Test Run

Following on from the last point, if you don’t regularly wear suspenders and vests together, it’s not such a bad idea to try them out for a few hours before the big day.

This will help you get a feel for how the suspenders and vest work together and give you a chance to make any necessary adjustments beforehand. You’ll be glad you did when you’re feeling confident and comfortable on your wedding day. 

Accessorise With Care

While both suspenders and vests are a dapper addition to your wedding outfit, be sure not to overdo it with other accessories. 

Generally, a pair of suspenders, a vest, and a suit should almost be plenty for a rounded look. Too many accessories can make you look cluttered and distract from the overall style you’re trying to achieve.

We’d generally recommend going no further than adding a watch, pocket square and maybe some low key cufflinks. It’s also important to consider how they’ll look when paired with your brides wedding dress.

5 Tips For Wearing Suspenders With A Vest On Your Wedding Day

Being members of a handful of online wedding communities, we often see questions asked in regards to suspenders and how they can best be worn with a vest.

The following are the questions, along with answers, that we see the most. 

Do you have to wear a belt with suspenders and a vest?
Suspenders and belts are both essentially designed to do the same job – keep your pants in place on the waist.

Because of this, there’s not really a need to wear both, but that’s not to say you can’t. However, when wearing a vest as well, we’d usually recommend leaving the belt in the wardrobe as the belt will take the spotlight away from the refined pairing of the vest and suspenders.

What kind of vest can be worn with suspenders?
You can wear any type of vest with suspenders, from formal waistcoats to denim vests, which makes it easy to dress up or down depending on the vibe of your wedding. The key is to find a combination that works for you and your personal style.

Can you wear suspenders with a vest and a bowtie?

Suspenders, a vest, and a bowtie make for a dapper and stylish combination. But it is important to make sure all three items complement each other in terms of color and pattern.

Can you wear suspenders with a vest and sneakers?
Technically you can, yes. It can be a great way to add a playful and casual twist to a more formal outfit.

However, we’d generally recommend not pairing these together for a wedding unless you are implementing a super relaxed vibe to your big day.

Is it okay to wear suspenders with a vest and no jacket?
Yes, it is perfectly fine to wear suspenders with a vest and no jacket. This can actually be a very stylish and fashion forward look and is especially applicable if your wedding will be taking place during the warmer months.


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