Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear?

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? | CHWV

Not sure which shoes go with which suit? Then read on to find out!

Grooms and groomsmen, this feature is for you. Just like bridal fashion, groom’s fashion has developed over recent years and there’s now a huge choice of styles for men. Of course, choosing your suit or outfit is a big step in defining your wedding day look but your wedding shoes are also key. If you’re not sure of your options or if you’d like to know what works best when it comes to groom’s shoes, read on for our essential guide…

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Wedding shoes for a formal groom

Your suit will also influence what shoes you wear so choose this before you start looking at your footwear options. If your wedding is going to be a formal day, your suit/shoes combination needs to reflect this.

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Formal | CHWV

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Black suits are still the most common option for formal weddings, especially with black-tie events making a comeback. If your suit is black (or mainly black), black shoes are pretty much your only option. Adding brown shoes or even dark coloured shoes can make your look seem rather unbalanced so stick with black for a stylish and timeless ensemble.

However, you do have choices in style so while you don’t have many options with colour, you really do with the design so bring your personality to your wedding shoes. Dress shoes are always special and you could opt for tassel loafers, penny loafers, patent leather shoes or classic brogues. Don’t be afraid to try out some different materials with your suit too because this can really change your look.

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Formal | CHWV

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Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Formal | CHWV

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Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Formal | CHWV

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Informal groom’s shoes

Of course, lots of weddings are rocking a more informal vibe these days so for country or barn weddings where tweed suits and a more relaxed style rule, you need your wedding shoes to work with this look too.

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Informal | CHWV

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Brogues are the classic pairing with tweed and you’ve got a wider choice of colours here too. Depending on the tone of your outfit, you could wear brown, navy or even dark green or oxblood red brogues. Add a leather lace in a contrasting colour and you’ll put your own spin on groom’s fashion.

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Informal | CHWV

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Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Informal | CHWV

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Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Informal | CHWV

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If you want an even more informal look, fresh Converse can look fantastic too. Try out various colours with your outfit and, of course, make sure that your shoes are smart and clean, whatever you end up wearing!

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Informal | CHWV

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Wedding shoes for coloured suits

We’re seeing lots of grooms embracing coloured suits these days and this is a look we really love. If you’re going for colour, here’s a run-down of the best suit/shoe combinations:

Navy – a slightly softer option than a black suit, navy suits give you stacks of choice when it comes to wedding shoes. Black, brown and even burgundy shoes look great and just choose the style of shoe that you like best.

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Coloured suits | CHWV

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Grey – if your suit is dark grey, black or burgundy looks great while for a light grey suit, black, burgundy and even light brown can look great.

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Coloured suits | CHWV

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Beige – lighter summer suits needs a lighter shoe. Think brown suede loafers or even bright white Converse.

Groom Style Guide – What Shoes To Wear? - Coloured suits | CHWV

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Looking for more groom’s fashion inspiration? Find out how to style the boho groom and groomsmen here.

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