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The Perfect Suit or Tux: Finding the Best Fit for You

When it comes to wedding day attire, it seems that men are left in the dark when it comes to their outfit. The blushing bride gets all the tips and tricks for a beautiful fitting gown, but what about her husband-to-be? The groom needs to look just as put-together as the bride, which is why a properly fitted suit or tuxedo is important. Below are a few basic suggestions on how suit pants and jackets should fit your body.

The Pants

A properly fitted pair of pants will make you look sharp, slim, and tailored. If your pant legs bunch up around the ankle and over your shoes, a much needed fitting is in order. Make sure the cuff of the pants sits on top of your shoes in the front. The back of the cuff can hang just a little bit longer than the front, but make sure it is not dragging on the ground or covering the entire back side of the shoe. It is important to wear pants that are made for your height. Items directly off the rack may not be the right length for your needs. It is also recommended to take note of your backside when you have the pants on. Make sure they lightly graze and hug your behind, but aren’t too tight or too baggy.

The Jacket

It’s all about creating the perfect balance when it comes to the jacket. If you are under 5’9”, your jacket should end mid-crotch. If you are taller than this, it can vary from the mid to lower crotch area. During your fitting, an alterations specialist will be able to determine the perfect length for your body type. The shoulder seams should come to an end where your shoulders end for a smooth finish. When it comes to your sleeve length, a modern rule of thumb is to make sure it is about a quarter of the way above your hand when you bend your wrist upwards. When you have the top button closed, it should fit comfortably around your mid-section without being too tight or too loose. If the jacket seems to form an ‘X’ shape when closed, that means it is pulling more on the bottom and it is too tight of a fit.

Conclusion

Hopefully these few simple tips will help you find the best fitting tuxedo or suit for any special occasion. If you are still looking for a great outfit, the experts at All About The Gown By Judy, Inc. has wide selection of tuxedos to help you look sharp on your wedding day!

2018 Bridal Accessory Trends to Keep an Eye On

While your wedding and attire should undoubtedly reflect your individual taste and preferences, it’s never a bad idea to keep current trends in mind as a starting off point of sorts. Unfortunately, wedding trends can be hard to pin down and even harder to predict if you consider just how often they’re swapped, changed, and revamped! This only holds doubly true for bridal accessory trends. Because these small additions to a bride’s dress and outfit are incredibly personalized and varied, “trends” in their use can vary based on who you ask for recommendations.

Fortunately, however, for those interested in an unbiased report on current trends from a team of wedding dress and bridal accessory professionals, we are more than happy to enlighten! Read on for a few trends our team has noticed for the year of 2018 and create a fashion-forward, jaw-dropping look for your special day!

Headwear

As is common practice for most wardrobes and outfits, the goal of your wedding dress should be to create an elegant silhouette and, more importantly, draw attention up to the head. For that reason alone, a number of headwear options have become increasingly more common as 2018 reaches its halfway point.

One of the many trends we’ve seen as far as headwear goes is the gradual shift from traditional lace veils to more transparent sheer veils. Tiaras have also become a pretty popular inclusion, adding that regal and princess-like appearance so many fantasize about when planning their dream wedding!

Others have also begun to incorporate antique hair combs into their bridal wardrobe! These ornate and sentimental pieces pull their weight in adding to your awe-inspiring look while also filling that requirement for both something old and something borrowed! A real double threat any wedding outfit would be incomplete without!

Bridal Sashes

Bridal sashes are beautiful and increasingly popular accessories capable of adding just a bit more personality into your bridal attire. From simple and ornate sashes to muted and vibrant ones, there is a variety of options you can choose from when integrating this element into your wardrobe. Regardless of the look you end up opting for, make sure you nail those measurements just right as these pieces need to be custom made and fitted to your dress.

Bridal Earrings

Bridal earrings don’t need to be large and vibrant to add to your overall look but, in 2018, we see more and more brides veering towards more eye-catching options like gold hoops and lustrous, jewel-encrusted selections. Again, regardless of what you end up assimilating into your big day’s look, make sure it stays in line with your personal tastes. Your end goal shouldn’t be creating the most fashion-forward look, it should be creating a bridal outfit that undoubtedly screams “you”!

Conclusion

Looking at the year’s trends can be a wonderful way to inspire innovation and creative inclusions to your wedding style. Keep these few observations in mind and create a fashion-conscious and entirely unique bridal style that still feels wholly grounded in your personal aesthetic!