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La Belle Couture Groom Dressing Guide: 16 Style Tips For Bigger Men

La Belle Couture Groom Dressing Guide: 16 Style Tips for Bigger Men

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A groom who classifies himself as a bigger man usually has similar dressing concerns as his female counterparts. Brides-to-be, it’s highly encouraging to share your usual tips in preparing your body for a slim wedding gown silhouette. After all, the fashion fundamentals are universal and both of you should look stunning in your wedding photography shots!

Here are 15 Tips for heavier grooms to consider during their wedding outfit selection! Essentially, it is about choosing a style that accentuates natural body shape.

Groom Dressing Guide – The Don’ts

There are a number of things that a big groom should avoid at all costs to make his wedding photography pop. These styles just don’t bring out the best in broad body frames, and avoiding them will help grooms look more presentable and confident. Some useful tips for a bigger groom include:

  • What works for skinny men, generally doesn’t work for heavier men. To avoid repeating the pointers, refer to our previous post on 10 Tips on how to look good even if you are the skinny/lanky type.
  • Avoid pale and lighter coloured suits as it generally widens the look of the body
  • Keep away from wide lapels and keep the design as simple as possible
  • Say no to the combination of a white shirt and pale coloured jacket
  • Do away with checked patterns, especially wide checked patterns on the jacket and pants
  • Avoid big buckles on the belt. Keep the belt design as simple as possible
  • Go without ill-fitting or baggy cuts
  • Avoid shiny materials
  • If you have a protruding tummy, avoid a single button suit as it doesn’t cover well. Go for a two-button suit. Take your height into consideration if you should opt for more buttons

Bridegroom Dressing Guide – The Dos

On the other hand, there are some style boosters that provide grooms with an instant slimming effect. It’s all about mixing and matching the right combination to create a sleek and powerful visual. Some of the most effective fashion hacks for bigger grooms include:

  • Go for vertical stripes. Opt for darker fabrics with chalk-like stripes
  • If you will want to take on a different shade for your jacket and pants, be very careful of the colours you choose. You can choose vertical stripes for one of them, recommended for the jacket, and a solid colour for the pants. Avoid contrasting colours
  • If you wear glasses, wear spectacles with a slimmer frame. Use little props to make you look slimmer
  • Go for darker coloured shoes
  • Go for straight cut pants to conceal the shape of the legs
  • Shirt and tie: You can go for a striped inner shirt with a dark coloured tie. Go for an overall colour-coordinated look across the tie, shirt, jacket, and pants for an overall slimmer look
  • Take note of your underwear. Go for well-fitted underwear with a slightly higher waist level when you are trying your pants.




It takes two to create perfect wedding photography shots. As with brides, grooms come in all shapes and sizes. If you are one of the bigger grooms, remember to stay confident in asking for style advice. Bridal consultants like the ones at La Belle can help you look your best for the grand occasion.

Contact us to arrange for a no-obligation consultation on how to style the most suitable groom ensemble. Alternatively, you may connect with us on social media to share your thoughts on the subject! While we have been focusing so much on the brides, we look forward to hearing from the grooms too. After all, a wedding is a tag team affair!

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