To vest or not to vest is an eternal question for the grooms on their big days. Be it a suit or tuxedo, the vest can be an essential part of any groom’s outfit. For a tuxedo, it can make the entire look more formal and consistent, and in the case of a suit, the vest adds more depth, dimension, and texture to the attire, hence enhancing the appearance. This sleeveless piece of garment is a timeless addition, serving as a standout piece, instead of being just a faux pas.
Choosing the Vest
Picking up the right one for your wedding day ensemble is the most important thing to do. Vests generally come in matching shades and fabrics, especially in a tuxedo, to give the attire a clean, composed, and consistent look. But for those who prefer to embrace a more casual vibe, there’s much more wiggle room with a vest. Here are a few amazing tips to choose and style the perfect vest for your wedding.
Varying in Color Palette
Differentiating your vest from your suit is a great idea to make the garment more complimentary to your full wedding ensemble. Just avoid clashing with the main color palette. Try pairings such as a navy suit with a gray vest or a brown suit with a lighter shade like beige.
Don’t be shy to mix patterns in your suits and vests. If the suit is solid-colored, throw in a vest with playful patterns like plaid, pinstripe, or checkerboard. The reverse rule also works wonders. The major key here is to pick both pieces with a matching base color.
Opting for Seasonal Fabrics
Playing around with seasonal fabrics can bring interesting results in popped-up colors and textures. While linen or seersucker in cool shades is ideal for a summer wedding vest, experimenting with tweed or wool in a rich tone makes the best vest unique to a winter wedding.
Even though half of her music is dedicated to tough break-ups and single ladies ruling the world, Beyoncé’s relationship with rapper Jay-Z is a rare achievement in the world of show business. The couple got married in 2008, with the Halo singer wearing a traditional bridal dress designed by none other than her own mother, Tina. But when the pair decided to renew their vows a decade later, the iconic singer chose a much different gown for the occasion.
Beyoncé’s First Wedding Dress Was Designed by Her Mom
For her first wedding, Beyoncé wore a dress her mother designed. It was a strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and an A-line skirt that was reportedly made from a classic satin taffeta. Years later, Tina shared publicly on the Today show that she thought her daughter didn’t like her wedding dress much but wanted to honor her mother and wore it anyway. Tina went on to say that Beyoncé was adamant about letting her daughter, Blue Ivy, choose her own wedding dress.
A Wildly Different Second Bridal Gown
In contrast to her first wedding dress, her second gown was a lot more flamboyant and statement-making. For her vow renewal, Beyoncé wore the Thelma dress by Galia Lahav — a $12,000 figure-hugging silhouette that the brand’s website describes as a “Victorian wedding gown.” The gorgeous dress has an off-the-shoulder neckline with sheer drape silk tulle sleeves that bring elegance and effortless chic.
Much like their 2008 wedding, Beyoncé and Jay Z managed to keep the renewal ceremony completely under wraps. It wasn’t until their Run II tour that they shared a romantic film on stage from the special day. What made things really magical was that their three children, Blue Ivy, Sir Carter, and Rumi, were all there to witness their parents renew their vows to one another. Needless to say, everyone else looked flawless too.