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What to wear

to a wedding

The wedding wardrobe

Attending a wedding can be stressful enough, never mind the kerfuffle of actually planning one. And though there are all sorts of things on the big day that perhaps merit a tiz, worrying about what to wear needn't be one of them. Invitation arrived in the post? Okay. Identify your wedding dress code from our four below, digest the relevant tips and execute them with aplomb. (Remember: you can always apologise to the groom if you upstage him.)

"It's called occasionwear for a reason."

wedding photo with models wearing Charles Tyrwhitt
Dress code: traditional

Grooms, best men, orthodox dressers, take heed. Not everyone is a morning suit (or indeed morning) person, but there really is nothing to worry about. Add a debonair waistcoat and have a little fun with a (tip-top) tie.

"Take a bow, Sir."

models wearing a bow tie
Dress code: black tie

You know the drill: it's tux time. Nab a natty bow tie and prepare to do battle with the dancefloor. Little Tyrwhitt tip: a luxurious dress shirt can really bring these outfits to life.

"Bells, whistles and pocket squares abound."

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Dress code: Formal

Think office. Think dressing for a promotion. Think suiting taken to a celestial level with outstanding accessories. And while we're on the subject, why not treat yourself to some sharp new tailoring? It will still look the business for your return to work.

"Even in matrimony, together isnt always better…"

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Dress code: Relaxed

The couple getting hitched may be laid back, but that's no excuse for you to sport slack clobber. Out with the t-shirt (and the jeans); in with a smart shirt and blazer. And please keep a tie on your person at all times.