You’re getting closer to picking your look for you wedding. Next stop is deciding between a cummerbund or a vest. Each is great in its own rite, but knowing the best times to wear each can sometimes be a little tricky.
Vests are definitely the more versatile option since you can wear one with either a suit or a tuxedo. So, if you know you’re going with a three-piece suit, stick with a vest. But don’t limit yourself either. Not only can vests class up your look, but you can really make your style pop more if you go with a different color vest than your suit. There are so many options for giving your suit an upgrade and we highly recommend playing around with vests.
What we’re really here to talk about is tuxedos, where you have your pick of a vest or a cummerbund. We really recommend choosing one or the other instead of going without for a tux. Tuxedos are the ultimate classy look and you deserve all the bells and whistles when wearing one.
You have the option of wearing a long tie with a tuxedo, but for the best look, we say go with a bow tie. They show off your shirt studs way better, especially if you wear a cummerbund with it. If you do choose a long tie, it’ll look better with a vest, rather than a cummerbund.
Another way to decide, if you’re stuck between the two, is to think about your stomach. Heftier guys look better in a vest, while a cummerbund will only accentuate their waist. It may sound superficial, but trust us.
Don’t forget: if you’re wearing a cummerbund, the pleats go up. It may seem kind of strange, but that’s how they’re traditionally worn since at one point they were used as a crumb catcher. Or if you’re feeling ultra-classy, you can use it to store your opera tickets.
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