Necessity dictates that I’ll have to wear my one and only suit (which is black), however my dilemma is over what shirt to wear with it. I have two double-cuff shirts – one white, one black. I know it’s probably more appropriate to wear the white one to a wedding, but the thing is it simply doesn’t look good on me. I’m a bit overweight, and therefore the black is more slimming and suits me better overall.
If I go with the black I was planning to brighten things up with a purple silk tie, some silver cufflinks and a buttonhole flower. My experience of these things is limited though, so I’m really not sure if this would be appropriate for a wedding.
Thanks to all who have replied so far. I would wear a dark blue shirt, however the one I have is a single-cuff and is something I wear to work on a regular basis (and my friend who’s getting married knows this). For that reason, I wouldn’t wear it to a formal occasion.
If push comes to shove I can wear the white shirt, but it does draw attention to my size and makes me feel very self-conscious.
My friend and his fiance are fairly easy-going so I don’t think they would be offended by me wearing black – what I’m more concerned about is raising eyebrows among the older guests.
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