7 Engagement Outfit Ideas for Guys

June 22, 2021 | kailey

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There’s a lot that goes into the wedding planning process, and finding time to hunt down the perfect engagement photo outfit can easily feel like a chore. That’s where we come in. Whether you’re looking at pieces you already own or shopping around, knowing what looks great in photos isn’t always obvious–especially when it comes to putting together cohesive looks for couple portraits. 

If you’re getting ready for your engagement photos but haven’t figured out what to wear? The engagement outfit ideas are sure to help spark inspiration.

Engagement Outfit Ideas For Guys

1. Don’t Be Afraid to go Glam 

​​It’s not very often that you get to dress to the nines. So use your engagement photos as an excuse to go full glam with a tuxedo or suit that’ll look oh-so-sharp in every setting. It’s also extremely easy to match. 

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2. Play With Patterns 

Your engagement photos are all about showcasing your love for one another and your individual style. If neutrals aren’t your thing, don’t be afraid to play around with bold patterned suits or shirts that’ll pack your photos with personality. 

Are you always in Hawaiian shirts or printed button-ups? Bring that into your photos. But, keep in mind, if you do choose to go bold your partner should go with something a little more understated. Two bright colors or prints may distract from your setting if not done correctly.

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3. Layers, Layers, and More Layers 

There’s one way to guarantee that you’ll be both warm and stylish during your engagement photo session—layers, layers, and more layers. We’re talking about flannels, denim jackets, bomber jackets, scarves, and even beanies. 

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4. Go Bold With A Monochromatic Look

Patterns aren’t the only way to go bold during your engagement photo session. Though seemingly subtle, a monochromatic look is about as bold and timeless as it gets. You can pick a neutral hue like black, white, or tan. But you can also go with a more vibrant color like 

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5. Wear A Staple Jacket  

During the chilly months, layering is essential—as we said above. But, having a staple piece is a good idea for every season. When it comes to fall and winter, pick out an eye-catching jacket to be the focal point of your outfit. If you’re going for an edgier look, try a leather jacket. Want a more polished looked, purchase a new long overcoat. 

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6. Dress Up Your Jeans 

If you want to rock your favorite pair of jeans, we’re all for it. The tried and true sweater and denim combination will always hold a special place in our hearts. It’s proof that sometimes simplicity works. Plus, depending on which sweater you choose, it balances out photos if your partner wants to rock something a little more colorful. 

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7. Don’t Forget to Accessorize 

Last, but certainly not least, accessorizing. From ties to jewelry and even hats, there are a variety of ways to spice up your engagement session outfit. 

You’ve hired a talented photographer and have your outfits sorted, now it’s time to pick a location. With endless spots to choose from, we understand that picking an engagement photo location can be a little more difficult. Need some ideas? Check out some of our favorite, romantic places to nail your engagement photos.

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  1. Just love these!! Great ideas :)

  2. We really liked all of them, very good outfit ideas for the groom!

  3. Good idea ! Bad clothes could ruin an engagement session!

  4. I looove blazers on men! They can be both casual and formal.

  5. Awesome really loved it. keep up the good work.

  6. Great share! This post is very useful.

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