Gone are the days of silly pranks at weddings, like writing “Help me” on the bottom of the groom’s shoes, the ring bearer pretending to “lose” the rings and the clichéd sentiment of “aisle altar hymn” echoing in speeches. Now, it’s all about the wedding couple breaking into spontaneous choreographed dance moves that have been meticulously rehearsed beforehand, a preference for rustic and low-key weddings and a rise in groomsmen opting for uniqueness through bold socks.
Traditionally, the groom and his groomsmen have been somewhat limited when it comes to expressing their individually.
The retinues’ outfit is chosen to flawlessly complement the groom, while allowing the attention to focus on the bridesmaids’ dresses, and most importantly, the bride.
However, as men have become more conscious of dressing with style, and their choices have increased exponentially, the groom and groomsmen are afforded more opportunities to express themselves.
Groomzillas are now a thing
While the bride and her bridesmaids may choose certain props, such as balloons or flowers for the photo shoot to add variety, many grooms and groomsmen are embracing the subtle yet striking trend of wearing brightly coloured, bold socks, which are only revealed when they need to be.
The increasing popularity of this trend is down to one thing- the expression of non-conformity in a traditionally conventional ceremony. The groom and his groomsmen are able to express their individuality by sneaking in a bit of originality into the ceremony, and display the camaraderie that exists between them.
The whole point of the sock trend is to create a look that is eye-catching rather than become an attention-seeking ploy. Options for the groom and groomsmen includes:
A good rule of thumb when it comes to accessorising is one bold thing on the top, one bold thing on the bottom. If you’re going to wear bright socks, pair it with a striking lapel pin and save the bright shoelaces for another day.
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