Women are used to dressing to impress, especially when it comes to photoshoots. However, when your big day requires a big engagement announcement, it’s important that the groom is just as stylish as their leading lady in their engagement photos.

What to Wear for Engagement Photos: Men

Suit it Up 

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Engagement photos are the perfect time to don a suit for a more formal look. If your bride-to-be is wearing a long gown or dress, a suit is the perfect pairing for a cohesive look. Go sans tie and even unbutton your collar to loosen the look up and ensure it doesn’t look like you are going to work.

Speak volumes with statement ties 

For guys, it’s sometimes hard to find ways to stand out, especially when your outfit consists of a standard button down and slacks (or nice jeans). Our solution is to spice things up with a bright, bold or super fun statement tie.

Statement socks are back in style 

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Everyone knows that crazy socks are the best way to show off your secret nerdy side. If you’re part of a fandom, and you want everyone to know, share your love through some socks. For extra points, make sure you take a photo specifically to show them off.

Show off an accessory

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Whether you wear a cross necklace every day or you have a unique watch you want to show off, make it the centerpiece by styling your outfit to help it pop. Whether that includes a stylish rolled sleeve or a complimentary collar, choose your outfit accordingly to flash your bling in the best way possible.

Pique interest with patterns 

This works especially well if your bride has chosen simple, unprinted outfits for your shoot. While she steals the show in solids, you can balance her out perfectly with a boldly designed patterned shirt.

Love your loafers

What to Wear for Engagement Photos: Men | Arizona Weddings Magazine

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What to Wear for Engagement Photos: Men | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Photo: Rachel Solomon Photography

Although sneakers are the go-to for everyday comfort, your engagement shoot is not an everyday occasion. In an effort to class it up, we highly recommend you find a pair of dress shoes that fit your personal style. Find a leather lace-up or a suede slip-on to complete your look.

Whatever your personal style is, there’s no reason for you to hide it during your engagement session. Coordinate with your bride to be, so that you both glow on your special day.