The Oscars & Vanity Fair: 5 style features we spotted that will influence grooms in 2023
The Oscars. A big night for movie lovers and fashion fiends alike.
The Oscars and Vanity Fair after party are amongst the most prestigious events in the entertainment industry calendar, and they are known for showcasing some of the most stylish and sophisticated fashion looks of the year.
For men, the dress code is usually Black Tie, however, there is of course still room for individual style and creativity; colour, lapel pins, texture.
This year, these are the main trends that stood out and are likely to trickle down to event and wedding styling for grooms in the coming months.
Double-Breasted Dinner Jackets
Who: Austin Butler, Michael B. Jordan, Offset, Paul Mescal, Paul Dano, Ricky Martin
A majority of attendees opted for a double-breasted dinner jacket this year, whether it was worn open or fully buttoned. Double-breasted dinner jackets can add a touch of old-world elegance to men’s formal styling, and they are a classic choice for black-tie events.
Who: Brendan Fraser, Charles Parnell, Fabien Frankel, Idris Elba, Matt Bomer, Nate Parker, Trevor Noah
Navy tuxedos have become increasingly popular in men’s styling. A subtle and fresh alternative to the traditional black tuxedo, whilst looking equally as timeless.
White Dinner Jackets
Who: Brian Tyree Henry, James Marsden, Paul Mescal, Seth Rogen
Chic, cool and still formal. A white dinner jacket is a modern twist on an old classic, and a great choice for groom looking for style inspiration. Why not have your moment in white too?
Who: Austin Butler, Channing Tatum, Danny Ramirez, Michael B. Jordan, Rege-Jean Page, Ricky Martin
A small detail that adds rich detail to an otherwise plain tuxedo, a satin lapel is an easy and non-offensive way to add a little extra to grooms styling.
Texture & Accessory Details
Who: Colin Farrell, Danny Ramirez, Jay Ellis, Michael B. Jordan, Paul Dano, Paul Mescal, Rege-Jean Page
From velvet tuxedos and fully embellished dinner jackets to adorned lapels, texture and accessories were one key styling note that was spotted throughout the night at both the Oscars and the Vanity Fair party.
The Droopy Bow Tie
Who: BJ Novak, Fabien Frankel, Idris Elba, Joshua Jackson, Jonathan Wang, Paul Mescal, Trevor Noah, The Rock, Steven Spielberg
A playful approach to the traditional bowtie, the key to pulling off a droopy bowtie is to strike a balance between the casual and formal elements of the outfit, by pairing the droopy bowtie with well-tailored suit or tuxedo. Grooms, take note!
All images via Vanity Fair & Getty Images