Fashion & Beauty

Father-of-the-Bride Attire

Father-of-the-Bride Attire

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The Look: Tuxedo

Nix the cummerbund and vest and keep it simple with a black satin bow tie. And if the knot you tie isn't perfect, that's fine-it'll have a natural, personal look. (YouTube has millions of how-to videos.) Finish it off with a crisp white pocket square.

Tuxedo, $1,495, and shirt, $175, both Hickey Freeman; bow tie, $110, Alexander Olch.

02 of 06

The Look: Tuxedo

A new pair of dress shoes, like this cap-toe style (instead of a basic lace-up) is an easy way to update the look.

Cole Haan Shoes, $200, Zappos.

03 of 06

The Look: Business Suit

A business suit easily goes from boardroom to ballroom with a light-colored spread-collar shirt (a point collar is more formal) and a thinner, more contemporary tie.

Claiborne suit, $180, JCPenney; Croft & Barrow shirt, $55, Kohl's; tie, $15, The Tie Bar.

04 of 06

The Look: Business Suit

Mix it up with a cheeky pair of bold-patterned socks-just no cartoons, critters, or sports-team logos, please.

Stafford Essentials socks, $24 for 3 pairs, JCPenney.

05 of 06

The Look: Blazer and Khakis

The key to dressing for a casual wedding is to look effortlessly put together. Pull it off with a modern knit tie and slip-on loafers (worn with or without socks) to look comfortable and cool. And when you're going this casual, everything needs to fit properly: The blazer should be well-tailored.

Blazer, $528, Brooks Brothers; shirt, $175, Hickey Freeman; St. John's Bay khakis, $36, JCPenney; tie, $15, The Tie Bar.

06 of 06

The Look: Blazer and Khakis

Shoes, $90, Rockport.

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