We also work with many same-sex couples. But, one of the biggest dilemmas for same-sex couples, particularly for brides, is finding something that is not only sophisticated, but also reflective of their personal styles. Many brides are also not interested in getting married in a traditional gown either, so they turn to us for suiting or shirting.
Here are some ideas for our same sex couples....
1) Matching outfits. While I this is not my favorite idea, I do like the continuity. One way to personalize each of the suits is to line the inside jacket with two complementary colors (typically the couple's wedding colors) inside the jacket. Or, if we're doing a three piece, I might even suggest choosing vest fabrics in two similar colors (e.g., one in a lighter hue and the other darker). See below George Takei and Brad Altman in matching dinner jackets and slacks.
|Brad Altman & George Takei|
2) Contrasting Outfits with One Matching Piece. I love this idea. Choose one main element to contrast and then another matching piece to tie the look together. This way you can avoid looking too matchy-matchy. Do this by choosing a matching shirt with a contrasting suiting colors. Or, you may select the same suiting fabric and opt for different shirt fabrics. While the shirts may be in two different shirting fabrics, you can tie the shirts together with the same accents. See couple, TR Knight and partner, Mark Cornelsen, below in matching shirts and contrasting suits.
|Portia DeRossi and Ellen DeGeneres|
There are so many unconventional and unique ideas that same-sex couples can choose from!
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