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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Suit for Your Body Type

19th March 2024

As the saying goes, "clothes make the man," and a well-fitted wedding suit can truly elevate your style game on the big day. One key to looking sharp is understanding your body type and choosing a suit that flatters your physique. To get started, let's take a quick quiz to determine your body type and then explore personalised tips for rocking a custom wedding suit. 

Let’s discover your body type – take note of your answers and then tally up your total for each letter at the end. 

1. Shoulder Width 

  1. Narrow shoulders
  2. Average shoulders
  3. Broad shoulders

2. Chest Size 

  1. Small chest
  2. Average chest
  3. Broad chest

3. Waist 

  1. Slim waist
  2. Average waist
  3. Broad waist

4. Height 

  1. Short
  2. Average height
  3. Tall

5. Build 

  1. Slim and lean
  2. Muscular
  3. Stocky

Now, let's tally up your answers and discover your body type! 


 Mostly A's: You have a lean and slender physique. 

Mostly B's: Your body type is balanced and average. 

Mostly C's: You boast a broad and robust build. 

Now that you've identified your body type, let's delve into personalised tips to ensure your custom wedding suit complements your unique physique. 

Lean and Slender (Mostly A's): 

  • Opt for tapered wedding suit elements such as waist definition and a tapered leg that create the illusion of a broader frame. 
  • Choose light-coloured fabrics to add volume. 
  • Embrace horizontal patterns if your goal is to widen your silhouette. 

Balanced and Average (Mostly B's): 

  • Commission a jacket with a defined waist to enhance your physique. 
  • Stick to solid colours or subtle patterns for a timeless look. 
  • Avoid overly loose or tight fits to maintain a well-proportioned appearance. 

Broad and Robust (Mostly C's):  

  • Opt for single-breasted jackets with a notch lapel to elongate the torso. 
  • Darker colours and vertical patterns streamline your silhouette. 
  • Avoid overly padded shoulders, as they can exaggerate your already broad frame. 

General Tips for All Body Types: 

  1. Regardless of your body type, always choose a tailored fit for a polished look. Tailoring ensures the wedding suit complements your unique contours, enhancing your overall appearance. 
  2. Fabric matters. Lightweight fabrics work well for leaner builds, while heavier fabrics add structure for broader body types. Experiment with textures to add depth and interest to your ensemble. 
  3. Accessorise wisely. Pay attention to accessories, such as ties and pocket squares, to inject personality into your look. For leaner builds, opt for slightly wider ties, while narrower ties suit broader body types. 

Now armed with a better understanding of your body type and personalised tips, you're ready to step into the world of custom suit-making with confidence. Remember, the key to looking your best on your wedding day lies in finding a suit that not only fits well but also complements your unique physique. At Wil Valor, we're here to turn your sartorial dreams into reality. Embrace the journey of creating a wedding suit that speaks volumes about your style, personality, and success. Dress for success, and the world will take notice! 


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