Stephen Geoffrey, style 382: This Slate Blue Aspen stylish tuxedo offers a fresh blast of color that appeals to a wide variety of skin tones. Seductively tailored in 100% worsted wool, this slim fit tux offers notched lapels with satin edges, exuding luxury and comfort. If you have only considered black, white, tan or navy, New York Bride & Groom has a plethora of exciting options to discover.
Your tuxedo will be on par with your bride’s ensemble when you choose one of the designer options from New York Bride & Groom Charlotte. Enjoy the expansive selection from Jim’s Formal Wear and take these jacket fitting tips below into account:
BUTTON YOUR JACKET!
During a fitting, make sure you button your jacket. If it produces a very defined hour glass shape, the coat may be too tight. If it looks ‘boxy,’ it may be too big. No matter whether you are slim, stocky or muscular, a properly fitted jacket will taper just slightly at the waist.
HOW MANY BUTTONS SHOULD BE BUTTONED?
You should never button all of the buttons on your tuxedo coat! As a general rule, you should leave the bottom button undone. This rule applies if you are wearing a two, three, four or five button coat. If you’re wearing a one button style, however, you should button the one button!
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SHOULDERS…
The shoulder padding of your tuxedo jacket should not extend beyond the tip of your shoulders and hang down your arm. If so, your jacket is too big! Conversely, if a significant crease or roll appears below the jacket collar in back, your jacket may be too small. Check out more great fit tips from Jim’s Formal Wear
Ike Behar, Style 751: This sexy Ultra-slim Waverly offers self-piped besom pockets and a self-shawl lapel edged in black satin for the ultimate contrast. This modern design is eye-catching and unique, offering an exciting twist to a classic favourite. Trying something new is a positive way to customize your wedding look.
Wedding shopping is not strictly for the ladies. After all, you and your crew have to look equally as divine on your big day. New York Bride & Groom keeps things easy as far as tuxedo shopping goes. Our separate tuxedo department is under the same roof to enable you and your groomsmen the ultimate privacy when the ladies are choosing bridesmaid dresses and a wedding gown. NYB&G is your magical one stop bridal shop! Stop by without an appointment today! In the mean time, check out these style tips:
THE CLASSIC TUX
Since the 19th Century in the resort town of Tuxedo Park, the tux has been the key component of formalwear. It’s similar to a suit, but with a couple important differences: satin or grosgrain lapels (shawl or peak) and trouser stripes that contrast with the base fabric, and killer buttons (usually satin like the lapel). Tuxes are typically black, but they don’t have to be. A traditional tux is one of the easy options—but still one of many, as you’ll see ahead.
THE TUXEDO SHIRT
Tuxedo shirts (or formal or dinner shirts) have come a long way from their original, extremely starched state. Still, the front panel (the part you see from under the jacket) comes with an extra panel of cotton for added opacity, sometimes with pleats. Or if you’re really bold—or just arrived from 1976—ruffles.
First used by English officers as an easy alternative to the waistcoat, it has become an essential piece. It creates a smooth line at your belly, it keeps your shirt tucked in, it looks damn fine with a bow tie, and it catches crumbs. Though a lot of guys don’t wear them anymore, true black tie calls for either a cummerbund or a vest (unless you’re wearing a double-breasted tux). No shirt should be visible beneath the button of your dinner jacket. Discover more Groom fashion compliments of Esquire
Michael Kors, style 472: This Sterling Wedding Suit offers a fresh, uncomplicated style that is classic and sophisticated. The luxurious Venetian Super 130’s wool is ideal for a comfortable slim fit. Enjoy the dynamic purple satin lining and self-framed notch lapel. Add a wool vest to complete your three piece look.
Free Groom’s Tuxedo with 5 Groomsmen Rentals!
Inspired designs and popular pricing are just a couple of the reasons we are hands above the competition. Our extraordinary customer service helps you take care of all of your out of town groomsmen orders as well. Enjoy knowing that you will look and feel your best with a little help from New York Bride & Groom in Raleigh. The Groom’s tuxedo is on us when you rent 5 tuxedos for your wedding party! We look forward to seeing you and your crew soon! Need some celebrity inspiration? Check out the following summary regarding this years’ Golden Globes:
2017 Celebrity Tuxedo Fashion from the Golden Globes
The Golden Globes are a night to dress up and keep your look classic. This year the best dressed celebrity men went with neutral tuxedos like navy, gray, black and white. We saw mostly black bow ties which is always a “do.” Our favorite look du jour is a charcoal coat with a black lapel and black pants. It’s a little fashion forward but works next to any color dress, and when your date is a silver screen starlet, you need to compliment her couture gown! Having said that, our style winner of the night is Ryan Gossling who went Old Hollywood Classic with his white dinner jacket, black bow tie and black pants. Learn more from Friar Tux
New York Bride & Groom should definitely be on your tuxedo rental radar. We offer a separate dedicated department for the guys to browse and try on designer suits from Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and more. Bring your groomsmen along and save yourself money and have fun.
Marionat, style 7108: This sweet cape will wrap you up in warmth and be the perfect addition for your fall or winter wedding dress. Elegant shaping and a divine clasp instantly transform your wedding look and provide stellar options for your outdoor reception and photos.
NYB&G Charlotte Adores Marionat Accessories
Autumn and winter weddings need some extra special weather considerations. Many brides fall in love with sleeveless, strapless and backless wedding dresses or even short skirt bridal gowns. Staying warm and happy throughout your big day is vital for the bride and bridesmaids! Thankfully, New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte has some decadent options to keep you cozy and stylish! We love the gorgeous accessories offered by Marionat. Here are some excellent ideas on how to stay warm on your big day below:
If you’re expecting a bit of a chill on your big day, here are some ideas to help you stay warm.
Pick a heavy fabric.The thicker and heartier the fabric of your dress, the warmer you’ll be—even if it’s a sleeveless gown. Look specifically for brocade, taffeta, satin, or even velvet (but avoid chiffon and organza). A princess gown stuffed with layers and layers of tulle will help keep you toasty, too.
Top it off with faux fur. A white stole or coat is equal parts romantic, glam, and warm. A tan, brown, or black wrap will add a seriously cozy vibe to your look, too (while keeping you nice and toasty). View more exciting tips on cold weather wedding fashion from lover.ly
Marionat, style 3501: This extended veil features gorgeous beaded lace measuring 2 x 108”, with the lace beginning at 42” down. Marionat has exquisite veils of every length and style to choose from. Cathedral and chapel length gowns can keep you much warmer even though they are sheer fabric, as noted below:
An incredibly long chapel or cathedral length veil, like this one could help insulate some body heat while adding some oomph to your wedding outfit. Discover more valuable shopping tips compliments of offbeatbride
Marionat, style 7109: Extensive warmth and richness are yours to enjoy with this sultry wrap. You will love it so much it will definitely be used many more times after your wedding day! Surround yourself in softness and style during your fall, winter or spring wedding!
Keeping Your Bridesmaids Cozy
Smiling, happy maids are a must on your wedding day. If your girls have opted for short, strapless or sleeveless bridesmaid dresses, it is wise to consider some warming factors. Stoles, scarves, capes, boleros, fitted jackets and shawls can add some fashion excitement or match their dresses perfectly, depending on your taste and preferences. New York Bride and Groom in Charlotte is your magical one stop bridal shop! We proudly offer a superior selection of everything your bridal party needs under one room for a successful and stylish event! We have a phenomenal array of cover up options that make great gifts for your bridesmaids and mothers of the bride as well. Discover more fun ways to keep everyone toasty and comfy all night long below:
Don’t forget your bridesmaids when you’re outside posing for photographs: you may have a wonderful furry bolero to keep out the cold, but make sure you organise stylish wraps, shawls or jackets for your maids too. Hitched offers a plethora of fun ideas for keeping you and your guests warm!
Marionat, style 7107: Sensuous faux fur combines with this satin bow for a show-stopping entrance and exit. You will be all smiles in your photos and able to enjoy exterior conversations without chattering teeth.
Winter weddings are stunning. Prepare you and your entire crew for success with a little help from New York Bride & Groom of Charlotte. We are excited to see you soon for a fun-filled time of wedding accessory shopping.
Wtoo, style Stella 16107: Sheer romance emulates from this desirable dress. Cambria Venice lace combines with illusion tulle to create a sheer panel harmonizing with a sweetheart neckline. Gentle lines curve into a sweeping train and layers of soft netting over satin. All eyes will be on the demure buttons that grace the back complimenting illusion tulle. This sheath wedding dress is ideal for multiple body types. Available sizes: 00-32W. Available in numerous colors and photographed in Ivory.
No Appointment Necessary Equals Stress-Free Shopping
New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte has tremendous selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos available in numerous sizes. Our inviting, spacious atmosphere is ready to host you and your bridal party when the time feels right. Of course, there are better times to shop than others…read more below:
Go when you’re feeling good about yourself.
You know those moments when you and your body just aren’t having it? To make sure you aren’t trying on a dress in the least slimming color known to womankind on those days: Avoid shopping when you have PMS, drink tons of water, and lay off the booze and salty foods the night before. (For me, this means I wait to eat tacos until after I try on dresses.) Then prep your brain the morning of by focusing on the parts of your body you’re excited to show off — great cleavage, sexy hips, or the color of your eyes — and share them with your stylist right off the bat. We’re our own harshest critics, so silence your mean inner monologue before you set foot in a fitting room. Discover more at
Wtoo, style Elise 16153B: Glamour with a touch of retro inspiration, this winsome wedding gown showcases Cybele lace, a plunging neckline and illusion tulle. Comfortable and stylish straps make this gown feel weightless and secure. This elegant silhouette continues throughout the back and flows into a mesmerising chapel train. If you love detailed lace, this gown is ideal! Available sizes: 00-32W. Available in a variety of shades, photographed above in Ivory/Nude.
Wtoo Offers Gorgeous Details
The wonderful thing about the entire family of Watters wedding dresses including the Wtoo label is their exceptional attention to detail. You will relish the handiwork that goes into every lace appliqué, crystal beading and intricate design. Discover more reasons why New York Bride & Groom Charlotte is such a huge fan of this designer:
At Watters, luxurious fabrics, exquisite details, and flattering, feminine silhouettes are essential. We only do gorgeous
30 years ago, Vatana Watters made a few dresses for friends and family, and found herself in demand. By the late 1980s, Watters had become a leading brand in bridal. Today it is a multi-tiered, global enterprise serving the needs of diverse brides and bridal parties worldwide. Vatana remains the head and the heart of it all, passionately leading the design team in a truly collaborative effort.
We design, hand-detail, and ship every dress from our headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA.
THE ARTIST’S HAND
Our in-house designers personally place the most intricate details of our gowns, because there are no substitutes for artistry and craft. Discover more reasons to adore Watters as much as we do!
Unsurpassed Plus-Size Bridal Selection
New York Bride & Groom takes pride in having a variety of wedding dress samples on-hand. Plus-sized brides don’t have to be concerned about finding a lack of dresses to try on. Our experienced team is ready to show you the most stylish wedding dress trends on the market. Need more reasons to consider Wtoo? Check this out:
From beloved mass market retailers such as Watters to newer brands like we’ve found absolutely gorgeous plus size wedding dresses that will not only fit your body, but flatter it as well. Waist-cinching crystal-encrusted belts, glamorously slimming ruched bodices, and curve-skimming mermaid silhouettes all enhance your best assets. Meanwhile, illusion necklines with appliqués, Hollywood-inspired sheaths, and romantic lace keep these wedding dresses current and totally on-trend. Discover why these plus-size wedding dresses are ideal from Brides.com
Wtoo, style Bree Corset 16140B: Vintage inspired Daucina lace offers style flexibility that graces every bride. This corset style wedding dress is reminiscent of the Victorian era and all things ornate. However, combined with a free-flowing tiered organza skirt brings modernizes this gown. Enjoy the sweetheart neckline as it gives way to a low, curvy back. Created from tulle and poly-lining, this dress is available in either beaded or non-beaded versions. Available sizes: 00-32W. Available colors: Pictured above in Ivory/Champagne.
Come to New York Bride & Groom and see these fabulous Wtoo plus-size wedding gowns for yourself. Our knowledgeable bridal consultants will help you find the perfect style and fit.
With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day, New York Bride & Groom can accommodate multiple brides and their guests with ease. Stop by anytime — no appointment needed — and see why we are the premier wedding salon in the region.
Justin Alexander, style 8862: Celebrate your figure in this sequined fit and flare tulle gown. Complete with intricate details, a scalloped hem and low back, you will definitely delight down the runway with this dainty sweetheart neckline.
Dynamic Creativity & Timeless Style…Justin Alexander Wedding Dresses
Brides desiring a classic, clean and sophisticated look will find a plethora of options in our Justin Alexander collection. These dresses are made with exquisite details and eye-catching glamour. It is no wonder this bridal designer has become one of the most sought after. Come and discover for yourself. Read more about Justin Alexander in the following interview:
Tell us about your brands…
Justin Alexander is a bridal designer of five labels: Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Lillian West, Sincerity Bridal and Sweetheart Gowns. The collections range in design style from timeless elegance to boho chic, and in price point, providing a range of beautiful options for every bride.
What makes Justin Alexander Signature so unique?
Justin Alexander Signature gowns are inspired by art. In many of the beaded styles you can see the smooth lines, plants and flowers inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. Not to mention that the craftsmanship is impeccable.
Justin Alexander, style 8935: Elegant, gorgeous, modern…this crepe fit and flare offers a beaded bodice for some sparkle and a square neckline with spaghetti straps; fit for a vintage Hollywood inspired bride. Gracefully glide down the aisle and remain comfortable the entire day with the Jersey lined skirt to enhance comfort and overall fit.
NYB&G Charlotte Has Defining Dresses
We take pride in offering our clients the latest styles and selection. Our goal is to help every bride become her most magical vision and enable her wedding party to feel the same. When you are looking for inspired designs, popular pricing and sensational selection for your entire crew under one roof…NYB&G Charlotte won’t disappoint. Read on to see why a Justin Alexander wedding gown might be “the one”:
Why should brides choose Justin Alexander?
Justin Alexander Signature is perfect for the bride who wants to turn heads on her wedding day. The dresses have intricate and unique detailing and are designed to accentuate a woman’s shape.
What advice would you give a bride who is starting her dress search?
Start looking at designers’ websites and social media to get an idea of the silhouettes and detailing you like. But when you get to the stockist, be open about what you try on. You may unexpectedly fall in love with a style that you never thought you’d like!
Justin Alexander, style 8920: Lace Appliqués combine with beaded embroidery to compliment your feminine side. Enjoy the demure of adding an Chantilly Lace Cape to completely change the look and enhance your comfort level during cooler evening receptions.
Established Experts Are Trustworthy Choices
New York Bride and Groom in Charlotte has the experience and the selection to ensure your wedding apparel shopping is a fun and smooth process. We only carry reputable designers and offer the very best in bridal wear. Enjoy bringing your bridesmaids and groomsmen along and having everyone create a synchronizing look. Avoid driving all over town and spending days coordinating appointments and people…keep it simple and secure at NYB&G. Check out more reasons why Justin Alexander has become one of our top favorite designers:
The company, which was established in May 2001, has become one of the most popular bridal designers. Known for classic silhouettes with a unique twist, many of the designs are inspired by 1920s and 1950s fashion. When Mentel started designing for Justin Alexander in 2004, he brought along with him his focus on hidden details: silk linings, extra straps so brides could feel secure. This “technical handwriting” is one of the ways in which brides who wear Justin Alexander feel both glamorous and comfortable.
It all starts with inspiration. This can come in many different ways: film, theater, latest fashion trends, flowers, whatever. Mantel keeps books of things that inspire him. He stresses that in order to design a dress, he has to know what fabric it will be made out of. Each dress moves differently, and so the design has to compliment that movement.
New York Bride & Groom has an array of exquisite wedding dresses in our extensive selection. Come browse our popular designer lines and find your perfect beach wedding dress. You never need an appointment to shop with us so drop by anytime it’s convenient for you. Our staff of passionate and knowledgeable bridal assistants will be here ready to assist you during all business hours. We look forward to seeing you soon.