SAY 'I DO'
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Notable are dresses in floral prints that fea-
ture a softened V-neckline, puff sleeves.
princess bodice and Basque waistline.
Bridesmaids in bright colors are popular
with chartreuse, violet, melon, coral and man-
go being favorites.
Flower girls should always relate to the
bride, while the maids and matrons should
complement — not necessarily compete with
or match the bride.
THE GROOM AND HIS MEN
A husband-to-be used to just sit on the side-
lines and let his fiancee and her mother tell
him what to wear. No more, says Lord West's
There are a few rules that apply. A late
morning or early afternoon wedding calls for
daytime formalwear — an updated cutaway
and striped trousers for the groom and
stroller-length coats with striped trousers for
If it's an ultraformal wedding, then white
tie and tails becomes the proper choice.
For late afternoon or early evening cere-
monies, tuxedos in an unlimited selection of
styles are correct.
SPRING AND SUMMER TRENDS
New at Pierre Cardin, a licensee of Lord
West, are the "Max" tuxedos. One version of
the Max is a double-breasted tailcoat that is
worn by the groom; the other version features
a four-button, one-to-button-style tuxedo jack-
et with side vents.
Black is still the number one selling color
among tuxedos, according to Mr. Weinstein,
but surprisingly, ivory dinner jackets are out-
selling white jackets for the first time in a
Another surprise in the tuxedo scene has
been the popularity of the Western look.
From Connecticut to Arizona, black-tie ap-
parel influenced by the spirit of the West is
riding high at weddings. Tuxedos styled with
scalloped yokes and pockets are accessorized
with bolos and crossover stain ties.
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Accessories are creating new ways to up-
date any tuxedo, no matter how traditional.
Vests are making a big comeback, ac-
cording to the formalwear expert. Stand-up
collars without wings are also making a ma-
jor fashion statement.
Cummerbunds and ties in colorful ab-
stracts, subtle antique prints and humorous
conversational designs are giving the groom
and his groomsmen lots of choices.