¿How to wear a suit without tie?

¿Should I wear a suit with a tie always? No, you should not. You can wear a suit without tie, but put attention to these tips.

¿How to wear a suit without tie?

We live in a world where the dress code are increasingly flexible. The casual friday has been extended to the whole week. You can stay formal without wearing a tie. Just follow these tips.

The occasion to wear a suit without tie:

The occasion decide the dress code, but you may consider not wearing a tie if the events allow it.

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A formal navy suit with a white shirt is the best choice to wear.

If is a casual meeting you may consider a lighter linen or cotton suit with a lighter colored shirt. It is much more unstructured than a formal suit.

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Photo by Antoni Czok

You can wear a patterned suit without tie too. Larger pinstripes, windowpane suits and sharp solids can all add a seamless stylishness to a shirt without a tie.

Photo by Daniel Robinson

Air tie:

This option is great for wedding venue or dressing up for an evening out. Full suit, with a buttoned up shirt.

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Collar:

If you dont wear a tie, you should put all your attention on the collar of the shirt. This should reflect rigidity and not look sloppy. That is why you must use a collar stays. The collar must always be within the contour of the jacket lapels, never outside.

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Perfectly fitted suit and shirt:

Your suit and shirt should fit with your body. Look for a tapered suit that accentuates your v-shape.

Without a tie, feel free to accentuate the v-shape by unbuttoning the top two jacket buttons (if it’s a three button jacket) so that only the last jacket button is fastened. This will create the perception of a larger chest dropping down to a smaller waist, hence accentuating your ‘V-shape’, all while making your outfit look more relaxed.

Photo by Franciscano Sastre

Patterns or darker colored dress shirt:

A patterns dress shirt is a great option if you wear a suit without tie like a cocktail or evening out.  Even a darkert shirt too with a lighter colored pocket square. A black shirt beneath a grey suit, or a grey shirt beneath a blue suit both tend to look completely smooth without a tie.

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Accessories:

The tie is an accessorie, but dressing without a tie does not mean that you do not wear other types of accessories.

You should add to your suit a pocket square accompanying the shirt color.

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Lapel flowers can add an instant dash of color and pop to your attire, but remember that its size must be proportional to that of the lapel.

Wear colorful socks can instantly elevate your style and bring attention to your attire, because we will not have to tie as a point of reference.

Photo by Ravi – London Blogger

And dont forget to add a leather bracelets, beaded bracelets or both. It will add detail to your attire.

¿Do you have any other options to wear a suit without tie? Leave me in the comments.

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