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Do I have to wear a pocket square?

By Courtney Baldwin on 2019-03-05

Tips for wearing a pocket square with your wedding suit or tuxedo


Is a pocket square required when wearing a suit?


A pocket square is certainly not required when wearing a suit or tuxedo but it is a detail that is both decorative and functional.  If pocket squares in bright colors are bold patterns are not your style, consider selecting a plain white cotton pocket square that can be placed in a square fold.   In addition to being a great style detail it can be used if you happen to shed a tear at the alter 😉

If you do decide to wear one, check out our guide to Classic Pocket Square Folds for Weddings

About the Author

Courtney Baldwin

Courtney Arrington-Baldwin is the co-author of GROOMS: A Professional Stylist’s Guide to Wedding Planning for Every Budget. She has a seasoned background in menswear styling and provides style advice and wardrobe planning. Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world, New York City, she has a sophisticated understanding of wedding style, fit, and budget.