Men can often feel restricted when it comes to floral designs and accessories for formal events like weddings, proms, galas, or homecoming dances. The typical choice is a boutonniere, but there are numerous ways to add your style to wearable flowers with masculine energy. Whether you’re into modern designs or are designing something that resonates with you, you don’t have to stick to the one-stem boutonniere that’s been the dominant option for so long. Consult with the floral experts at Marco Island Weddings for the latest floral fashion trends to make a statement at your next event.
It’s been a tradition to give wearable floral designs to parents, grandparents, godparents, grooms, groomsmen, and ring bearers at special events like weddings. These flowers add beauty to the occasion and symbolize the essential roles these loved ones have in your life. It’s a sweet and meaningful gesture to honor all the extraordinary men in your life by expressing your appreciation through flowers.
When preparing for homecoming, prom, or another formal dance, guys usually match their boutonniere or wearable flowers with their date’s outfit and flowers. Even if they’re attending the event solo, it’s fine for guys to wear fresh blooms and express their personalities. Going stag allows men to create unique and colorful wearable floral designs representing their taste and style.
Fresh Floral Bow Ties
Taking creativity to the next level, fresh floral bow ties are becoming a hot fashion trend. Fashion designers are exploring various textures and materials like floral prints, satin fabrics, velvet paisley, and even wood for bow ties. It’s no wonder, then, that they are gaining popularity. Whether adding greens and berries for a wintertime event, succulents for a rustic touch, or tiny blooms in many colors, these fresh floral bow ties are bold and fun.
Blooming Pocket Squares
We have just the look if you’re into matching your bow tie with your pocket square. Instead of tucking a fabric square in your pocket, line the top of your jacket pocket with small blooms. This mini horizontal arrangement gives a fresh twist to the classic boutonniere that’s stylish and subtle. You can wear a matching floral bow tie and pocket square set, or try this trend by pairing a blooming pocket square with a solid-colored fabric tie.
Full Lapel Florals
Make a bold choice with this floral look! Ditch the boutonniere for a full-lapel floral piece that stands out at any special event. Instead of wearing a few tiny blooms, attach numerous lush blossoms starting at the top of the lapel down to the first button of the jacket to create a floral work of art. This wearable flower design will catch everyone’s attention and earn compliments all night.
Leis, Garlands, & Flower Crowns
Flower crowns and garlands are popular floral accessories for grooms having destination weddings in places like Hawaii or who belong to cultures or religions in which flowers have significance in ceremonies, like Hinduism. The tradition of wearing flower crowns dates back to ancient Greece, where they were used to honor the gods. Over time, this fashion accessory has evolved in various ways. In Ukraine, for example, it’s common for couples to wear flower wreaths after exchanging vows; boho-style weddings often feature these floral accessories, too. Flower crowns and garlands hold special meanings worldwide, representing love, honor, fertility, celebration, good luck, equality, and new beginnings.
Don’t think bouquets are just for women — men can have them too! For a bold, modern, and classy look, consider carrying a bouquet of your favorite flowers; protea, muted greenery, white roses, and fall tones create a masculine and stylish vibe, especially when arranged in a freeform style. If you prefer eye-catching blooms and bright colors, go for a small, compact bouquet that completes a fresh, put-together look. But the most beautiful bouquet reflects your true self and showcases your personality.
Traditionally, boutonnieres are small-scale flower arrangements worn on the left lapel of a suit jacket. It’s a classy touch for formal outfits and the most popular flower accessory for men’s outfits. You can match the stems with wedding centerpieces, the bridal bouquet, or your date’s corsage, or choose flowers that reflect your style — there are plenty of options to express yourself with a classic boutonniere.
As you prepare for your next formal event, let the experts at Marco Island Weddings help you design the perfect wearable flowers.