Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, and a proper wedding suit ensures that you look and feel your best for the occasion. There are many factors that go into choosing the perfect suit. Here are seven things you should look for when buying a suit from your preferred clothing store.

1. Tightness

In order for a suit coat to be both comfortable and flattering, it needs to fit properly around your waist and shoulders. If you button your coat and pull it away from you, there should be a gap of no more than one to two inches.

2. Coat Length

While different coat lengths have come in and out of style over the years, the current trend is for a coat to be a bit short. When you rest your arms at your sides, your coat should end somewhere between your wrists and the top knuckles of your thumbs.

3. Pants Length

Your suit pants should be neither too long nor too short. There should be little or no space between the bottoms of your pant leg and the top of your shoe, but there should be no risk of stepping on them.

4. Sleeves

When you rest your arms at your sides, your coat sleeves should end approximately at your wrists with about one-half to one-quarter inch of your shirt sleeves showing. Your sleeves will shift as you move, so be sure to adjust them before taking any photos.

5. Material

Much like other types of clothing for men, wedding suits come in a variety of materials. A formal tuxedo will typically have satin on the lapels, buttons, and pocket trim, while more casual suits may have less detail.

6. Color

It's traditionally most acceptable for a groom to wear a suit in a dark color, such as black, charcoal gray, or midnight blue. However, if you and your spouse-to-be prefer a different color, there are plenty of less conventional options available.

7. Cleanliness

If you're wearing an older suit, you may need to clean it before the big day. You can tell a suit needs to be dry cleaned if it looks dirty and limp or has an unpleasant odor.

To find the perfect suit for your big day, come to Bel Air Fashions for affordable clothing solutions. Our clothing shop offers an extensive collection of wedding fashion for men, in addition to other clothing for men and women, and we can help you find your ideal suit.