Page Boys

Spring Summer 2017

Trend Analysis Report

Author - Gemma Brittain

With trends ever developing and moving forward. The traditional outfit of a ring bearer or pageboy has become more relaxed over the years. Previously we would have dressed them up in a mini suit with a cravat and smart shoes however comfort is at the forefront these days. SS17 trends show how you can make your smallest wedding party members stand out but still be able to run around being a kid yet still look smart, cool and trendy.

Key Pageboy Styles

Bow tie Pageboy Spring Summer Suits

Comfort is the most important thing for our little ones taking part on the big day. Traditionally the ring bearer and page boys are dressed to compliment the ushers and groomsmen. With the trend of a more relaxed approach to outfitting for weddings becoming more dominant there are many options on styles and looks for the smallest member of the wedding party.

Looking Sharp

Bow tie Pageboy Spring Summer Suits

The smart suit look is still very relevant for Boys in SS17. Tailoring is a classic style and can be softened to have a more laid back feel. By using lighter shades instead of dark tones to soften the appearance of a heavy suit. For high summer mixing fabrications such as cotton and linen brings a more comfortable note. Don’t forget that accessorising is important, so to update the suit look why not try and colourful footwear, bow tie or pocket square.

Bow tie Pageboy Spring Summer Suits

The smart look is updated with textured fabrications. Searsucker, ticking stripes are key. Printed or Jacquard suiting updates the smart suit. Bow ties are the must have accessory for SS17, so be sure to add this to complete the look.

Bohemian Cool

Bow tie Page boy Spring Summer

Boho is still a key trend for weddings. For boys this trend brings a really relaxed feel. Fabrics such a chambray, linens and cotton mixes are key. The traditional 3 piece suit is broken down and only a 2 piece is needed here. Either a waistcoat or blazer can be worn with gingham checks and accessorised with fun braces and bow ties. With this trend comfortable footwear such a canvas espadrilles, boat shoes or trainers complete the look.

Bow tie Pageboy Spring Summer

Key details to achieve this look include printed chambray, simple prints, textured and unlined blazers, cotton waffle shirting. Grandad collars, un-tailored garments help to achieve the look.

Graphic & Print

Pageboy Spring Summer Suits

The perfect trend for this season to achieve the smart casual look is to match a smart suit with graphic Tees. This nod to 1980's throw back gives a laid back look which works well if you want a more bohemian feel for your ring bearer.

Bow tie Pageboy Spring Summer Suits

Slogan tees are a huge trend for SS17 and here at Angelia we love the idea of mixing this with occassionwear. By using some words saying ‘ring bearer’ or ‘pageboy’ this adds playfulness to an outfit. If you want something more formal maybe a whimsical print that relates to your wedding theme, or how about a bold graphic tee to keep this trend fun and bright.

Colour Blocking

Pageboy Spring Summer Suits

Colour blocking is a must have for the season. This bright noticeable trend was shown by designers such as Paul Smith and Berluti on their catwalks. They opted to use bold, blocked colours in their collections. By using unconventional colours, this statement keeps a young and cool look for your page boy who will definitely stand out in the crowd. Colours can be scary but you can simplify it by dressing this trend down to soften the look. Try and outfit with a plain or simple one colour printed shirt, keep highlight colours to a minimum to give the effortless look.

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