Today, the necktie is probably the most popular neckwear choice for the morning coat and morning suit. Even traditionalists – such as Prince Charles – wear a necktie to the most formal occasions such as one’s wedding day.
Silver & Gray Checked Wedding Tie with Morning Coat
Gray Morning Coat with Dark & Teal Striped Tie
In order to give your everyday accessory a special note, there are a number of things to consider. If it is your wedding day, the traditional color palette ranges from silver to black and grey. Small patterns such as houndstooth, stripes or glenplaid are perfect and can look very elegant.
For all other occasions, neckties in plain colors or subtle patterns seem to be popular but patterns in paisley, polka dots etc are seen as well.
Personally, I would suggest not to wear a plain navy blue; it will make the outfit appear “off” – not matching but somehow wrong -due to the lack of contrast between the coat and tie.
Wedding Tie in Silver & Black Stripe
Tartan Tie with Morning Dress
Apart from that, you can wear whatever you want, though bear in mind that a Mickey Mouse tie will make you look ridiculous rather than funny.
No matter what tie you choose, a traditional tie stick pin will elevate your outfit tremendously. The most popular version is a simple pin with a pearl on top but there are various other pins available as well.
Fantasy Pattern in Red & Navy for Progressive Morning Dress
If you wear one, make sure the stones are genuine and that you do not poke yourself.