What color dress shirt matches charcoal gray pants? Posted on March 9, 2010 by Baday I am going to a wedding and was wondering if my light purple/lavender (dress) shirt would go well with my charcoal gray pants? I also have a pair of black slacks to match w/ my lavender shirt but thought maybe I could switch it up a bit. Is it okay to wear charcoal gray pants to a wedding rather than the traditional black slacks? I am worried charcoal might be too business looking.