Summer weddings - whether indoor or outdoors, often have to combat lots of heat and potential humidity. For warmer events, you'll want to turn to lightweight and breathable materials like linen or cotton to keep you cool.
A general rule for summer weddings is to pick lighter hues such as creams, light blues, beige and grey. These tones will help you keep cool in the heat. Making sure your suit fits properly is the next step. Consider how it will sit across your arms, shoulders and chest. Too tight and it will pull across your back and stomach, while being too loose or oversized can give the appearance of swimming in excess fabric.
LINEN SUITPerfect for the summer weather, when you think of a wedding in the sun, you think of linen. Not only is it breathable, it's perfect for getting you from the church to the end of the night sweat-free and feeling fresh. Linen suits provide the ultimate, relaxed look and you can forgo a more traditional three piece look and instead opt for a matching linen trouser and blazer. Lighter colours are your best choice here for a polished look that is hard to beat.
While woollen suits are typically considered winter attire, you can make use of woollen suits in the warmer months. When looking for a woollen suit, you will want a high super-wool count, which means the fabric is finer, making it lighter.
Many wool blend suits are made to be crease resistant, meaning they will drape smoothly across the body and create a streamlined silhouette.
As a guest, an option is a woollen suit with matching trousers and a crisp shirt, perfectly finished with a pop-of-colour tie and/or matching pocket square.
One is guaranteed to stand out if you're the groom in a contrasting dark and light separates combo. Opt for a lighter colour in your trousers - such as stone, white, beige or cream and a darker jacket to make the light colour pop.
While there is no hard and fast rules for matching footwear with separates, most traditional smart shoes will work.
The colour scheme of the wedding can be a crucial in deciding the colour of your suit. Whether its a ceremony in the countryside or in the city, lighter and bolder colours are more sought after for weddings that take place in the warmer months.
Perfect for almost any summer wedding, the lighter tone can complement all colour schemes - from cream through to light greens and baby blues - making it a true statement item to have for any groom or guest.
These lighter tones have the ability to be matched and interchanged with a wide range of lighter and bold shades, so you're sure to look suave no matter whether you're attending as a guest or taking the spotlight as a groom.
HOW TO STYLE A SUIT FOR A SUMMER WEDDING