How to Dress for a Summer Wedding

Wedding season is well and truly upon us. Once the fun of the stag do is out of the way, thoughts naturally turn to what to wear. While weddings in cooler seasons are straightforward to dress for, summer weddings can be a little more tricky. You have to look smart and tailored, but you don’t want to look too dull and formal when you are standing on a manicured lawn in the blazing sunshine, glass of champagne in hand. Buying a few key pieces at the start of the season can ease you through all the summer weddings – and any other smart events you have coming up – with minimum fuss.
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The perfect suit

When it comes to summer weddings, it is a good idea to think outside the box. While your everyday suit for work is probably dark grey, black or navy, you can be a bit more creative when it comes to wedding attire. Having said that, navy or a lighter shade of blue is always a great choice for a summer wedding. It is not as formal or light-absorbing as black or dark grey, yet it still looks smart and suits almost all colourings. Choose a well-tailored suit that fits perfectly and you could have a wardrobe staple for the next few years. Stone is another option that works well for summer weddings, as does light grey.

If you are feeling particularly daring, GQ suggests coloured suits in plum, pink or electric blue to liven up your look.

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A quality shirt

When it comes to your shirt, you need something comfortable with a breathable fabric. Steer clear of anything too heavy, but take care to avoid very thin shirts that will spoil your look. Farah shirts, for example, are a good choice, as they are made from quality fabrics but will let your skin breathe. Buy them from a reputable supplier such as to ensure you are getting the real deal.


Black shoes can look old-fashioned and out of place at a summer wedding. They are great for everyday workwear, but don’t always work at sunny, summer events. Mid or dark brown is a great all-round choice and will go with most suit colours, with smart brown brogues finishing off your look perfectly.

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