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29th May 2019

5 Tips on How to Style a Summer Wedding Suit

Whether you’re the groom or a guest, weddings are stressful – and that’s even before you start panicking about what and how to wear a summer wedding suit.

Wedding season is just around the corner – and that means it’s time to step up your sartorial game. But there’s no need to stress. We, at Signature Living Weddings, have devised a foolproof plan to ensure you’re among the best-dressed men at every summer ceremony.

So, here’s everything you need to know about how to rock a summer wedding suit this year.

Live in a Linen Summer Wedding Suit

 

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There is no other fabric so synonymous with summer as linen. Weightless, delicate and practical, a linen summer wedding suit cannot be praised and valued enough. For summer wedding season, linen fabric should be your go-to if you’re a guest.

Embrace pastel colours – but avoid bleached palates, instead opting for shades of grey, stone and cream; and leave the fedora at home. Looking for inspiration? Look no further than Jude Law’s ensemble in The Talented Mr. Ripley or Leonardo DiCaprio’s summer wardrobe in The Great Gatsby.

Regardless of how many summer ceremonies you’ve agreed to go to this year, your linen summer wedding suit promises to be the perfect plus one.

A White Shirt is Your Best Friend

 

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Whether you’re a groom, best man or guest, a white shirt is always the most appropriate choice when dressing to impress.

There’s a lot to be said for the safe, albeit spot on, choice. In linen or any other summer-friendly fabrics, a white shirt is not only the cleanest choice, but it also promises to keep you cool when wearing a blazer.

Plus, when you’ve packed your summer wedding suit away for another year, you can always wear your crisp white shirt to work or on a night out.

This fashion staple never goes out of fashion.

The Importance of Shoes

 

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Make no mistake, shoes are the most important part of any look.

Sartorial godfather, Tom Ford stated that, “black shoes were to be worn with blue suits and brown shoes with grey.” Those are the rules.

So, make sure to leave the inexplicable, disgustingly brown slacks – which seem to be the shoe of choice for the middle-aged man stumbling into questionable and uncool nightclubs on his stag do – in the 90s where they belong.

Make no mistake, trainers can look smart when wearing a tux, however, informal footwear for a wedding is a none-starter. If you’re the groom, as with everything, err on the side of caution and opt for black, plain shoes.

For guests, a pair of loafers may compliment your summer wedding ensemble but, when in doubt, keep it smart, simple and sophisticated.

Accessorise

 

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Maybe the groom gave you a lovely watch as a thank you for being his best man, or maybe your summer wedding suit is crying out for a splash of colour. If that’s the case, your choice of accessorises is every bit as important as the rest of the clothing you choose.

Accessories add personality to your look, from your choice of watch to a matching pocket square. A floral lapel pin is a summer-appropriate accessory, while a windsor tie is a must.

And, if you’re fortunate enough to have the sun as a guest at the wedding, opt for a pair of unique sunglasses for an instant injection of character and panache.

The Cut Counts

 

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There is no more important piece of advice we can impart than to consider the cut of your tux.

A modern or slim tuxedo always works best. And, since it’s such an important day, make sure your clothes are altered appropriately. Indeed, always remember good blazer decorum, and no tying your tie around your head on the dancefloor.

In spite of temperature, never undo your shirt but, above everything else, make sure to have a good time.

Signature Living Weddings

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We hope you’ve found our guide on how to style a summer wedding suit helpful.

At Signature Living Weddings, we’re known for creating bespoke weddings designed with you in mind. Our party accommodation rooms, experienced wedding coordinators and unique venues make us stand out from the crowd.

From the spectacular Rainhill Hall to the historic 30 James Street, each of our venues are simply extraordinary. We also provide a wide range of flexible wedding packages to ensure you make the most of your special day.

So, why not get in touch today on 0151 305 3743 or complete our enquiry form here – and start the next chapter of your love story with us.

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